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Falfurrias to sell Bojangles’ stake

Bojangles’ said today that Charlotte-based Falfurrias Capital Partners will sell its ownership interest in the company to Boston-based Advent International. The deal, expected to be finalized this summer, comes nearly four years after Falfurrias acquired the Charlotte-based fried chicken chain ...

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Building bias (access required)

Charlotte architect and developer David Furman has designed and developed many buildings around the city. And, in his not-so-humble opinion, his work is better than some of the other building designs in the Queen City. “When I look around uptown ...

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Me? Drive a compact car? (access required)

The Charlotte City Council’s Economic Development Committee voted Monday to recommend that the city enter into a public-private partnership with Griffin Bros. for a portion of a parking deck near Johnson C. Smith University. If the council approves the plan, ...

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Not run like a business (access required)

Think your job is layoff-proof? We bet you’ve got nothing on federal workers. According to a newly released analysis of statistics from the Merit Systems Protection Board that takes a look at firing disputes for the federal government, in fiscal 2010 ...

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Wigging out (access required)

One of our favorite lists came out this week: the Charlotte Better Business Bureau’s “Dirty Half Dozen.” Released twice a year, it’s a ranking of the businesses in our area with the most unanswered or unresolved complaints. On the list: ...

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Band aid (access required)

It will feel like the 1990s all over again when R&B male vocal group Boyz II Men perform Saturday at an event to raise money for Autism Services of Mecklenburg County. The group was uberfamous (about 20 years ago) for ...

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