2022 Charlotte's Best

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE | OCTOBER 30, 2022 AWARDING 604 BUSINESSES ACROSS 222 CATEGORIES VOTEDCHARLOTTESBEST.COM
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Genuinely local, always relevant

Welcome! We are thrilled to bring you our 2022 edition of Charlotte’s Best. This magazine showcases the effort to discover and celebrate the businesses, people, and places the community loves most—as voted by you.

Our readers and residents are proud of the communities they live in and know the area the best. That is why The Charlotte Observer set out to deliver a “best of” program to help the community and support Charlotte area businesses.

Charlotte’s Best has been a great extension of these goals, and we are proud of the voter turnout and engagement from local businesses. Charlotte’s Best had over 4,600 businesses, organizations, and individuals competing to be named in the top three spots of 222 categories.

Producing a contest this size takes a dedicated local team and committed businesses. They, along with all our advertisers made this possible.

We could not be prouder to salute and pay tribute to the great businesses that were voted the best in their individual categories. Thank you to all the folks who took the time to vote. We encourage you to explore VotedCharlottesBest.com and engage with our winners. Some may be familiar, and some may be new to you. All will welcome your business. Please make sure to congratulate them for being voted Charlotte’s Best!

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Eat & Drink ........................................................................................................................................................... 6 Education 18 Financial 21 Health & Beauty ................................................................................................................................................23 Home & Garden 37 Law ........................................................................................................................................................................51 Motors 54 Real Estate 58 Services ..............................................................................................................................................................64 Shopping 67 Things To Do 72 What’s Inside
Enjoy!

Welcoming Your Family Into Our Family Welcoming Your Family Into Our Family

When I was given the opportunity to share a bit about our estate planning law firm in South Charlotte, my mind went first to the ways we have tried to set ourselves apart from the pack: great communication, reasonable fixed fees, processes that keep us running on a tight schedule, and a heart for serving people. But the thought of filling these pages with selfadulation brought to mind the words of Rudyard Kipling in his poem “If–”, in which he admonishes his son, “. . . don’t look too good, nor talk too wise.”

So I decided instead to ask a client to share from her point of view the story of how we helped her and her husband Paul many years ago. At our first meeting, they told me Paul’s prognosis was to live only a few more months. My first child was due to be born in 22 days. The following events began to unfold a mere ten days after that meeting.

This is her story: When the emergency room nurse left the room, Paul softly said, “Call Zack.” Not being able to lift his head from the pillow, Paul explained to Zack that the trust documents had to be expedited because the cancer had been more aggressive than either of us had expected. Being a brilliant attorney himself, Paul knew the importance of immediately getting the documents executed.

We had only known Zack for a few weeks, so I had no idea how this young attorney would react to Paul’s request on a Saturday. But Paul trusted Zack from our very first meeting. Paul was extraordinarily intuitive. After our first meeting with Zack, Paul said that we should hire him as our estate attorney because Zack was a professional and highly intelligent person of integrity. Our subsequent interactions with Zack confirmed Paul’s initial assessment of him. However, what transpired after that amazed both of us.

Three days after the call from the E.R., Paul was admitted to a hospice center and was given days to live and an even shorter time to be able to communicate with us because of the pain

management drugs. It seemed impossible to me that he would no longer be able to share the thoughts of his genius mind.

That evening, Zack came to the hospice center with documents for Paul to sign. Zack looked different than what we had been used to seeing; he looked utterly exhausted with blood shot eyes. He immediately began to instruct us what to do. Despite pancreatic cancer ravaging his body, Paul’s legal mind was a sharp as ever, and he saw that Zack had done everything that he had asked.

When I walked him out to the lobby, Zack told me that he’d been awake for almost two days because his wife had just been through a traumatic 32-hour labor. Complications arose during the C-section surgery and there was a moment where he thought he was about to lose his wife and his child. But by the grace of God, they both lived. Despite having experienced the most traumatic event of his life, Zack had worked from the hospital to complete our planning. Shaken by what Zack told me, I began crying at the enormous sacrifice that Zack had made for Paul and me. I knew that he was a man like Paul: a man of faith with a servant heart.

