Where Are We in CLT?

Charlotte has creative details and delights hiding in plain sight, around every corner of the city. Our team always has our eyes peeled, searching for the next surprise to share with our readers. Our goal is to inspire you to explore the Queen City and discover fascinating areas of CLT that just might become your new favorite spot. These Queen City adventures are sponsored by OrthoCarolina.



East Town Market

Where Are We in CLT? | April 3, 2020

We miss our daily mural hunting sessions. So, we’ll have to settle for looking through all of our old pictures of Charlotte’s gloriously painted walls. One of our favorites in our Camera Roll is this beautiful piece by Charlotte artist Georgie Nakima… read more »




Belle Acres Golf & Country Club

Where Are We in CLT? | March 5, 2020

There’s been a gargoyle sighting in South End! These gargantuan stone guardians protect the Belle Acres Golf & Country Club. (Did you know that there was a country club in the heart of South End?) Affectionately pronounced “Belly Acres” by its me… read more »




Howren Music

Where Are We in CLT? | February 20, 2020

Since they opened their doors in 1950, Howren Music has had one goal: to help anyone wants to be a musician, become a musician. In their own words, they want you to “Be a player!” With over 70 years of helping musicians grow, Howren Music has become… read more »




I Heart Rail Trail

Where Are We in CLT? | February 17, 2020

We love Rail Trail!⁣ You need to see the four interactive light installations that have made their way to the Rail Trail for South End’s “I Heart Rail Trail: Lights!”⁣ The installations run from Carson Street Station down to Sycamore Brewing. This ba… read more »




Park N’ Shop on Wilkinson Blvd.

Where Are We in CLT? | February 13, 2020

The ghost of grocery stores past are alive and well. Decades ago, this sign would have boldly said “Farm Fresh Produce Direct From The Field To You” in bright red lettering. Today, you can just make out the faint lettering of a sign from yesteryear a… read more »




Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | February 10, 2020

Every Monday morning feels like one big puzzle of trying to figure out schedules, meetings, assignments, articles, proposals, events, and if we’re lucky, a dash of social life that all need to happen each week! Sometimes fitting everything on our Goo… read more »




The Papalote Project & Manolo’s Bakery

Where Are We in CLT? | January 7, 2020

If you make your way to Charlotte’s Eastside, you will find Manolo’s Bakery at 4405 Central Ave. Manolo’s is the home to many delicious sweet and savory Latin American baked goods, and it is the home to this very important mural. Painted by Rosalia T… read more »




Middle C Jazz

Where Are We in CLT? | January 6, 2020

We’re getting jazzy in the heart of the city at Middle C Jazz! The Uptown music venue opened last year to provide Charlotte with a space where jazz lovers could come together to listen and perform. Charlottean Adam Farber founded Middle C with his fa… read more »




JackBeagle’s NoDa Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | December 30, 2019

It’s no secret that we love mural hunting in the Queen City. It feels like every day there is something new and exciting to see. As much as we enjoy the new stuff, we also love revisiting murals that have been around the QC for a while.⁣ ⁣ One of our… read more »




Project 658

Where Are We in CLT? | December 10, 2019

“Hope. Restored.” That’s the tagline for Project 658 and they couldn’t have picked two better words. Every time we walk through their doors our hope is restored when we see the huge impact they make in the Charlotte community every single day. The mi… read more »




The Terrace at Cedar Hill

Where Are We in CLT? | December 2, 2019

The next time you’re attending a wedding reception at The Terrace or taking a meeting at the Cedar Hill Building just outside of Uptown, make sure to take a gander at the area to the left of the front door. There you’ll find a reminder that the build… read more »




The Evening Muse

Where Are We in CLT? | November 23, 2019

Who’s getting rowdy tonight? One of our favorite spots for a night out on the town is The Evening Muse over in NoDa. Since 2001, the Muse has been providing a space for independent artists and lovers of music to come together with a common goal … to… read more »




Long Animal Hospital

Where Are We in CLT? | November 20, 2019

We think anywhere you can add art and a splash of color to the Queen City, you should. Charlotte artist Laurie Smithwick agrees with us. She’s the mastermind behind the “Amplify the Signal” project, which used a grant from the South End Creative Lab… read more »




Skylark Social Club

Where Are We in CLT? | November 19, 2019

The King is in the Queen City! We have a Burning Love for this mural and feel All Shook Up every time we see the Guitar Man himself. Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and make your Way Down to the Skylark Social Club in Plaza Midwood to see Elvis in perso… read more »




The Hezekiah Alexander House Homesite

Where Are We in CLT? | November 18, 2019

Turn on Huey Lewis and the News and grab your powdered wig because we’re going back in time! The Hezekiah Alexander House is a hidden historical gems in the Queen City. Built in 1774, the stone building is the oldest house in Mecklenburg County and v… read more »




The Thirsty Beaver Saloon

Where Are We in CLT? | November 16, 2019

With the launch of Disney+ this week there is an overwhelming amount of Disney content to stream online, including one of our favorites, Pixar’s Up. The film tells the tale of an old man who refuses to sell his home for decades while developers conti… read more »




Park Road Books

Where Are We in CLT? | November 14, 2019

Located in Park Road Shopping Center, Park Road Books has been the go-to independent bookstore in the Queen City since 1977. We’ve been coming here for decades because there’s something about being surrounded by books that makes us happy. And if thos… read more »




LaCa Projects

Where Are We in CLT? | November 12, 2019

The Panthers aren’t the only feline predators in Charlotte. Lions, tigers, and cheetahs have been known to roam around Charlotte’s Westside and if you want to go on a quick safari head over to Bryant Street. There you’ll find a stampede of colossal k… read more »




D-Day Monument at Freedom Park

Where Are We in CLT? | November 11, 2019

There are quite a few veteran memorials nestled around the Queen City that honor the men and women who fought for our county and freedom. Speaking of freedom, you can find three of these monuments in Freedom Park (perfectly named for a day like today… read more »




The Manor Theatre

Where Are We in CLT? | November 9, 2019

Grab your popcorn and Milk Duds cuz we’re goin’ to the movies! The Manor Theatre has been a staple of the Myers Park neighborhood since its construction in 1947. You won’t see the latest Terminator or Star Wars playing at this #OGclt theatre but you… read more »