Construction of hotel atop historic theater in uptown on hold

CHARLOTTE — The start of construction for the planned, 257-room InterContinental Hotel atop the renovated Carolina Theatre in uptown has been indefinitely delayed, the Charlotte Business Journal has learned.

Laura Smith, executive vice president at the Foundation For The Carolinas, the nonprofit that is restoring the 93-year-old theater, said this week that work is continuing on the theater and planned adjacent public space and offices that are part of the $50 million project.

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The InterContinental was added to the renovation project in 2017. Previously, the city and the foundation had discussed an office tower atop the theater, which sits in the heart of the business district at the corner of North Tryon and Sixth streets.

“Obviously, the hotel world has been rocked,” Smith told the CBJ this week during a discussion of the theater project.

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