Monthly Archives: October 2015
- Arts and History
- Economic Development
- News & Events
- Taste of the World
Business, Development, Eastland, Economic Development, Jobs, Neighborhoods, News & Events, Retail, Shopping, Taste of the World, Transit, Transportation Central Ave, Charlotte, Charlotte NC, Eastland, Eastway Drive, NC, New Construction, QuikTrip, Redevelopment, Sharon Amity Road, Taste of the World
QuikTrip recently opened several new gas stations across east Charlotte including stores on Albemarle Road and Eastway Drive. QuikTrip is also moving forward on a new facility at the corner of Central Ave and N Sharon Amity Road. They recently installed new landscaping and a landmark sign welcoming everyone to Charlotte East.
QuikTrip was also a corporate sponsor this year for Taste of the World. We appreciate their support for our community! QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating 5% of net profits to charitable organizations. With over 18,600 employees, Fortune Magazine has ranked QuikTrip on the list of Best Companies To Work For the last thirteen years.
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According to a blog post on their website, LunchBox Records is planning a move in 2016. It’ll be a larger shop with more parking. They say they’re not being kicked out by their landlord and that these plans have been in the works for a while. The do say that their current building has been sold, which is an interesting insight.
We’re glad to hear they’re planning to stay in east Charlotte.
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CharlotteFive takes readers on a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of Legion Brewery in east Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood. Click on over and take a look for yourself!
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Many of us were out on the town and enjoying Taste of the World on Oct 1. That night the City of Charlotte also revealed the proposed projects for the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP). There are lots of exciting plans in the works for east Charlotte. Click over to the CNIP site and take a look!
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Taste of the World 2015, a guided tour of restaurants in east Charlotte, was held on October 1 and was a huge success.The event celebrated its 10th year anniversary in 2015. Selling out again this year, a crowd of 355 participants boarded 17 buses to explore the diverse cuisine found in east Charlotte.
Taste of the World participants gathered at the VanLandingham Estate in Plaza Midwood. There they joined others in a tasting tour to three select restaurants out of 27 participating restaurants. Participants returned to the VanLandingham Estate for dessert and a toast led by NC legislator Senator Jeff Jackson.
Taste of the World is produced by Charlotte EAST, a local non-profit run by a volunteer board committed to improving the quality of life in east Charlotte. Taste of the World counts on the tremendous contributions of an army of 70 volunteers to bring the evening to life.
Corporate and community sponsors underwrite the event and help make Taste of the World a reality. Visit the Taste of the World page and make note of our many sponsors. Considering taking your business to our sponsors. Let them know you appreciate their support of Taste of the World and east Charlotte.
We hope to see you back again for Taste of the World 2016!
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As part of the Neighborhoods in Creative pARTnership initiative launched by the City of Charlotte, the Public Art Commission and ASC, a new piece of public art will be dedicated in east Charlotte on Oct 10, 2015. The sculpture has already been installed at the intersection of W.T. Harris Boulevard and North Sharon Amity Road.
According to a blog post by ASC, the artist, Dana Gringas, shared, “The neighborhood wanted something that connected the past to the future and something that rose up and provided a sense of hope.”
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The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) extension of the very successful light rail Blue Line is under construction. The new 9.3 mile section is expected to open to riders in 2017. The path of the light rail extension will head northeast out of Uptown. After arriving at NoDa, the line will turn to the east and will have its first park and ride station at Sugar Creek Road. This station will provide quick access to the line to many east Charlotte residents.
Learn more about the CATS Blue Line Extension project at upcoming public meetings:
Each public meeting will be Open House Forum style from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A presentation will be given at
6:15 p.m. **Please note the October 14 daytime meeting will be a drop-in form only**
The information presented at each workshop will be the same.
Tuesday, October 13
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Oasis Shriners
604 Doug Mayes Pl, Charlotte, NC 28262
Wednesday, October 14
11:30 – 1:30 *Drop-In Only*
Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, Main
310 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Thursday, October 15
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church
101 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213
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Many people are attracted to east Charlotte’s quality of life. For that reason, we’re experiencing a building and renovation boom. Check out this Charlotte Observer article about how one family decided to tear down their home instead of renovating.
Opening Reception: October 8, 2015
7:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Guests will enjoy music from the Mannish Boys as well as appetizers, beer and wine!
Tickets: FREE to members, $5 to the public
Exhibit Opens to the public October 9, 2015
Experience local photographer Daniel Coston’s travels over the last twenty years including the people and artists that he photographed along the way. A music lover who was inspired by musicians and artists he met, Coston decided to hit the road with his camera and tell their story through pictures. Along the way, he worked with legends like Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers, along with hundreds of the biggest names in music.
On The Way To Here is the largest collection to date of Coston’s work, including photos taken across the US, England, Iceland, and back to Charlotte for the 2012 DNC Convention. The show will also feature insight from Coston about his subjects, and what his photography work has meant to him.
Coston’s work with the Charlotte Observer allowed him to document the changing scenes of North Carolina society and provided an additional outlet for his prolific work ethic. His work has also been used on several TV networks and featured in nearly every major publication in the US and Europe.