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Page 22 of 89 21 1 3 2 U niversity City is essentially (but not officially) its own city. e neighborhood is named for one shining tenant: e University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Despite its proximity to the city, the university and its lively student culture have brought college-town spirit—not to mention fun pubs, dining hot spots and extensive retail— to the area. On football Saturdays, crowds dressed in green, white and gold pile into Jerry Richardson Stadium to cheer for the Charlotte 49ers. During the week, the neighborhood is all business. With more than 20 regional offices for Fortune 500 companies in this area, University Executive Park, University Research Park and Innovation Park employ thousands, and the completion of the LYNX Blue Line light rail extension makes access to Center City faster than ever. WHILE YOU'RE THERE • Take in breathtaking nature at Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, where protected bird species, pines and hardwoods flourish. • At Delish Cakery, custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies are year-round menu items, while daily sweet surprises keep customers coming by. • Satisfy your cravings for authentic Italian at family-owned mainstay Ciro's Italian Restaurant—but be sure to wear your loosest pants. • Feed your quest for college hoops and local hops when you slide up to a TV-front seat at brew hub Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. • Find your new favorite pour when you sample the vino menu on The Wine Vault's sun-drenched patio. 1 Shoppes at University Place 2 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 3 Charlotte 49ers UNIVERSITY CITY driven, spirited, academic PHOTO 1 BY KYO H NAM; PHOTOS 2 AND 3 BY PATRICK SCHNEIDER PHOTOGRAPHY

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