Commercial real-estate update

Commercial real-estate update

UNIVERSITY HIGHLANDS – FOUR RESOURCE SQUARE – SUVIDHA INTERNATIONAL MARKET Expanding United Rentals leases URP building United Rentals has begun hiring for 150 new positions as it shifts its Charlotte offices to University Research Park. The Stamford, Conn.-based equipment-rental company expects to completely fill the University Highlands building with nearly 500 employees by mid-2020. The 97,596- square foot office building, owned by Mohr Capital, is at 10330 David Taylor Drive. MORE   Four Resource Square office building sells for nearly $24.8 million The company that recently bought Resource Square office buildings One, Two and Five in University Research Park has added Resource Square Four to its portfolio. TerraCap Management of Florida paid nearly $24.8 million for the 151,849-square-foot building at 10735 David Taylor Drive.  “Resource Square IV is the fourth building we’ve acquired in the vibrant University submarket, providing us with a critical mass of product, which allows for economies of scale operations and increased leasing efficiencies,” said Steve Good, Partner and Director of Acquisitions at TerraCap.” MORE   Suvidha International Market opens near campus University City’s appetite for international flavors gets another boost with the recent opening of Suvidha International Market at 10008 University City Blvd. Suvidha has locations in Georgia and North Carolina, offering a wide range of Indian and Pakistani groceries including fresh Indian produce. Visit the store’s website and Facebook page to learn more and get details of current...
University City’s hotel hub rolls out the welcome mat

University City’s hotel hub rolls out the welcome mat

University City’s popular hotel hub keeps growing and improving, thanks to easy access to uptown, campus, Charlotte Motor Speedway and University Research Park. Completion of the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Hyatt Place, and Fairfield Inn and Suites will bring our hub to 22 facilities near North Tryon Street and Harris Boulevard. Hampton Inn and Suites, a short walk from the McCullough Drive LYNX Station, recently finished a refresh. See our directory (below) to learn who else is here!   Marriott Hotel and Conference Center taking shape at UNC Charlotte The UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center will bring new energy to the North Tryon Street edge of campus when the facility opens in early 2021. The 221-key full-service hotel will have a two-story lobby, specialty restaurant and premier conference facilities designed to attract higher-education conferences, promote distant-learning business, and host both private and university-tied social functions. Besides hosting many campus events, the facility will certainly attract visitors coming to Charlotte for major events in uptown. An overhead walkway will link the hotel directly to the JW Clay Blvd LYNX Station. Learn more   Fairfield Inn and Hyatt Place coming near I-85 Fairfield Inn and Suites and Hyatt Place hotel will join a cluster of hotels already operating near the I-85 exit at West W.T. Harris Boulevard near I-85. Fairfield Inn and Suites, with 104 rooms, is at 535 Collins-Aikman Drive, next to the Homes2Suites by Hilton. Learn more Work started recently on the Hyatt Place Charlotte-University, located next to the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Learn more   Hampton Inn welcomes new LYNX-attuned guests The Hampton...
Coming soon in University City

Coming soon in University City

New retail, dining, apartment homes and a police station are coming soon to University City. Here are the details.   City approves $9.5 million to build new University City police station The future home of the University City Police Division took a big step forward in August, when Charlotte City Council approved spending more than $9.5 million for its construction. The new building will be at 8452 N. Tryon Street at Ken Hoffman Drive, within a quarter mile of the McCullough Drive LYNX station and next to Charlotte Fire Station 27. The building will have 16,081 square feet of space. The University City Division currently has its headquarters nearby at University Executive Park. More   Grand opening on Oct. 3 of new Chick-fil-A University Place The seemingly always busy Chick-fil-A University Place is relocating to its new and much bigger home nearby, at 8700 University Executive Park Drive. at West W.T. Harris Blvd. The grand opening is set for Oct. 3. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. The new restaurant building and grounds will be double the size of the current store on J.W. Clay Boulevard, including both a much bigger kitchen and a high-volume drive-through system with two lanes capable of holding up to 34 vehicles. The University Place location will close for good on Saturday, Sept. 28. Chick-fil-A worked with city and University City Partners planners on site design issues such as vehicle screening and sidewalks. Follow Chick-fil-A University Place’s Facebook page for details regarding the grand opening. Worship Night on Oct. 1 at the Chick-fil-A University Place The public is invited...
Under Way: Office building renovations and major upfits

