Briefing for Tuesday October 20: Halloween-inspired treats to yoga teacher trainings

Briefing for Tuesday October 20: Halloween-inspired treats to yoga teacher trainings
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Hello Tuesday.

Charlotte is crazy about salads. Chopt is a great addition to the city, and Crisp is fantastic. But sometimes I just want to go to the good old Harris Teeter salad bar. You can mix it up however you like with no pressure to make 100 decisions with a line growing behind you. If you want four eggs or a pound of chicken salad, you can do it with no shame. The price is right. Plus, cheap wine (hello $3 Oak Creek chardonnay) is just a few paces away. That’s where you’re more likely to find me on a weekday night, and it sounds like a lot of you agree with me.


Today’s Weather: 66. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Today’s Stat: 59,700. Number of people who attended a summer event at Romare Bearden Park uptown this year.
Today’s Job: Content Development Manager at Girls on the Run International. Apply.
Today’s Charlottean: Maureen Furr, principal at South Mecklenburg High, who was just named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools principal of the year.



Charlotte desserts that take Halloween candy flavor combos to the next level [Levans]
It’s like trick-or-treat candy but gussied up. Example: If you like Reese’s, you’ll like the Polka Dot Bake Shop’s Buckeye cupcake.

The historic Ivey’s building uptown is being turned into a boutique hotel [Thomas]
This sounds like a great development. They’re taking one of the remaining historic buildings uptown, renovating it and putting it to good use. This is right at 5th and Tryon and should be open by the end of 2016.

Upcoming 2016 Registered Yoga Teacher trainings in Charlotte [Levans]
If you want to be a yoga teacher, be prepared to shell out $2,000 to $3,000 and spend eight months of your nights and weekends. Here are seven local places that are offering the training soon.

13 new foods you can get at Hornets games this year [Dunn]
Big things are happening at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Charlotte Hornets are doubling down on local restaurants and are bringing a RuRu’s Tacos and IOS Greek Kitchen location to the second level concourse this season.

Five businesses that Charlotte desperately needs [@thetrolleywalk]
Some more solid ideas from TW here. I agree that Wall Street South needs a bar with dynamic beer prices. And since we’ve already established that we love salads, a drive-through option sounds pretty good.

What’s local and in season this fall in our region [Smith]
Great ideas with what to do with the kale, chards, collards, winter squash, root vegetables, apples, cauliflower and muscadines that are in season right now.

Charlotte-area students compete to collect food for the Carolinas Student Hunger Drive [Morrell]
Want to support Charlotte teenagers as they work to feed our city’s hungry? Look to one of the high schools. 530,000 pounds of food have been collected in the past five years. 


Townhomes/pool in Plaza Midwood get shot down [Portillo/Observer]. This plan had long been controversial and took a while to come for a vote before the Charlotte City Council. The owners of the VanLandingham Estate had said this development was needed to save it.

Will we start to see gas stations at Charlotte Harris Teeters? [Peralta/Observer]. This is a thing that Kroger does (and Kroger bought Harris Teeter last year). Some of the new Harris Teeters in the region are getting them.

Pink Toast Ink creates Tinder-inspired save-the-date [Instagram]. The Charlotte design shop put together this sharp-looking creation and now it’s getting a lot of attention.

Charlotte Agenda’s 2016 Founding Partners and what you should expect [Williams/Agenda]. Come see the 17 companies who are supporting the Agenda in the coming year. Big things are coming on our end as well, including a job board, new products and deeper coverage.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (caught the game-winner this weekend) and his wife Kara are leading OMB’s Yoga on Tap tonight to support their HEARTest Yard initiative. Get more details on the Planner. Get after it.

– Andrew

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