Southend by Southwest

The 8:40 a.m. Lynx Light Rail Blue Line train leaves the station taking commuters to uptown offices. Developers plan two separate mixed-used developments on either side of the station, which sits in the middle of South Boulevard, and another developer plans an apartment complex nearby. Experts say the area will become south South End. Photo by Tony BrownNancy Braun was quoted in the feature story of the September 13, 2013 edition of the Mecklenburg Times. The article was called South End by Southwest and described the revitalization of South End. The area is expanding very rapidly south and west to include many other neighborhoods who were recently unable to claim the now popular South End name.

Below is the excerpt that includes Nancy’s contribution:

Showcase Realty LLC owner Nancy Braun, whose standing as one of Charlotte’s busiest Realtors was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, says she wishes she had invested in Wilmore – which has been gentrifying in fits and starts since the 1990s – before South End began to creep ever closer.

“It’s a hotbed for investors,” said Braun, whose office is nearby at South Mint Street and West Summit. “It took a real sleeper during the recession, but when the housing market picked back up, it became a target for out-of-town real estate investment trusts and individual investors.”

“I see a lot of activity every day, major renovations going on, and new construction. There’s the Unknown Brewery going into this big beautiful old brick building on Mint. Wilmore is getting pretty cool right there in that area.”

 

View the full article click the link below:

Mecklenburg Times Article Sept 13, 2013

Showcase Realty

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