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A Farewell Blog Post and a Goodbye Bar Crawl

I had never blogged before starting this South End blog. I needed a way to communicate with folks, share stories, events and my experience while the South End website was being created so I gave it a shot. What started slow and awkward has grown into 474 subscribers, 250,000 plus page views and a great … Continue reading

What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market?

What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? Happy almost fall!  We’ve had some welcomed autumn teasers recently, including cooler mornings, the appearance of winter squash and greens, and school buses on the road again.  We’re getting a jump on the season this Friday September 6th with our First Friday Fall Arts Market from 5:00 … Continue reading

September Gallery Crawl and Food Truck 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 food trucks for August and as well as special guests from WFAE 90.9 FM. The Gallery Crawl is a … Continue reading

South End Presents… Fido Fest, A Festival of the Arfs

All Charlotte area dogs are encouraged to bring their humans to Fido Fest, a furry friendly extravaganza of fun, food and festivities on Saturday, November 2 in South End.  Fido Fest is a street party dedicated to and just for dogs and their humans.  Festivities kickoff with the 2X4 Dog Walk where two and four-legged … Continue reading

A Fun Friday Night in South End

Friday night’s are always great in South End but tonight has some extra special goodness. If it’s Friday, it’s Food Truck Friday and another great lineup of your favorite trucks and maybe one you haven’t tried yet. If you come and you are able, please take the Light Rail. If you get off at the … Continue reading

Summer in South End Concert this Friday

The first concert in July was a great success so another one is planned for this Friday as part of the Summer in South End sponsored by CharlotteONE and Coca Cola Bottling Consolidated. Bands for this Friday are Public Radio, Chasing Pedestrians & The Business People. The concert is a benefit for the American Red … Continue reading

Triple C Celebrating 1st Birthday of Brewing Beer

Time sure flies when you are brewing beer and time flies even faster when you are drinking said brewed beer. Hard to believe it’s been a year already but congratulations to Triple C Brewing Company on their upcoming 1st anniversary. The brewery has been a great addition to South End, to Charlotte and to the … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday

It’s a little chilly and rainy but the food trucks will be out tonight and you can also find the trucks back out on Saturday.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen and more Atherton Market News

The following is the weekly email newsletter about Atherton Market. The Atherton Market is a producer only, year-round, indoor farmer’s market located at 2000 South Blvd in the old trolley barn at Atherton Mill. The market is open Tuesday from 2pm-7pm, Wed-Friday 10am to 2pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Not Just Coffee is … Continue reading

South End Cinema – Tonight!

The South End Neighborhood Association rescheduled the July movie due to rain so you can come join us tonight at Atherton Mill for SKYFALL. The movie will start around 8:45pm so please come join us around 8pm or a little before to set up your spot and enjoy some tailgating games before the movie starts. … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday Line-Up

Last Day to Vote For South End!

It’s been incredible to see all the votes coming in for South End. Voting ends tonight (Friday) probably around midnight so please make certain to keep casting your votes in Creative Loafing’s “Battle of the Hoods”. If you need some good reasons to vote for South End, check out this earlier post. Feel free to … Continue reading

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

Need Some Reasons to Vote for South End? Here 34.

First off, there are a lot more wonderful neighborhoods in Charlotte than the Creative Loafing Poll allows you to vote for which is a shame. While we can’t change those constraints, I wanted to give you a quick 31 reasons to help sway you to vote for South End as “Charlotte’s Hood of the Year”. … Continue reading

Charlotte B-cycle Anniversary Celebration and Press Conference

It’s hard to believe that Charlotte’s bike share program (Charlotte B-Cycle) is a year old! It’s been cool to watch this program take off as I’ve seen folks on B-Cycles all over town. This Wednesday, Charlotte B-Cycle is hosting a press conference at 10am at the New Bern Light Rail Station to celebrate their first … Continue reading

Vote For South End!

One week left to get your votes in for your Favorite Charlotte Neighborhood and if you see from the screen shot above South End is in the lead but only by a few votes. NoDa is closing in and we can’t let them out vote us!! To cast your vote click here. Voting ends on … Continue reading

Two Retail Stores Opening in South End

Received the official announcement today of two retail stores opening in South End this Summer/Fall. BRIEF, a men’s underwear, swimwear and lounge-wear store will redefine how men shop and look. SHU, a ladies shoe, handbag and accessory store will refocus our attention on accessories.  The two retail stores will be housed within an 8,200+ square feet … 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

WFAE Night at August Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday

We are excited to have WFAE join us NEXT Friday for the August Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday on Friday, August 2, 2013. It’s a great way for you to kick off your weekend and come meet some of your favorite WFAE personalities, get some WFAE swag and explore the cultural side of South … Continue reading

