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Charlotte architects part company (access required)

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CHARLOTTE -The architects and designers behind Charlotte landmarks the NASCAR Hall of Fame and UNC Charlotte’s Prospector Hall are parting company. Charlotte-based Tobin Starr and Partners have split into independent practices, Starr Design and Tobin PLLC. For the past 14 ...

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Chiquita finds NASCAR Plaza appealing

Chiquita Brands International ended months of speculation today when it announced that it will relocate its worldwide headquarters to Charlotte from Cincinnati. It’s new home: NASCAR Plaza, built in 1999 and, according to a March Mecklenburg Times story, featuring a ...

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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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NASCAR hall marketing hits a speed bump (access required)

Already falling well short of attendance and revenue projections, the NASCAR Hall of Fame was dealt a blow in January when the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority sliced the hall’s budget by $4.7 million. Part of the cuts included an $826,292 ...

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Still waiting for the acceleration (access required)

Bruce Stewart was expecting more. When the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened nearly a year ago, he thought business at his diner, Lola’s, would hit the gas pedal. After all, Lola’s, on South Brevard Street, is across the street from ...

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NASCAR hall turns 1 next month but faces deficit and disappointing attendance

Charlotte is just weeks away from celebrating the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s first birthday May 11. But it remains to be seen whether the more than $190 million project is being hamstrung by the recession or is one of the ...

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How we won it: What it took for Charlotte to bag the 2012 DNC (access required)

The 2008 Democratic presidential primaries took a crucial turn May 6 when North Carolina voters chose then-Sen. Barack Obama over then-Sen. Hillary Clinton by almost 15 percentage points, giving him an edge in a tightly contested campaign. Obama would go ...

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