Flywheel Group, LLC is taking an interesting approach to development with their properties off E. Sugar Creek Rd., just north of the NoDa arts district. The property is adjacent to the LYNX Blue Line’s Sugar Creek rail stop.
While the ultimate project will incorporate retail, residential and office space, they’re kicking it all off by bringing four creative organizations under one roof at 4237 Raleigh Street — Charlotte Art League, The Independent Picture House, AerialCLT and Oso Skate Park.
In partnership with The Charlotte Ledger, we explored the development through interviews with Tony Kuhn of Flywheel Group and Jim Dukes of Charlotte Art League. You can listen to a podcast conversation with them about the project here.
Here is information about the other three creative businesses confirmed for the project.
The Independent Picture House
When the Manor Theater closed its doors in 2020, it unlocked a collective outcry from all of Charlotte’s independent film lovers. Where was Charlotte going to watch foreign or classic films?
The Charlotte Film Society stepped in and is in the process of raising funds for a new theater called The Independent Picture House. Moviegoers will enjoy three screens in a 5,500-square-foot building that will also be home to film festivals. The theater is scheduled to open this fall.
Connect with The Independent Picture House
NoDa is achieving new heights. Aerial CLT offers “a unique curriculum-based fitness program” based on aerial silks, trapeze and lyra. Their new home offers five spaces. Four will be used as teaching spaces and the fifth will be a flex space. Ceilings that soar more 20 feet high are a hallmark of their new home. The location has plenty of parking and is a short distance from the Sugar Creek Rail station.
Connect with Aerial CLT
OSO Skate Park
OSO Skate Park is in for an exciting change. With its move to NoDa, it’s gaining some awesome and much-needed space. The new skate park, run by Phillip Gripper and Brett Coppedge, will be 6,000 square feet of indoor skate Shangri-la and an additional 12,000 square feet of outdoor space as well as a pro shop. Oso Skate Park is also looking forward to hosting music events for all ages when the site opens this summer.
More about Oso Skate Park’s upcoming move from their own mouths.
Connect with Oso Skate Park
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