Zack attended Paul’s funeral

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Providence Wills and Trusts believes effective legal planning begins with building strong, personal relationships. Zachary B. Setzer NC Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law Owner: Providence Wills and Trusts

because he wanted to hear what was said about Paul to get to know him better. One of the first things that Zack told me was that everything would be settled within a few months because of Paul’s planning. I was shocked that it would be so quick. That timeline was in sharp contrast to the long and drawn out timelines I have seen other families experience.

Though years have passed, Zack and I have stayed in touch, and he has helped with other legal matters. I have recommended Providence Wills and Trusts with enthusiasm to countless friends. You can trust Zack and his team at Providence Wills and Trusts to help your family be better prepared for when you go through one of the most difficult life events a family can ever experience.

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Best Estate Law Information detailing the selection criteria and voting methodology for Charlotte’s Best can be located at www.votedcharlottesbest.com/official-rules. CALL US TODAY 704-313-1508 providencewillsandtrusts.com 1940 Weddington Road, Weddington, NC 28104 102 E. Franklin Street., Monroe, NC 28112
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EAT & DRINK

ALL-AROUND RESTAURANT

BAKERY

BAR | TAVERN

131 MAIN Restaurant

Multiple Locations

131-main.com

The food served at 131 MAIN Restaurant is a delightful blend of classic American dishes with a distinctive flair. Customers can stop in to enjoy their barrel-cut filet mignon, blackened chicken pasta, fresh-cut salmon and other delicious items. 131’s distinctive entry opens into its warm and inviting interior, featuring wood detailing and gas lamp lighting. Guests can sit inside near the open kitchen or outside around the fire pit.

Persuasian Restaurant

2214 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-333-1837

persuasianrestaurant.com

800° Carolinas

6815 Phillips Place Ct Charlotte • 980-880-4800

800degreescarolinas.com

Renaissance Patisserie

6401 Morrison Blvd #4A Charlotte • 980-819-8771

renaissancepatisserie.com

Renaissance Patisserie is arguably the only authentic, locally-owned French pastry shop in Charlotte. Nestled in the beautiful Specialty Shops South Park, Renaissance Patisserie is an one-of-a-kind bakery with a diverse selection of croissants, pastries and desserts. The café serves sandwiches, quiches, soups, salads and an extensive espresso and coffee menu and offers a great selection of beer and wine.

Suárez Bakery 4245 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-525-0145 suarezbakery.com

The Batch Maker 901 Berryhill Rd Charlotte thebatchmaker.com

Queen City Bites & Crafts

135 Brevard Ct Charlotte • 980-430-5870 queencitybitescrafts.com

Located three blocks from the Bank of America stadium, Queen City Bites & Crafts is the perfect place for pre and post-game festivities. They have a full bar stocked with liquor, beer and wine and it features prosecco on tap along with many classic cocktails and shots. Known for their extensive craft beer list as well as their poutine, burgers and homemade chili, their food options pair perfectly with any beverage preference.

BAR ONE Lounge

6815 Phillips Pl Charlotte • 980-880-4801 baronelounge.com

Thirsty Beaver Saloon 1225 Central Ave Charlotte facebook.com/thethirstybeaversaloon

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BBQ

Midwood Smokehouse

Multiple Locations

midwoodsmokehouse.com

Midwood Smokehouse uses nothing but North Carolina hickory hard wood to craft the best barbecue in town. Its menu features entrees like its caramelized burnt ends, smoky pulled chicken, Saint Louis style ribs and classic prime beef brisket as well as satisfying appetizers that include hush puppies, collard greens and house-made baked cornbread. Midwood Smokehouse finishes the menu off with memorable desserts for all to enjoy.

