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.



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 »




Goodwill Opportunity Campus

Where Are We in CLT? | November 6, 2019

From skill development classes to offering dental services and affordable clothing, the Goodwill Opportunity Campus on Wilkinson Blvd. works every day to support Charlotteans and make the Queen City a better place for all. Since 2016, the state-of-th… read more »




Salvation Army

Where Are We in CLT? | November 5, 2019

It’s Election Day! We are at our local polling place performing our civic duty and you should be, too! The Salvation Army on Marsh Road may be our one-stop-shop for submitting our ballot but it’ll be different for every Charlottean across the Queen C… read more »




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 »