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Jackalope Jacks’ old building in Elizabeth? Gone, to make way for apartments

Former Jackalope Jacks site in Elizabeth.
Former Jackalope Jacks site in Elizabeth.

Say goodbye to another familiar building in Charlotte: The building that used to house Jackalope Jacks in Elizabeth has been demolished.

The popular bar and restaurant has relocated to a Commonwealth Avenue site. In its place, a developer is planning to build apartments and new retail. Developer Faison won rezoning approval last year after a long fight for up to 100 apartments at the triangular intersection of North Caswell Road and East Seventh Street.

The company bought the 1.7-acre site last year for just over $5 million. RCI Demolition has finished demolishing the buildings, meaning construction can now proceed.

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Former Jackalope Jacks site in Elizabeth. Courtesy RCI.

It’s the latest set of buildings to fall to make way for more apartments. Atherton Mill is also tearing down some buildings (not the historic ones) for new development. And if you’re keeping score: The Pfeiffer University campus on Park Road is now mostly rubble, making way for, yes, more apartments.

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Former Jackalope Jacks site in Elizabeth. Courtesy RCI.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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