EpiCentre draws attention of national media for DNC

The EpiCentre continues to draw strong interest from national media outlets for broadcasting and entertaining during the Democratic National Convention on September 3-6.

The EpiCentre is a diversified shopping, dining and entertainment property located at the center of Charlotte's uptown business district and across the street from the Time Warner Arena, where the convention will be held.

CNN will transform Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina at the site into the CNN Grill, where network personalities, staff and guests will be served. "Morning Joe," the popular MSNBC news-talk show, will broadcast live from BlackFinn American Saloon. Earlier this year, MSNBC announced plans to broadcast throughout the convention from The Commons area on street level of EpiCentre.

Additionally, the Myrtle Beach Chamber and the Black Congressional Caucus will use the lower level of BlackFinn for private parties throughout the week. Reporters will be invited to schedule interviews and post stories from the space, and large sand sculptures of President Obama will be constructed outside of the restaurant.

"Our convenient location and diverse and flexible spaces are the biggest draws for DNC-related events," said Ed Camp of Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, who is the property's Director of Business Development and Public Relations. "It's already a beehive of activity here, and that won't let up until the delegates have all packed up and left." Camp added that many private events have been booked at various sites on the property throughout the convention.