One of the most unique establishments within Gastonia, North Carolina’s only shopping mall is open for business.

Legacy Music – a multi-tiered recording and production studio housed in one of Eastridge Mall’s largest in-line spaces – was a solution to frustrations in the music and entertainment industry, explains Nathaniel “Nature” Jones, who works to help guide musicians who want to become successful.

“We were spending a lot of money on studio time. I’m a business person, and I thought this doesn’t make sense, so we need to build our own studio so we can continue to record and reduce some of these costs,” said Jones, who lives in Charlotte and graduated with a recording engineering degree from Elizabeth City State University in 1996. Jones got his start in the music industry in Atlanta shorty after and moved to the Charlotte area in 2009.

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