On Tuesday, I went to Mugs Coffee Shop. I used the internet and drank a styrofoam cup of water. But, I did NOT buy anything. I just wasn’t thirsty. I was that guy. I go there an average of 2.7 times a week, so should I feel guilty? Is it okay to bum internet and water from a coffee shop without buying anything?
I confessed my guilt yesterday to Mugs owner Oliver Wu. He responded, “That’s cool man because you’re a regular. It’s not a big deal to me, but I have had to talk to 5 people in the past 6 years about this (very rare). In fact, there was one lady who kept bringing soda into the coffee shop, would never buy anything and just use the internet.” I love Oliver and I feel better after my confession. Anyways.
Today’s Weather: 99. Sunny. 30% chance of rain.
Today’s Stat: 600. Pounds of ice that swimmers at the Blakeney Racquet and Swim Club dumped into a 90 degree pool in an attempt to cool the water [Observer video].
Today’s Job: Digital Communications Specialist at The Bechtler Musuem. Apply.
Today’s Charlotteans: Amanda Fisher (Creative Director) and Paul Bright (Chief Cartographer) for launching a map making company. They created The Great NC BBQ Map and their newest project, The Great NC Beer Map is on Kickstarter right now (47 backers, $2,105 goal).
11 things we guarantee you didn’t know about Charlotte
Stories include everything from UNCC 49er name origins to Time Warner Cable Arena public voting results to Bank of America murals to our city’s gold rush in 1799. Impress your friends.
A tale of two women (and one theme park)
Dana flips through the Carowinds Encounter 1978 yearbook with her mom Debbie. Amazing story and I agree with this mother/daughter combo that we should respect the park’s tenacity.
Thank you, Charlotte. A farewell essay.
Lelia King, former Director of Communications at Center City Partners, reflects on the 7 lessons she learned from 6 years in Charlotte. I loved reading this. Beautiful longform.
Hubee D’s in Myers Park is made to order
I always order the Goat Island Delight salad and 6 wings. Fascinating backstory (well told by Gi) on owners Thang Nguyen and Vas Lahanas – I didn’t realize they were part of the team that built the Salsarita’s brand. 16 photos.
Get beer educated this Saturday at the North Carolina Brewers Celebration
60 N.C. breweries on site. 1-5pm at BB&T Ballpark. $45 gets you a tasting glass and unlimited 4 ounce samples. Collin provides you a guide on how to nerd out with fellow beer nerds.
Connelly Cup 2015: Another great excuse to day drink
The Charlotte Gaelic Athletic Association is hosting the Southeast’s largest Gaelic Football tournament this Saturday, June 27th. Mary will be there to stare at guy’s calves. View the details and they’ve also provided a FREE ticket to Agenda readers because you’re smart and good looking.
7 free public spraygrounds to keep your kids and/or fun adult friends entertained all summer
Go to these spots with your children or if you’re an adult with no self-awareness. Romare Bearden Park, The Green, Veteran’s Park, Little Sugar Creek Greenway, Latta Park, Cordelia Park, Birkdale Village. View photos and get the scoop from Katie.
13 open graphic design jobs at Charlotte companies investing in talent
Job openings include: CPI, CRVA, Red Ventures, Sunbelt, Verbatim, Europa, McGuireWoods, etc. I still use Microsoft Paint, lovely program.
The Weekender: June 26 – 28, 21 things to do this weekend.
Stop watching reruns of Friends on TBS and go explore your city. Hawaiian Luau at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille to ZERO K Race to Running of the Bulls Bar Crawl to CLTure Music Fest at Chop Shop to South End Jazz to soccer.
Google has started the process on laying down 3,200 miles of fiber. Going to make our city regular. Too early for a #2 bathroom frequency joke? Ugh. Observer reports that their is no hard timeline for completion and that there will be 19 service huts that power the city. If our pricing is like Austin’s, Google will offer Gigabit + TV ($130/mo), Gigabit Internet ($70/mo) and Basic Internet ($0).
Without funding, the Council for Children’s Rights Out of School Time program will cease to exist. This may have an impact on juvenile crime rates. Agenda briefing.
Save money at the Teeter with their Super Double Coupons promo (they double the coupon amount for all coupons up to $2). Runs now thru Tuesday June 30. I asked the checkout lady about this yesterday and she said “Ahhh yes, people go crazy. Aisle 5 is where they find most items (household essentials). You can only use 20 coupons per day.” Details.
Invite: Do you sit all day? Of course you do. Learn the 90-90-90 rule so that you can avoid being an old person with a bad back. Carol Green, Physical Therapist at OrthoCarolina drops some ergonomics knowledge.
Have an excellent Thursday and I applaud Miller for using Tindog (Tinder for dogs) in an attempt to find true love.