Grit Box Fitness Signs on as Latest Retail Tenant at The Line in South End

Posted on September 29, 2021

alt textGrit Box Fitness Signs on as Latest Retail Tenant at The Line in South End

Charlotte, N.C. (September 29, 2021) – Following a year-and-a-half of pent-up demand, the developers bringing The Line to life as one of the premiere developments in Charlotte’s South End are pleased to announce Grit Box has signed a lease to occupy a ground-level retail space at the 300,000+ square-foot mixed-use development. Located at 2151 Hawkins Street, The Line is a 16-story tower fronting the Rail Trail in the heart of Charlotte’s South End. Portman Holdings, National Real Estate Advisors, LLC (on behalf of a client), and Foundry Commercial are The Line’s development, ownership, and leasing teams, respectively.

Grit Box Fitness, a high-intensity kickboxing and strength training studio, will fill a 2,940-square-foot space at The Line, with the anticipation of opening in spring 2022 around the same time as Sycamore Brewery opens its new ground-level location and new office tenants occupy the building. Grit Box at The Line marks the first outside the concept’s two locations in Charleston, SC.

Grit Box ignites the inner warrior of those who participate in its workouts. Their 45-minute, 8-round classes combine the high intensity of kickboxing with the transformative power of strength training into an energizing fitness experience unlike any other. With custom hip-hop mashups, dynamic lighting, visual effects, and the unified energy of every fighter in the studio, Grit Box unleashes participants true potential. The Grit Box experience is designed to allow beginners as well as experienced fitness enthusiasts to get an effective workout together in the same class.  

“Charlotte has some great fitness options, and we’re excited to be a part of that community,” said Cody Cooper, Founder and Proprietor of Grit Box Fitness. “The energy I feel when I’m in Charlotte – and especially South End – is perfect for our vibe at Grit Box. We’re bringing something completely new to the market. We are excited to deliver a fitness experience that makes working out fun and exciting. We want everyone – beginner and advanced – to walk out of every class feeling more confident and motivated to get what they want out of life. And let’s be honest… who doesn’t want to feel a little more badass every day?”

“There has been a great deal of excitement around this property for quite some time, so it’s particularly fun to be able to announce one of the new tenants coming to The Line within the next few months,” stated Keely Hines, Vice President, Foundry Commercial. “The pure density in Charlotte’s South End – from both a residential and office standpoint – have made this a really attractive space for concepts looking to serve this population base.”

Two restaurant tenant announcements are expected in short order at The Line, which will make the ground level fully leased. Anchored by craft-brewer Sycamore Brewing, The Line features 285,000 square feet of Class-A office space, 15,000+ square feet of retail space, multiple rooftop terraces, and ground floor community access to the building’s restaurant and retail spaces. The office floors are comprised of 35,000 square feet per floor, many including glass private balconies and sweeping views of Charlotte. The Line directly fronts Charlotte’s Rail Trail, opposite Atherton Mill in the heart of South End and is within a six-minute walk of the Lynx Blue Line East/West station. A new Lynx station is planned on the immediate south side of The Line, further improving its outstanding transit connectivity.

The highly anticipated mixed-use tower is expected to be complete later this Fall with retail and office openings Spring 2022. More details about The Line are available at For retail leasing information at The Line, or the adjacent ground level retail space at the future residential tower (2161 Hawkins), contact Foundry Commercial’s Keely Hines at 704-676-1563.