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FreeMoreWest DECEMBER 2014
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MOREHEAD WEST APARTMENTS OPENS FRIDAY

7-eleven OPENING SOON
IN FREEMOREWEST

Morehead West

A new luxury housing option for FreeMoreWest is scheduled to open its doors to residents December 12th. Morehead West Luxury Apartments recently finished the model that's being shown to potential residents during their preleasing period. Current availability includes studio, one and two bedroom apartments with community features such as a spa saltwater pool, yoga studio and 24-Hour Fitness Center. Studios start at $875, one bedrooms start at $920 and two bedrooms start at $1295. Welcome, Morehead West, to the FreeMoreWest community!

Morehead West Apartments

7/11 Opening

7-Eleven plans to open Friday, December 12, at the corner of Freedom Drive at Thrift Road, across from Wesley Village Apartments.

The 2,630 sq. ft.convenience store features a “home plate design” and four pumping stations. The Freedom Drive site was acquired in the spring by MPG, through its affiliate SDC IX Freedom, LLC, from FreeMoreWest member, E.C. Griffith Company.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates franchises or licenses more than 10,200 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are some 51,000 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries.

UPCOMING EVENTS
DEC
1

Cristina Toro: Casa en el Cielo Through Dec. 19
LACA Projects
www.lacaprojects.com

DEC
14
Wesley Heights Holiday Party
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Picante Mexican Grill
www.facebook.com/wesleyheights
DEC
13
Rhino Market Grand Opening
1:00pm - 4:00pm
1500 W Morehead St #E
www.rhinomarket.com
DEC
14
Panthers vs. Buccaneers
Kickoff is at 1:00pm
Bank of America Stadium
http://www.panthers.com/
THIS MONTH'S FEATURED BRONZE MEMBERS:
WESTSIDE (HI)STORY Wesley Heights Neighborhood Association

Griffith Real Estate
Stock Car Race CharlotteAmelia Earhart on a visit to Charlotte (presumably at the Cannon Airport)

Many Charlotteans are not aware that the first airport in Charlotte was in fact located in FreeMoreWest. Charlotte has been home to 3 major airports since the Cannon Airport was first located at the corner of Ashley Road & Lindbergh Street.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, “Prior to the building of Douglas Airport, flights in & out of Charlotte were rare. The Queen City’s only airfield was Charlotte Airport (later known as Cannon airport), a small private venture operated by Johnny Crowell, a famed Charlotte aviator. Although this landing strip was christened amid much fanfare as an airmail stop on 4/1/30, with passenger service from Eastern Air Transport (later Eastern Airlines) following a few months later, the field was only open on weekends, for air shows, and war-pilot training.”

A 1935 Map of Charlotte by the city's Chamber of Commerce shows the airport having 4 runways and 2 hangars. The airport became a bit outdated with it's closed-in location and gravel runways. When additional airlines discussed coming to Charlotte, it was decided that Cannon was no longer the most efficient option. The airport later closed between 1948 and 1960.

No traces of the former airport remain in FreeMoreWest. Freedom Mall replaced the northern portion of the Cannon Airport, as shown by a 1978 USGS aerial photo.

For more information and additional images, please visit:
http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NC/Airfields_NC_Charlotte.htm


Interested in more FreeMoreWest history? Hear stories from local journalists, scholars and civic leaders as they rediscover our historic neighborhood: Let There Be Light: Exploring How Charlotte’s Historic West End is Shaping a New South.

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Latin American Contemporary
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