- Associated Press - Sunday, April 30, 2017

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) - A private college in North Carolina is planning to turn a former mill into a center for entrepreneurs and innovation.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/2oVAlsO) Davidson College is building The [email protected] in the former Bridgeport Fabrics building.

Workers have gutted the 1920s-era building, and construction on the first 6,000 square feet is expected to start this summer.

Davidson College President Carol Quillen said in a statement that the school plans to use the former mill to connect with and help grow technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Lake Norma area.

The college bought the property in 2014 for $730,000. A $1 million gift from alumnus Ed Van Deman and his wife Nancie Fimbel is funding the first phase of the interior construction.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com


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