Charlotte has hit a big growth spurt since 2012, when the Democratic National Convention came. When the Republican National Convention comes in 2020, delegates and President Trump will find even more growth.
How much economic impact will the 2020 Republican National Convention have in Charlotte? Supporters tout the RNC’s boost for the local economy, while more skeptical voices caution that the economic impact of conventions is overstated.
Charlotte officials plan to break ground this week on a new Gateway Station in uptown Charlotte, but it might still be a few years before trains start rolling and Amtrak passenger service restarts uptown.
A promotion at Build-A-Bear stores in Charlotte Thursday morning turned out to be much more popular than planned, drawing lines of hundreds of customers in a Black Friday-like frenzy at Carolina Place Mall and Concord Mills.
The new concourse at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is set to open in July, adding nine new gates to the airport as demand continues to grow. Travelers flying on carriers besides American Airlines will use the new gates.
An Aldi store in Charlotte at the corner of Rama and Idlewild/Monroe roads will open in 2019. A new Aldi store in Huntersville — at 14126 S. Statesville Road, near the Gilead Road intersection — will open this fall.
Charlotte home prices in June kept rising, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association said, but sales and inventory both plunged compared to a year ago. Rising prices are squeezing buyers and making sellers reluctant to put their houses on the market.
Showmars, which opened in Matthews in 1982, will open its first restaurant in the Triangle soon in Wake Forest. Showmars has most of its 30 locations in the Charlotte area but has other stores in Greenville, South Carolina, and in Shelby.
Japan-based Sumitomo Forestry has completed its acquisition of Crescent Communities, the companies said Monday, marking the transition of one of Charlotte's biggest developers from local to foreign control.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is planning for new gates to continue its Concourse A North expansion, with the selection of Perkins + Will as architect for the next phase. The nine new gates in the first phase open this month.
A new report from apartment-tracking service Yardi Matrix says Charlotte is one of the markets building the most apartments relative to new demand. That means that as supply further outstrips demand, new apartments could end up sitting empty.