wofford23 has written 428 posts for historic south end

New Design Selected for the Water Tower

For a while now you may have noticed the large question mark on the back of the Design Center Water Tower.  That question mark will be replaced shortly with the new artwork above from Jeff Thomas who was selected the winner in the 2013 Highest Design Competition.  This year’s theme was “What Rythm Do You … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday and a Little Live Music

Food Truck Friday and a little live music tonight from the Jon Linker Band. As a way to encourage folks to either bike or take the Light Rail to Food Truck Friday….if you arrive via Light Rail or Bike we’ll have a special South End giveaway under the branded South End tent. Just show Andrew … Continue reading

South End Community Day this Saturday

One year ago we hosted our first South End Community Day, a Saturday morning dedicated to landscaping and art projects to spruce up the neighborhood. In partnership with the Charlotte Community ToolBank and the South End Neighborhood Association (SENA), we have planted several new flower beds and spruced up an old dumpster over the last … Continue reading

Charlotte’s Big Bingo Bike Ride

We are in the middle of Bike Charlotte and one of the many events happening during this time is the Big Bingo Bike Ride. South End has been supporter of this event as it has taken shape over the years and something for the whole family. Grab your bike and come join us at Icehouse … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday and Outdoor Movie Night

This Friday looks like we will finally have great weather…not that the weather has stopped folks from coming out to Food Truck Friday! We have two great events happening on Friday night in two separate location. The first is the usual Food Truck Friday, which last Friday had to have been a record number of … Continue reading

Funds to Farms Dinner

I really love all the local food offerings that South End provides from Healthy Home Market and Atherton Market to restaurants like Luna’s Living Kitchen, The Liberty, Common Market and others. This Sunday, Triple C Brewery is hosting a Funds to Farms dinner and all the details are below. Looks like a great event and … Continue reading

Outdoor Movie Night Returns this Friday

The South End Neighborhood Association is bringing back the popular Outdoor Movie Night that they started last summer. The plan for now is to have 3 Outdoor Movies that would be on the 2nd Friday of May, June and July. We are changing up the location this year and will be hosting under the trees … Continue reading

Upcoming Events in South End

It’s that time of year when there are tons of events happening every weekend and South End has no shortage. Below is a quick list of a few special events and features happening over the next few weeks to include several today. If you have an upcoming event in South End, please let me know … Continue reading

The Gallery Crawl of All Gallery Crawls this Friday

Overview Charlotte Magazine recently named the South End Gallery Crawl as the “Best Artsy Place to Take a Date” and the May Gallery Crawl will be unlike any we have ever hosted! Whether you are a local resident or in town for the Wells Fargo Championship, this Friday will be a tremendous celebration of not … Continue reading

A Beautiful, Soggy South End

Love getting photos from our Facebook and Twitter friends. Here is another great way from Nicholas Rend @nrend. Feel free to like it on our Facebook page.

Celebrate Jane Jacobs with 2 Neighborhood Walks

We’ve done several walking tours in South End and have always wanted to do a Jane Jacob’s walk but not made it happen yet. Thankfully, we are in luck because the great folks with Plan Charlotte are hosting one this Saturday, May 4th in South End from 3:30pm-5pm. What is a Jane Jacob’s walk? Great … Continue reading

Neighborhood Day – April 27th

It’s amazing the things one stumbles upon on the Twitter, but learned via GOOD that they have officially claimed Saturday, April 27th as Neighborday. There isn’t much notice to make preparations but if you are interested, here is a link to their Neighborday ToolKit with lots of great things you can download.  It’s a shame … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday Line-up for Tonight

South End Soul Postponed

As many of you know South End Soul was scheduled for this Saturday; however, given the questionable weather forecast for this Saturday, we are going to Postpone South End Soul to a later date, hopefully late June. We will work with the City of Charlotte to secure a new date and let you all know as … Continue reading

Rail Trail Vision Community Meeting Recap

Last night (Tuesday, April 23) we held our first Community Meeting to share the Rail Trail Vision. We had a tremendous turnout with over 80 people, which included lots of residents from South End, Dilworth, Wilmore and Sedgefield along with City Councilwoman, LaWana Mayfield, many representatives from City staff as well as Charlotte Center City … Continue reading

South End Soul this Saturday

We are sorry but due to questionable weather forecasts for Saturday we have decided to postpone this event and hope to do so at a later date in June. Thank you

Sizzlin’ Saturday

Food Truck Friday’s have become so popular that we are bringing a slightly different food truck experience called Sizzlin Saturday. You’ll experience new food trucks that will bring a new foodie experience. Come check it out at the corner of Camden Rd and Park Ave from 4-9pm.

