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What it would take for Charlotte to land Music Midtown

Atlanta’s loss could be Charlotte’s gain — or Raleigh’s, we suppose. Driving the news: Last week, Music Midtown canceled its annual festival in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park over “circumstances beyond our control” last week. The festival can’t ban firearms in public parks because of Georgia’s gun laws, as several outlets reported. Now, local officials want to lure […] The post What it would take for Charlotte to land Music Midtown appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Rent Comparison: Charlotte vs. Atlanta apartment prices

Charlotte and Atlanta are constantly being compared. While it’s becoming more expensive to rent in both cities, rents in Charlotte are increasing faster than they are in Atlanta. What’s happening: The national average rent rate rose to $1,706 in July and recent reports show Atlanta and Charlotte rates are relatively close in price point, according […] The post Rent Comparison: Charlotte vs. Atlanta apartment prices appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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7 pick-your-own apple orchards within 2 hours of Charlotte

It might be a while before it starts to feel like fall, but the first sign of the new season is finally here: apple picking has begun. Here are seven orchards with pick-your-own apple orchards within two hours of Charlotte. Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill  About an hour from Charlotte, Windy Hill is a destination […] The post 7 pick-your-own apple orchards within 2 hours of Charlotte appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Weekday planner: 23 fun things to do in Charlotte including concerts and Panthers Fan Fest

MONDAY, AUGUST 8 Mobile Photography SkillPop Online | 7-8:30pm | $24 | Details  Why you should go: Content creator and photographer Chris Rodarte (@rodartes.corner) will help you step up your mobile photography game. He’ll cover some of the fundamental techniques like composition, lighting and editing. TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 Guided Meditation Series Selenite Beauty | Second Tuesdays; […] The post Weekday planner: 23 fun things to do in Charlotte including concerts and Panthers Fan Fest appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Popular Belmont brunch spot Honeycomb Cafe offers $20 mimosa pitchers

Honeycomb Cafe is a brunch restaurant in the town of Belmont that opened at the beginning of the year and is always packed on weekends. Why it matters: It’s a locally owned restaurant with locally sourced goods from North Carolina farms and butchers. Plus, they have a community garden behind the restaurant. And, as its […] The post Popular Belmont brunch spot Honeycomb Cafe offers $20 mimosa pitchers appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Retail roundup: Summertime store openings and announcements in Charlotte

It’s been a busy last few months for Charlotte retail. Several locally owned boutiques and national chains alike have either opened up or have announced plans to open in the area, whether it’s at malls or standalone locations. We’ve rounded up the latest openings and announcements in and around Charlotte as part of our (semi) […] The post Retail roundup: Summertime store openings and announcements in Charlotte appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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The roads are crumbling in this east Charlotte neighborhood. Who will fix them?

About 10 miles east of the dirt moving at Eastland, and even farther from the construction sites filling Plaza Midwood, residents in the Rocky Ridge community in far east Charlotte are watching the development boom spread their way. But inside Rocky Ridge, the streets are crumbling. What’s happening: The neighborhood just outside the Charlotte city limits has what […] The post The roads are crumbling in this east Charlotte neighborhood. Who will fix them? appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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5 film projects to roll in Charlotte this year

Most times a detour is a headache, but blockades matched with actors and film crews can be an intriguing sight. That was the case last week as the Saturday Night Live writing trio “Please Don’t Destroy” roller skated down Charlotte’s North Davidson Street, catching the community’s attention. The scene was a reminder that North Carolina […] The post 5 film projects to roll in Charlotte this year appeared first on Axios Charlotte.

App rewards Charlotte for drinking local

Hopp, an app created by owner and co-founder Tanner Brooks, rewards you for drinking local. Brooks hopes his app will serve as an interactive way for the community to be rewarded for supporting local businesses. Why it matters: Breweries have become a major part of Charlotte’s ecosystem and social scene. With local institutions like Legion […] The post App rewards Charlotte for drinking local appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Bill aims to support Camp Lejeune families exposed to toxic water

Military families exposed to toxic water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune can soon seek justice for health consequences following the Senate’s passing of the PACT Act this week. What they’re saying: “I’m just so grateful that I got a chance to see that they finally acknowledged (it) because I didn’t think that they would,” said […] The post Bill aims to support Camp Lejeune families exposed to toxic water appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Hot homes: 7 houses for sale in Charlotte starting at $350K