K&N BBQ

3500 Latrobe Dr Charlotte • 704-293-4947 kandnbbq.com

Noble Smoke 2216 Freedom Dr Charlotte • 704-703-5252 noblesmokebarbecue.com

BEER SELECTION

Charlotte Beer Garden

1300 S Tryon St Charlotte • 704-375-1776 charlottebeergarden.com

Charlotte Beer Garden features the world’s largest selection of draft beers available in a single location with 436 beers on draft. Its menu is so large and constantly changing that they only display their selection online. This menu boasts a unique mix of cream ales, dark lagers, fruit beers, ciders, hefeweizen, American IPAs, blonde ales, Kolsch, porters, stouts, pale ales and more in addition to growlers to take any drink to go.

Salud Beer Shop

3306 N Davidson St Charlotte • 980-495-6612 saludbeershop.com

Bart’s Mart 3042 Eastway Dr Charlotte • 980-406-3635 facebook.com/bartsmart.clt

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award winning! Our pizza & dining experience is Shaking up the status quo in Charlotte with award winning cocktails and lounge experience since 2021. 800degreescarolinas.com (980)880-4800 baronelounge.com (980)880-4801 Best Pizza, Best All-Around Restaurant Best Specialty Cocktails, Best Bar/Tavern

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Multiple Locations snoozeeatery.com

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is a breakfast exclusive restaurant that seeks to elevate usual morning restaurant fare with handcrafted and seasonal dishes made with local, organic ingredients and creative twists. Its unique menu items include the crab and asparagus omelet, breakfast pot pie, sweet potato bacon mashup, huevos tostadas, espresso martini and Thai bloody Mary, among others.

Stacks Kitchen

Multiple Locations stackskitchen.com

Cafe Monte

French Bakery & Bistro

Charlotte • 704-552-1116 cafemonte.net

BREWERY

BRUNCH

Middle James Brewing Company

400 N Polk St Pineville • 704-889-6522 middlejamesbrewing.com

What began as a chance meeting between a professional brewer and veteran homebrewer quickly grew into Middle James Brewing Company, the area’s premier source for great beer. Its menu features a wide selection of IPAs, pale ales, wheat beers and sours as well as unique offerings like The Outlander, a spiced beer, and the Bramblin’ Blackberry, a tantalizing dark plum-colored cider with a fruit-filled aroma and subtle blackberry notes.

Sugar Creek Brewing Company

215 Southside Dr Charlotte • 704-521-3333 sugarcreekbrewing.com

Petty Thieves Brewing Co. 413 Dalton Ave Ste B Charlotte • 704-266-0036 pettythievesbrewing.com

BURGER

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Multiple Locations baddaddysburgerbar.com

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar originated in 2007 and has provided a great neighborhood spot with a cool vibe. The restaurant serves over-the-top burgers like the Bacon Cheeseburger on Steroids, which includes six pieces of bacon. Customers choose a burger from the menu or use over 60 ingredients to create their own. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar also has impossible burgers, huge salads and local craft beers to give customers options galore.

Queen City Bites & Crafts

135 Brevard Ct Charlotte • 980-430-5870 queencitybitescrafts.com

Pinky’s Westside Grill

Multiple Locations eatatpinkys.com

Letty’s 2121 Shamrock Dr Charlotte • 704-817-8702 lettysonshamrock.com

The brunch menu at Letty’s features traditional favorites that include Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, and their specialty Eggs Salchicha, which features poached or fried eggs on a buttermilk biscuit topped with sausage patties and homemade sausage gravy. A great place to grab a bite for any occasion, the service is personable, the surroundings comfortable and the menu delicious.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Multiple Locations snoozeeatery.com

Tupelo Honey 101 S Tryon St #130 Charlotte • 980-270-7268 tupelohoneycafe.com

BUTCHER | MEAT SHOP

New York Butcher Shoppe & Wine Bar

Charlotte • 704-251-2974 nybutcher.com

Founded on the principles of outstanding customer service and high-quality products, New York Butcher Shoppe & Wine Bar seeks to mix the freshness of a specialty market with the old school feel, personal service and wholesome attitude of a neighborhood grocer. Its certified Angus beef steaks are always either Prime or Top Choice, guaranteeing well-marbled, tender, consistent steaks every time.

