Changes possible at site of former Eastland Mall as City Council holds vote to purchase
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CHARLOTTE — Changes could happen at the former Eastland Mall, which has sat vacant for more than two years.
The Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote next week to buy the more than acre site and put it on the market for several interested film production companies. The mall has several owners and city council member John Autry, who represents the area, said the city has struck a deal to buy it as one property for $13 million.
Autry said several established companies have expressed interest in the site for film and television production.
"The other companies that are talking about this have big needs they would be feeder sources for production to come into the area. That's employing people, that's making people want to come and be part of this, that's going to help businesses in the area," said Autry.
If the city council okays the purchase of the Eastland Mall property, Autry said he hopes the deal could be finalized sometime early next year.