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DNC “Thank You” Card going National

Last week I shared about the large “Thank You” card that was started by some local South End business owners and Jon Wilson of “Wilson’s World” for the police, fire and EMT who came from all across the United States for the Democratic National Convention. Since the “Wilson’s World” and subsequent blog, Twitter and Facebook … Continue reading

Sign Huge Thank You Card for Police, Fire and EMT

If you ventured Uptown during the DNC or just watched from home, you should have noticed hundreds of Police, EMT, Fire, Secret Service and National Guard members from across the United States to help with the security and safety of Charlotte and the Democratic National Convention. These folks worked countless hours in heat, humidity, and … Continue reading

Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday

South End Gallery Crawl September Gallery Exhibitions Food Truck Friday Fri, Sep 7, 6-9pm Come to South End for our monthly Gallery Crawl taking place this Friday, September 7. Come explore and experience the many art galleries South End has to offer. Home to the largest number of galleries in Charlotte, you will find unique … Continue reading

Interior Design + Local Food =

Interior Design and Home Furnishings store Post & Gray is partnering with local food truck Roots Farm Food today and Thursday to serve up local food with a side of design. Roots will set up in the parking lot of Post & Gray at 2139 S Tryon Street to serve lunch from 11:30am to 1:30pm … Continue reading

Atherton Market: Come Experience Local

Come experience the local produce of the region at the Atherton Farmer’s Market. Open 5 days a week, Tue – Sat from 9am to 2pm. Short trip down the light rail to East/West Station and quick walk south about half a block to Atherton Mill. The market is in the old Trolley Barn. See the … Continue reading

Visit South End on way to CarolinaFest 2012

CarolinaFest 2012 happens today in Uptown on Tryon Street from 10am to 6pm and will have a great line up of events and music. Chairman of the Board, Jeff Bridges and James Taylor are some of the headline acts for today. You will want to check out the Legacy Village as well. Lot of folks are asking … Continue reading

Nova’s Bakery Now Open

Just drove by the new Nova’s Bakery location on South Blvd (old Laurel Market) and saw the “OPEN” signs turned on! They are now open and will begin their 24HR schedule today as well. They are “cash only” today but will have the credit card machine running tomorrow. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Food Truck Friday

Look forward to seeing you at Camden and Park this Friday for Food Truck Friday. See the lineup and keep in mind we operate until 9pm or the food runs out so arriving earliers is always better!

Locally Made, DNC Inspired

Let the DNC and politically themed products begin! I’m certain there will be no shortage of DNC branded items available for your consumption but a few products that I wanted to share can be found at The Boulevard at South End. All of these items are “locally made, DNC inspired” and The Boulvevard at South End … Continue reading

South End in The New York Times

The latest mention of South End comes from The New York Times in their Dining & Wine section in the article, “Charlotte Wakes Up Bankers’ Taste Buds”. While they praise NC for BBQ, they slam Charlotte as a place to find good BBQ so instead they focus on the “local food” offerings. South End got mentions for … Continue reading

New South End Maps Arrived

Arriving just in time for Labor Day and a little event called the Democratic National Convention, a rush order of the new South End Maps with a little humor on the cover and a lot of information inside. We hope you will “Come explore our nooks and crannies, our charming old buildings, our wild new developments. … Continue reading

Farmers Market Update

As a reminder, the Atherton Farmers Market is open 5 days a week (Tue-Sat) from 9am to 2pm with extended hours on Tuesday until 7pm. Enjoy the update from market manager, Lynn Caldwell. What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? Today is the last time I’ll talk about school for a while, but because … Continue reading

Off to Market We Go

Saturday morning and the Atherton Market has been open for an hour already with lots of great local produce, proteins and local sourced food items. Below you can read the weekly market update, see some pictures from my visit this past week of a couple vendors and see what Luck Fish will be serving up … Continue reading

Triple C Brewing Grand Opening Today

Today is the day! The grand opening for Triple C Brewing Company is today from 2-9pm. The beer is great. The space is terrific and they will have the Tin Kitchen Food Truck onsite. Triple C is located at 2900 Griffith Street, CTL 28203 and is a short walk from the New Bern Light Rail … Continue reading

A Mention in the Washingtonian Magazine

Loving all the exposure Charlotte is getting as a result of DNC 2012!  You may have already seen this piece but it was new to us so wanted to share. Many places are mentioned in the article written by Charlotte Magazine’s editor, Richard Thurmond. South End gets a mention under point number 3 “Charlotte’s two primary … Continue reading

Fun Friday Night in South End

It is going to be a great night in South End with all kinds of events from live music, movies, food trucks and SEC rivalry! The great thing is you can walk to them all so you can party hop. Here is the list so you can start making your plans. SEC Alumni Bash 2012 at … Continue reading

Artist Edwin Gil Unveiling New Series

ARTIST EDWIN GIL TO UNVEIL NEW SERIES USING RECYCLED GLASS Concept of Upcycling Brought to Life In Large Pieces of Glass Art   CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – Contemporary, conceptual artist, Edwin Gil, today announced the opening of his new series, New Horizons: Upcycling, for Friday, August 24 from 6pm-9pm at Gil Gallery, 109 West Morehead Street, … Continue reading

