unsolicited advice

The problem with scooters isn’t that we have too many — it’s that we need thousands more

Our city has about 500 dockless scooters, but we need thousands more. The Charlotte Department of Transportation is running an electronic scooter pilot program...

Park Road Shopping Center is now up to 17 restaurants. Am I the only one in love with Urban Cookhouse?

I just don’t understand — I can’t stop eating Urban Cookhouse, but it’s never crowded inside. As Park Road Shopping Center becomes...

A Soho House would kill it in Charlotte

Charlotte is crawling with social, wealthy and driven young professionals. A Soho House (or a Soho House clone) would be immediately popular in this city....

9 things young job seekers say that make me want to scream

Recently, I’ve been talking to more and more college students and recent graduates looking for jobs in advertising, marketing, media and communications....

Will the parking situation at Park Road Shopping Center turn into a Metropolitan-style nightmare? Ugh, I hope not

With the addition of Shake Shack (opening this spring), Cava (opening this summer) and whatever takes the place of Park Terrace movie theater (RIP) — parking...

Unsolicited Advice: Fig Tree should host a toddler and parent fine dining event

Can’t you just picture Fig Tree’s beautiful space packed with excited 2-year-olds eating lobster tail...

If JJ’s Red Hots added burgers to their menu, business would explode

I don’t mean to diss the dog, but I wish I could order a burger from JJ’s Red Hots. I’m not alone. The #1 response I get from people when I...

I want Boxman Studios to launch a residential container home line so I can buy one for my backyard

I’d like to invest in Boxman Studios. Sure, I love their event/activation line of retrofitted shipping containers, but I’m incredibly bullish on their...

The Whitewater Center should invest in activities for toddlers

A few Saturdays ago, I took my 2.5-year-old son to the Whitewater Center. Big mistake. There’s nothing for toddlers to do there. After 30 minutes of...

Like Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post, who should buy The Charlotte Observer? And what should they do with it?

“I think that newspapers need to be like football teams, where instead of a white guy Republican who wants to take his friends to the football box,...

Erik Spanberg could make more money outside of Charlotte Business Journal, here’s how

Business journalist Erik Spanberg could make more money and have more job security if he left Charlotte Business Journal and struck out on his own....