This popular retail shop is anticipating Black Friday to recoup lost sales

704 Shop co-owner Christopher Moxley said in-store sales decline due to the pandemic will make Black Friday even more important than in years past.
By Jonathan Limehouse | November 26, 2020

E-Fix Development Corp. breaks ground on commercial project in West End business district

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will anchor the property once home to the original McDonald’s Cafeteria at the corner of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle Street.
By Katrina Louis | November 20, 2020

As NC remains in Phase 3, bar owners struggle to stay afloat

Bars like 1501 South Mint and Nick & Mike Bar and Grill are navigating extended restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | November 17, 2020

HotBox Next Level Kitchen to plant roots in Historic West End

The Concord eatery is part of the growing number of businesses backed by Historic West End Partners.
By Katrina Louis | November 10, 2020

Healthy food, community investments are coming to the West Boulevard corridor

City officials announced plans for the West Boulevard corridor, the second area receiving investments under the Corridors of Opportunity initiative.
By Jonathan Limehouse | November 6, 2020

West Charlotte restaurateurs plan second location

LuLu’s Maryland-Style Chicken and Seafood owners plan expansion to Plaza Midwood while dealing with triumphs and tragedy.
By Sabrina Clark | November 4, 2020

Rock Hill’s Black economic leaders want equity in city’s growth

Black Economic Leadership League is pushing for inclusion with jobs and business opportunities, especially with Carolina Panthers complex coming in 2023.
By Sarafina Wright | October 29, 2020

From prison to restaurant owners, men behind Renaldo’s Culinary Experience open up about their journey

Chef Renaldo Norris and Mario Recinos opened Renaldo’s Culinary Experience four years ago to show former offenders that they have a second chance at life.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 28, 2020

22 Street Kitchen among four Charlotte restaurants awarded $25,000 Discover program grant

The Creole fusion food truck is one of 200 Black-owned restaurants sharing in the $5 million pool to help Black restaurateurs hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 28, 2020

Behind the mixed-use project coming to Booker Avenue in west Charlotte

CGE Venture Group is planning for retail and office space, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace overlooking uptown Charlotte.
By Janey Tate | September 27, 2020