Did Dominic Acolino come up with the idea to completely renovate the Hilton Charlotte University hotel all by himself? No, and he certainly didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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Replacing a NASCAR-themed attraction just a mile down the road from Charlotte Motor Speedway in the heart of NASCAR Country may seem like an idea that’s sure to stall, but London-based Merlin Entertainment is doing just that at Concord Mills. Gone will be the indoor slick-track and laser tag area at the closed NASCAR Speedpark. It’s being replaced with more than 5,000 marine creatures and more than 150,000 gallons of water at the Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium.Read More »
Bruce Andersen is the long-time chairman of the planning board in the area’s fastest-growing municipality, Huntersville, a board he’s been appointed to by the town’s Board of Commissioners since 1998. Andersen, 74, is also confident enough to poke fun at himself and his fellow board members, calling them “micromanagers.”Read More »
The City Council on Monday took care of two business items that have stirred controversy over the past several months, among other issues. Council members were obligated to select four members to the newly formed but they yet-to-be empowered Charlotte Douglas International Airport advisory commission, and did so at Monday’s meeting. The Carolina Panthers also got a boost Monday night – following the team’s Sunday afternoon rout of the New York Giants – when council members voted to approve spending $28 million in public funds to help pay for renovations at Bank of America Stadium.Read More »
Vernon Knight, owner of Knight Residential homebuilding and renovating, is a straight shooter and a busy guy -- who 'never really had a knack for construction.'Read More »
Up until a few months ago, breweries had to follow strict regulations if they were to be located anywhere but in city’s industrial areas. But earlier this year, the city adopted two amendments to the zoning ordinance that changed the rules about how and where brewers could set up shop.Read More »
Phil Henderson, 50, likes to play dumb like a possum likes to play dead, and he has parlayed the naïve act – plus a double-major degree from Appalachian State in marketing and business management – into a booming business with an office out by Independence Expressway: Henderson Properties, about which we’ll let the country boy explain later.Read More »