Janelle Goodrich

Stress-free Places to Take Your Parents

Stress-free Places to Take Your Parents

Can’t think of where to take your parents or relatives when they visit Charlotte? Check out this article. Your options are endless and range from breweries and food to hiking mountains and Topgolf in University City. Read the full Axios article here.

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Local Bookstores for Book Lovers

Local Bookstores for Book Lovers

If you haven’t been to Urban Reader Bookstore, you’re missing out. The newly opened Black-owned store in University City houses over 3,000 books for readers of all ages. There, you will find not only a great selection of books, but special programs, discussions, and...

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Support CMPD Officer, Mia Goodwin

Support CMPD Officer, Mia Goodwin

On December 22, Officer Mia Goodwin’s life was taken while on duty. Goodwin is survived by her husband, who is a firefighter, and 3 children. If you wish to support her family during this difficult time, feel free to donate to the GoFundMe that Back The Blue NC is...

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Brotherhood of Leaders

Brotherhood of Leaders

Once a quarter, if you’re driving on Neal Road, you’ll see a group of men picking up trash. These aren’t just any group of men. These are members of the Beta Nu Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Previous members of the fraternity include Martin Luther...

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UCP welcomes four new board members

University City Partners welcomes four new members to our Board of Directors: Shannon Dixon of Casto, Leslie Johnson of Mecklenburg County, Bobby Shields of Shielb PLLC, and Ryan Wetherington of Allen Tate. Each new member brings unique skills that will advance the...

Say hi to our new UNC Charlotte interns

University City Partners welcomes two very needed extra sets of hands – interns Abby Armstrong and Luis Martinez from UNC Charlotte. Abby, a senior marketing major, will help us share the news about UCP. Luis, a sophomore, hopes to gain insights into planning and...

UCP’s 2014 Annual Report captures our breakout year

What an amazing year! With light rail under construction, University City’s stretch of I-485 set to open next spring, dramatic jobs growth and resurgence in our neighborhoods, University City is being transformed. Our new 2014 Annual Report (CLICK to view or download)...

EPRI in University City wins the Jerry Award!

Congratulations to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for being one of two winners of the Charlotte Regional Partnership’s annual Jerry Awards for their contribution to the regional economy! From the Jerry awards: "The Electric Power Research Institute...

Fast growing Yodle comes to URP Cambridge Center

Online ad and marketing company targets small business If you haven’t heard the name Yodle until now, get used to it. One of the fastest growing advertising and marketing companies in the U.S. recently moved its 120-employee Charlotte operation into the Cambridge...

Run like Rudolph through the University Research Park

Fun 5K/10K on Saturday will benefit Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas You can win three ways at the inaugural Run Run Rudolph 5K/10K race this Saturday in University Research Park: Finish first in either race OR win the crowd’s loudest applause as “best seasonally...

University City Partners Welcomes a New Executive Director

After working with us for ten years, our founding Executive Director, Mary Hopper, decided to leave University City Partners (UCP). In her time with us, Mary was completely devoted to supporting our focus on enhancing the economic vitality of University City. UCP has...

Our retail story continues to be written

By Mary Hopper Executive Director On any given week, the University City Partners office fields more calls about retail than anything else. While that has been true during all of our 10-year existence, those inquiries have accelerated with Belgate’s opening. Perhaps...

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