Agenda for Wednesday May 20: Free yoga to teeth whitening

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Hello Wednesday.

I love startups. I’m excited to watch 10 startups this afternoon during Queen City FinTech and RevTech Labs Class 4 Demo Day at UNCC Center City. Also, I’m excited because tomorrow night is QC Forward’s Impact3 Demo Day where 6 social entrepreneurs will pitch at Johnson & Wales University. There is a creative energy in our city and it makes me feel warm and tingly all over. Anyways.


Today’s Weather: 87. Sunny, 40% chance of evening t-storm.
Today’s Stat: 89,000. WBTV Charlotte area TV viewership of the Wells Fargo Golf Championship final round Sunday coverage.
Today’s Job: Wedding & Events Manager at Ballantyne Country Club. Apply.
Today’s Charlottean: Grant Alexander, Which Wich franchisee and UNC Chapel Hill MBA, for bringing the concept to Charlotte. He currently owns 6 stores.


Every single free (or cheap) community yoga class in Charlotte
View the 10 classes and photos.

What happens when a vegetable hater attempts the Luna Juice Cleanse
Love Mary’s play-by-play, even though she only did it for one day since it cost $62. I actually think I would enjoy the Tree of Life juice with kale. Photos are amazing.

City Smart: Cs for CMS to Meck Dec Day
Get the scoop from Amy and Elizabeth on dance hall legalities, airport battle, Meck Dec Day and where our high schools rank. I’m starting to get more and more obsessed with City Council stuff – we need to do more stories explaining how our local government works.

A Revolution in Dentistry: Meet Pearl. Dentistry Imagined
Pearl is shaking up the Charlotte dentistry scene and I like it. Dr. Jenny told Erin: “I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to create a completely new concept.” Now that I’m pounding 3 cups of coffee a day, I’m scared my teeth are going to fall out.

Is our banking town ready for Bitcoin? 7 Questions with Bitcoin Charlotte founder Jacob Parrish
Jacob runs a 250 person meetup group. Do you have bitcoins? If you do own bitcoins, send me an email and walk me though your thought process. Currency is fascinating.

Behind the Kitchen: A conversation with Michael Suppa from Vivace
Michael talked to Vanessa about everything from balance to complacency to Sysco local carrots to being an immature food city. I’m starting to realize how intense it is to be a chef. I’m now craving the Vivace bolognese (my favorite dish there).

CLT Playlist: Live music picks for May 20 – 24
Danny picks SNUG 600 at Snug Harbor on Saturday (10pm, $5) and The Infamous Stringdusters at US National Whitewater Center on Sunday (8pm, free). I love that the event is called the SNUG 600, sounds like a Snuggie knockoff.


Rumor has it that 2 hammered guys stole a golf cart during the Wells Fargo Golf Championship and drove it all the way to Selwyn Pub (5 miles). reports that the drivers ordered 2 shots and country club officials picked it up the following day. Note: I can’t tell whether this is a joke or not, but there is a photo.

Which Wich to open Uptown location in Overstreet Mall. CBJ reports that the store plans to open in the fall. I’m still upset they took pastrami off their beef options.

Writer publishes his first story in Charlotte Magazine, then dies. Beautiful story by Charlotte Magazine editor Michael Graff. Must read.

AvidXchange acquires Texas software company and continues to grow like crazy. Observer reports this financial services software company now has 400 total employees. View jobs.

Have an outstanding Wednesday and get excited for South End’s newest brewery,Wooden Robot, to open in about 5 weeks. We’re heading there today to get the scoop for you.

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