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An Evening with WFAE at South End Gallery Crawl & Food Truck Friday

First off…please remember to Vote for South End for Creative Loafing’s “Neighborhood of the Year” Voting ends Friday!  Overview Charlotte Magazine recently named the South End Gallery Crawl as the “Best Artsy Place to Take a Date” and Food Truck Friday as “Best Regular Foodie Event” and we will have a great lineup of gallery exhibitions and … Continue reading

Creative Loafing: Urban Explorer Handbook 2013

If you haven’t picked up Creative Loafing this week, make certain you do as they have just published their 2013 Urban Explorer Handbook giving you key insights and info on your favorite Charlotte neighborhoods. It’s great that South End has a section…check it out here …as they have some great quotes from local business owners. Oh…and … Continue reading

Atherton Market Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Congratulations to the Atherton Market on their 3 Year Anniversary this Saturday. They have a lot of great events for this Saturday, which you can see in the flier above and lots more details below in their weekly newsletter. The market is located in the old trolley barn at 2000 South Blvd in Atherton Mill. … Continue reading

Happenings at Camden and Park

The lot at Camden Rd and Park Ave is always alive on Friday nights with Food Truck Friday but we’ve also got a couple new events happening on Saturdays with the South End Super Flea Market and Sizzlin Saturday. As a way to promote all those happenings I will include all the details for each … Continue reading

Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast this Sat at Atherton Market

Come join us this Saturday, June 1st from 8:30-10:30am at the Atherton Market for our 3rd Annual Charlotte Fire Department Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast. Each year gets better and better with more funds raised and many more pancakes consumed! For a $5 donation you’ll get a plate of 3 pancakes, toppings, juice or coffee and for … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday….2013 BOB Award Winner!

Not certain if you saw it but Food Truck Friday was named Best Regular Foodie Event in Charlotte Magazine’s annual Best of the Best Awards! Special thanks to Gaines Brown (owner of the lot at Camden and Park), the Food Trucks and all of you that faithfully come out to South End to support! See … 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

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

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

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)

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

Food Truck Friday Tonight

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

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

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

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

48 Hours in Charlotte…

Nice blog post written by Lindsey Grossman for Mapquest Discover titled, “Best 48 Hours: Charlotte, Queen City of The South”. It begins with some great options for visiting South End and wanted to share a portion and link you back to the site for the full post. Best 48 Hours: Charlotte, Queen City of The South … Continue reading

Congrats to Savory Spice and Charlotte NC Tours!

Visit Charlotte announced their Partner of the Year Awards on Jan 23rd and pleased to share that two South End businesses were on the list. Savory Spice Shop in Atherton Mill won for Retail Establishment of the Year and Charlotte NC Tours won for Service Company of the Year. The full press release and award … Continue reading

$15,000 Purse for this years Carolina’s Got Art! Exhibition

I am excited to share with you that Carolina’s Got Art! Exhibition is returning in 2013 with a huge $15,000 purse!. This art exhibition and sale is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the incredible art work from both North and South Carolina. For all the details you can visit their website but I have listed details below … Continue reading

Microbrewery Text Amendment

The craft beer scene and microbreweries continues to grow in Charlotte and the CharMeck Planning Department is taking a closer look into the definitions for the use of “microbrewery” as well as appropriate zoning and would like community input. Please see the details below for an upcoming meeting on January 8th and please note that … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Contest at Atherton Market Today

  What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? Now that we are officially into December it’s looking and sounding like the holidays around here!  We’ve turned on the holiday music, decked the halls, and we’re hustling around to get ready for the weekend events, though we also love the weekdays.  It’s a little quieter, … Continue reading

Civic By Design Forum on South End Development

Wanted to pass along this opportunity through Civic By Design and hope you’ll take the time to attend and engage. The following is the email notification sent out by Tom Low. RAISE BAR How can we “raise the bar” for development in South End and greater Charlotte? South End is considered by many as Charlotte’s premium urban neighborhood … Continue reading

Introducing Neighborland (it’s not a new TV show)

Ever have a great idea for making where you live better but not certain how to share that idea or if others might be thinking the same thing? I have and several months ago I stumbled upon a progressive way that makes use of social media platforms to get ideas from people on how to … Continue reading

South End is Growing….Part 2

Some of you may recall a previous post about new development happening in South End around the South Blvd and Remount areas titled South End is Growing. I want to continue that tour north in South End but first a few figures. We are anticipating 1872 new units and the current construction reflects a conservative … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday and Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 24th is Small Business Saturday, a day sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to bring focus and sales to local small businesses. South End has participated in Small Business Saturday since it’s inception in 2010 by American Express. With over 870 businesses in South End and over 90% of those classified as … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday

Going to have a special Food Truck Friday and since we have so much happening we have 2 fliers. One for the Second Harvest Food Bank Drive and one for the entertainment, The London Broil. It’s also Gallery Crawl this Friday so check out the details for this months exhibitions!. See you tomorrow and dress … Continue reading

StartUp Spotlight: ShomoLive

From time to time I have shared stories about the many new StartUps that are calling South End their home. You may recall posts on Tresata and Tire Intelligence, Inc but also setting up shop in South End area KYCK, Tykoon (since moved to NYC), and ShomoLive. “StartUps” seems to be a hot topic right now … Continue reading

