This year two new luxury student apartment complexes — LUX at Central Park and Shortbread Lofts — will open near campus.
While spaces in both LUX and Shortbread Lofts are quickly filling up, the town’s longtime luxury apartment complex, The Warehouse, is still pushing for people to sign leases.
Last week LUX at Central Park gave away free rent for a year to one resident.
Students stood in line with keys outside of the LUX apartments leasing office on Franklin Street Thursday hoping to open a treasure chest that would give them free rent for a year. At one point they were approached by two people handing out treats with advertisements for The Warehouse on them.
“I incorrectly thought it was LUX employees trying to pacify people who were waiting in line, but I was wrong,” UNC student Lauren Sutton said. “I got my rice krispie treat and flipped it over and there was a sticker on it saying, ‘Warehouse apartments: Now Leasing,’ and their prices for rent.”
The Warehouse did not return requests for comment.
But the complex did lower its monthly rent for four-bedroom apartments to $618 for next year, down 21 percent from $785 this year, according to the complex’s website .
The Warehouse is also now pet-friendly, its website says.