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Page 26 of 89 25 F ollowing in Dilworth's footsteps, Elizabeth was the city's second streetcar suburb. Although its boundaries weren't officially determined until 1979, its evolution mirrored that of transportation. In the early 1890s, to match the growth of Uptown's busy East Trade Street, nearby farmland began to develop into a residential zone and then a suburb. e trolley and eventually the automobile connected Center City dwellers and professionals to Elizabeth. e neighborhood soon became a nucleus for hospitals, churches and higher education—all hallmarks of the district's character. Adorable Crasman-style homes and locally owned businesses, shaded by willow oaks, give the Uptown-adjacent enclave an irresistible charm. e modern-day CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar rattles along the roads, and young professionals tromp down Elizabeth Avenue, Hawthorne Lane and Seventh Street to patronize funky retailers, music halls and saloons. WHILE YOU'RE THERE • Peel apart the flaky layers of Sunflour Baking Company's unbeatably sweet almond croissants, best when paired with a steaming latte. • Treat your sweet tooth to hand-churned ice cream in tasty flavors, such as green tea and blueberry cheesecake, at Elizabeth Creamery. • Grab tickets to see your favorite artists jam out on the stage at intimate music hall Visulite Theatre. • Try the constantly changing menu, tailored to seasonal harvests, at cozy neighborhood trattoria Customshop. • Head to American Legion Memorial Stadium to see the Charlotte Hounds, the city's Major League Lacrosse team. 1 Sunflour Baking Company 2 CityLYNX Gold Line 3 Charlotte Hounds ELIZABETH welcoming, historic, laid-back PHOTO 1 BY KYO H NAM; PHOTO 2 BY TIM ROBISON; PHOTO 3 COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE HOUNDS 1 3 2

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