When apartment developers and breweries win, who loses? I was at Kennedy’s in Elizabeth last Saturday afternoon watching the Final Four. Something didn’t feel right. Then I noticed it. Emptiness. There were available tables, lots of them. Across the street, I noticed nobody at P Stone. Walked over to discover Chris and Josh shut it down. Strap in, Charlotte is changing. I love the apartment infill development strategy, but we will lose some of our character. I love breweries (wearing my NoDa hat as I write this), but we will lose some of our longtime bars. Maybe I’m tired from launch stuff, but when I read Tim’s story on the last dive bars in Charlotte (published now), I almost cried. Anyways.
Today’s Weather: 80. 60% chance of afternoon showers & t-storms.
Today’s Stat: 3,195. Homes sold in March, a 20% yr/yr uptick.
Today’s Job: Communications Coordinator at Queens (Go).
Today’s Charlottean: Rachel Shomate. For having the courage to face her husband Daniel’s cancer with their children (1 year old & 3 year old). Support the family.
What Charlotte’s last dive bars tell us about a city’s past and future
by Tim Long
I’m Not Racist But…
by Katie Levans
Best grits in Charlotte
by Emily Gunn
Hi, I’m Paula Broadwell and this is how I workout
by Paula Broadwell
The story behind Amani Murray’s tattoos
by Ted Williams
City Smart: Municipal ID Card to Dairy Queen
by Amy Chiou and Elizabeth Goodwin
6 questions with Kevin Giriunas from Advent Coworking
by Garrett Tichy
Charlotte Knights players to watch: The team’s 4 cutest players
by Mary Gross
April art events: body embellishments to open easels
Mint Musuem is getting freaky with their new Body Embellishment exhibit (Apr 11 – Sept 6). Includes “body extension, augmentation, and modification, focusing on jewelry, tattoos, nail arts.”
The city of Charlotte is trashing the 16 gallon red recycling bins on July 6.Residents must use the 96 gallon green recycling toter that I personally really enjoy (feels new and fresh and large).
Knights won their home opener against the Norfolk Tides 6-3. Baseball is back in the Queen City.
Duke Energy doesn’t want to pay the $25.1 million fine North Carolina handed them for the coal ash spill. The winners? Law office partners who are now looking at 2nd homes in Asheville after all this legal drama.
Charlotte GIF war broke out on Twitter yesterday. Hashtag #GIFWarCLT was trending. Read News Briefing.
Have a relaxing weekend and it’s not weird that you spend twice as long as you thought you would in Total Wine because you were wandering the aisles pretending like you knew that 2009 was a good year for California grapes.