Local media recently have published reports about University City’s economic vitality and international flavor. Enjoy the good news, and share with your friends!
University City is Reaching Higher Heights – Light Rail is a Game Changer!
When University City took off in the early 1980s, one of the first groups to invest in its future was Charlotte’s medical community, drawn by the opportunity to serve future residents and businesses in the emerging University Research Park.
Skeptics wondered about the wisdom of launching Charlotte’s first suburban hospital in a sparsely populated region with seemingly more cows than people.
No one questions that decision now. MORE
University City has Charlotte’s best options for Jamaican food
Growing up in a Haitian household, the things I remember most were the language (Creole), the music (Kompa), and of course, the food.
Having friends from different parts of the West Indies allows me to appreciate and embrace the variety within Caribbean culture. So “big ups” to my Jamaican bredren celebrating the country’s 56th Independence Day this week.
With that being said, let’s discuss why University City is the best neighborhood in Charlotte for Jamaican food … it’s not up for debate. I’m serious. MORE
Growing Indian population brings new businesses to University City
It’s a Wednesday evening, and shoppers at the new Patel Brothers grocery store in Charlotte’s University City area stroll through aisles loaded with hundreds of Indian ingredients, snacks and condiments, among them 20-pound bags of various types of rice and flour as well as a wide selection of beans and chutneys.
The four-month-old, 35,000-square-foot store, the second opened in Mecklenburg County by a national Indian-owned grocery chain, debuted as one of the largest Indian grocery stores in the Southeast.
It joined at least three other nearby stores selling Indian groceries, clothing, beauty and spiritual products. All are purposefully located in the heart of the area’s emerging Indian community. MORE