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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
Royal Wine and Dine Experience

Royal Wine and Dine Experience

CRESCENT COMMUNITIES UNIVERSITY CITY WINE FEST – DAY 2. ( 6-9 pm April 15 at 10818 Tavernay Pkwy. ) Be treated like royalty during an evening with Chef Lisa Brooks at her beautiful home as she guides you through six courses of culinary delights all paired with wines. MENU Heirloom Tomato Tartlet With Corn & Fennel Chow Chow Paired with Tesora Decca Regina Pinot Grigio Fresh Cucumber Bisque Paired with Buttercream Chardonnay Frisée Salad With Smoked Tomato Bacon Vinaigrette... read more
Taste, Sip & Stroll

Taste, Sip & Stroll

CRESCENT COMMUNITIES UNIVERSITY CITY WINE FEST – DAY 3. ( 6-7:30 or 7:30-9 pm April 16 on the lakefront at University Place ) Enjoy an evening around the beautiful University Place lake sampling food by University City’s favorite restaurants while enjoying live music, local artists and all the wine tastings your heart desires. Participating Restaurants Boardwalk Billy’s Famous Toastery Ninety’s Ice Cream The Wine Vault Wild Wing Cafe Participating Pop Up Shops Fairwick Candles Profound Sass Originate Jewelry Tousea... read more
Fifth Annual University City Wine Festival

Fifth Annual University City Wine Festival

CRESCENT COMMUNITIES UNIVERSITY CITY WINE FEST – DAYS 4-5. ( 2-6 pm April 17 and 2-6 pm April 18 at Armored Cow Brewing Co. at University Place ) The 5th Annual University City Wine Festival may look a little different this year, but the wine will still be flowing. To ensure everyone’s safety and to follow the Mecklenburg County safety guidelines, a boutique-style University City Wine Festival will happen on both April 17 and April 18 in the outdoor... read more

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