Reid’s Fine Foods Multiple Locations reids.com

The Butcher’s Market 8410 Rea Rd #110 Charlotte • 704-542-4530 thebutchermarket.com

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BREAKFAST

The Secret Chocolatier

2935 Providence Rd Charlotte • 704-323-8178 thesecretchocolatier.com

The entrepreneurial venture of a family of four food aficionados, The Secret Chocolatier provides the area with high quality chocolates and similar treats. Their offerings are made at the beginning of every day, incorporated with only the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced by local farmers to create unique, inviting flavors. Everything from their peanut butter porcupines to their dense truffles and fluffy marshmallows are designed to delight.

Bar Cocoa

201 E Trade St Charlotte • 704-972-4397 facebook.com/barcocoaclt

Cotton Candy Factory

21 N Main St Belmont • 704-825-0416 holyangelsnc.org/cotton-candy-factory

CHICKEN

Viva Chicken

Multiple Locations vivachicken.com

Specializing in authentic Peruvian cuisine, Viva Chicken focuses on providing the tastiest Peruvian rotisserie chicken in the area. Its menu is fresh, flavorful and packed with inspiring recipes that seek to transport customers from its Charlotte locations to the streets of Peru. Its rotisserie chickens come quartered, halved or full with a variety of sides, including yuca, cilantro rice, fries, plantains, arroz chaufa, solterito and more.

Leroy Fox

Multiple Locations leroyfox.com

Bossy Beulah’s

2200 Freedom Dr Charlotte • 980-737-1400 bossybeulahs.com

Babe & Butcher

301 Camp Rd #10 Charlotte • 980-216-4723 babeandbutcher.com

Babe & Butcher is a charcuterie and catering company that specializes in creating sensory culinary experiences through unique grazing tables, boards and boxes. It is known for its creative customized and pre-made boxes and boards that include a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits and sweets not found anywhere else. Babe & Butcher has a storefront where customers can come in and make their own boards for any occasion.

Pasta & Provisions

Multiple Locations pastaprovisions.com

QC Catering 601 Calvert St Charlotte • 704-305-7778 qccatering.com

CHEAP EATS

Crispy Banh Mi

Multiple Locations crispybanhmi.com

Crispy Banh Mi serves sandwiches and café fare with a Vietnamese twist. Its skilled chefs specialize in Vietnamese sandwiches, such as the pork roll, classic cold cut, grilled pork patties or crispy fried fish, all topped with jalapeño peppers, cilantro, slightly pickled carrots, daikon and fresh cucumber. Its delicious rice paper wraps come filled with a choice of protein along with noodles, lettuce, cilantro and mint.

Sabor Latin Street Grill Multiple Locations saborlatingrill.com

YAFO Kitchen Multiple Locations yafokitchen.com

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CATERING
CANDY SHOP
704-817-8702 lettysonshamrock.com 2121 Shamrock Drive | Charlotte NC 28205

Moosehead Grill

1807 Montford Dr Charlotte • 704-525-4088 mooseheadgrillcharlotte.com

With an established reputation for quality lunch and dinner specials as well as a wide variety of local craft beers, Moosehead Grill’s real attraction is its award-winning wings. It serves unique flavors, including the Killer Bees with honey, mango and habanero and the PB & J’s, which is paired with Thai spices, peanut butter and apple jelly, that keep one’s tastebuds enthused. They pride themselves in making food that keep guests coming back.

d.d. Peckers

10403 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-541-4113 ddpeckers.com

Chex Grill & Wings Multiple Locations chexgrill.com

CUPCAKES

Cupcake Delirium 219 Main St Pineville • 704-458-9389

cupcakedelirium.com

Cupcake Delirium is a true mom-and-pop shop that likes to color outside the lines. What started as a food truck in 2010 opened as a brick-and-mortar in 2016. Its cupcake sizes are not too big or too small, but are just right. Their cupcakes run simple like red velvet and birthday cake to eclectic, such as honey bunches of goat and The Elvis. Made from scratch daily, these cupcakes are made from fresh and high-quality ingredients.

