Four pieces of development news for you this week:
The mega church led by Steven Furtick is buying the Matthews Plaza Shopping Center.
– Pricetag: $10.2 million
– 140,000 square feet of space
– Church’s Matthews campus (one of 10 campuses throughout region) is located at the center.
— Elevation Church (@ElevationChurch) January 28, 2015
Drug store chain Rite Aid plans to close its Charlotte distribution facility and move it to Spartanburg, S.C.
– Loss of 350 jobs in CLT
– Gain of 600 jobs in Spartanburg.
– New facility will cost chain $90 million.
– S.C Power Team and Broad River Electric Cooperative giving it a $525K infrastructure grant.
— Upstate SC Alliance (@SCUpstate) January 28, 2015
Status Update of the Nation: Why is there always only one cashier working at Rite Aid? We need to create more jobs.
— Scott Luhrs (@luhrsman) January 21, 2015
Apartments in First Ward (main photo above in this story)
Levine Properties is beginning construction on The 10th Street Apartments.
– 264 units on Brevard and 10th streets
– Six stories
– 1,400-space parking deck
– Set to open in mid-2016
– Part of the Levine’s master First Ward plan, which includes the future First Ward Park, between the UNCC Center City Building and ImaginOn.
Clear your morning schedule Feb. 3: Chick-fil-A is giving away 3-count boxes of Chick-n-Minis. 6-10:30 a.m. (Okay, this is “development” news, but it’s the most awesome thing you’ve read today, right?)
Free 3-count chicken minis from 6-10:30am on February 3rd at chick fil a retweet to save a life pic.twitter.com/xlaYenG8Ne
— david (@Newtlord) January 21, 2015
Photos: Bradley C. Bower / Bloomberg & Cousins Properties / Levine