South End Garden Party at Friendship Trays

Come join us this Thursday for a Garden Party at the Friendship Trays‘ Demo Garden at 2401 Distribution Street off Remount Rd in South End. Each month South End hosts social events for business owners, residents and most anyone interested in joining us at various locations throughout South End. Changing the locations allows us the opportunity … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday and The Moth Project

We’re mixing things up a little this week as Food Truck Friday, Common Market and the McColl Center for Visual Arts are teaming up to present The Moth Project. Jeff Schmuki & Wendi Deschene are environmental artists-in-residence at the McColl Center and will bring the Moth Light Intervention to Food Truck Friday. Read below for … Continue reading

2nd Annual Homemade Ice Cream Churn Off

July is National Ice Cream Month and in honor of Ice Cream we will once again be hosting a Homemade Ice Cream Churn Off at the Atherton Market this Saturday, July 20th (one day before National Ice Cream Day). We’ll be churning up homemade ice cream in the morning and will have it ready by … Continue reading

CATS Public Meeting Notice

My apologies for not getting this out earlier but please note there is a public meeting tonight from 6pm-7:30pm at the South Boulevard Light Rail Facility to provide information and receive feedback on the Blue Line Capacity Expansion Project . The project will lengthen a couple platforms to accommodate three-car trains as well as the … Continue reading

Demolition Party on Tue, July 9th

For our July monthly social event in South End we are going to offer something a little different….a Demolition Party! The majority of the block comprised of Camden, West, Hawkins and Kingston is being prepared for the new Camden Gallery apartments that will also have street front retail on both Camden and West Blvd. Meet … Continue reading

Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday Tonight

Hopefully you had a great Fourth of July and enjoyed one of the many great fireworks shows over the last two days. If you have friends and family in town and looking for something fun and a little unique to do with them tonight…come to South End for Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday. Gallery … Continue reading

South End the topic on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks

Update July 5th: In case you missed the live broadcast, you can listen here. The blog has been silent over the past week as I took a little vacation time with the family.  I’m back and happy to share that South End will be the topic for tomorrows (Tuesday’s) Charlotte Talks episode on WFAE. The … Continue reading

South End Soul this Saturday

South End Soul is this Saturday and going to be great. Before I get into all the details there are two other great events happening on Saturday in South End I wanted to make certain you had the details. Triple C is hosting Triple P at Triple C from 3-6pm with BBQ from award winning … Continue reading

Not Just Coffee now open in Atherton Market

Many of you have been to Not Just Coffee in the 7th Street Public Market Uptown and enjoyed a delicious pour over or cappuccino. Last Tuesday they had their Grand Opening at their newest location in the Atherton Market and starting on Wednesday, June 19th, they will open at 7am Tuesday through Friday and at … Continue reading

South End Soul and more upcoming events

South End Soul redo is happening on Saturday, June 22nd from 5pm-10pm on Camden Rd between Park Ave and S Tryon Street. You may recall we originally planned this neighborhood street party for late April but cancelled due to weather. We are back and have a great band lineup along with a special Night Market … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday, South End Super Flea and Sizzlin Saturday

Here is what you can expect to find this weekend at Camden and Park Ave with Food Truck Friday, Sizzlin Saturday and the South End Super Flea. Please note a couple things…first the Super Flea will now start a little later in the mornings so new hours are 10am to 3pm.  Second, it’s also Outdoor … Continue reading

The Queen City Style in South End

I love it when folks share photos, videos and blog posts about their experience in South End via Twitter. As much as possible, when I get a fun blog post I love to reblog it (with permission of course) and the one below is a great example from The Queen City Style. The title of the … Continue reading

Outdoor Movie Night Returns this Friday

The first Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by the South End Neighborhood Association (SENA) was a great success. Moving it to a new location (Atherton Mill under the trees and on the grass) had a couple of kinks but we have them all worked out for this Friday. We thought we would be able to turn … Continue reading

Happenings at Camden and Park

There is always something happening at or around the intersection of Camden Rd and Park Ave. Tonight is the South End Gallery Crawl and below are the details for Food Truck Friday, South End Super Flea Market and Sizzlin Saturday, which happen on the weekends but you always have the wonderful businesses and restaurants in … 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

Thank You! Pancake Breakfast Another Great Success!

The 3rd Annual Charlotte Fire Department Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast was another great success! We sold close to 300 plates which was about 1500 pancakes for a total of $1,463.00. Thanks to the generosity of the the band we had that morning at the market, Simpler Times, they donated their booking fee to the cause for … 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

South End Super Flea Market open Saturdays

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

New South End Public Art

This past Saturday the South End Neighborhood Association hosted another successful Community Day. We hosted our first Community Day a year ago with the desire to have a series of work projects as a way to spruce up the neighborhood. Projects focused on adding or improving flower beds or public art projects and having another … Continue reading

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

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