When I first moved to Charlotte in 2003, I lived in a townhouse in the 3rd Ward neighborhood of uptown near the Panthers stadium. Before luxury condo towers sprung up around center city, the bank town bustle subsided after workers departed for home on evenings and weekends. With only a handful of bars and restaurants around the Queen City epicenter, I bumped into most of my friends at Connolly’s Pub or Buckhead Saloon on weekend nights.
10 years later, the Charlotte skyline reflects the boom of residential and commercial development in uptown. I wrote a post about my uptown nostalgia for CLT Blog, below is an excerpt:
I never thought much about the Charlotte skyline when I lived uptown from 2003–2006. I occasionally gazed up at the crown-capped Bank of America building when walking down the main drag of Tryon Street, or admired the view when driving into town on the I-277 loop…For the full post and a list of favorite uptown bars and restaurants, I would love for you to visit: http://cltblog.com/43585