This article was originally published on Charlotte Business Journal on July 27, 2022 here:

close up of Carolina Foods' white brick building in South End

Carolina Foods Building in South End— Courtesy of CBJ

Carolina Foods will more than double its operations with a move to Pineville and an eventual exit from South End. The sweet-treats producer — known for Duchess Brand products, including Honey Buns — has signed a 15-year lease, with the possibility for multiple extensions, says CEO Dan Myers. It has taken 40.7 acres at Beacon Partners’ Carolina Logistics Park. Plans call for a 423,000-square-foot, build-to-suit facility at 12031 Carolina Logistics Drive.

Bailey Patrick and Bailey Patrick Jr. with MPV Properties and Keith Bell with Cushman Wakefield represented Carolina Foods.

Beacon’s 288-acre project is expected to include up to 3.6 million square feet of industrial space upon full buildout. Amazon announced its facility there in April 2021; it opened in the third quarter that year. Beacon’s plans to develop the park were approved by the town of Pineville in July 2020, and the Charlotte-based developer bought the land for the project in September 2020.’