CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The demise of the EpiCentre in uptown continues as the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office confirms four additional businesses have been evicted from the one-time major Charlotte nightlife spot.
In October, Channel 9 reported five businesses were evicted from the EpiCentre, including Blackfinn, Moe’s, Rooftop 210, Suite and Vida Cantina. A spokesperson for the MCSO confirms four additional businesses have been evicted.
Channel 9 was not able to immediately verify the identity of one business evicted labeled as CCD II, LLC. The three other businesses are Charlotte RCK, LLC, JNZR Enterprises, LLC and Movie Grill Concepts XV, LLC.
According to the ABC Commission, the corporation “Charlotte R C K LLC” has ABC permits for a business named “Vault” on 210 East Trade Street. A spokesperson for the ABC Commission says records show Vault’s renewal/registrations for 2020 have not yet been paid. The corporation “Movie Grill Concepts XV LLC” held ABC permits for “Studio Movie Grill,” also located at 210 East Trade Street. However, those permits were canceled on March 6, 2020, according to the ABC Commission.
JNZR Enterprises LLC, according to a press release, is Grabbagreen.
A representative for the EpiCentre did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In response to the evictions in October, a spokesperson for the EpiCentre previously released this statement:
“Epicentre, a prominent destination offering an array of businesses serving the Uptown Charlotte community, is focused on meeting state and local health and safety guidelines of when and how to reopen safely, and provide a positive guest experience as it navigates the reopening during the pandemic. The pandemic has caused significant disruptions to businesses across the country and throughout Charlotte -- including those located at Epicentre. Today there are many businesses operating at Epicentre with others anticipated to reopen. However, prior to the onset of COVID, management was working with some tenants that were not in compliance with their lease agreements and despite these efforts some tenants remained non-compliant and have now closed. Beyond the pandemic and planning for the future, options are being evaluated for Epicentre to ensure that it remains a vital contributor to Uptown and the greater Charlotte region. Epicentre’s website continues to be updated to reflect open business and their hours of operations along with Epicentre’s health and safety protocols.”
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