What’s All the Buzz about Camp North End?
The first neighborhoods to begin the gentrification process in the North End are enjoying major appreciation as the diverse offerings are being complemented by even more improvements being made in the area. The 76-acre industrial site, just north of Uptown is all the buzz in Charlotte these days. Camp North End is leading the way to Charlotte’s economic renaissance.
What’s happening in Camp North End?
Making old, new
Camp North End consists of several historic buildings that have served many purposes over the years. In 1924, Henry Ford built a factory there to make Model T’s and Model A’s. In 1941, the U.S. Army took over the facility, using it to store military supplies during World War II. In the 1950s, Camp North End was repurposed to build and store missiles and renamed Charlotte Army Missile Plant (CAMP). In 1975, and until the 2000’s, Camp North End was a Rite Aid distribution facility.
ATCO has repurposed several buildings that are now housing 20+ small businesses.
- The Boileryard, an indoor/outdoor community space, draws its name from the boiler room and iconic water tower that powered a 1920s-era Ford Model T factory.
- King of Pops provides cool treats on a hot Friday afternoon in the Boileryard.
- The Boileryard is a community gathering place with large tree planters, a fire pit, outdoor games, beer vendors, swings, benches, picnic tables, string lighting, food trucks, live performances, art and so much more. The community enjoys live music, science activities for children, adult beverages, food and vendors every Friday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. during spring and summer months – through October. (If you’re not living in the community, enter 1830 Statesville Avenue in your GPS to get to the Boileryard.)
Camp North End is home to Goodyear Arts, a nonprofit arts venue; Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas and Hygge.
Other businesses include a mix of creative enterprises and artists that have or are soon moving to the Boileryard including:
—Capitol Power Group – Data center with cloud solution focus
— Dupp & Swatt, an eclectic artist studio, gallery, venue and retail shop
— Black Market (BLKMRKT), an interactive gallery and creative studio
— Silver Eye Studios, LLC, a multimedia collective
— Alchemy: The Workshop, a boutique salon
— Solid LLC, a public relations agency and collaborative workshop
—NoDa Company Canteen, season outdoor bar, serving wine and sangria during outdoor events in Camp North End
— Wily, a design consultant
— Heist Brewery’s second Charlotte facility, a 30-barrel, four-vessel brewhouse
—Hygge, co-working space
— MacFly Fresh Printing Company, graphic design services including screen-printing and branding
— Prism Supply, a custom parts shop for vintage motorcycles
— 704 Games – NASCAR video game development (moving from Uptown)
—Game Plan – Another video development group, this one focused on athletic development
Camp North End also features an enclosed community event space as well as a spacious terrace.
There are others and more that are coming to the area monthly – you may not recognize the area when you visit and we highly recommend you check out Charlotte’s Camp North End.
Things to Do in Camp North End:
- Food Truck Lunch – Thursdays 11AM – 1PM
- Friday Nights – Live music and food trucks Fridays (Mar-Oct) 5-9PM
- Morning Markets – Farmers market, fitness classes, breakfast food and more the first Saturday of the month (Mar-Oct) 9AM – 1PM
What’s not to love about a conveniently located, hip community with so much to do for everyone? This community has so much to offer. If you’re looking for a walkable neighborhood to Camp North End, check out Brightwalk – single family homes and townhomes in this lovely, conveniently located neighborhood. We think you’re going to love Brightwalk as much as we do!
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