Whether they are created by individuals, businesses or advocacy groups, fake holidays like National Sunglasses Day and National Doughnut Day are ways to drum up sales and brand awareness — and Charlotte companies are capitalizing on the trend, too.
With Publix continuing to expand its footprint in Charlotte, and with Charlotte's grocery options uptown increasing with the opening of Whole Foods last week, many readers are curious: What's the status of the rumored Publix uptown?
Peloton is opening its first Charlotte NC showroom in SouthPark mall late this summer. The upscale indoor cycling company will be in a 2,182 square-foot space previously occupied by Smart Bamboo, which closed this month.
The new Publix opening in Cotswold is the latest reminder of how competitive Charlotte's grocery scene is. The 50,000 square-foot store, which opens Wednesday at 7 a.m., is right across Randolph Road from Harris Teeter.
Charlotte City Council on Monday voted to approve a new 20-story office tower and hotel that is planned for a site near the midtown, Cherry and Elizabeth neighborhoods. The development drew opposition from neighborhoods including Myers Park.
A family-owned used bookstore in Charlotte, aptly named The Last Word, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. The move comes over a month after the retailer closed its store on North Tryon Street.
A former Kohl's store near UNC-Charlotte is being renovated and turned into office space. The 87,000-square-foot building is at 9315 North Tryon St., across the street from the university's entrance and near the JW Clay Blvd light-rail station.
A study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows that a minimum wage worker would need to put in 103 hours of work a week in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. Rent continues to outpace wage growth.
Charlotte apartments are competing for an increasingly small slice of an ever-more-crowded market: High-income renters who want top-notch amenities. To stand out, they're turning to fancier and fancier amenities, like pet spas and golf simulators, which can drive up prices.
The Bag Lady, which closed its doors in Dilworth in March, has found a new store location in Elizabeth near Central Piedmont Community College. The boutique, which sells apparel and gifts for women, will host a grand opening celebration June 23-24.
Whole Foods opens its highly anticipated new store in uptown Charlotte, NC, on Stonewall Street on June 13. The store features an expansive prepared food section. This will be the first full-size grocery store uptown.
Charlotte home prices rose sharply again in May, as the number of houses on the market fell sharply again. The number of home sales also fell, indicating that buyers are facing pressure from rising costs and the tight market.
Amazon is expanding benefits at Whole Foods to Prime members in ten new states, including North Carolina. The tech giant's announcement comes days before it plans to open its latest Charlotte store uptown on Stonewall Street.
A pair of eight-story buildings called the RailYard, developed by Beacon Partners in South End, Charlotte, officially topped out Friday. Construction is ongoing, with completion expected in early 2019. The buildings include apartments as well.
Data from the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association show that the region's inventory squeeze is concentrated at the lower end of the housing market. If you have $1 million or more to spend, the supply is virtually unchanged.
South Charlotte Partners, a new nonprofit formed as an offshoot of the long-running Ballantyne Breakfast Club, is pushing for more spending on roads, schools and other infrastructure for the booming area, where traffic is a major concern.
Charlotte is planning to build a new bridge as part of the Rail Trail along the Blue Line light rail, finally connecting South End and uptown. The trail now currently dead-ends just before Interstate 277.