Kupkake Kouture Charlotte

8125 Old Concord Rd Ste C Charlotte • 980-349-6879 kupkakekouture-clt.com

Cupcake Fairy 803 cupcakefairy803.com

CHINESE RESTAURANT

COFFEE SHOP

Persuasian Restaurant

2214 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-333-1837 persuasianrestaurant.com

Persuasian Restaurant is an Asian establishment bringing casual takeout and bar service to the local area. It specializes in light, healthy Chinese cuisine and Vietnamese Pho, delivering bold, authentic flavors in a comfortable setting. Chef Pa Zhang has been cooking Chinese dishes in America since 1985 using the freshest ingredients; sparing amounts of oil, salt and sugar; and no MSG for each one of its sauces.

Wan Fu Quality Chinese Cuisine

10719 Kettering Dr Charlotte • 704-541-1688 mywanfu.com Ma Ma Wok 11914 Elm Ln #100 Charlotte • 704-544-8863 mamawokcharlotte.com

DATE NIGHT SPOT

Soul Gastrolounge

1500-B Central Ave Charlotte • 704-348-1848

soulgastrolounge.com

The atmosphere of Soul Gastrolounge is high-end yet comfortable, mixing well with its delicious food to create the perfect venue for any romantic dinner. Customers are invited to bring a date and share a plate of their delicious appetizers, such as the signature Asian glazed pork belly tacos topped with watermelon salsa. Soul Gastrolounge is the place for fine dining and is sure to encourage closeness.

PARA Charlotte

235 W Tremont Ave Charlotte • 704-812-0607 paraclt.com

Dilworth Tasting Room Multiple Locations dilworthtr.com

Not Just Coffee Multiple Locations

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Melding the best aspects of the skilled hand of a barista with the innovative equipment of the ever-growing industry, Not Just Coffee offers a full spectrum of fresh-brewed items, including everything from exquisite pour-overs to finely executed espresso beverages. While its name is a reference to the variety of other delicious items it sells, Not Just Coffee provides the area with superb java in a stylish, contemporary café setting.

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

1930 Camden Rd #236 Charlotte • 980-299-2015 bittyandbeauscoffee.com

Julia’s Cafe & Books 1133 N Wendover Rd Charlotte • 704-295-4585 juliascafe.org

DELI

Rhino Market & Deli Multiple Locations rhinomarket.com

A neighborhood market and deli, Rhino Market & Deli fulfills the varied needs of urban shoppers and visitors with good taste. Its offerings are composed of foods sourced from the surrounding area and include fresh-prepared meals, cheese, chocolates, kombucha and just about anything else one could imagine. When looking for a hangout spot, a work meeting location or a quick bite, Rhino Market & Deli is the place to go.

The Common Market Multiple Locations commonmarketisgood.com

Reid’s Fine Foods Multiple Locations reids.com

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CHICKEN WINGS

Villani’s Bakery

901 Pecan Ave

Charlotte • 704-334-0550 villanisbakery.com

Villani’s Bakery is a New York Italian style bakery that serves tried and true mainstays like cakes, cookies and a variety of pastries. It also rotates its case goods on a regular basis according to seasonal availability and the baker’s creative wishes, guaranteeing a different variety of delicious items on each visit. Despite focusing on American Italian goods, Villani’s Bakery prepares delicious croissants and macarons, among others.

Duck Donuts

Multiple Locations duckdonuts.com

Suárez Bakery 4245 Park Rd

Charlotte • 704-525-0145 suarezbakery.com

FOOD TRUCK

Soul Miner’s Garden 704-713-5661 soulminersgardenfoodtruck.com

Female owned and operated, Soul Miner’s Garden works with as many local small businesses as possible to source fresh and local ingredients. This unique food truck is 100% vegan, which allows it to introduce people to delicious, cruelty-free foods. There is a common misconception that vegan food is not good or filling, but Soul Miner’s Garden is there to change that opinion through its delicious love-filled eats.

