Jul 8, 2015 - News

Agenda for Wednesday July 8: Penguins to West End beer

Hello Wednesday.

Imagine Dragons played at Time Warner Cable Arena last night and they came hungry. Larry Schreiber from Good Food on Montford prepared food for them backstage – specifically, Good Food’s steamed buns. Have you had them? They’re outstanding. Apparently, Imagine Dragons and their crew also thinks they’re outstanding and devoured a total of 96 steamed buns last night. View our Agenda Bun Insta. Anyways. 


Today’s Weather: 91. Sunny. 20% chance of rain. 
Today’s Stat: 88%. Youth drowning incidents that occur under adult supervision. Observer explains how the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is working to lower the drowning rate of minority children.
Today’s Job: Brand Activation Manager at SweetWater. Apply.
Today’s Charlottean: James Ford, NC Teacher of the Year, for serving CMS well and now moving on to become the Public School Forum’s President and Executive Director responsible for helping early-career teachers.


INSIDER: Take a peek into Plaid Penguin’s operations and Igloo
This creative boutique dominates the food scene here in Charlotte. Unless you dine exclusively at Applebee’s and Olive Garden, you’ve intereacted with their work. View 15 photos of their office (aka the Igloo), meet their team (Joe, Kara, Connor, etc) and learn what an #igloofoodfight is.

BREAKING: Charlotte Yoga is opening a second location in South End
Yogis be freaking out because Charlotte Yoga will open at 1428 Winnifred Street this fall (close to the Common Market and All American Pub). 5,000 sqft space will house two practice studios, retail space, lounge and coffee bar. View photos and get the details.

Charlotte ranks a dismal 78 out of the top 100 US cities for recreation
Sure, we’ve got a long way to go, but WalletHub’s dumb, 27-point ranking is silly. Katie’s anger shines in this story and I like her subtle hatred of Cincinnati (ranked #1).

Are you ready for some cider? Red Clay Ciderworks sets date for Grand Opening
Put down that Angry Orchid junk. Legit, local cider is hitting the mean streets of South End. Grand opening party will take place from 1:30-10pm on Saturday, July 18th. Get the scoop on tickets and view 6 interior photos of the cidery. Cider slushies? Oh yeah.

Details on Blue Blaze Brewing’s plans for their West End brewery set to open in 2016
Founders Craig Nunn and Sven Giersmann plan to open a 8,000 square foot production facility that will house the brewery, taproom, and an outdoor area. Learn the details and view 5 photos of the location.

Even in the darkest times, there is always light
Personal essay by Erin describing what it’s like to breakdown crying at IKEA while going through a divorce. Important story on realizing “you’ve got this” and leaning on loved ones.

7 marketing and communications internships that are open right now
You know that college communications grad that keeps emailing you about “grabbing a cup of coffee”? Instead of acting interested, just email them this list of internships (Extended Stay, Taylor PR, Yelp, Snyder’s-Lance, etc) and get on with your day.

Why do I spin the Wheel of Savings on Independence Blvd?
I wear a size 7 shoe. Go ahead, snicker like a 5th grader. Then pity me. Most kid’s shoe sizes stop at size 6. Many men’s shoe sizes start at size 8. I’m in no man’s land. But then, I found Shoe Carnival.

CLT Playlist: Live music picks for July 8 – 12
Danny’s Picks: Dangermuffin at US National Whitewater Center on Thursday (7pm, free) & Joe Borruso Benefit Show: Taking Back Sunday (Acoustic Set), Animals, Paint Fumes, Modern Primitives, Fat Geoff and more at Neighborhood Theatre on Sunday (6pm, $20-$30).


Park Road Shopping Center: Chop’t and Juice Bar now under construction, set target open date range. Chop’t corporate suits told me “late August, early September.” Juice Bar owner Erin told me “early September.” View 6 construction photos. Agenda Briefing.

Coca-Cola Consolidated is ramping up Charlotte hiring after purchasing distribution rights to an additional 10 states (and DC). Observer reports they are opening a new office and plan on adding 140 employes over the next few years. Currently 74 job openings

Twice as many draft beer taps now at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Brauhaus.OMB just went from 12 to 24 taps. 10-tank cold storage system can deliver 210,000 pints of beer with the flip of a tap. View 6 photos of fancy beer equipment you don’t understand but you think is cool. Agenda Briefing.

Charlotte woman sues rapper 2 Chainz following derogatory video he filmed of her backstage at The Fillmore. WBTV reports Christine Chisolm filed a lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $5,000,000 after 2 Chainz posted the video, which has been viewed more than 10 million times.

It’s official: Jackalop Jack’s soon to be developed into a mixed used, 200-apartment complex by Faison. 1.7 acres. Observer reports that 15,000 sqft will be allocated for retail (restaurants, bras, shops, etc). 

Have a delightful Wednesday and if you’re overwhelmed by too much beer chatter, get excited about Great Wagon Road Distilling Company coming soon to the area near OMB.


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