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Crown last won the day on January 25 2016

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  1. Nichols company is out marketing the post office w/ 19,000 s.f. of office on top
  2. Went by TH yesterday to enjoy the dumpling lady as they opened. The lower parking lot was almost full but the overflow gravel lot was empty (I parked here). My first time at the project, and I'm surprised they put dumpling lady literally (at what is currently) the entrance to the space as there were only 5 people ahead of me in line when I arrived yesterday, and the line was basically "backed up" to the front door. They are going to need to put line scansion out to prevent that from happening. Also of note, you're getting 2 dumplings less than you get at the truck for the same price ( 7 vs. 9) and all the dumplings were sticking to the bottom of the paper plate. A lot less sauce than you get at the truck too. Of note: there was no one in line for Bao & Broth. Undercurrent, the gelatto place, and the sushi burrito place had small but manageable lines. I'll probably wait 4-6 months to go back unless I need a place to read, study, or work. The food itself wasn't impressive enough at this point for me to come back. I'll probably go find TDL food truck for her lunch special well before I rush back to optimist to pay $9 for 7 dumplings. Or I'll get a noodle bowl that will actually fill me up.
  3. I remember seeing something about what was going into the old Joe Dough's space but now can't find it anywhere, can someone help me out?
  4. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/whats-in-store/article233384642.html Basal coffee closing in Freemorewest
  5. They were the OGs that were forced out. Here's some good history on him it if you have some time to read: http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/March-2015/The-End-of-The-Penguin/ http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/April-2011/Frayed-Pride-and-Friend-Pickles/ she
  6. Former Penguin owner Brian Rowe reviving his iconic restaurant in a century-old home in Optimist Park Love the name. Love the location. Nice scoop by the Agenda: https://www.charlotteagenda.com/174316/former-penguin-owner-brian-rowe-reviving-his-iconic-restaurant-in-a-century-old-home-in-optimist-park/?fbclid=IwAR3XysaMUjwx1b1Ucl3emu412EdnDT7CRLEYLAzgiDMF5jQjns7q7EC-ITE Rowe’s new restaurant is named Bird Bones Cafe, a play on the remnants of the death of the Penguin, and will feature a skeleton penguin logo in honor of the iconic sign that still stands at the original building. It’s taking shape in a century-old home on the property at Area 15, an eclectic small business hub just outside Uptown and across the street from Optimist Hall. Charlotte coffee heavyweight Not Just Coffee, now boasting a stacked lineup of six locations, got its start here back in 2011. Rowe wants to replicate the original restaurant as closely as possible. “When you walk in here, you’re gonna think you’re in the Penguin,” he said. “It’s gonna be identical.”
  7. Held on way longer than I thought it would. Wasn't there like 2 or 3 failed concepts here before Vine landed? I remember this being a bit of a revolving door
  8. What a lovely addition to the neighborhood
  9. When can we anticipate tenant announcements here?
  10. Also in the announcement, they will be taking space at Charlotte Plaza in the interim so those who though uptown was a possibility at some point weren't totally wrong.
  11. Aix on Provence and Cochon d'Or (Waxhaw counerpart) both closed
  12. https://t.co/RQ4rd6xSsK One of the nation’s biggest car insurance companies ranks Charlotte drivers among the least safe in the U.S. Allstate Insurance Co., in annual rankings, placed Charlotte a dismal 153rd-safest among 200 cities in 2019, matching the city’s 2018 ranking. Allstate bases the annual ratings on claims filed with the company, which covers about 10 percent of all U.S. auto policies. The rankings reflect two factors: the average number of years between filing insurance claims and “hard braking” events that the company says are linked to collisions.Charlotte drivers score poorly on both, Allstate says. They file claims an average of every 7.8 years, compared to the national average of 10 years. Drivers in Charlotte are 36 percent more likely to have collisions than the national average, it says.
  13. Was there on Friday night and this is DESPERATELY needed. Link below to the video of the line for the NoDa company store canteen outpost there . The food trucks (only two) were both 20+ people deep https://imgur.com/a/5yn1VS6
  14. uptown from design center circa 5am
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