MarlieQs Caribbean Queen marlieqs.com

Nana’s Porch 9545 Pinnacle Dr Charlotte • 336-259-7550 nanasporch.com

DISTILLERY

FINE DINING

Great Wagon Road Distilling Company

Charlotte • 704-469-9330 gwrdistilling.com

Well-crafted recipes, proven methods and the skilled hand of expert distillers are to thank for the high-end quality of Great Wagon Road Distilling Company’s excellent spirits. Each artfully crafted spirit demonstrates its dedication to quality and taste. Founder Oliver “Ollie” Mulligan, an Irish immigrant following his family’s distilling tradition, sources its water directly from pure artisanal springs of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Muddy River Distillery

1500 River Dr #100 Belmont • 704-860-8389 muddyriverdistillery.com

Murto Made Distillery 11941 Ramah Church Rd Huntersville • 704-616-8081 murtomadedistillery.com

FRENCH RESTAURANT

Steak 48 4425 Sharon Rd Charlotte • 980-580-4848 steak48.com

Steak 48 features bold art, an intimate layout and comfortable design with luxury, personal service that ensures diners receive an experience for a variety of occasions and guests. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of high-quality menu items to suit any individual preferences or cravings. Featuring USDA Prime, Australian Wagyu and Japanese A5 steaks, a dinner at Steak 48 is sure to leave an impression on every guest.

The Fig Tree Restaurant

1601 E 7th St Charlotte • 704-332-3322 charlottefigtree.com

Beef ‘N Bottle Steakhouse 4538 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-523-9977 beefandbottle.net

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES

Cafe Monte

French Bakery & Bistro Charlotte • 704-552-1116 cafemonte.net

Created to be customers’ “escape from the everyday,” Cafe Monte French Bakery & Bistro is a casual-gourmet restaurant that uses only the freshest ingredients and most authentic French culinary techniques to deliver an amazing guest experience. Cafe Monte French Bakery & Bistro’s staff in the front of the house provides a warm and hospitable setting which produces a dining experience like none other.

La Belle Helene

300 S Tryon St #100 Charlotte • 980-209-0941 labellehelenerestaurant.com

Amélie’s French Bakery & Café Multiple Locations ameliesfrenchbakery.com

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DESSERT

HAPPY HOUR

HOT DOGS

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Multiple Locations jenis.com

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams delivers some of the highest-quality frozen treats in the area. Its ice cream is made completely from scratch using unique recipes that have been honed, improved and iterated upon for over two decades, giving each flavor an amazingly smooth texture with a buttercream body and clean finish. Customers can try flavors like its Milkiest Chocolate, Butterscotch Popcorn or Goat Cheese with Red Cherries.

Two Scoops Creamery

913 Central Ave Charlotte • 704--900-5792 twoscoopscreamery.com Title Belt 603-828-1942 facebook.com/titlebeltfrozendesserts

INDIAN RESTAURANT

Workman’s Friend

1531 Central Ave Charlotte • 980-224-8234 theworkmansfriend.com

Workman’s Friend is an open-air, Irish pub style establishment that provides a wide selection of strong drinks to the area. In addition to an assortment of wines and craft beers, Workman’s Friend serves a suite of specialty cocktails that are perfect for happy hour. Notable offerings include the Larceny Mule and their namesake, the Workman’s Friend, which features Jameson, ginger root, vanilla bean, cane syrup and fresh orange.

Dilworth Tasting Room

Multiple Locations dilworthtr.com

Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Multiple Locations duckworths.com

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

What’s Up Dog 980-219-4939 whatsupdogclt.com

What’s Up Dog is an area-based family business that serves all-beef hot dogs as well as vegetarian dogs. Toppings range from the usual mustard, ketchup and relish to more eclectic options like jalapeños or their signature Granny’s Famous Slaw. Customer service is at the forefront of their beliefs. They recognize everyone is fighting their own battle and sometimes the smallest interaction can make all the difference.

JJ’s Red Hots 1514 E Blvd Charlotte • 980-225-8880 jjsredhots.com Pinky’s Westside Grill Multiple Locations eatatpinkys.com

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Copper Modern Indian Cuisine 311 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-333-0063 copperrestaurant.com

Guests of Copper Modern Indian Cuisine will come to know Indian food in a new and extraordinary way through its delightful, traditional dining experience. Without missing a single spice from the ancient tradition, it presents innovative dishes that must be experienced in order to be appreciated. The restaurant’s atmosphere is bustling yet cozy and intimate, accented with Indian-inspired contemporary art and music.

