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The site used to be a fairground, an airfield and later a mecca for antique furniture and collectibles sales. Now, it is Metrolina Park, a seven-building, 1.75-million square foot, logistics and distribution park that pays homage to its rich past. Two buildings were completed in 2017 and were honored in last year’s Charlotte Heavy Hitters program. Three buildings were finished in 2018 and were finalists in the 2018 competition. Metrolina Park is located on Statesville Road, about a mile from the Interstate 77 interchange at Sunset Road. The former owner of the site, remembers landing airplanes at a former airfield on there. Later came a fairground. Even later it was home to Metrolina Tradeshow Expo. Now, signs, other markers and road names use airport and exhibition themes to honor the past uses. The park is anchored by third-party logistics provider Bonded Logistics. Premium Vision, an affiliate of contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts, has its Southeast distribution center at the park. A reusable packaging and supply-chain solutions company, Tosca of Atlanta, recently took space in one of the buildings on Expo Drive at Metrolina Park in north Charlotte.
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