Charlotte City Guide

2018

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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24 Charlotte City Guide 2018 WHILE YOU'RE THERE • Pick up a new piece from South End's "Furniture Row," which includes High Cotton Home Company, LaDonna Antiques and Interiors and The Furniture Connector. • Snag a day pass to Inner Peaks Climbing Center for an afternoon spent scaling boulders in this state-of-the-art climbing gym. • Get a taste of the 'hood's craft beer circuit as you hop from one brewery (check out Sycamore Brewing, Hyde Brewing, Triple C Brewing Co., Lenny Boy Brewing Co. and more) and bottle shop (try Good Bottle Co. and Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop) to another. • Step into a scene from the movie "Shallow Hal" when you slurp a creamy milkshake at Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop. • Pick up fresh produce, grab a cup of local joe and fill your closet from the shops at Atherton Mill and Market. W hen the nation's first gold rush enveloped Uptown in the early 1800s, developers unearthed a gem in the bordering land to the south. Although it wouldn't gain its catchy South End title until 1994, the area became an extension of the Uptown gold mining district. Ingenuity struck again in 1893, when Daniel Augustus Tompkins opened Atherton Cotton Mill. Flour mills and more followed suit, making South End the city's first industrial park. Today, that booming mill town past is still at the heart of this district—the cotton mills now called Atherton Mill and Market are home to trendy shopping and dining. e LYNX Blue Line light rail makes whizzing to Uptown and back a breeze, and the historic-turned-trendy neighborhood is now a hotbed for cra beer, culinary creativity and cultural celebrations. 1 Atherton Mill and Market 2 Inner Peaks Climbing Center 3 LYNX Blue Line SOUTH END vibrant, youthful, trendy PHOTOS 1 AND 3 BY TIM ROBISON; PHOTO 2 BY KYO H NAM 3 1 2

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