Shop Big on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday offers more mindful shoppers a way to enjoy Thanksgiving and then support the local community two days later.¬†American Express launched Small Business Saturday in November 2010 to help bring attention to smaller stores in communities and encourage … Continue reading


Shop Charlotte East this Holiday

Charlotte East is a great place to find perfect gifts this holiday. No need to head to the mall when you have a wide range of specialty shops in close proximity. Shop local and show support for our vibrant community! … Continue reading

Eastland Area Languishes Again this Holiday Season

I moved to the Windsor Park neighborhood in East Charlotte in 2008. At that time, the whole city was in the heady days of what we now consider a real estate bubble before The Great Recession. The first leg of … Continue reading

East Charlotte Welcomes the Southern Christmas Show – for the 48 Year!

East Charlotte has been home to the Southern Christmas Show for the past 48 years! For many people it is a holiday tradition. This year, the show will run from November 11 – 22 and the producers expect more than … 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

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 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

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

Charlotte EAST Welcomes CLTCH to Plaza Midwood

Back in June, we reported that CLTCH was coming to east Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood. Well, the store is now open at 1512-A Central Avenue and is open Fri & Sat 12-9p, Sun 12-5p and Mon-Thurs 12-7p. According to a … Continue reading

East Charlotte Gallery a Top Art Pick for July

Check out Charlotte Agenda’s top Charlotte Art Picks for July. They call out the open figure drawing sessions at twenty-two located at 1500 Central Ave in Plaza Midwood. BYOMaterials. Anyone out there remember when this spot was Superior Feet? Ah, … Continue reading