Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure said it set a sales record for June. The 12-year-old Hickory-based business, which allows visitors to drive racecars on racetrack, said its June sales exceeded $245,000. That was 7.5 percent higher than sales in June 2010, the ...Read More »
Hospitality and Entertainment
Summer in Charlotte is in full swing, and that could mean good business for arenas and venues that offer a concert and a cool reprieve from the heat or just a way to unwind. But in these days of economic ...
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Charlotte’s hotel business had a good May, with occupancy rates hitting a three-year high. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority also said today that May brought the 16th consecutive month of occupancy rate increases for Charlotte. May occupancy was 66.1 percent, ...Read More »
Duke Energy Corp. said it will remain the title sponsor of Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Lights series for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. “The Broadway Lights series brings world-class programming to our community and is a prime example of ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers has produced a report on the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, which has been the subject of criticism by some, including Mayor Anthony Foxx, over its handling of a review of the organization. In April, the CRVA’s board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for ...Read More »
The Charlotte Knights are closer to building a stadium in uptown Charlotte now that Mecklenburg County commissioners have agreed to keep the project moving forward. But the project will need additional approval from commissioners before it becomes a reality. After ...Read More »
The general manager of Red Bull Racing said today he’s optimistic he can find investors to keep the team going after the energy drink maker leaves NASCAR at the end of the season. “We’re very enthused and excited about things ...Read More »
Mayor Anthony Foxx today said he is not pleased with a Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority report based on a consultant’s review. In April, the CRVA board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for $25,000 after criticism arose over Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association bonuses paid to ...Read More »
Charlotte attorney Jerry Reese has filed more than one lawsuit trying to block the stadium project by the Knights. The first, filed in 2007, opposed a series of land swaps by the city, Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education ...Read More »