Eastland Mall http://wfae.org en Movie Studio At Eastland Mall Site Appears Dead http://wfae.org/post/movie-studio-eastland-mall-site-appears-dead <p>The future of the Eastland Mall site appears to be up in the air again. City staff have recommended against extending an exclusive contract with Studio Charlotte, the company that wants to turn the 80-acre property into film and TV studios. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:19:21 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 46417 at http://wfae.org Movie Studio At Eastland Mall Site Appears Dead Eastside Charlotte Update http://wfae.org/post/eastside-charlotte-update <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The east side of Charlotte has been developing for a number of years. An area that used to be avoided by many people, now has a growing and diverse population. More ethnic restaurants and small shopping malls are sprouting up. A restaurant tour in September promises to sample tastes from around the world right in east Charlotte. And most recently a plan to demolish </span>Eastland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall and make way for a movie studio is tentatively moving forward. Charlotte is already a hub for the filming of movies and television, and this would extend that industry further east. We talk with Charlotte Mayor Pat Kinsey and others about the development of east Charlotte.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 34367 at http://wfae.org Eastside Charlotte Update Paying For Film, Part 3: How NC Compares http://wfae.org/post/paying-film-part-3-how-nc-compares <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirty productions </span><a href="http://www.dornc.com/publications/incentives/2013/01film_credits_12summary.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">claimed tax credits last year</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for filming in North Carolina, including some blockbusters like Iron Man 3 and the Hunger Games. Charlotte has become home to a couple of successful TV shows: </span><a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/homeland/season" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Homeland </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and </span><a href="http://www.cinemax.com/banshee/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Banshee.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> By all accounts, the Hollywood business is booming here. But there's a dark cloud on the horizon – come the end of next year, North Carolina's film incentives program is set to expire.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That prompted WFAE to take a close look at what filming brings to the state, and what it costs us to get those films here. Our two part series wrapped up Thursday morning and WFAE reporter Julie Rose joined host Mark Rumsey&nbsp;to answer a few questions.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Julie Rose 34302 at http://wfae.org Movie Studio Plan For Eastland Mall Moves Ahead http://wfae.org/post/movie-studio-plan-eastland-mall-moves-ahead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Eastland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall will be demolished to make room for a movie studio – </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">maybe</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The city council is moving forward, tentatively, with a proposal from Studio Charlotte, but a lot still needs to be worked out.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:57:36 +0000 Julie Rose 33413 at http://wfae.org Movie Studio Plan For Eastland Mall Moves Ahead Bold Visions Compete For Eastland Mall Redevelopment http://wfae.org/post/bold-visions-compete-eastland-mall-redevelopment <p>Two developers have offered bold visions for what the closed Eastland Mall could become.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One proposal focuses on building movie studios while another would create an entertainment complex with a ski slope, ice skating rink and skateboard park.</span></p><p>Both developers, who submitted formal proposals to the city of Charlotte on Friday, also envision residential and retail construction in later phases.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:36:35 +0000 Steve Harrison/Charlotte Observer 28642 at http://wfae.org Bold Visions Compete For Eastland Mall Redevelopment Eastland Mall To Be Demolished, Redevelopment Plans Coming This Week http://wfae.org/post/eastland-mall-be-demolished-redevelopment-plans-coming-week <p>Charlotte taxpayers spent $13 million last summer to buy the deserted Eastland Mall. The city council will vote Tuesday night on spending another $800,000 to tear the mall down. City leaders are hopeful the demolition will make way for new life on the blighted block.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Rose 27992 at http://wfae.org Eastland Mall To Be Demolished, Redevelopment Plans Coming This Week City Selects Finalists To Revive Eastland Mall http://wfae.org/post/city-selects-finalists-revive-eastland-mall <p>The City of Charlotte has identified three finalists to breathe life into the now-vacant Eastland Mall and surrounding area. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:16:15 +0000 Julie Rose 23015 at http://wfae.org City Selects Finalists To Revive Eastland Mall Interest Brewing For Vacant Eastland Mall http://wfae.org/post/interest-brewing-vacant-eastland-mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte taxpayers may not know it, but they own a mall.&nbsp; The city bought </span>Eastland Mall &nbsp;back in August for $13 million.&nbsp; When it opened in 1975, it was the largest mall in North Carolina. Then came a decade of steady decline. By 2010 it was completely vacant. WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports on the latest effort to bring </span>Eastland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall back to life.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:59:03 +0000 Julie Rose 20445 at http://wfae.org Interest Brewing For Vacant Eastland Mall