Take a sneak peek at how the Spectrum Center and the EpiCentre transformed for the NBA All-Star Game

Uptown Charlotte is decked out for NBA All-Star Weekend. Names of brands and splashes of purple and teal cover the Spectrum Center and the EpiCentre.
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Uptown Charlotte is decked out for NBA All-Star Weekend. Names of brands and splashes of purple and teal cover the Spectrum Center and the EpiCentre.

As the retail and sports business reporter for the Observer, Katie Peralta covers everything from grocery-store competition in Charlotte to tax breaks for pro sports teams. She is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame.