University City Wine Fest Returns for Fifth Annual Event With New Title Sponsor – Crescent Communities

University City Wine Fest Returns for Fifth Annual Event With New Title Sponsor – Crescent Communities

THE WINE FESTIVAL – OUR MAIN EVENT – WILL OCCUR OVER TWO DAYS FOR SAFE BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCES.  University City Partners is excited to announce the return of University City Wine Fest with a new title sponsor, Crescent Communities, for the fifth annual Wine Fest this spring. Crescent Communities University City Wine Fest will take place April 14-18 with five boutique-style wine tastings and activities. Events will be held at various locations, including the lake and boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place, and at nearby Armored Cow Brewing. Presented by Extreme Property Services and Queen City Elite, the 2021 Wine Fest will extend the signature Wine Festival event from one day in past years to both Saturday AND Sunday, April 17-18, this year. Doing so will allow more people to enjoy the fun even as we lower the number of people who can attend on either day as a way to provide adequate social distancing. From a limited-capacity dining experience at a local chef’s home to sipping wine on the water at University Place, all Wine Fest events will provide opportunities to sample a variety of wines in a safe environment. “The annual Wine Fest is one of our most popular events in University City,” said Darlene Heater, Executive Director of University City Partners. “The lake and boardwalk are the perfect backdrop for sipping wine, and our business owners in University City are great partners that help to create a full cultural experience. And, I am thrilled that Crescent Communities is joining as the title sponsor to support bringing these wonderful experiences to our community.”   Five days of fun for...
Update on University City Regional Library’s future home

Update on University City Regional Library’s future home

Darlene Heater, Executive Director, University City Partners. I am so proud of your advocacy and support for our library.  The people who will determine the future home of University City Regional Library have heard our community’s concerns. Leaders of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County have communicated they are working through the process of choosing a new location for Mecklenburg County’s second busiest branch that is in the best interest of our community, and that your voices matter in making that choice. The right location Currently, the Library and county staffs are negotiating with developers to find an appropriate site in University City. Easy access by public transit is a consideration; cost is, as well. We continue to hope that, in the end, our Library and county leaders will go with the location that three separate land-use plans since 2007 have recommended for the new Library home – at University Place. Library and county leaders have told us, as well, that a site in University Place near the JW Clay Blvd light-rail station is a leading option from among 20-plus proposed locations they are evaluating. Advantages of a Library on the lake at University Place Developer EB Arrow has offered to provide a stand-alone two-story library building overlooking the lake and a waterfront active area in their new University Place development called Waters Edge. A Library on the lake and boardwalk at University Place would be a highly accessible and visible location to support literacy and social and economic opportunities for residents in and near University City. The proposed location anchors the Library in a new town center where...