Under Way: Office building renovations and major upfits

The crane looming over the ATAPCO apartment building on North Tryon Street is the biggest sign by far of a building boom across University City – but hardly the only one. Here’s a rundown of office building renovations and major office upfits in University City. More “Under Way” reports: Hospitality, dining, shopping and greenway Campus hotel-conference center, science building and more Apartments and townhomes Proximity Park – 401 McCullough Drive. The longtime former home of Allstate Insurance is undergoing major redesigns inside and out to go with its new status as the single biggest available suburban office building on the 19-mile LYNX light-rail line. Collier International is handling the building transformation and marketing. More about Proximity Park. The Grove – Mallard Creek Road at West W.T. Harris Boulevard. A building permit was issued recently for office renovations in building 8615 for Armstrong Transport Group, a leading national logistics company founded by UNC Charlotte grad Christopher Cobb. Additional building permits have been issued to upgrade parking lots. The Grove is owned and leased by Stream Realty Partners. More about The Grove. More about Armstrong Transport.   Four Resource Square – 10735 David Taylor Drive in University Research Park. A building permit was issued recently for office renovations for Acuity Healthcare. Acuity Healthcare operates long-term acute-care hospitals. The company headquarters currently are at 10200 Mallard Creek Road. More about Four Resource Square. More about Acuity...
Great reputation precedes opening of Seafood Connection

Great reputation precedes opening of Seafood Connection

Most new restaurants struggle to bring in a crowd and establish their reputation. Not so with Seafood Connection. That’s because chef and owner Jamie Walker has delighted diners for years with his Low Country-style seafood – long before he found a permanent restaurant home in University City. Seafood Connection opened in July at 630 University Center Blvd., overlooking West W.T. Harris Boulevard near I-85.   How popular? How popular is this place? Well, its Thanksgiving Sunday Seafood Brunch sold out in three hours, and Facebook says the Seafood Connection page has more than 44,000 likes! Yelp’s list top 10 seafood restaurants in charlotte ranks Seafood Connection at No. 3, and it’s only been open 5 months. How did Walker build this reputation? Through a pop-up restaurant. He started by serving food in parking lots, and then later at a church. For a brief time, he shared space with another restaurant on Albemarle Road.   Seafood Connection makes headlines You can learn much more about Seafood Connection and Jamie Walker from these three news reports. “Menu Hopping: Seafood Connection” – Spectrum News Charlotte, Oct. 12, 2018 “5 things you need to know about Seafood Connection” – Charlotte Agenda, April 24, 2018 “Is the best seafood in Charlotte served in a church parking lot?” – Charlotte Five, Nov. 1, 2016   About Seafood Connection 630 University Center Blvd., near McCullough Drive and West W.T. Harris Boulevard. Directions 980-498-6908 Open 11 am-9 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and Sundays 11 am-7 pm; Sunday brunch served 11 am-4 pm or until the food runs out. Website Yelp...
Chamber offers Speed Networking at the Speedway

Chamber offers Speed Networking at the Speedway

End your workday with an entertaining afternoon of relationship-building fun: Speed Networking at the Speedway, 4-7 pm Dec. 4 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Chamber’s North Chapter invites members and non-members alike to share beverages, appetizers and business connections at The Speedway’s Paddock Club. Haven’t seen the Speedway Christmas lights? By attending this event you will get a sneak peak of the light show and a discounted ticket to come back with friends and family! Cost for this great event is $30 per person. Two drink tickets and appetizers are included with registration for this event. The speedway is at 5555 Concord Parkway South. Directions   Register today Click here to register. If you have trouble registering, please email Derall Cargile or call 704-378-1351. For sponsorship opportunities, email Audrey Rowe or call 704-378-1356. Learn more about the Charlotte North Chapter, serving University City and other communities north of...