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.






Coco and the Director

Where Are We in CLT? | November 4, 2019


We are at Chocolate and the Producer. No, wait… that not right.  We’re at Coco and the Director! This Uptown coffee shop on the corner of Trade and Tryon is a place where you can chat with friends, get some work done or draw on chalkboards, all while… read more »




Pinky’s Westside Grill

Where Are We in CLT? | October 29, 2019


“Beware; for I am hungry and therefore need a seat at the bar and a basket of fried pickles.” That is our best guess to what Frankenstein’s Monster would’ve said if he made his way to Pinky’s Westside Grill. With Halloween fast approaching, we had to… read more »




CLT250 Meter Garden

Where Are We in CLT? | October 28, 2019


It’s officially Halloweek, which means that the world will be united by the fact that everyone will end up watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at some point over the next 4 days. If the classic cartoon special leaves you wanting more Pean… read more »




Art Is Everywhere

Where Are We in CLT? | October 25, 2019


Where are we in CLT? Nowhere major really… we just happened to stumble upon some random art on the corner of Seigle Ave and Otts Street. And that’s what we love about Charlotte. There is always something to see and there’s creativity anywhere you loo… read more »




The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary

Where Are We in CLT? | October 24, 2019


This morning, we played a little game with our friends over at QC Life on WBTV and had Charlotteans guess where in CLT we could possibly be. Later, it was revealed that we were at the one and only Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary over in Charlotte’s west s… read more »




Timeline at Latta Park

Where Are We in CLT? | October 23, 2019


You’ve truly never seen the color yellow until you’ve seen this bright behemoth in person. “Timeline,” the sculpture by Robert Winkler, is made from old trolley tracks that were discovered in 2009 during construction on East Blvd. The old trolley tra… read more »




The Mint Museum Randolph

Where Are We in CLT? | October 22, 2019


Hobbits and wizards and Dungeons n’ Dragons, oh my! You can always count on The Mint Museum Randolph to have a magical exhibit or two for your amusement. Their current exhibition is “Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi,”… read more »




beSOCIAL

Where Are We in CLT? | October 21, 2019


Talk is free and working space should be too. Hidden behind the storefront of Social Status on Central Ave is beSOCIAL, a place for creatives to create, innovate, and interact with other creatives. It’s a space where anyone can come get work done, ha… read more »




Book Buyers

Where Are We in CLT? | October 19, 2019


What’s the last thing you’d expect to see in a bookstore? We’ll give you a second to answer… if you said a single propeller airplane being piloted by two giant stuffed bears, then you are oddly specific and have likely been to Book Buyers in Plaza… read more »




Ratcliffe’s Flowers at The Green

Where Are We in CLT? | October 18, 2019


Back in 1917, Louis Ratcliffe started a floral business, appropriately named Ratcliffe’s Flowers, at 431 South Tryon Street. The business operated until 1989 when Carpe Diem moved into that location (who has since moved to Elizabeth).  Then in 2000,… read more »




Space Mural by Andy Rocco

Where Are We in CLT? | October 15, 2019


This mural by Andy Rocco is … dare we say it … out of this world! You don’t need to take a trip to the International Space Station for an ethereal view of the earth, you just need to head down to the Metropolitan in Midtown Charlotte. Take a peek on… read more »




Carriage Fine Dry Cleaning

Where Are We in CLT? | October 9, 2019


If there’s one thing we know over here, it’s how to mind our Biscuits … two of them per week, to be exact. Biscuit making is definitely a labor of love, but always worth it, especially now that we know our lives will be gravy from here on out. Find… read more »




Foundry at AvidXchange

Where Are We in CLT? | October 2, 2019


You know, it really grinds our gears when people say that Charlotte doesn’t have an exceptional art scene. Now, we have the most literal evidence ever that people who say that are dead wrong. This giant gear sculpture titled Foundry by Charlotte’s ow… read more »




Dairy Queen on Wilkinson Blvd

Where Are We in CLT? | September 27, 2019


While we’re still reeling from the announcement that the Dairy Queen in Plaza-Midwood is headed for the history books, we’re comforted to know that, when the urge for DQ hits, we can still stop by an #OGClt classic. The historic drive-up Dairy Queen… read more »




Blackhawk Hardware

Where Are We in CLT? | September 20, 2019


Huh? We would’ve guessed that the Aisle of Death would be on 13. Blackhawk Hardware has been a staple of Park Road Shopping Center since 1977. Referred to as the “World’s Coolest Hardware Shop” by many (we wonder how much that has to do with the free… read more »




Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Where Are We in CLT? | September 18, 2019


The last time you whizzed down Morehead on your way to Rhino Market or Town Brewing, did you notice that the incredible art deco building across the street at 1401-09 West Morehead Street? The building’s corners along Morehead are adorned with intric… read more »




Eastside Pride Mural by Rosalia Torres

Where Are We in CLT? | September 4, 2019


EASTSIDE PRIDE! Charlotte’s eastside is a strong, proud community with a vibrant collection of cultures and people, and this fresh mural puts that pride on full display. Painted by the uber-talented “artivist,” Rosalia Torres-Weiner. She is known for… read more »




Sam Mills Statue

Where Are We in CLT? | September 3, 2019


Sam Mills may have passed away in 2005, but his example and legacy continue to stand taller than any building here in Charlotte. As a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, Mills excited everyone watching from the stands. But, it was his courage and p… read more »




Coca-Cola Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | August 29, 2019


It’s exciting to see murals popping up all over the Queen City, but some have been around for a long time — like this Coca-Cola painted ad that’s graced this building at 6th and N. Graham Street for decades. If you’re running the Around the Crown 10… read more »




The McNinch House

Where Are We in CLT? | August 28, 2019


When you’re running the Around The Crown 10K on Sept. 1, you’ll take a short jaunt on Church Street just past mile four. For a little extra motivation, look right after you pass the Frederick Building. You’ll see a purple a pink house built in the 18… read more »