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Start your Saturdays at University City Farmers Market

Start your Saturdays at University City Farmers Market

University City Farmers Market is off to a great start. Online publication Charlotte Five recently declared our market one of its “Five Things To Do” on Saturdays, and with good reason. The lakeside market at the Shoppes at University Place offers fresh regional produce, live entertainment and cooking demonstrations, children’s programs, local crafts and, new this spring, an outdoor cafe featuring Manolo’s Latin Bakery and Detour Coffeebar. The market is open 9 am-1 pm Saturdays through next fall at... read more
Vision Builders fly in NASA Rover Challenge

Vision Builders fly in NASA Rover Challenge

With an invitation from NASA and help from University City-based Vision Builder Adventures, five high-school students have completed an out-of-this-world challenge: to design, build and demonstrate a Human Exploration Rover. Even better, our team took home one of nine awards presented for the best efforts of more than 80 US and international teams competing in the eight-month NASA 2021 Rover Challenge. “The students and the adults were overjoyed,” says Johnny White of Vision Builders. “It truly was a community effort.”... read more
Commercial Real Estate Roundup – April 2021

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – April 2021

April 21, 2021 – University City CRE News Rezoning filed for next phase of University City Entertainment District • Cambridge Properties seeks to rezone 40 acres, Business Journal reports. • Petition calls for office building, hotel, apartments, commercial space and structured parking. • Topgolf facility opening date not announced yet; WoodSpring Suites opened earlier this year. • View University City Entertainment District plans. • MORE   Apartments on campus edge sell for $12.5 million • Mallard Creek Apartments has... read more
University City launches Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadow

University City launches Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadow

By Azania Herron University City Partners, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens and North Carolina Native Plant Society have partnered to install Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadows, a community native plant project in University City. On April 25, volunteers and Botanical Gardens staff planted native flowers and shrubs on cleared land near the greenway’s trailhead at JW Clay Boulevard in University Place. A unique addition to our greenway network Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadow is a unique... read more

There’s still time to help Vance High have a yearbook for the ages

In January, we reported that a dedicated team of Vance High students and their advisor hoped to pull off the seemingly impossible – create A TRULY SPECIAL YEARBOOK: A yearbook spanning two years, since the pandemic wiped out last year’s yearbook. A yearbook created almost entirely online, since Vance students just returned to campus on March 15. And a yearbook every student can afford, even those with families struggling to pay bills. How are the yearbook students doing? The... read more
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... read more
University City Wine Fest – 5 days! 5 unique events!

University City Wine Fest – 5 days! 5 unique events!

Crescent Communities University City Wine Fest will return April 14-18 for its fifth year of fine wine and great fun.  The five-day festival will offer five boutique-style events at multiple locations including the lake and boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place. New this year, the signature Wine Festival will happen over two days to accommodate social distancing. From a limited-capacity dining experience at a local chef’s home to sipping wine on the water, all events will provide opportunities to... read more
Wine Wednesday on the Water

Wine Wednesday on the Water

CRESCENT COMMUNITIES UNIVERSITY CITY WINE FEST – DAY 1. ( 6-7:30 or 7:30-9 pm April 14 at Shoppes at University Place ) You and a guest will enjoy a wine tasting on the boat dock before selecting your favorite wine and boarding the paddle boat while enjoying the live music of the Courtney Lynn and Quinn Band. STAYING SAFE: We’re limiting capacity to increase social distancing. Thank you for your patience! NO DOGS AT THIS TIME: We love our... read more

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