Legion Brewing to Open in Plaza Midwood in October

We wrote about Legion Brewing’s arrival to east Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood back in June. In a recent update, the Charlotte Business Journal reports that Legion Brewing has their eye on an October opening date. Reflecting the viability of the east … Continue reading

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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

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Charlotte Agenda Dreams About a More Perfect Central Avenue

Katie Levans, in her most recent post at Charlotte Agenda, dreams big about three properties on Central Avenue in east Charlotte. Click over and check out Katie’s ideas! What’s key here is east Charlotte has potential. While Plaza Midwood, Chantilly, and … Continue reading

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Meridian Place Development on Monroe Road Drives East Charlotte Community Development

Charlotte Observer reporter Ely Portillo shares in a recent article how the Meridian Place development on Monroe Road is driving community development in east Charlotte. Portillo describes how area neighborhoods are coming together to develop branding and create collaboration across … Continue reading

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Why Streetcar Matters to East Charlotte

East Charlotte residents are overwhelmingly in support of Charlotte’s 2030 Transit plan especially the build out of the streetcar line to the site of the former Eastland Mall. In her recent Op-Ed Piece for Charlotte Agenda, Erin Chantry, a LEED … Continue reading

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East Charlotte’s Elizabeth Neighborhood New Development

We recently shared plans for a new apartment development at former Roy White’s Flowers location in east Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. Across the street plans for the site of restaurants Jackalope Jacks and the now-closed Philosopher’s Stone Tavern were submitted this week. … Continue reading

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New Development Planned for 7th Street

Charlotte Agenda details the new development planned for 7th Street in east Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. Developers plan to build a 3- to 4-story 95-unit multi-family apartment complex on 7th Street between Pecan and Clement. Katie’s article refers to an adjacent Family … Continue reading

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East Charlotte Grows Green with American Beauty Garden Center

American Beauty Garden Center, a retail garden center specializing in all aspects of sustainable indoor and outdoor gardening including nutrients, lighting, hydroponics and filtration recently opened a new store at 4400 Independence Blvd. A grand opening is scheduled for July … Continue reading

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Charlotte EAST Board Learns About Social Media

At a recent meeting, the Charlotte EAST board learned more about leveraging social media in their programmatic and advocacy efforts. The board used this Beginner’s Guide to Social Media to facilitate the learning. If you’re new to social media, it’s … Continue reading

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New Popeyes and Zaxby’s Coming to East Charlotte

The Charlotte Observer recently reported that two new fast food restaurants are under construction in east Charlotte. A Popyeyes will open at 6011 Albemarle Rd next to the new Chef Restaurant. The site previously had a bank branch. The building … Continue reading

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