Quantcast
Home / Author Archives: Sam Boykin, staff writer (page 6)

Author Archives: Sam Boykin, staff writer

Feed Subscription

Adkins Land, Waterfront Group sue to recoup advertising dollars spent on failed projects (access required)

Two Charlotte-area companies are suing two other companies after a plan to develop several residential projects turned sour. The lawsuit is asking for nearly $100,000 in damages, as the plaintiffs claim their would-be partners failed to live up to their ...

Read More »

Internet cafes still operate 
as the industry places bets on a lawsuit (access required)

The dark, tinted glass makes it impossible to see inside unless you press your face against the window. In response to a knock on the front door, a young man, sporting a mohawk and seated behind a glass partition in ...

Read More »

Bookstores roll out alcohol, other 
tactics to stay in biz (access required)

In February, Daren Vincent closed his Real Eyes Bookstore in NoDa and moved the business to a few blocks down the street. But he didn’t just change location. He changed what the business sells, too. In addition to new and used ...

Read More »

Borders closings might not bring happy ending for local bookstores (access required)

With bookstore Borders holding going-out-of-business sales around the country, it seems to be a reason for mom-and-pop bookstores in Charlotte to celebrate. But Borders’ demise does not guarantee that smaller bookstores will be in the money. Rather than celebrate, most ...

Read More »

Austin, Charlotte vie for tech jobs (access required)

Charlotte’s next big competitor for skilled workers might be coming from deep in the heart of Texas. When it comes to cities economic developers here are paying attention to, Austin, more than 1,100 miles away, is on the list as ...

Read More »

Un-sprawling Charlotte (access required)

When David Walters looks at Charlotte’s growth, he sees haphazardness everywhere. A resident of Charlotte since 1990, the professor of architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said he has watched the city take shape with little rhyme ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top