Atherton Market Update

The following is reposted from the market manager of the Atherton Market. Lots of great events coming up so make certain you don’t miss out! What’s Happening this Week at the Atherton Market? The next big event you should know about is the Lucky Fish Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil on Friday, November 2nd.  … Continue reading

Battle of the Brews this Thursday

Fun event coming up next Thursday at All American Pub in South End benefiting The 704 Project & Charlotte Public Tree Fund. To register go to here. Details below from the organizers about the event and causes. Battle of the Brews Event Details: 1. Come drink craft brews from Charlotte’s local breweries. You vote on your … Continue reading

Great Events at South End Markets Today

We have two great food markets in South End: Atherton Market and Healthy Home Market. Both markets offer a great shopping experience and have wonderful events happening today. HHM has a great Oktoberfest beer tasting happening today (see flier). Lots of great events happening at the farmers market so see below but have your calendar … Continue reading

South End is Growing!

The seeds of development were planted years ago before the economy tanked and a trip to the southern end of South End will let you know those seeds are finally growing. New development is rising up from the ground around the Remount and South Blvd area with 4 multifamily developments and 1 commercial construction project … Continue reading

3rd Annual Dilworth South End Chili Cook Off Today

The 3rd Annual South End / Dilworth Chili Cook Off is TODAY, Sunday, October 14th! Last year was a huge turnout and only anticipate it getting larger with more chili entries and more fun! The Chili Cook Off will be set up in the parking lot of Atherton Mill (2000 South Blvd) and starts at … Continue reading

Good Bottle Company opening this Friday, Oct 12th

Several months ago I shared of a new bottle shop opening in South End called Good Bottle Company. I am pleased to share that their Grand Opening is scheduled for this Friday, October 12th. The store looks very cool and peeked in this morning to see the shelves filled with beer. I’m sharing a few … Continue reading

Cast Iron Waffles and Cluck Around added to Atherton Market

The following is the weekly newsletter from Atherton Market manager, Lynn Caldwell. The farmers market is open year round, 5 days a week Tue-Sat 9am -2pm with extended hours on Tue until 7pm. What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? We have the opportunity to introduce not one, but two new vendors to the … Continue reading

Chili Cook Off Competitors To Date

The 3rd Annual South End / Dilworth Chili Cook Off is quickly approaching (Oct 14th) and wanted to share the current list of competitors signed up as well as share that local beer from Triple C, Olde Mecklenburg and Natty Greene’s will be pouring at the Chili Cook Off this year! Many are still in … Continue reading

Creative Space for Creative Business

When the core of your business is built around creativity, it is only fitting you locate your business in a creative place. Time after time new business locate to South End because of the wide range of creative office and retail spaces. The open loft options in the Design Center of the Carolinas attracted start … Continue reading

Sauceman’s Cornhole Tournament

Sauceman’s, located on the corner of S Tryon and West Blvd is hosting a Corn Hole Tournament this Sunday, Sept 30th starting at 1pm. It’s $50 for a 2 person team with proceeds benefiting Shelter Health Services. Entry into the tournament gets you 2 Plates of Sauceman’s BBQ, 2 Beer Tickets, 2 Raffle Tickets and … Continue reading

Atherton Market wins Historic Charlotte Blast for the Past Award

Congratulations are in order for the Atherton Market for their Blast for the Past Award from Historic Charlotte for adaptive reuse of a building in a historic district. The award ceremony will be on October 10th and if you would like to purchase tickets to attend, please note the details below in the weekly Atherton … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunity with HandsNFeet Foundation

It’s great to see South End businesses develop non profit foundations as a way to help meet the needs of the Charlotte Community. Flores & Associates has done just that with the creation of the HandsNFeet Foundation that serves to bring added warmth to our neighbors in need throughout the Greater Charlotte region through the distribution … Continue reading

Green Flash Brewing Partners with The Liberty for first Beer Dinner in NC

This Friday, The Liberty is partnering with Green Flash Brewing Company from San Diego for their first Beer Dinner in the state of North Carolina. For all the details, menu and beer…see below. Details taken from The Liberty’s website. From The Liberty: San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing is famous for their mastery of “The West … Continue reading

3rd Annual Dilworth South End Chili Cook-Off Oct 14

The 3rd Annual South End / Dilworth Chili Cook Off (noticed how I switched the order) is coming up on Sunday, October 14th and you need to make plans to be there. Last year was a huge turnout and only anticipate it getting larger with more chili entries and more fun! The Chili Cook Off … Continue reading

Charlotte’s First PARK(ing) Day in South End Today

Today in South End there will be a couple less opportunities for cars to park but many more opportunities for people to sit and enjoy. That’s because several students from UNC Charlotte and volunteers headed up by Keihly Moore are taking over 2 parking spaces in South End to turn them into temporary parks for … Continue reading

40th Anniversary of the Dilworth Home Tour

The following information is from our Dilworth Neighbors about their upcoming annual home tour Sept 21 and 22. This year marks the 40th anniversary with details and ticket info below. 40th Anniversary of the Dilworth Home Tour Charlotte’s “first suburb” celebrates its 40th Home Tour with a great selection of historic and new homes and … Continue reading