South End highlighted on Charlotte in 2012 Blog

In case you missed the post from the Charlotte in 2012 website about South End…here you go. Nice call out for some of the great places in our neighborhood!. As a reminder, there is a great resource online for those who plan to follow DNC 2012 via Twitter. Exploring Charlotte: Historic South End Posted on … Continue reading

Nova’s Bakery Opening in old Laurel Market Space

Exciting news to learn that Nova’s Bakery will be opening a location on South Boulevard in the old Laurel Market location. Details were confirmed in an article by Observer food writer, Kathleen Purvis, writing that Nova’s South End location will be “a 24-hour coffee shop with WiFi and indoor and outdoor seating”. You can read the … Continue reading

Join Triple C Brewing in Delivering Inaugural Keg

The inaugural keg has been delivered. Great day and excited for the guys and girl of Triple C Brewing Co. Join them this Saturday for their Grand Opening!  Triple C Brewing Company is a stones throw from the New Bern Light Rail stop in South End. To celebrate their new brewery they invite you to join them tomorrow, … Continue reading

South End Outdoor Movie Night this Friday

Look forward to seeing you this Friday for the rescheduled South End Cinema. We will coincide with Food Truck Friday and plan to have a few more trucks present. Trucks start at 5pm. Movie starts at 9pm. Bring chairs and blankets!

Art and Chicken Mentions in The Boston Globe. Guess Where?

It may get a little old reposting South End mentions in National Media but lets celebrate in this once in a lifetime opportunity called The Democratic National Convention. Last week I shared a small mention found in Esquire suggesting a convention stop for a beer at Common Market and todays mentions come from The Boston Globe … Continue reading

Saturday at Atherton Mill and Market

As you wake up this Saturday morning and plan your day, I recommend a trip to Atherton Market. We go to grocery stores to buy food but we go to farmers markets for an experience. Clearly you are getting the freshest, local produce and proteins around when you shop a market, but you get the social … Continue reading

Guess the South End Business Mentioned in Esquire?

One of the great benefits of DNC 2012 coming to Charlotte is the National Media attention. It’s exciting to see our very own Common Market mentioned in this month’s issue of Esquire Magazine. Granted it is a “breviloquent” travel guide to Convention Cities but we couldn’t agree with them more….grabbing a beer at Common Market is well … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday before Panthers Game

The Panthers take on the Dolphins this Friday night and its a great opportunity to change up your typical tailgate and come check out Food Truck Friday. If you are taking the light rail, jump off at the Bland St stop and walk to Camden and Park Ave. There is ample on street parking as well as parking in … Continue reading

Twitter Resources for #DNC2012

South End is one of the more social media savvy neighborhoods in Charlotte. The people who live, work and play in South End are also tweeting, liking, posting, instagramming and pinning. As many folks are about to descend upon Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, we’ve put togther a Twitter Resource List for most common Hashtags, Local Charlotte Media, Local … Continue reading

South End Local Foodie Finder

I always enjoy relaying the weekly newsletter from Atherton Market but it dawned on me that South End offers a variety of Local Food options and those stories need to be shared. With that in mind I am starting a weekly post called South End Local Foodie Finder. Here I will relay weekly updates on the places, events and specials pertaining to Local Food in South End. The Atherton … Continue reading

South End Meeting regarding DNC Logistics this Thursday

UPDATE : THURSDAY MEETING AGENDA HSE + DNC meeting 8_16_2012 final DNC 2012 is a few weeks away and details have been released regarding vehicle and pedestrian restrictions as well as Light Rail and CTC schedules. Given South End’s proximity to Uptown and the fact that some of these restrictions will have impact to some South End … Continue reading

A Look Inside Triple C Brewing

Opening day for Triple C Brewing is close. They have passed all inspections, have their TO and just waiting for ABC permit before they announce an opening date. I stopped in this week to get a look at the brewery and it looks great! I think folks will be spending a lot of time here. When I arrived … Continue reading

Vehicle and Pedestrian Restrictions During DNC 2012

Vehicle and Pedestrian Restrictions during DNC 2012 were released this morning for areas around Time Warner Cable Arena, Bank of America Stadium and the Government Center. All information can be accessed here but am providing a few maps. The map that has some direct impact for South End will be for the Vehicle and Pedestrian Restrictions … Continue reading

CTC and Light Rail Changes for DNC

The Charlotte Transit Center (CTC) will temporarily relocate to the corners of Third and South Mint Streets from September 3rd through 5th, 2012. During that time, bus routes that normally service the transit center will be re-routed to the temporary transit center. To see how your route will be adjusted during the DNC click here. … Continue reading

Charlotte in 2012 to debut “Carolina Stories” this Friday

South End is excited to be the host for Charlotte in 2012 to debut “Carolina Stories” this Friday at Common Market and Food Truck Friday. “Carolina Stories” is a collection of 30 videos from three local production crews that highlights the regions unique attributes. Each video is 2 minutes in length and Friday’s showing will be the first full showing of … Continue reading

Design Center of the Carolinas “Highest Design Contest”

Online Voting Begins Today Monday, March 19 The Design Center of the Carolinas Charlotte’s “Highest Design” Water Tower Art Contest Charlotte, NC – The Design Center of the Carolinas (DCC) and Ram Realty Services opened online voting on Monday, March 19 for their third annual art contest for Charlotte’s design and arts community. Local artists … Continue reading