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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February South End Social this Thursday at Good Bottle Co

South End Monthly Meeting – February 21, 6:00-7:30pm, Good Bottle Co The February South End Social will be held at Good Bottle Company on Remount Rd between Canine Cafe and Penn Station East Coast Subs. Join us between 6 and 7:30 for  beverages and light refreshments from Penn Station. These socials are designed for you … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday Lineup for Feb 15th

South End Broker Event – Feb 28th

Shopping South End for Ingredients to Make a Ford Escape

I know the title sounds a little out there but it’s true that last weekend I drove around South End on a Ford Escape Ingredient Shopping Trip.  An opportunity was presented to me to test drive a Ford Escape for a few days courtesy of Keith Hawthorne Ford Lincoln of Charlotte with the goal to share about the sustainable … Continue reading

Something Sexy from Planet 21 Salon

South End is known as Charlotte’s design destination with over 120 home furnishings, appliance, hardware, furniture and interior design businesses. If you need to make your home, office or apartment a more comfortable and stylish space then South End is your place. In addition to great options for design for your home, South End offers … Continue reading

February Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday

  Join us this Friday, Feb 1st for our monthly First Friday Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday. Below you will find a variety of details happening this Friday but please know that restaurants and other shops are open during Gallery Crawl and you can pick up a South End Guide at the Food Truck Friday … Continue reading

News from Healthy Home Market and Atherton Market

Healthy Home Market Health and Wellness Fair this Saturday! This week at the Atherton Market? I’ve been giving more market tours recently, and I find that even participants who have been shopping at the market for a while learn something new.  So this newsletter is dedicated to giving you the insider scoop on what you’ll … Continue reading

South End Gallery Crawl Walking Tour for February

South End is home to the largest concentration of art galleries in Charlotte with over 12 galleries and more than 25 studios. The First Friday of every month, South End hosts a Gallery Crawl where the galleries offer receptions as they launch a new monthly exhibition. In addition to the Gallery Crawl, a new event … Continue reading

Wilson’s World Live from Common Market

For those not familiar, Wilson’s World is a TV show that is part of Fox News Rising’s morning show. Wilson comes to interesting places around Charlotte and conducts live interviews with local people. He is no stranger to South End and we’ve done several shows with him on a variety of topics but on Thursday of this week we … Continue reading

Warmer Weather for Food Truck Friday

With an unseasonably warm forecast with highs in the low 60’s we should have a nice evening for Food Truck Friday. Could be a little light rain at times but we always wait it out and we’ll have a couple tents for some temporary shelter if need be. See details on the trucks below.

$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

Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday

Gallery Crawl is also this Friday however with the holidays, most of the galleries are still closed. You can visit the ones below as well as several shops along Camden Rd. We’ll be back to full force for February! Charlotte Art Leagues – POINT OF DEPARTURE’ (Through January 25)  Where will the new year lead you? … Continue reading

Free South End Walking Tour this Saturday

Join us this Saturday, Dec 29th, for our 2nd South End Walking Tour. The first tour we did almost a year ago had a huge turnout and you can see some highlight from this past blog post: Exploring South End By Foot. The tour is Free but you do need to register here. The current weather forecast … Continue reading

Friday Night Plans? Here some options…

Three options for your Friday Night. Idea 1 The first ever bottle release of Triple C Brewing Company’s “Up All Night” Breakfast Porter. It’s a delicious beer collaboration with local coffee roaster, Magnolia Coffee. Supplies are limited and they begin selling today at 4pm. Idea 2 Food Truck Friday is a household name now in … Continue reading

South End Walking Tour – Dec 29

Back by popular demand, we are hosting a 2nd South End Walking Tour. The first tour we did almost a year ago had a huge turnout and you can see some highlight from this past blog post: Exploring South End By Foot. South End is becoming a great urban neighborhood with eclectic shopping and restaurants all … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Update

What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? This is the last newsletter until after Christmas, so before I continue let me say that we appreciate each and every one of you, and wish you peace and joy for the Season.  The power of community is making itself known here as well as in many … Continue reading

Images from Culture Initiatives 4 Year Anniversary Show

Culture Initiative put together another great show for their 4 year anniversary at AKA Creative last Saturday night. The show was called Found and artists created using found objects. They had a tremendous turnout with over 400 people attending and I stopped in early to grab the images below. My picture phone feature can’t do justice … Continue reading

Food Truck Friday

Found: a found object assemblage art showcase by Culture Initiative

Culture Initiative is celebrating their 4-year anniversary this Saturday with another incredible show at AKA Creative called Found. I went to last years show and was blown away. Once I entered AKA Creatives space I asked myself several times, “Am I really in Charlotte?” The people, the art, the musicians, the dj’s, the space…all combined for … Continue reading

SantaCon 2012

I’m sharing the following event hosted by the Charlotte Beer Club and Good Eats & Meets. Much of the event falls outside of South End but the final stop is our very own Triple C Brewing! All the details are below so sign up, dawn your Santa attire and get ready to enjoy SantaCon 2012! … Continue reading

Light Rail Beer Crawl Recap from Charlotte Beer Blog

It’s not every day you walk into a brewery and see a dog, sitting in a chair with a beer but that seemed about right for the start of the first South End Light Rail Beer Crawl. It was a huge success and thank you to everyone that attended! A complete recap from Charlotte Beer … Continue reading

This Week at Atherton Market

The following in the weekly newsletter from Atherton Market. Enjoy! What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? We’ve delivered your newsletter a little early this week so that you are sure to know that our “winter hours” begin today.  It won’t mean any drastic changes, and we are still open 5 days a week.  … 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

Food Truck First Friday

Ton’s happening this First Friday in South End. Lots of good food from the food trucks. Christmas Tree lot in case you still looking for that perfect one. Holiday Market at Atherton Market. First Friday Gallery Crawl. Dilworth Artisan Station Holiday Open House and keep an eye out for the House of Prayer Shout Band! … Continue reading

Final Gallery Crawl of 2012…Two Words….Huge!

  Come to South End for our FINAL Gallery Crawl of 2012 taking place this Friday, December 7th. Art is always a great gift idea so come explore and experience the many art galleries South End has to offer this Friday. Home to the largest number of galleries in Charlotte, you will find unique paintings; … Continue reading

A Holiday Open House Unlike Any Other

South End is full of hidden treasures and one that I’m willing to guess you aren’t aware of is the Dilworth Artisan Station (DAS). Don’t let the name fool you…it is actually in South End although technically what runs up to the light rail tracks on the east side was Dilworth, hence the name. If … Continue reading

South End Neighborhood Association Holiday Party this Tuesday

Atherton Market update…lots you don’t want to miss!

What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market? I’m just back from Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., and you may know that when I travel I explore markets and embark on culinary adventures.  In D.C. we dined at “The Pig,” and had a true whole animal experience… pigs’ ears on a salad, and various organ meats … Continue reading