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Website offers details of university hotel-conference center

Website offers details of university hotel-conference center

The proposed UNC Charlotte conference center and hotel have drawn plenty of interest, especially from people following the surge of development taking place near the new LYNX light-rail stations on North Tryon Street. Thanks to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, vivid renderings and many building details are now available for public view. You can find the latest site plan and other materials on the department website, among its list of 2018 rezoning petitions, under Petition 2018-047.   Site for facility... read more
New online map puts UC growth at our fingertips

New online map puts UC growth at our fingertips

Ever wonder who’s building in that newly cleared site or what’s being planned next to the brand-new rezoning sign? A new map created by University City Partners and available to the public has that information and more, including links to rezoning documents, public hearing dates and locations of street improvements. Click here to view the map. UCP Planning and Development Director Tobe Holmes and UCP intern Luis Martinez spent about 10 hours building the database-driven Google map. Holmes plans... read more
Renovations giving Delish owner rare time to reflect

Renovations giving Delish owner rare time to reflect

The popular Delish Cakery at University Place closed recently for renovations and to finish repairs from a water leak last winter. Aryn Keogh, who launched Delish nine years ago, sees the temporary closing as a rare opportunity “to step back and think about what we are doing,” and perhaps to invent new flavors, she said with a laugh. Keogh, who turns 30 later this summer, began Delish Cakery out of her kitchen in 2009 by selling cupcakes, French macarons,... read more
Small-business networking event – Meet the New Kids on the Block

Small-business networking event – Meet the New Kids on the Block

UCity Biz Net invites you to join us for our monthly business networking breakfast, 7:30-9 am June 13 at Hilton Charlotte University Place. This meeting’s lineup includes some of the new kids on the block in University City: Mike Hill, UNC Charlotte’s new Athletic Director; Top Golf; University City’s first brewery; and The National Junior College Athletic Association. The free event will take place in the Lakeview room at Hilton Charlotte University Place. A light breakfast and beverages will... read more
Former Solectron – Flextronics facility may become offices

Former Solectron – Flextronics facility may become offices

The former Solectron / Flextronics manufacturing facility near IBM Drive could become a multi-tenant office building with up to 455,000 square feet of space, a rezoning petition for adjacent property reveals. The Charlotte City Council held a hearing on the rezoning request by Westcore Properties at the City Council’s May 30 meeting. The petition filed by Westcore Properties asks that 6.2 acres on Penninger Circle, currently zoned for institutional uses, be rezoned to allow a surface parking lot. The... read more
Remembering one of University City’s pioneers

Remembering one of University City’s pioneers

University City lost one of its true pioneers recently. Seddon “Rusty” Goode Jr. died on May 14 at the age of 86. Goode helped launch University Research Park and complete I-485, and much more. “Rusty Goode was a visionary for what has become University City and University Research Park,” said Darlene Heater, executive director of University City Partners. “He held tight to the vision he and other civic leaders created for Charlotte’s University campus and business community. Although his... read more
Firenza Pizza opens June 5 at Belgate

Firenza Pizza opens June 5 at Belgate

University City’s newest restaurant, Firenza Pizza, opens June 5 near IKEA in the Belgate shopping center. The Virginia-based chain offers dough made in-house daily, nearly 40 toppings, and a 5-minute bake time in an open-flame stone-hearth oven. The new Firenza is located at 6925 University City Blvd., Suite 420, midway between I-85 and IKEA Boulevard.   Grand Opening specials During the restaurant’s grand opening June 5-10, guests who donate $2 to either EmpowHERment or Safe Alliance Charlotte-based non-profits will... read more
Find your superheroes at University Place!

Find your superheroes at University Place!

Put on your best sci-fi/fantasy costume, grab your autograph pen and head to Hilton Charlotte University Place this weekend for the annual escape into the surreal: the Con Carolinas convention. Among the star attractions: WWE Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland, who portrays Kjetill Flatnose in the History channel hit series “Vikings.” Also on the program: a Short Film Festival, costume contest, art show, LARP sessions, gaming, plus opportunities to meet celebrities and take workshops ranging from “Writing Fan... read more

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