Publix fanboys are going nuts in excitement for their South End location opening this Saturday, April 18th. 55,000 square feet of Publixness. I grew up in South Florida, so I can still taste the deliciousness of the Publix subs that my soccer team would eat during pre-game meals. Swung by the location yesterday and they were doing parking space signage and leading employees through the store. It’s go time. Anyways.
Today’s Weather: 78. 40% chance of t-storms.
Today’s Stat: $975,000. Amount of money the city approved last night for new seats at Bojangles’ Coliseum.
Today’s Job: Account Executive Energy & Technology at PR firm FleishmanHillard.Go.
Today’s Charlottean: Dale Mullennix, Executive Director of Urban Ministries, for his unselfish leadership and vision.
It’s okay to be alone
Danny Gassaway explores why he’s comfortable watching French movies alone at Manor Theater. Beautiful read.
3 iconic Charlotte ice cream sandwiches to celebrate the return of Elizabeth Creamery
Katie Levans utilizes items from Amelie’s, Bojangles’ and Sunflour to create ice cream sandwiches that photograph beautifully and look outstanding. Wow.
14 Charlotte PR firms that could be game changers
The communications industry is getting rocked and these guys have an opportunity: Branstorm, Carolina PR, Crown Communications, Eaddy Perry & Associates, Eric Mower & Associates, FleishmanHillard Charlotte, LGA, Pivot PR, Spark Strategic Ideas, Taylor, Wray Ward & Yellow Duck Marketing.
In the bleachers: 5 questions with football analyst Michael Felder
Miller Yoho virtually sits down with Charlotte’s Michael Felder to discuss how he produces so many remarkable college football analysis videos and if it’s cool to wear manpris.
Meet Kseniya and Brandon Martin’s dog, Theo
Even though I’m anti-pet, we’re kicking off a new series titled “Pet Tales” to find out why people are so freaking obsessed with caged animals they call pats.
Work life of Brandon Cullen, CEO of MADabolic Inc.
In the first installment of this new series titled “Beyond the Cube,” we investigate the tools, work tips and life hacks of Brandon. I’m glad he uses Wunderlist, I live by it.
Sycamore Brewing’s Countryside IPA won the Charlotte Business Journal’s Beer Madness competition. 1,700 votes in the final round to edge Triple C’s Baby Maker. This felt a little like a website traffic driving strategy for CBJ, but we do love Sycamore because of their pitchers.
Two Bottles Wine Co is a wine startup launching in Charlotte. Erin gives you a look behind the concept.
On Wednesday, Obama arrives into Charlotte at 1:50 pm. He’ll meet with a group of women at ImaginOn and then host a town hall style format with invited guests (invites have already gone out). Topic will either be his budget proposal or Charlotte’s inchworm invasion.
The new Montford Billiards has a speakeasy-type entrance and a dive bar feel. View photos and read our news briefing.
Have an excellent Tuesday and yes, we all have Charlotte inchworms in our trees, our hair and our nightmares.