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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Lunch goers head to their favorite haunts on Brevard Court just across the street from Romare Bearden Park and one block from BB&T Ball Park on Thursday April 10, 2014. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Customers begin to fill the French Quarter Restaurant on Thursday April 10, 2013. The restaurant and other on Brevard Court are just across the street from Romare Bearden Park and one block from BB&T Ball Park. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends. George Photopoulos, operating partner of the French Quarter Restaurant, is looking forward to more potential business.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Customers begin to fill the French Quarter Restaurant on Thursday April 10, 2013. The restaurant and other on Brevard Court are just across the street from Romare Bearden Park (reflected in the window) and one block from BB&T Ball Park. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends. George Photopoulos, operating partner of the French Quarter Restaurant, is looking forward to more potential business.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Construction workers kick a soccer ball on their lunch break on Thursday April 10, 2014 in Romare Bearden Park. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    (from left) Sitting under a Charlotte Knights beer sign Gerald Morgan, Gary Erickson and Tom Rogers stopped for lunch at the French Quarter Restaurant on Thursday April 10, 2014. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Lunch goers and construction workers take a break in Romare Bearden park on Thursday april 10, 2014. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Melissa Gibson (right), a waitress at the French Quarter Restaurant keeps a close eye on her outside tables on Brevard Court on Thursday April 10, 2014. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    (front to back) Ryan Beauchamp and Noah Jones ate lunch outside at the French Quarter Restaurant on thursday April 10, 2014. Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-area restaurants and bars -- particularly those on Brevard Court -- are gearing up for the opening pitch by the Charlotte Knights Friday night. They are excited about the potential for sustained foot traffic in a largely overlooked area on nights and weekends.
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