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Say goodbye to Jackalope Jacks in Elizabeth, hello to a new brewery in West Charlotte

Another piece of Elizabeth’s soul is getting chipped away: Developers have unveiled plans to build a 200-unit apartment building where neighborhood hangouts Jackalope Jacks and the former Philosopher’s Stone now sit.

12/03/02 John Cates a manager at Jackalope Jack's resturant in Charlotte, NC has been working with the resturant for three and a half years. NATHAN WEBER_STAFF NATHAN WEBER

This is big news for a corner of Elizabeth recently rocked by the news of Philosophers’ Stone closing.


– Entire property is 1.7 acres.

– 15,000 square feet of the development will be used for commercial businesses, such as a restaurant, barber shop, beauty store and/or offices.

– The apartments will wrap around a central parking deck.

– Faison is developer.

– The rezoning request will go before City Council in September for approval.

– The mourning begins now.

Craft beer domination continues

Very cool news for northwest Charlotte: Blue Blaze Brewery plans to open in an historic building near Johnson C. Smith University. The microbrewery specializes in organic ingredients.

Renovations to include a new patio and deck. Look for a spring 2016 opening.

More apartments coming to South End and NoDa


A big-time luxury apartment developer plans to convert the 4.7-acre Pepsi plant on South Boulevard into apartments. No details yet on the specs.

Over in NoDa, the ever prolific Crescent Communities is eyeing the corner of Craighead Road and North Davidson Street for a major 4.7-acre mixed use development that could include up to 450 units.

Grocery store may come to Providence/Fairview

The Charlotte Business Journal reports that a major mixed-use development along this traffic hot spot has space to include a grocery store. Right now, an apartment complex and Circle K sit there.

Outlet mall gets new tenant

PacSun is moving into Charlotte Premium Outlets this month. The California-lifestyle store will be across from the Steve Madden store.