Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday newcomer reports with WCNC begin today

Each Monday, I plan to explore a place or thing that's important to this region's past, present or future, with the help of the Observer's news partner WCNC.

Today, we examined the remarkable history and future of the Epicentre site at College and Trade Streets in uptown Charlotte. In the next two years, it will be home to new bars, restaurants, shops, a hotel and a 53-story condo tower that will be one of the tallest in Charlotte's skyline. And in its history, the patch of land was important to Charlotte's gold mining history and played a crucial role in the Civil War. See the WCNC report by clicking here, and read my column about it here.


My colleagues have compiled some great tips for anyone who's interested in heading to Western N.C. to view the fall leaf color. Here's a guide on where to stay if you're making a last-minute hotel booking in the mountains: Click here. And today's Your Week section of the paper has some more valuable inside info about the best leaf-viewing spots; click here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look forward to EpiCentre. Hopefully, it will brighten up downtown. I can't beleive how empty the area is after 5 PM and on weekends. Downtown needs affordable family restaurants.

2:36 PM  

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