Jump to content

Tyree Ricardo

Ideas for Creating Culture, Temporary and Permanent, in Charlotte

Recommended Posts

22 hours ago, Scribe said:

Yesterday's Around the Crown 10k was an event that screams Charlotte.  Many local companies involved... NoDa Brewing Co even made a special lager... not the greatest beer, but still a cool way to celebrate. RedVentures took over the last mile -- and called it the Red Mile.

The sheer number of people that showed up to run was impressive! I think (recurring) events like this are a great way to engage people and in the process create culture!

image.thumb.png.0ed747eab1d7821d3afd035e871b5981.png

Yes, but in typical Charlotte fashion, the amount of spectators was very low for the number of people running and a city of our size.  I have run 75+ races in more states than most people have visited, and can safely say Charlotte has the worst number of spectators for any and all events.  

That said, this race has the best likely hood to actually get an event that gains respect outside of the area.  Thunder Road/Charlotte Marathon is not well reviewed.  Sure the turkey trot has a lot of runners but there aren't more than a few dozen houses with people outside in SouthPark.  This is unique enough that it could catch on to bring in out of towners and their families.  Weather is perfect for spectating.  Lets see if Charlotte can pull it off. 

I wish they could have convinced Anthony Famiglietti of Davidson to run and put a big exclamation mark on the course record.  He doesn't run a lot of local races but when he does, the 2x Olympian causally throws down 14 minute 5k's at 40 years old. 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


you think people should show up to watch you run?    ha

 

On 6/7/2019 at 1:16 PM, JHart said:

Is it not kosher to suggest we dig up everybody in Pinewood Cemetery and turn it into an awesome urban park?? I mean how big of a waste are cemeteries, and you probably won't get much pushback from its current residents..  We can throw a big Halloween party each year in their honor

yes!   parks should be for the living, not the dead.  if humanity lives long enough, we'll laugh at the notion that people who died hundreds of years ago should inhabit some of the best real estate in town.    

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, KJHburg said:

Wonder if a circle of half buried NASCAR cars in a circle like Stonehenge and call it the Circle of Champions would be a tourist attraction?   The half buried Cadillacs outside of Amarillo TX sure are.   However I would not want spray painting to be involved.  It would highlight our NASCAR heritage and be very Instagramable.   Even something like this in downtown Fort Worth with crown for the Queen City would be great addition uptown.  

 

IMG_4619.JPG

IMG_4622.JPG

IMG_4624.JPG

IMG_4631.JPG

IMG_4632.JPG

IMG_4634.JPG

IMG_5463 (2).JPG

you should tweet this out so certain folks can retweet it.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I want Charlotte to do is expand these “art district”  and neighborhoods with more retail and green spaces because areas like  Noda and Plaza Midwood have more apartments now than attractions. SouthEnd already did that and is now finally trying to play catch-up. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know if there is any chance the city gets rid of "Charlotte's got a lot!".  It is such an awful slogal/website.  I was reading Garden and Gun and almost every southern city advertises for its tourism.  Charlotte's ad was fine compared to all of the others, but the website/slogan is so embarrassing.  

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/23/2020 at 1:18 PM, NYtoCLT said:

Does anyone know if there is any chance the city gets rid of "Charlotte's got a lot!".  It is such an awful slogal/website.  I was reading Garden and Gun and almost every southern city advertises for its tourism.  Charlotte's ad was fine compared to all of the others, but the website/slogan is so embarrassing.  

I agree. It sounds like “No don’t listen to everyone who says we don’t have a lot. We actually do.”

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.