Nov 19, 2020 - News

Agenda mailbag: 20 quick feedback letters on Nova’s Bakery, doggy daycares, and marijuana

Protagonist in LoSo

Protagonist in LoSo

This is part of an ongoing series titled Mailbag featuring items readers submit via email or our feedback form. We get a ton of feedback; this is not close to everything (it’s about 2 percent), but it’s a good sample. Some responses have been lightly edited for clarity. 

In response to: Restaurants brace for a possible second shutdown in Charlotte

“I LOVE the intelligent and positive responses of these owners. Good luck to all.” — M

In response to: Nova’s Bakery to close for good after 24 years

“I want the focaccia!!!!! Bring to me in Gastonia! Oh this is awful news!” — H

“So we can bail out airlines, but not companies like this.” — L

“This place always felt like home. I’m going to miss them so much.” — N

“I’ve lived here for almost 13 years. They are taking away all the charm.” — D

In response to: Grocery deserts still exist in Charlotte. Here’s what’s being done to help fix the problem

“Access to healthy food is a luxury and privilege. This is something I learned in grad school and in community conversations. It is a form of oppression. With Covid, we learned that communities of color have higher death rates mainly related to pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. These physical illnesses are many times impacted by nutrition. Food deserts are a social justice issue and like other social justice issues- it impacts the most vulnerable.” — M

In response to: Protagonist Beer’s second location is now open with pizza slices bigger than your head

“I better be invited looks like fun.” — A

“OK vibeeees? I like I like.” — C

“Another brewery LMFAO.” — C

In response to: Influencer Lindsey Regan Thorne launches new beauty business called Swan Beauty

“Way to go, LRT!!!” — E

“This sounds like such a cool service!” — E

In response to: Most states now have legal medical marijuana, but N.C. lags behind

“Can we just legalize it and only put the tax revenue towards schools as a clause.” — G

“For a historic tobacco-growing state, it is incredibly short-sighted to ignore this economic force. I’m surprised the cigarette companies are resisting this actually.” — E

In response to: 14 top doggy daycares in Charlotte

“Shocked that Social Pet is not on this list. It’s amazing and my dog loves it. She told me so.” — H

“Quality content right here.” — L

“Stardog in music factory is the best dog daycare you can go to and they offer dog training! Is amazing for my Australian Shepherd Lilah!” — R

In response to: Charlotte’s real estate market is hot. Can it stay that way?

“Sellers are in prime position right now with buyers literally fighting to be the offer that’s accepted out of many. And usually within a few hours of the property hitting the market.” — M

In response to: Record flooding hit the Charlotte area on Thursday. Here’s how you can help

“I knew we were in for a good amount of rain, but I didn’t expect this.” — C

“Over the last 15 years, numerous Uptown developers who built condos along the streets that empty into Irwin Creek have been allowed to dump tons of silt and sediment into it. It’s no mystery why it’s prone to flooding now.” — B

In response to: Historic house and former grocery store in Washington Heights asks $143K

“I hope someone restores them. It is Charlotte, though.” — M


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