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Business Journal honors University City ‘Heavy Hitters’

Business Journal honors University City ‘Heavy Hitters’

Two University City development projects and a pioneering architect for University Place have received the Charlotte Business Journal’s Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards: Blu at Northline apartments, Corvian Community School’s high school and architect David Furman. The awards were announced on Nov. 1 at the business publication’s fifth annual event honoring commercial real-estate projects completed in the past year in the Charlotte region.   Blu at Northline Blu at Northline, the apartment community on North Tryon Street beside... read more
Join the ‘Unsilent Night’ fun on Dec. 6 at University Place

Join the ‘Unsilent Night’ fun on Dec. 6 at University Place

Experience the warmth of community through musical fellowship, and help University City Partners create a new holiday tradition. Join us 6-8 pm Dec. 6 at the Shoppes at University Place to sip mulled wines and hot chocolate, visit with the Grinch, enjoy crafts and performances and join a walking musical parade unlike any other!   A musical parade like no other The centerpiece of the evening is composer Phil Kline’s musical parade, Unsilent Night – where everyone can play... read more
Historic uptown deli is reborn at Leo’s 49 Deli & Bar

Historic uptown deli is reborn at Leo’s 49 Deli & Bar

A taste of Charlotte circa 1950 has been reborn in University City, with the opening earlier this year of Leo’s 49 Deli & Bar at 7801 University City Blvd. Owner Angelo Spero has recreated and updated the foods that people enjoyed for decades at the original Leo’s Deli on Elizabeth Avenue near uptown. And Spero definitely knows the Leo’s Deli menu. He owned the old deli for more than 20 years.   Dishes spanning the decades The new Leo’s... read more
Mi Pueblo opens at Belgate Center near IKEA

Mi Pueblo opens at Belgate Center near IKEA

Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill has opened in the Belgate Center at 7003 University City Blvd., near IKEA. This regional chain of restaurants began 20 years ago in Winston Salem – the realization of a longtime dream by Jesus and Maria Ruiz. Mi Pueblo now has 10 locations statewide, offering a broad selection of lunch and dinner entrees. Diners will find the usual Fajitas, burritos and enchiladas, along with vegetarian dishes, seafood dishes such as Camarones Acapulquenos (shrimp cooked in... read more
Peno Mediterranean Grill brings popular formula to UCity

Peno Mediterranean Grill brings popular formula to UCity

Peno Mediterranean Grill is new to Charlotte but already a hit in its hometown of Wilmington, where it was named Best of Wilmington for Mediterranean food three years running. Veteran restaurateur and Peno founder Jamal Haddad sought to replicate his childhood kitchen in Lebanon. Peno offers a wide range of Gyro sandwiches, Gyro Bowls, wraps, salads and platters. Peno recently began expanding, with new restaurants along the NC-SC coast and, most recently, in University City. Peno opened in October... read more
Great reputation precedes opening of Seafood Connection

Great reputation precedes opening of Seafood Connection

Most new restaurants struggle to bring in a crowd and establish their reputation. Not so with Seafood Connection. That’s because chef and owner Jamie Walker has delighted diners for years with his Low Country-style seafood – long before he found a permanent restaurant home in University City. Seafood Connection opened in July at 630 University Center Blvd., overlooking West W.T. Harris Boulevard near I-85.   How popular? How popular is this place? Well, its Thanksgiving Sunday Seafood Brunch sold... read more
#GivingTuesdayCLT – Make a difference on Nov. 27

#GivingTuesdayCLT – Make a difference on Nov. 27

Charlotte’s biggest celebration of philanthropy is here! Join thousands of your neighbors on #GivingTuesday CLT – Nov. 27– in helping hundreds of local nonprofit groups create a better Charlotte region. #GivingTuesdayCLT has generated more than $20 million in value since 2014. Here’s how to make 2018 the best year yet!   What is #GivingTuesdayCLT? Presented by Wells Fargo and powered by SHARE Charlotte, #GivingTuesdayCLT is Charlotte’s local response to the global #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesdayCLT is an unprecedented collaboration of... read more
Join us Dec. 6 for University City 2.0 – Building a City in the City

Join us Dec. 6 for University City 2.0 – Building a City in the City

University City is in the midst of incredible change. Guiding that change for maximum benefit to our community will require bold vision, thoughtful planning, and creative design. Urban-design expert David Dixon will share ideas for navigating the sea change on Dec. 6 at University City 2.0 – Building a City in the City. The free public event, presented by University City Partners and Charlotte Research Institute, will take place 5-7 pm Dec. 6 at UNC Charlotte’s PORTAL Innovation Hub.... read more

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