🌱 New Coffee Spot In Town + $8M To Help Affordable Housing

Hello, Charlotte! I’m here in your inbox today to tell you everything you need to know about what’s going on in town.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 82 Low: 60.

Here are the top five stories in Charlotte today:

  1. The former Carolinas Aviation Museum announced Tuesday that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The 105,000-square-foot facility will sit adjacent to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. … The new museum is projected to open at the end of 2023 and is expected to draw more than 120,000 visitors annually and connect more than 15,000 students to STEM programming and career development labs.” WCNC reports. (WCNC.com)
  2. Evoke Coffee Company has expanded from its strictly mobile setup to create one of the first Black-owned brick-and-mortar specialty coffee spots in Charlotte. Evoke Coffee Founder Joe Keenan is taking advantage of a spacious 1,800-square-foot central Charlotte location to go beyond the traditional coffee shop model, offering mobile setups and configurations for community events and conversations,” according to Daily Coffee News. You can visit this establishment during the day on Friday through Sunday. (Daily Coffee News)
  3. The new Charlotte International Arts Festival is an annual event that will, according to WCCB Charlotte, “celebrate local and international arts across various genres, mediums, and cultures from September 16 through October 2 in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Officials say locations from Uptown to Ballantyne will transform into a sensory playground for all ages with exceptional artists and entertainment from more than 10 countries, as well as a showcase of local international cultures and traditions.” (WCCB Charlotte)
  4. A local woman is “celebrating a $200,000 lottery prize win after she tried her luck on a $5 scratch-off. … Officials said Celise Redmon bought her winning Lincoln scratch-off ticket from Mountain Island BP on Vinnies Way. Redmon took home $142,000,” Fox 46 Charlotte reports. (Fox 46 Charlotte)
  5. The Charlotte City Council recently, according to the city government, “approved allocating $8 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to preserve affordable housing in east Charlotte and to create rental subsidies for people earning very low incomes. Peppertree Apartment Homes, at the corner of Central Avenue and Kilborne Drive, is considered naturally occurring affordable housing, or NOAH: housing with relatively low rents because of age, geography or other circumstances, but that may not stay affordable without government subsidies to keep rents down. Development firm Ascent Real Estate Capital is seeking to acquire and renovate the complex as part of its NOAH preservation efforts.” (charlottenc.gov)

Today in Charlotte:

  • Center City Green Market (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Wacoal Fit for the Cure Event on September 14th at the Belk in Carolina Place (10 a.m.)
  • Karaoke Night at Picture Project CLT Selfie Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)
  • Ballantyne Women In Power Networking & Mastermind Roundtable at Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne (6:30 to 8 p.m.)
  • Chad and JT performance at The Comedy Zone (7 p.m.)
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to the Legendary Women of Music at Big Chill (7 to 9 p.m.)
  • R&B Soundstage Reloaded at STATS Restaurant & Bar (7 to 10 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to travel from Pineville to Cordelia Park north of uptown Charlotte when the new segment is complete. (Sustain Charlotte via Facebook)
  • Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs joins your CSO to perform Saint-Saëns breathtaking Organ Symphony on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at First United Methodist Church. (Charlotte Symphony via Facebook)
  • Congratulations to Delores on 250 hours of volunteer service! “She is kind, dedicated, and has the most pleasant voice.” (Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte via Facebook)
  • Fall session is just around the corner! Focus on your foundations of acting to really get to the core of your talent. Registration ends on Friday. Sign up today: bit.ly/TheatreClasses (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte via Facebook)
  • Join local authors for an evening of conversation about their work, writing process, and experiences being Latin/Hispanic authors in North Carolina. http://bit.ly/LatinxWrites (UNC Charlotte Atkins Library via Facebook)
  • For September, we’re highlighting the e-resource America Latina en Video / Latin America in Video, a collection of streaming videos exploring issues in Latin America as told, created and produced by Latin Americans. (UNC Charlotte Atkins Library via Facebook)
  • Did you know Mecklenburg County is working on an Environmental Justice Action Plan? The plan aims to address the uneven exposure some communities have to environmental harms that can have negative health consequences. (Sustain Charlotte via Facebook)
  • Looking for my dog. Her name is Lala. If you see her, please call me at this number: 704-200-6992. Lala is pregnant with puppies. (Nextdoor)
  • Please help me find my dog Oreo. He’s been missing since Wednesday. I’m really worried about him. He has severe allergies. (Nextdoor)
  • Someone took my English bulldog Sunday evening from Romare Bearden Park. She is blind in her left eye. Her name is Rosie. If you see my her, please please contact me. (Nextdoor)
  • Can anyone tell me what cover I need for this? It is from the exterior bathroom exhaust vent. Looks like it needs to be replaced with a new cover? Can I buy this at Lowe’s? (Nextdoor)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Wednesday. I’ll see you soon!

Alexis Goring

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m an East Coast Girl with a pulse for people, news and feature stories! I’ve worked as a freelance writer/editor/proofreader in the media industry for 15 years. I’m also a published author, experienced blogger, and founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here’s the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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