ARK Group http://wfae.org en 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 Carolina Theatre's Fate Still Up In The Air http://wfae.org/post/carolina-theatres-fate-still-air <p></p><p>The non-profit Foundation for the Carolinas won the first round of the bid for the Carolina Theatre this week—for $1. A city council committee chose that bid from the Foundation instead of a half million dollar offer from the company that developed the NC Music Factory. But, it's far from a done deal.</p><p>The Carolina Theatre sits on Sixth and Tryon, and once upon a time, it hosted megastars like Elvis, Bob Hope, and Frank Sinatra. For the past thirty years it’s lain unused and neglected. But now the theater, and its first-class location, has three serious suitors.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:53:05 +0000 Ben Bradford 17088 at http://wfae.org Carolina Theatre's Fate Still Up In The Air