Magna Carta Day is September 12 at The Charlotte Museum of History

Magna Carta Day at The Charlotte Museum of History September 12, 2015 Magna Carta, the great charter sealed between King John and his rebellious barons in 1215 at Runnymede, listed a series of rights and duties, including that the king … Continue reading


Iraqi Youth Ambassadors Visit East Charlotte

This Thursday visit the International House at 1817 Central Avenue for a showcase of youth talent and a cultural presentation by the youth ambassadors of Iraq. The program will be from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided and … Continue reading

Charlotte Streetcar Ridership Beats Projections

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the new streetcar averaged 1,507 passenger weekday trips in July, which exceeds the Charlotte Area Transit System’s estimates. In July 2014, the Gold Rush bus service carried 45,328 passengers. In July 2015, the Gold Rush … Continue reading

Charlotte EAST Welcomes Tip Top Daily Market

East Charlotte continues to be a great place to start and grow a business. Check out Charlotte Agenda’s recent write up on the newly opened Tip Top Daily Market located on The Plaza near Matheson. Welcome to the neighborhood! … Continue reading

Charlotte Open Air Market Continues to Grow

The Charlotte Open Air Market opened just last weekend at the site of the former Eastland Mall. Located  on Central Avenue, the market grew in numbers of vendors and shoppers in its second weekend proving the demand for grassroots retail … Continue reading

VisArt Will Continue to Call East Charlotte Home

A few months ago VisArt Video announced that it was relocating. They’ve found a new spot in Eastway Crossing. While redevelopment and growth in east Charlotte has displaced some long-time businesses, it is great to see small business owners stay … Continue reading

East Charlotte Welcomes the Charlotte Open Air Market at Former Eastland Site

The Charlotte Open Air Market debuted this Saturday at the site of the former Eastland Mall. The mall closed in 2010 and was torn down in 2013. While several ideas have been proposed for the 80 acre site, the recession … Continue reading

East Charlotte Participates in Yard Art Day 2015

Today someone posted to Nextdoor the cute message pictured here. They spotted it while driving through the Country Club Heights neighborhood in east Charlotte. It brought a smile to may face and also reminded me about Yard Art Day 2015 on Labor … Continue reading

Wells Fargo Music Man Calls East Charlotte Home

The Charlotte Observer recently featured local musician Fred Story. Our neighbor in east Charlotte, Fred and his team at Concentrix Music and Sound Design produced the music that’s heard in more than 6,200 of Wells Fargo’s bank branches. With this … Continue reading

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Public Workshops for LYNX Silver Line/Southeast Corridor Transit Study

From CATS media release: Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is taking a fresh look at rail transit opportunities and bus routes in the Southeast Corridor. CATS is conducting the LYNX Silver Line/Southeast Corridor Transit Study and needs public input on … Continue reading