East Charlotte Candidate Forum Oct 8, 2015

WHAT: East Charlotte Forum, our opportunity to hear what at-large City Council and mayoral candidates say about issues directly affecting our neighborhoods. WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m. Doors open for meet-and-greet at 6. Mayoral candidates take the podium at approximately 6:20; at-large candidates for … Continue reading


Community Conversations: The Shamrock Corridor

Community Conversations: The Shamrock Corridor Wednesday, October 14th 4:00 p.m. The Shamrock Gateway Methodist Recreation Center 3200 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte NC You are invited to join in conversation with Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of 8 80 Cities. Gil will … Continue reading

Bojangles’ Coliseum Renovation Update

As the $18 million renovation of Bojangles’ Coliseum races to completion, we’ve had some peeks into the changes – without even having to put on a hard hat. East Charlotte City Council representative John Autry took the pictures of the … Continue reading

Central/Albemarle/Shamrock CNIP Meeting Oct 1, 2015

Community Meeting October 1 6 p.m. Midwood International and Cultural Center 1817 Central Avenue From the CNIP website: The Central/Albemarle/Shamrock CNIP area includes neighborhoods to the east of Uptown, from Eastway Drive at The Plaza, to Central Avenue, and out … Continue reading

Restaurants Prepare for Taste of the World

In an article posted today, The Charlotte Observer shares with readers how one east Charlotte restaurant is getting ready to take Taste of the World participants on a culinary adventure. The story follows Chef Roberto Mendoza of The Chef Heaven’s Kitchen … Continue reading

New Restaurant and Bar Planned for Monroe Road

I use Monroe Road to commute home from work and have noticed the construction work taking place at 2711 Monroe Road across the street from Lupie’s. A few years ago, someone told me that there were plans to open a restaurant … Continue reading

Coliseum Center Redevelopment in Focus

If you’ve been on Independence Boulevard recently, you may have noticed new, large signs from The Nichols Company touting redevelopment opportunities at the long-suffering Coliseum Center. The opening of the new Walmart in an adjacent property and the realignment of the … Continue reading

East Charlotte: A Place Where New Ideas Start

In a recent article, The Charlotte Observer highlighted the funky, innovative, and diverse culture of east Charlotte. The author writes, “What part of Charlotte most resembles a classic American big city? It could be east Charlotte…century-old bungalows, ethnic dining and … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Make East Charlotte Home

It’s not news to many of you that east Charlotte is a great place to call home. Laura Beck over at Charlotte Agenda shared with readers seven reasons her family chose to put down roots in east Charlotte’s Chantilly neighborhood. … Continue reading

An East Charlotte Fan Has to Say Goodbye

In a recent post at Charlotte Agenda, east Charlotte fan Katie Levans says goodbye to Plaza Midwood. Katie writes, “Plaza Midwood isn’t where Charlotte goes to forget who it is; it’s where Charlotte goes to be reminded who it was … Continue reading