Charlotte City Guide

2018

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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22 Charlotte City Guide 2018 B eloved for its charming bungalows bordered by white picket fences, picturesque Dilworth was Charlotte's first streetcar suburb, which explains why a large portion of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1890s, entrepreneur Edward Dilworth Latta purchased hundreds of acres of property and dubbed it Dilworth in honor of his grandmother. Latta purchased a streetcar line, converted it to electric power and began selling lots at the end of the route, which extended to Uptown. Today, block parties, yard sales and festivals pop up in this pedestrian-friendly enclave, seated just minutes from Center City and blocks from South End. Although year-round run clubs, fall pumpkin patches and Christmas tree lots give compact Dilworth its cozy-yet-spirited vibe, much of its character is drawn from its historical qualities. WHILE YOU'RE THERE • Chow down on the mammoth Bacon Cheeseburger on Steroids and a side of sweet potato fries at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar. • Bear the line at Duck Donuts because a maple-glazed, bacon-topped treat is worth the wait. • Lace up your comfiest kicks for a trek down retail channel East Boulevard, home to popular boutiques like Paper Skyscraper, Handpicked, 32 Flavors Boutique and Revolution Clothiers & Co. • Check out new kid on the block The People's Market, where grab-and-go bites, craft beer, ice cream, fresh-pressed coffee and wine come together under one roof. • Take advantage of wine and charcuterie pairings at Dilworth Tasting Room, or sip on seasonal margaritas with tableside guacamole at Babalu Tapas & Tacos. 1 Latta Park sprayground 2 Paper Skyscraper 3 Babalu Tapas & Tacos DILWORTH charming, walkable, cozy PHOTO 1 BY KYO H NAM; PHOTOS 2 AND 3 BY ERIC WATERS 1 3 2

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