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Page 20 of 89 19 I n the mid-1990s, Johnny Harris, grandson of former North Carolina governor Cameron Morrison, had a vision for the vast hunting preserve he and his siblings had inherited. A er acquiring more acreage, Johnny and his brother Cameron Harris sold their shares of the land to their brother-in-law "Smoky" Bissell, who dreamed of creating the ultimate corporate park. anks to Bissell's shrewd eye for development, what was once a secluded section of South Charlotte has blossomed into a suburban metropolis—all within about two decades. In Ballantyne, beautiful modern homes and stately retail complexes have proven magnets for residents who crave big-time amenities outside the city's constant hustle and bustle. WHILE YOU'RE THERE • On the property of luxury hotel The Ballantyne, hit the links at The Golf Club and bag more birdies with help from the professionals at Ballantyne Golf Academy with Dana Rader. • Screen the latest indie fl ick, stock up on fashionable threads and discover culinary wonders at Ballantyne Village, an al fresco entertainment haven. • Share spicy Spanish tapas while sipping sangria at Miró Spanish Grille. • Scoot up to a booth at the Big View Diner, where local ingredients and Greek fl avors reinvent traditional fare. • At Brazwells Premium Pub, catch your favorite team battling on the big screen or keep the cold ones coming on the rooftop. 1 Ballantyne Golf Academy with Dana Rader 2 The Golf Club at Ballantyne 3 Ballantyne Village BALLANTYNE upscale, stylish, magnetic PHOTOS 1 AND 2 COURTESY OF THE BALLANTYNE; PHOTO 3 COURTESY OF BALLANTYNE VILLAGE 1 2 3

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