Charlotte’s hotel occupancy rate was 57.7 percent in September, up from 51.2 percent in September 2009, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority said today. September marked the ninth consecutive month in which the rate rose. Year-to-date occupancy is 58.2 percent, up ...Read More »
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According to estimates released Wednesday, first-year attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is expected to fall to as much as half of original projections. For fiscal 2011, between 250,000 to 400,000 people are expected to visit the hall of fame. ...Read More »
CONCORD — Jeff Gordon will be sponsored next season by the AARP Foundation’s “Drive To End Hunger” campaign. The four-time NASCAR champion says the sponsorship agreement is for three years. The cause-related sponsorship is the first of its kind to ...Read More »
Cosmos Cafe in Ballantyne has become the latest restaurant caught in an ambiguous area of the city’s zoning that threatened to shut the business down over concerns about illegal nightclubs. Mecklenburg County code inspectors and officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police ...
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Charlotte’s hotel occupancy rate rose in August to 58.5 percent, up 8 percentage points from August 2009, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority said today. If the upward trend continues, 2010 will be a better year for Charlotte hotels than last year, CRVA ...Read More »
Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful recycled 48 percent of the garbage generated by tailgating fans during the Carolina Panthers game Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The recycling figure was released today during a Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful board meeting. With the help of fans, Keep ...Read More »
Morgan Ramsey’s longtime love affair with NASCAR ended badly. He grew up in Ridgeway, Va., just a few miles from the Martinsville Speedway and started going to races when he was 8. Family outings often consisted of traveling to regional ...
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Charlotte-based Bissell Development has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne. The hotel’s certification was based on design and construction features, including the use of recycled building materials, parking spaces for hybrid cars and ...Read More »
Hotels typically increase their rates during special events. But Charlotte Motor Speedway said it has gotten hotels to lower their rates for racing fans during Bank of America 500 Week Oct. 13-16. More than 50 hotels within approximately one hour ...Read More »
In the near future, there will be a slew of positive national news stories focusing on Charlotte. They’ll be popping up in such prominent publications as BusinessWeek, Fortune magazine and USA Today. The stories will spotlight Charlotte’s accomplishments in areas ...Read More »