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

Cherry’s last stand? Historic neighborhood fights rezoning petition <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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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Not even David Furman has been immune to the downturn (access required)

Charlotte architect David Furman was inside a room of dozens of developers and builders who city officials had asked to get together to discuss the master plan for uptown. It was the late 1990s, uptown was still growing in starts ...

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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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Vacancies build barriers to construction loans (access required)

On June 9, Charlotte-based Bissell Cos. started construction on two office buildings in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The company calls it the largest speculative office project in the U.S. The $100 million project will add another 550,000 square feet to the ...

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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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It’s tough finding big spaces in South End (access required)

Charlotte’s South End has an artsy — some might even say funky — vibe, with its easy access to light rail and historic buildings. The businesses the area is known for are, generally speaking, small outfits that feel at home ...

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City’s banking image proves hard to look past (access required)

In many people’s minds, Charlotte is still Banktown. So says a survey conducted as a starting point for a public relations campaign launched this year by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Center City Partners and Charlotte Regional Partnership to ...

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Chamber prez points to campaign’s early successes (access required)

As a member of the media, I’ve been extremely interested in the public relations campaign to get members of the national and international media to write positive stories about Charlotte. The campaign, which was announced last year and launched this ...

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Convention expected to be boon to tourism industry

Charlotte’s snagging of the 2012 Democratic National Convention is expected to have an impact on many of the city’s sectors, including hospitality and tourism. The convention, expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees, will mean quite a windfall for area hotels, ...

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