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Sweet success (access required)

Successful businesses carve out niches for themselves, filling a void that exists in the marketplace. One Charlotte business apparently has done that very thing in the cracker industry. Charlotte’s own Millchap Purveyors makes the country’s only baked cracker made with ...

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Big fat deal (access required)

Speaking of heavy, the crew from “The Biggest Loser” will be in Charlotte Aug. 6 as part of a 13-city search to find contestants. (We’ll pause here for jokes about fat people and the South.) Anyway, we wondered what having ...

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frustration (access required)

Americans like their freedom. Heck, it’s what this country was founded on. So when government starts telling businesses what to do, some folks don’t take too kindly to that. Which brings us to Charlotte’s homebuilding industry. The city has been ...

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An app 
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Charlotte City Councilman Warren Cooksey learned that you’ve got to have a thick skin when you solicit public feedback on social media. On Twitter, Cooksey recently sought input on the city’s MyCharlotte app for smart phones. On Thursday, he tweeted: ...

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Got culture? (access required)

Frozen yogurt operations appear to be taking over Charlotte. Seems like there’s one opening every other week in the Queen City. For example, last week Charlotte-based Yoforia announced that it plans to open its fifth location, in the EpiCentre, by ...

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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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