Tag Archives: Charlotte Center City Partners

Cherry’s last stand? Historic neighborhood fights rezoning petition (access required)

1723 Main Street, a 1952 triplex with a view of the uptown Charlotte skyline, would be demolished to make way for The Grove at Cherry project, which would bring 39 market-rate single-family homes and four affordable duplex units to Charlotte’s Cherry neighborhood. Photo by Tony Brown

CHARLOTTE – Cherry was founded in the late 1800s as Charlotte’s first workforce housing, a neighborhood for skilled and unskilled black laborers. That’s the history, and history is key to the present and future of the city’s second-oldest traditionally black ...

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The Tuesday Interview: Joel Matthews, East Coast Pyrotechnics event producer (access required)

Age: 48 Lives in: Rock Hill, S.C. Family: wife, Marie; children, Jesse, 7, Jake, 5 Education: bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Joel Matthews likes to blow stuff up. He’s been doing it for ...

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Unsold on uptown (access required)

Darrell Boyette’s cigar shop, Tinderbox, is in Overstreet Mall, a collection of stores inside some of uptown’s high-rise buildings. It’s Tinderbox’s smallest location, and Boyette, the general manager, sees 80 to 100 customers every day at the store, which he ...

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ReVenture will no longer burn county trash. Opinions differ on whether that’s a good thing (access required)

ReVenture Park’s plan to burn Mecklenburg County’s trash to produce electricity has gone up in flames. In a city that’s trying to diversify its economy from one focused mostly on banking, the loss of a project that would have generated ...

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