American Legion Memorial Stadium in Elizabeth Renovation Proposal

WBTV recently reported that there are proposals to renovate East Charlotte’s American Legion Memorial Stadium in Elizabeth to potentially become the home of a Major League Soccer franchise. From the article: Local investors who bought a Charlotte minor-league soccer team last year … Continue reading


Millennials (and lots of other folks) Are Buying Homes in East Charlotte

Quartz reports that despite all of the negativity around the Millennial generation and their levels of home ownership, “a June survey of visitors reported that 65% of respondents between ages 25 and 34 were looking to purchase a home before … Continue reading

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week East Charlotte Highlights

If you’re getting excited for Taste of the World and just can’t wait, you can try out a few east Charlotte restaurants during Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week July 17-26, 2015. Participating restaurants offer a prix fixe menu for $30 … Continue reading

Shop East Charlotte Style

CNN Money recently reported that Americans are shopping again. From their article: Monthly spending in May rose the most in six years. … Personal consumption expenditures — a broad measure of Americans’ spending activity — rose 0.9% in May, its best … Continue reading

Taste of the World Volunteer Information Meeting

Join us Sunday for an informational meeting for Taste of the World 2015. Come learn about ways to get involved with this year’s Taste of the World, which will be held on October 1, 2015. Join us at this Sunday’s meeting … Continue reading

East Charlotte Celebrates Diversity

One of east Charlotte’s advantages is its diversity. People originally from all over the world now call east Charlotte home. This makes for a lively and cosmopolitan mix of cultures. A demonstration of that diversity is Charlotte EAST’s Taste of … Continue reading

Charlotte EAST Welcomes Conn’s HomePlus to East Charlotte

The Charlotte Observer reports that Conn’s HomePlus will open a new store in the Independence Shopping Center at 5704 E. Independence Blvd at the end of October. The Texas-based retailer recently opened a Charlotte location in the University area and … Continue reading

New Residential In-fill Construction in East Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood Neighborhood

Yesterday we shared about how hot the residential real estate market has become in east Charlotte. Building on that, I wanted to share about a new residential project I learned about recently. Driving down Independence Blvd a few weeks ago, I … Continue reading

Charlotte City Council Approves $7.7M for Design Work on Second Phase Streetcar

With Phase 1 of the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar to open on July 14, 2015, the City of Charlotte is moving forward with the design of the extension of the line known as Phase 2. On Monday night City Council … Continue reading

Charlotte EAST Welcomes Five Guys to Plaza Midwood

The Charlotte Business Journal reports that Five Guys Burger and Fries will soon open a location in the heart of east Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood business district. From the Business Journal article: The burger franchise has signed a lease for 2,500 … Continue reading