Carolina Theatre Uptown - Renovation Update
I did a small story last year on the abandoned Carolina Theatre located in Uptown Charlotte. The building was set to be renovated and they were planning to add a high-rise hotel at the corner of 6th and Tryon, where the tucked away 'pocket park' sits.
Construction has begun on the new $42 million hotel above one of the oldest standing landmarks, the historic Carolina Theatre at Belk Place and I am excited about this. For years this building has been just sitting there...waiting for someone to give it a facelift. And it is getting a beautiful facelift.
My parents told me about going to see the Wizard of Oz there in the 60s, wearing fancy dresses and the men wore sports coats. Fancy. I can't even imagine this. Times have changed. The new hotel will include 250 rooms. Once the renovations are complete on the Theatre, they plan to use the space for documentaries, educational activities, entertainment and panel discussions. The hotel and renovated theatre are expected to open in early 2019.