They call their downtown "uptown." Rather pretentious, don't you think?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/27/2015|
No, it isn't pretentious; it's a Southern thing you don't understand.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/02/2012|
Charlotte is so beautiful. Uptown or downtown or even the surrounding suburbs. The freeways are lined with lush green. I just love it.
Hillary had her headquarter in a posh area downtown. Across the street was filled with high-end boutiques.
North and South Carolina are just beautiful in general. Heck, the South is beautiful. The people, not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/02/2012|
This is Charlotte, hon, former "Textile capital of the US" with 600 mills within a 50 mile radius.
Those banks are there because of tobacco and the mint, and a lenient attitude towards accounting tricks and money laundering.
But what is Charlotte really offering the world today?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/02/2012|
That is it once had 600 miles within 50 miles. I don't know if there are any thereabouts anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/02/2012|
Isn't Charlotte the Civil War city where, upon the approach of the Northern troops, had the businessmen going "Here's the keys, come on in, don't burn it down."?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/02/2012|
r3 I'm just telling you it's beautiful. I don't know what it has to offer the world. I like lush green and wooded area and Charlotte offers that. The home I was staying at looks like Hidden Valley. Quiet and idyllic. So green. So different from the cities I've grown up in.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/02/2012|
New Orleans did that too, R5
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/02/2012|
It's rare for Catholics to have a foothold in the Catholic south as they do at Belmont Abbey
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/03/2012|
Oh calm up, OP. Don't let it get you up.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/03/2012|
Michael Jordan has announced that the Charlotte Bobcats will be renamed the original Charlotte Hornets! The legendary Charlotte Hornets and team colors are back in the Queen City!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/21/2013|
Bump for new interest in Charlotte
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/02/2014|
Similarly, in Minneapolis "Uptown" is south of "Downtown". No wonder Ted Baxter lived there.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/02/2014|
Uptown and downtown only make sense in cities that have both, like New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/02/2014|
Is Charlotte one of the liberal North Carolina cities?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/02/2014|
It's less liberal than The Triangle area, but Charlotte like most major cities is liberal. It voted down the anti-gay marriage amendment and it voted for Obama. Go outside of the city limits and into the surburbs and you will be reminded you are in the south however.
It is a beautiful city, it used to be a boring for a "big" city but it has gotten more character recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/02/2014|
France did that too R5.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/02/2014|
Should I go there looking for an uptown girl?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/02/2014|
Was this because of that Harry Belafonte thing?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/02/2014|
But then, he comes uptown each evenin' to my tenement
Uptown where folks don't have to pay much rent
And when he's there with me, he can see that he's everything
Then he's tall, he don't crawl, he's a king
Downtown, he's just one of a million guys
He don't get no breaks and he takes all they got to give
'Cause he's got to live
But then, he comes uptown where he can hold his head up high Uptown, he knows that I'll be standing by And when I take his hand, there's no man who could put him down The world is sweet, it's at his feet when he's uptown Whoa Yeah, yeah, yeah
Read more: The Crystals - Uptown Lyrics | MetroLyrics
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/02/2014|
Charlotte is green and pretty, but other cities in North Carolina are more attractive, just not nearly as big.
CONS: Charlotte (population about 800,000) has grown rapidly in the last 50 years and has lost much of its charm. Some say it has lost its soul, too.
CONS: As a tourist city, Charlotte is primarily known for NASCAR headquarters and televangelist Billy Graham's boyhood home.
CONS: Charlotte has big city problems (crime, horrendous traffic) and few big city amenities (no mass transit, no world-class theater, ballet, symphony or opera).
CONS: There is no major university in the area. Davidson is well-regarded but it's too small to be much of an influence. There is a rather large branch of the state university system, but it's mediocre.
PROS: It has a large and busy airport, and it's not far to drive to the mountains or the beach. Some neighborhoods are quite attractive with history and charm. The restaurant scene is improving. And the natives can be friendly to you, especially if you look like a good Christian.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/03/2014|
I'll be in Charlotte for a conference from Oct 29-31. Any recommendations? Yes, I have Google Maps, GayCities, etc. but I'd love local restaurant/bar favorites. NoDa? Downtown? A craft beer district would be a home run.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/07/2014|
Oh look, it's the "let's misuse the word pretentious" troll again.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/07/2014|
NoDa Brewery is by far the best brewery in Charlotte, check it out if you are a fan of craft beer. There is another craft brewery located right across from it, Birdsong I believe it is called, it's been a while.
Then head to Soul Gastrolounge for dinner.
Then have a nightcap at Bar 316.
They are all relatively close together and will give you the best taste of Charlotte night life.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/07/2014|
I simply bumped an existing thread, bozo R22. Many thanks R23 for useful information.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/07/2014|
I meant the OP! Sorry,R24.
I see now the thread was started two years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/07/2014|
Somebody asked for a Charlotte thread so I made one.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/07/2014|
I'm glad you did, R26. So, my coworkers (male, straight, cool) are in love with Solstice, Jack Beagles, Dog Bar. One also wants to go to Scarowinds. Do I hold fast for NoDa and Birdsong?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/07/2014|
The Queen City
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/08/2014|
That seems like a good tour of Charlotte nightlife also R27 and if that is what your friends want to do might as well let them play host I supposed. It will make them happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/08/2014|
Cincinnati is a Queen City also.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/09/2014|
Mainers say "Down East."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/09/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/09/2014|
I've also heard tell that they put on a sock and a shoe and a sock and a shoe, instead of a sock and a sock and a shoe and a shoe the way God intended.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/09/2014|
It's not a misuse of "pretentious." What is your damage, diction troll?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/09/2014|
Probably some penultimate dementia...
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/09/2014|
What are they doing with all the cartel drug money they laundered? Shouldn't they have some cool stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/09/2014|
I always root against the Carolina Panthers because of Cam Newton.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/09/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/20/2014|
Have the airfares come down or is it still cheaper to fly to Atlanta and drive to Charlotte?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/20/2014|
Gay Bingo in Charlotte
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/20/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/20/2014|
They are getting Google Fiber
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/27/2015|
R20: Charlotte is at least a 3 hour drive to the NC coastal beaches.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/27/2015|
CLT is closer to South Carolina beaches than the NC beaches.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/27/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/27/2015|
My city :)
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/27/2015|