Oak Room, Charlotte’s Newest Nightclub, Opens Tonight

Charlotte’s Newest Nightclub, Oak Room, to Open its Doors April 20th, 2013 in South End Charlotte, NC, April 2, 2013 – As a solid fixture in Charlotte’s restaurant and bar industry for over 30 years, Bottle Cap Group, founders of Brazwell’s Premium Pub, Whiskey Warehouse, Joe Hoopers and more, is bringing a new addition to … Continue reading

New Vendors and Upcoming Events at Atherton Market

What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? If you’ve been at the market in the last week, you probably noticed that we’re moving things around a bit and are “under construction.”  The modifications to the booth at the front door are to accommodate our newest vendor, Not Just Coffee.  James Yoder is a familiar … Continue reading

Rail Trail Vision Community Meeting – April 23

Next Tuesday, April 23rd we are hosting a community meeting to share the vision for the Rail Trail and would love for you to come join us. The meeting will start at 5:30pm at Byrons in the Design Center of the Carolinas. We will have a formal presentation and then we’ll have a short tour … Continue reading

Pedestrian Improvements to South Blvd

One of the six main goals of the South End Strategic Plan (Good to Great) that we worked on as a community a year and a half ago, was improving neighborhood connectivity. A tremendous selling point of South End is it’s walkability and it’s proximity to other neighborhoods, (Uptown, Dilworth, Wilmore, Brookhill and Sedgefield). There … Continue reading

First in Wine and Cheese Flight at Atherton Market Tonight

You probably already have plans for this evening but if you don’t you might want to wander over to the Atherton Market and check out this wine and cheese event hosted by the Charlotte World Trade Association and the NC Department of Agriculture. Come have a little wine with your cheese! “First in Wine and … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday and Magic

Also, wanted to share that South End is conducting a parking study so we can better serve the neighborhood as well as those who come to visit. There will be a couple guys (consultants) at Food Truck Friday that may ask you a few questions about parking for Food Truck Friday. They are very friendly, … Continue reading

New Furniture for the Sidewalks of South End

At the last South End meeting I gave an update on new streetscape furniture we will be installing throughout South End and wanted to make certain to share this for those not able to attend the meeting. Some of you may be thinking, “Furniture…for the street? Does that mean Lazyboys down Camden Rd?”. Okay, slight … Continue reading

Sizzlin’ Saturdays, A New Culinary Experience

Will let the images speak for themselves. Come check it out… (photo was shared on twitter from Roaming Fork. Follow them @roamingforknc)

9 Trucks for Food Truck Friday & Gallery Crawl

April First Friday Gallery Crawl in South End has some new features and great opening exhibits so hope you will come join us. We’ll have maps and information about the gallery crawl at 2 locations…Atherton Mill and Food Truck Friday lot so just look for the branded South End tents. We are continuing with the Free … Continue reading

Center City Vision Awards

Some of you may be familiar with the Center City Vision Awards but I suspect this is relatively new to some of you so I wanted to share as South End has always been a key part. The Vision Awards is produced by Charlotte Center City Partners and was created to “honor, recognize and celebrate … Continue reading

April South End Gallery Crawl

April First Friday Gallery Crawl in South End has some new features and great opening exhibits so hope you will come join us. We’ll have maps and information about the gallery crawl at 2 locations…Atherton Mill and Food Truck Friday lot so just look for the branded South End tents. We are continuing with the … Continue reading

Beer Me Brewfest at All American Pub

In case you weren’t aware, April is North Carolina Beer Month and All American Pub is hosting the Beer Me Brewfest this Sunday, April 7th from 1-5pm, which happens to be National Beer Day. (Who knew there were so many days, weeks and months dedicated to beer?….not that I’m complaining). For details on the Beer Me … Continue reading

Design Center of the Carolina’s Lights Up Water Tower for Autism Awareness

The great folks with Ram Realty Services, owners of the Design Center of the Carolina’s, had the Water Tower lit up blue in honor of Autism Awareness last night. A few folks in South End took some photos and shared via Twitter, which I will share below, and one even captures both the Water Tower and … Continue reading

Atherton Market: Friday Art Market & New Vendor, Not Just Coffee

The Atherton Market is Charlotte’s first, indoor, year-round, producer only farmer’s market. The market is located in the historic Atherton Mill and is open Tuesday – Saturday. Below is the weekly newsletter from the market manager, Lynn Caldwell. What’s Happening This Week at the Market? The recent cooler rainy weather has really been slowing down … Continue reading

Foodie Alert! Introducing Sizzlin’ Saturdays: Feast by Fire

You are all familiar with Food Truck Friday and nothing is changing that but starting this Saturday, March 30th, expect some different food and food truck experiences happening at the same place, on the corner of Park Ave and Camden Rd with Sizzlin’ Saturdays: Feast by Fire. Foodies Welcome!