This real estate roundup is proudly presented by The Redbud Group, creating great experiences. Here’s one of their favorite listings this week: 13020 Asheford Woods Lane: $425,000 Neighborhood: Steel Creek Realtor: Rudi-An Rodriquez at The Redbud Group Features: Hardwood floors, quiet neighborhood, two car garage. Specs:  4 bed,  3 bath,  2,330 square feet Each home has […] The post Hot homes: 7 houses for sale in Charlotte starting at $350K appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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New cocktail bar Fairweather opening in NoDa, next to sister bar Idlewild

Idlewild, the no-menu craft cocktail bar, is getting a sister bar next door called Fairweather. Fairweather will open in NoDa this month with a menu and a raw bar. Why it matters: The bar will have a different vibe than Idlewild, but the spaces are connected. “It’d be fun having people transfer back and forth,” […] The post New cocktail bar Fairweather opening in NoDa, next to sister bar Idlewild appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Live music: 10 biggest concerts coming here in August, including Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton

Charlotte live music fans, here’s a quick list of the 10 biggest concerts coming to Charlotte in August. First, a playlist featuring songs from the artists below: August 12: Drive-By Truckers The southern rock band released its 14th studio album, “Welcome 2 Club XIII,” in June. Location: Neighborhood Theatre Time: 8pm Tickets: $35 August 12: […] The post Live music: 10 biggest concerts coming here in August, including Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Charlotte’s Yiasou Greek Festival returns this September

Charlotte’s beloved Greek festival returns to Dilworth next month. State of play: The Yiasou Greek Festival will run Sept. 9-11. Like many events, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel the 2020 festival. It returned in a drive-thru format last year. Of note: The drive-thru option, which was available prior to the pandemic, will still be […] The post Charlotte’s Yiasou Greek Festival returns this September appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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5 things to know about the Eastland redevelopment

City and business leaders joined east side community members Wednesday morning to break ground on the highly anticipated Eastland redevelopment project. The long-awaited ceremonial event was filled with the smell of local pastries, a cheering crowd, lots of reminiscing and plenty of questions. Why it matters: Breaking ground on Eastland is the first milestone for […] The post 5 things to know about the Eastland redevelopment appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Weekender: 17 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Proudly presented by The Circle K Monster Truck Bash on August 20 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Expect metal-mashing with 2,000-horsepower monster trucks. Kids get in for just $11. FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 91. Partly Cloudy. 22% chance of rain. Citywide Charity Scavenger Hunt: A trail of clues will lead participants to four […] The post Weekender: 17 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Venezuelan restaurant Los Chamos opens soon in south Charlotte

A new Venezuelan restaurant called Los Chamos is opening this month in south Charlotte. “Chamos” is slang for “friends” in Spanish. And that’s what co-owners Carlos and Christina Calzadilla want the restaurant to be — a place to go and hang out with your friends. Why it matters: As Charlotte becomes bigger and more diverse so, […] The post Venezuelan restaurant Los Chamos opens soon in south Charlotte appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Robinhood is closing its Charlotte office, leaving big promises unfulfilled

Robinhood, the fintech company that rose to prominence last year when retail investors flocked to its platform to trade shares of GameStop, is closing its Charlotte office. Why it matters: Robinhood’s decision to close locally came just over a year after its flashy announcement to expand here. Local leaders heralded that announcement as yet another […] The post Robinhood is closing its Charlotte office, leaving big promises unfulfilled appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Charter schools keep expanding in North Carolina

A new school year is near, and along with it comes the 25th anniversary of North Carolina charter schools. State of play: Charter schools — publicly funded schools that are independently run — continue to expand across the state, with 207 charter schools statewide heading into the upcoming school year. Mecklenburg County has 34. Traditional public […] The post Charter schools keep expanding in North Carolina appeared first on Axios Charlotte.

5 best secondhand furniture stores in Charlotte

Furniture prices aren’t always easy on your wallet but used items could help you save a coin or two. Here are the five best secondhand furniture stores in Charlotte. At these stores you can either shop for unique goods or sell your own furniture. South End Exchange If you’re looking for high-end furniture at a […] The post 5 best secondhand furniture stores in Charlotte appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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