business

Tenants at future Weathered Souls space say they were left in the dark about plans

Two businesses currently located in the space where Weathered Souls Brewing Co. will open next year say they were blindsided by the news and not given adequate...

When a Charlotte unicorn goes public

Last week, AvidXchange became the latest homegrown company to go public. The company debuted on the Nasdaq under the ticker AVDX. Why it matters: The local...

No Grease barbershop expands again, now with a franchisee who has big goals

Edmund Washington wants to own more No Grease barbershop locations than the founders. Washington opened his first location at Northlake Mall in 2019, becoming...

Popular local retailer Moxie to open another Plaza Midwood boutique on Tuesday

Fresh off opening a new Matthews shop, Moxie Mercantile is expanding again. This time it’ll be right around the corner from their flagship store in Plaza...

Is Spirit Halloween the ghost of retail past?

It’s fall, y’all. Which means pumpkin spice lattes and Spirit Halloween stores popping up in once-vacant retail spaces all over the country. Spirit...

The Whitewater Center is having a huge 2021

Despite the pandemic — and maybe in some ways because of the pandemic — 2021 is shaping up to be an extremely busy year for the U.S. National Whitewater...

The city saved Charlotte’s music venues with COVID-19 relief

The city of Charlotte distributed more than $800,000 in aid to struggling music venues as COVID-19 shut down live entertainment last year. Details: Axios...

New “social districts” would allow drinking in the streets in parts of Charlotte

Gov. Cooper signed a bill earlier this month that would allow North Carolina cities and counties to create their own “social districts” where...

Crab cake sticker shock: A crabmeat shortage hits Charlotte restaurants

When your restaurant makes arguably the best crab cakes in the city, and people line up for hours to eat your crab cakes, to the point where you’ve...

Airlines — minus Charlotte’s dominant carrier — are cracking down on vaccines

Airlines nationwide are implementing vaccine mandates and other measures for their employees following the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine....

5 quick questions with Vi Lyles about that viral 704 Shop hoodie photo, plus the other shots you didn’t see

More like Mayor Vi-ral Lyles, right? The mayor was the talk of the local internet for a few hours this week when 704 Shop posted a photo of her posing in a...

More Charlotte employers may begin mandating vaccines

More Charlotte employers may start mandating vaccines for their employees following a plea from Gov. Cooper for the private sector to help increase vaccination...