CityLYNX Gold Line Grand Opening July 14, 2015

Ribbon Cutting and grand opening of the CityLYNX Gold Line July 14, 2015 Time Warner Cable Arena 333 East Trade Street 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. … Continue reading

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Independence Boulevard Widening

The recent opening of the final section of the interstate 485 loop around Charlotte after almost 30 years of construction brings to mind other long-term road projects in Charlotte region. In east Charlotte, we’ve been contending with the impacts of … Continue reading

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New Lawrence Orr Elementary School to Open in East Charlotte

A new CMS K-5 Public Elementary School has been built in east Charlotte and was recently named Lawrence Orr Elementary School. The school is located at 4835 Shamrock Drive just off of North Sharon Amity Road and Hickory Grove Road. … Continue reading

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Streetcar CityLYNX Gold Line to Open July 14

Charlotte will go back to the future with the opening of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar Phase 1 on July 14, 2015. Like many US cities, Charlotte once had a streetcar network that was removed after America’s attention turned to the … Continue reading

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Charlotte EAST Welcomes The Workman’s Friend to Plaza Midwood

Charlotte Agenda recently shared that The Workman’s Friend will open soon on Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood. According to their website, The Workman’s Friend will be a “warm and inviting place similar to what we grew up with in Ireland.” … Continue reading

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Summertime Fun on the Cheap in East Charlotte

School is almost out and if you’re anticipating hearing those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”, I have some solutions for you. Here are a few free or cheap activities in east Charlotte for you and your children to enjoy. 1. Attend … Continue reading

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East Charlotte Neighbors Keep Eastland on Charlotte’s Agenda

East Charlotte resident and writer Holly Blackman shares the latest on the area formerly known as Eastland in her recent article at Charlotte Agenda. She provides a neighborhood perspective on the latest proposal from the City which includes plans for … Continue reading

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Charlotte EAST Welcomes Gumbo to Plaza Midwood

Charlotte Agenda recently reported that Gumbo, a new boutique, opened in Plaza Midwood in May. Check out the CA post for great behind-the-scenes photos. Gumbo is brought to you by the same creative team behind Okra Yoga:Tea:Massage which is right … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun at the Community Carnival

The Central United Methodist Church located at 6030 Albemarle Road in east Charlotte held their 17th annual Community Carnival on May 30, 2015. Church members, friends, and neighbors enjoyed all of the free activities including a colorful bounce house, pony rides, … Continue reading

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East Charlotte Roots: Abbeydale Celebrates Two Years

East Charlotte has a long history of launching successful businesses. The histories Fortune 500 companies like Family Dollar and Harris Teeter to much smaller businesses have roots in East Charlotte. One such shop is Abbeydale, a menswear store Uptown on … Continue reading

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