East Charlotte hears from production company Thursday

by: Alan Cavanna Updated:

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EAST CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

City leaders are split on what they believe is best for the future of the Eastland mall.

A production company unveiled it plan to buy the 80-acre site and use it as space for movie studios and offices.

Some City Council members told Eyewitness News they support the idea of selling the entire site.

But Councilman Patrick Cannon said he'd like to see multiple buyers, thinking it could become something like the Ayrsley area, with homes and businesses.

"They should make a bunch of things like restaurants to bring more jobs to the area," East Charlotte resident Tereia Duff said. "They should definitely have a boys and girls center for the children."

No official proposals for the site have gone before the council yet.