South End Monthly Neighborhood Meeting – Tue March 26

Meeting Date Schedule for 2013 South End Monthly Meeting – March 26, 5:30-7:00pm, Byrons South End Friendly reminder that our monthly South End meeting is scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday March 26th at Byron’s in the Design Center of the Carolina’s from 5:30-7pm.  The meeting will begin at 6pm but there will be a time of networking and refreshments from 5:30-6pm. The … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday Tonight

South End Highlighted in Huffington Post Story

George Hobica, syndicated travel journalist and founder of Airfarewatchdog.com published a story yesterday titled, 10 Reasons To Visit Charlotte This Spring, and South End got some terrific mentions. Under reason number 2 “Food Wonderful Food” he calls out Price’s Chicken Coop, Mac’s Speed Shop and Luna’s Living Kitchen and noted the convenience of using the … Continue reading

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Who doesn’t love a good ole fashion Easter Egg Hunt? Thankfully our friends at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church are hosting a Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th from 10am to Noon. The Easter Egg Hunt is Free for children ages 0-12 and they’ll have inflatables, snacks and a visit from you know … Continue reading

Session Beer Night, SweetWater Tap Takeover, 3 C IPA Tonight

Charlotte Craft Beer Week continues with three great events tonight. First up happens at Good Bottle Company with Session Beer Night. They will have 12 session beers (at least 6 from NC) under 5.5% abv to refresh your palate in the middle of Charlotte Craft Beer Week. If anyone was at last nights Lost Founder’s … Continue reading

Lost Founder’s and Stout Out tonight in South End

Charlotte Craft Beer Week continues and two fantastic events on the docket for tonight in South End are at The Liberty and Common Market. Every year The Liberty hosts their “Lost Founder’s” beer night. Co-owner of The Liberty, Matthew Pera, always seems to get his hands on rare beers from Founder’s Brewing Company and this … Continue reading

Moxy Madness at Midnight

There is a great article in the Charlotte Observer about an interesting collaboration of both exercise and party but anytime you combine the forces of Fight Gone Mad, Moga Charlotte and a few others, I am not surprised at what they create…hence Moxy Madness at Midnight. It’s a “yoga rave gone mad” and will link … Continue reading

Atherton Market and Saturday Morning….Winning Combination

  The Market is open Tue 10am-7pm, Wed 10am -2pm, Thur 10am-2pm, Fri 10am-2pm and Sat 9am – 2pm and is located at 2000 South Blvd in the back of Atherton Mill. What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? Just in time for nearly spring, we’d like to introduce the young couple pictured right … Continue reading

Free Beer Swag for Beer Week

Charlotte Craft Beer Week kicks off this Friday running through March 24th and has over 60 events scheduled at various establishments throughout Charlotte. South End is once again a sponsor of Charlotte Craft Beer Week and will be giving away free Beer Swag at South End locations that are participating in CCBW. The list of … Continue reading

It’s a Green Food Truck Friday

Hidell Brooks Gallery Celebrating Expansion and 15th Year Anniversary

Katharine Hidell Thomas + Rebecca Brooks Cordially invite you to HIDELL BROOKS  GALLERY 15th year anniversary group exhibition  March 15 – May 31, 2013   Opening Reception March 15, 2013 6-9 pm cocktails + small bites Hidell Brooks Gallery is pleased to announce the reopening of our gallery in the newly renovated and expanded space. … Continue reading

Ready for Food Truck Friday?

New Light Post Banners Installed Today

The next iteration of the new South End Brand Campaign, “The Edge of Town” comes in the form of new light post banners along Camden Rd and the Light Rail. Banners along Camden will look like the one in the image above with a photograph and “edge of town’ banner. The Light Rail will alternate … Continue reading

Saturday at Atherton Market

The market is open today, Saturday from 9am to 2pm at the back of Atherton Mill at 2000 South Blvd. Tons of great vendors and two specials for today will be Roots Food Truck selling breakfast and A Finer Edge should be out to sharpen your knives. See the email newsletter from market manager, Lynn … Continue reading

Feel the Pulse of South End with the 4th Annual “Highest Design” Contest From the Design Center

Deadline for Entries March 15, 2013 and Online Voting Begins March 18, 2013 The Design Center of the Carolinas (DCC) and Ram Realty Services announce their fourth annual art contest for Charlotte’s design and arts community. The Highest Design Water Tower Art Contest puts the winning artist’s work on display on the highest canvas in town, a 125’ water tower, plus … Continue reading

March Gallery Crawl, Food Truck Friday 1 YR Anniversary, Gallery Crawl Walking Tour

March First Friday in South End will be unlike any other! To start things off, we are celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of the start of Food Truck Friday. What started as a fun idea has turned into a Charlotte culinary phenomenon where people gather every Friday at the corner of Camden and Park Ave … Continue reading

South End Neighborhood Association hosts Trivia Night

LYNX Blue Line Stations Temporarily Closed during Weekend Construction

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Judy Dellert-O’Keef, 704-432-0477   LYNX BLUE LINE STATIONS Temporarily CLOSED DURING WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION   Charlotte, NC, February 21, 2013 ¾ The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is adjusting the LYNX Blue Line light rail service over several weekends to accommodate construction work near the New Bern Station. Beginning this weekend, February 23 … Continue reading