How Eastland evolved from Charlotte’s coolest mall to the future home of the city’s third major-league pro sports team

When Eastland Mall opened in the summer of 1975, it was the fanciest shopping center in the region. Thirty-five years later, in 2010, the mall closed and the...

Indoor miniature golf course named Stroke now open in Plaza Midwood

An indoor miniature golf course and midcentury-modern lounge named Stroke is now open. The 5,100-square-foot facility is located Plaza Midwood near the new...

Under new ownership, The Wine Loft in South End is getting a new look

The Menagerie Hospitality Group recently bought The Wine Loft in South End and plans to re-brand it, re-do its menu, and upgrade its interior. You may recall...

Scott Brooks’s murder is one of the many open homicide cases CMPD is working to solve

A little more than a month after Scott Brooks was shot while opening his family’s beloved burger and sandwich shop, investigators are still searching...

What’s with all of the eye-rolling over Charlotte’s brewery boom?

Dozens of new breweries have opened in Charlotte over the past few years. 10 more plan to open within the next 6 months. I’ve noticed that each new...

Harriet’s Hamburgers will open in Optimist Hall this summer

A new burger spot called Harriet’s Hamburgers is opening this summer in Optimist Hall. Harriet’s is a joint venture between Plaid Penguin, the...

The Map Shop will move from its prominent location on Morehead to a larger space in South End

The Map Shop, which has operated for nearly two decades at Kings and Morehead, is moving to a bigger spot in South End. Tony and Katie Rodono, who bought the...

A new six-story hotel is coming to a rapidly changing part of South End

A new six-story Marriott Aloft hotel will open in South End close to the light rail and next to Nadeau furniture store. The 105,000-square-foot hotel will have...

A new brewery called Sunstead opens soon near Bank of America Stadium

A new brewery called Sunstead is opening next weekend in a mid-century modern building in the Gold District near Bank of America Stadium. Sunstead, old English...

Dilworth’s Iron Tribe building will be converted into new whiskey bar/cigar lounge named The Vintage

Before it was an Iron Tribe Fitness, the gray-painted brick building at 215 E. Worthington Ave. in Dilworth was an auto body shop owned by Michael...

Charlotte is piloting corrals where riders are supposed to park their scooters

The city of Charlotte is piloting designated e-scooter corrals, where riders are supposed to park their Lime, Bird, or Spin scooter after they’re done...

Peculiar Rabbit has closed after eight years in Plaza Midwood

The restaurant and bar Peculiar Rabbit, long known for its rooftop bar and brunch menu, closed its doors to the public Sunday night. The local hangout first...