Original mill building emerges as bricks removed

Sep 12, 2013 Read more: The Charlotte Observer 15

BELMONT The 6 ½ acres near thriving downtown Belmont appealed to developer John Church even though an old textile plant cluttered the property.

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here and there

Gastonia, NC

#1 Sep 13, 2013
If Mr. Church saves and restores the old mill portion, it will do a lot to soothe aching hearts that continually lament the loss of our wonderful town. Heartless, greedy, and mean people have come to Belmont simply to make a party town and see how much money they can make while disparaging and disrespecting the good hard working people who built it and were raised here. Anything anyone can do to soothe the hurt will be appreciated. It's sad to watch your town morph into something bad. Belmont has become crowded, noisy, littered, crime ridden, beer infested and mean.
Agreeable

Belmont, NC

#2 Sep 13, 2013
Sounds great. Hopefully they can put in some place to party there. Maybe a microbrewery.
Gabby

Matthews, NC

#4 Sep 13, 2013
This is great! I am looking for an affordable apartment in downtown and i would love to live there!

Since: Jan 12

Dandridge, TN

#5 Sep 13, 2013
Agreeable wrote:
Sounds great. Hopefully they can put in some place to party there. Maybe a microbrewery.
A microbrewery would be awesome!
here and there

Gastonia, NC

#6 Sep 13, 2013
I rest my case. Bedrooms and beer. No allegiance to Belmont at all.
JUST HERE

Albemarle, NC

#7 Sep 13, 2013
here and there wrote:
I rest my case. Bedrooms and beer. No allegiance to Belmont at all.
IT'S CALLED PROGRESS DUMB ASS. GO HOMESTEAD A FARM OUT IN MISSOURI AND SIT ON YOU FRONT PORCH AND WATCH THE DUST BOWL.
TryHarder

Charlotte, NC

#8 Sep 13, 2013
Beer =/= progress.
Old Timer

Concord, NC

#9 Sep 13, 2013
We just lost that old mill last year behind the coffee shop. Wouldn't it be nice to hold onto a little heritage even if it's condos or apartments. I applaud the developer for being open minded about saving it.
Toll Road

Belmont, NC

#10 Sep 23, 2013
Junk and Drunks = Belmont
Ryan Schrift

Cowpens, SC

#11 Sep 23, 2013
I'm a candidate for City Council and speak with John frequently. I would like to know what you think should go into the Chronicle Mill.
Belmont Voter

Drexel, NC

#12 Sep 26, 2013
Anything but another beerjoint.
Voter

Gastonia, NC

#13 Sep 26, 2013
Ryan Schrift wrote:
I'm a candidate for City Council and speak with John frequently. I would like to know what you think should go into the Chronicle Mill.
You are the guy on the planning board that voted to change the zoning laws from residential to commercial downtown Belmont. Maybe that jewelry store could go there.
Ryan Schrift

Albemarle, NC

#14 Sep 27, 2013
Voter: They certainly could. My vote was in preserving the historic house and had nothing to do with the Jewelry store. In fact, we can't take the business into consideration while voting. I would be happy to discuss how I came to my conclusion and would suggest we probably have very similar views on Main Street in Belmont.
Reasonable

Concord, NC

#15 Sep 27, 2013
Ryan Schrift wrote:
Voter: They certainly could. My vote was in preserving the historic house and had nothing to do with the Jewelry store. In fact, we can't take the business into consideration while voting. I would be happy to discuss how I came to my conclusion and would suggest we probably have very similar views on Main Street in Belmont.
Your view is obviously to allow rezoning historic downtown homes to businesses based on your vote. Can you guess how I will vote in November based on that fact?
Belmont Mom

Clemmons, NC

#16 Sep 27, 2013
I think they should put in a rec center/skate park/trampoline park or something like that for the kids to go.

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