Apr 6, 2024 - News

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Concourse A expansion at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Concourse A Phase II expansion will open this fall, adding 10 new gates, which will primarily be used by Delta. Rendering: Courtesy of Charlotte Douglas International Airport

✈️ Airport projects expected to be completed this year include: a new airport overlook, a new lounge, sky bridges and the Concourse A expansion.

🏙 Some City Council members think the city should use its tourism tax revenue on improving infrastructure.

🏨 Many Charlotte hotels have bounced back from a pandemic-induced slump except for one neighborhood.

🏀 Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford's decision to step down at the end of the season is the latest example that the organization is in the midst of a major overhaul, from personnel to facilities.

🏆 Several North Carolina restaurants are James Beard Award finalists but none are from Charlotte.

💰 Vanguard bought the 91-acre Centene office campus in north Charlotte for $117M, according to county records.

✈️ The Charlotte aviation museum named for famed Captain Sully opens June 1.

🌘 Charlotte should expect a partial solar eclipse rather than a total eclipse on Monday, April 8.

🍹 Recent openings include: Sneak, a speakeasy-style cocktail lounge in Elizabeth; What The Fries at City Kitch, a ghost kitchen, in Wesley Heights; and boutique fitness studio Physoulcal Fitness and Wellness in northwest Charlotte.

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