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Cordial, AC Hotel’s new bar, will propel SouthPark into Charlotte’s rooftop scene.


SouthPark’s first public rooftop bar, Cordial, opens this spring at AC Hotel Charlotte SouthPark.

Photo: Courtesy of AC Hotel/The Plaid Penguin

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Edenton deals with rental ruckus


Cheryl Orr searched the Carolinas for the right home to start a bed-and-breakfast business. By chance, she found a Queen Anne Victorian brick house built in 1900 on the edge of Edenton, one of North Carolina’s most historic towns. After renovating, she opened The Cotton Gin Inn with seven rooms in October 2016.

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Tiff’s Treats opens its uptown location next week — bring on the warm cookie delivery


How long would you wait for a gooey chocolate chip cookie? In Arlington, Texas, a customer holds the record for waiting in line 26 hours for Tiff’s Treats’ cookies.

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Exclusive: Popular Matthews Community Farmers’ Market booth expands to brick and mortar shop


Two years ago, Debbie and Joshua Chopas purchased Good Cup, a coffee booth at Matthews Community Farmers’ Market.

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Fancy yourself a writer? A poet? You can join the Charlotte Lit community


I hesitated when a longtime friend suggested we meet at Pen to Paper, a free writing workshop at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts. 

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This group helps take nonprofits to the next level


When nonprofit consultant Josh Jacobson realized he was having the same types of conversations with the founders of new nonprofit organizations, he came up with the idea for CULTIVATE.

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Pillars of NC: Harvey Gantt makes history with architecture practice


Harvey Gantt’s always been a trailblazer. As a teenager, he sat at lunch counters closed to people of color. He became the first African American student to attend Clemson University in 1963.

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Pillars of NC: Sheila Ogle’s pioneering career


Sheila Ogle was among a small group of women business owners when she opened her marketing company, Media Research Planning & Placement Inc. in Cary, in the late 1980s. Photo by Christer Berg. 

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Pillars of NC: Mitchell Gold makes a mark in furniture, civil rights


Mitchell Gold’s love affair with furniture and home decor wasn’t a calculated decision. “I fell into it,” Gold, 68, says.

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5 things to know before The Batch House opens


When Cristina Rojas-Agurcia was pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health, she was also baking on the side. In 2017, it became apparent she needed a website, so her marketing-minded...

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Room and Board finally opening soon in NoDa’s former Revolution, Mellow Mushroom spot


Jamie Sprowles and Justin Sprowles have decided to pay homage to the history of the house on the corner of 36th and N. Davidson streets with the name of their new restaurant.

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Mom’s Adhesive is an adult improv group led by Elizabeth “EB” Byland, director of improv at AOS. Byland, 31, has been teaching acting classes there to students ages 9 through adult for four years. 

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Twelve years after his release from prison, skyland owner Jimmy Kakavitsas won't forget 

CEO

My interview with Skyland Family Restaurant owner Dimitrios Kakavitsas — or Jimmy to friends and customers — took an unexpected turn when he said...

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5 Mompreneurs use talents, hobbies to craft home businesses​

Senior Architect

Several Charlotte-area stay-at-home moms are part of a growing trend to use artistic and creative talents and skills to become savvy business...

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