What's In Store

Old electronics repair store near NoDa may be turned into a brewery

2501 The Plaza
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Charlotte’s brewery scene just keeps getting bigger.

A rezoning request was filed with the city last week for the 1.36-acre property at 2501 The Plaza – between Plaza Midwood and NoDa. The plans specifically request for it to be used as a brewery.

The existing two-story building, previously home to an electronics repair store called Carphonics Sight & Sound, will remain, plans show. Other features that could be added to the property include a deck, an outdoor service area and roll-up doors.

Property records show Donald Poole sold the site last summer to a group called Fine Plaza, LLC, for $850,000. A representative from Fine Plaza could not be reached.

If the site redevelopment goes as planned, a brewery at 2501 The Plaza be the first of its kind in the immediate vicinity. It’s just over a mile from Free Range Brewing and Heist in NoDa, and about 1.4 miles away from Legion in Plaza Midwood.

A brewery could also prompt further redevelopment in the area – in areas like NoDa, South End and Plaza Midwood, breweries over the years have been repurposing old buildings and spurring revitalization of once-forgotten neighborhoods.