Passage to India Indian Cuisine

9510 University City Blvd #101 Charlotte • 704-549-1886 passagetoindianc.com

Maharani Indian Cuisine 901 S Kings Dr Charlotte • 704-370-2455 maharanicharlotte.com

Osteria LuCa 4127 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-910-0142 osterialuca.com

The delicious salads, pastas, wood-fired pizzas and sandwiches served at Osteria LuCa are made in-house from scratch with the freshest ingredients available. Its skilled chefs focus on simplicity and freshness and cook to emphasize each dish’s high-quality ingredients. Inspired by the neighborhood ristorantes of Italy, the restaurant is a slice of the old country where the community can gather to eat and feel at home.

Mama Ricotta’s 601 S Kings Dr Charlotte • 704-343-0148 mamaricottas.com

Portofino’s Italian Restaurant Multiple Locations portofinos-us.com

Ru San’s Charlotte 2440 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-374-0008 ru-sans.com

In business for over two decades, Ru San’s Charlotte serves some of the best sushi and Japanese food in the area. In addition to the expansive selection of sushi, sashimi and maki, Ru San’s Charlotte also offers delightful yakisoba noodles, savory teriyaki specials, unique desserts, spicy udon and a wide variety of tempura. Ru San’s Charlotte takes care to serve quality food that lives up to its reputation.

Mr. Tokyo Japanese Restaurant Multiple Locations mrtokyojapanese.com

Nakato Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Multiple Locations nakato.com

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FROZEN TREAT

Smoothie King

Multiple Locations smoothieking.com

Each smoothie on Smoothie King’s menu has a specific, performance-focused purpose and is meticulously created to help customers achieve their wellness and fitness goals. The primary ingredients in all Smoothie King drinks are whole fruits, organic veggies and its purposeful nutrient powders. All Smoothie King products are athlete-friendly, containing no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Green Brothers Juice & Smoothie Co.

Multiple Locations greenbrothersjuice.com

Smooth Monkey 1801 Commonwealth Ave Charlotte smoothmonkey.net

MARGARITAS

Ru Ru’s Tacos + Tequila

715 Providence Rd Charlotte • 704-946-8161 rurustacosandtequila.com

As the name suggests, tacos and tequila is what Ru Ru’s Tacos + Tequila does best. Fresh, simple ingredients make the best dishes possible, and that goes for its Margaritas as well. Ru Ru’s Tacos + Tequila uses 100% Blue Weber Agave Tequila in every margarita with fresh lime juice and agave nectar to make only the finest of margaritas that keep customers coming back for more.

Bakersfield

1301 East Blvd Charlotte • 980-938-8565 bakersfieldtacos.com

Paco’s Tacos & Tequila 6401 Morrison Blvd #8A Charlotte • 704-716-8226 pacostacosandtequila.com

KOREAN RESTAURANT

LUNCH SPOT

Seoul Food Meat Company

1400 S Church St Ste A Charlotte • 980-299-5143 seoulfoodmeatcoclt.com

The taste of Korea is uniquely savory, spicy and flavorful at Seoul food Meat Company, which serves delicious Korean fusion barbecue and wings. Its menu has favorites that include hickory pulled pork, 12-hour beef ribs, spicy fire chicken and more. Its extensive appetizer list features the Kim-Chili, Ram N’ Cheese, soy-pickled deviled eggs, doenjang collard greens and other items that have customers coming back every time.

Let’s Meat

1400 S Church St Charlotte • 980-299-4389 letsmeatkbbqclt.com 704 Korean BBQ 8320 Pineville-Matthews Rd #607 Charlotte • 980-938-5368 704kbbq.com

Cafe South

7901 Forest Pine Dr Charlotte • 980-224-7328 cafesouthcharlotte.com

The intersection of good people and good food is just the restaurant and kitchen area of Cafe South. Specializing in breakfast but offering delicious diner food for every meal, Cafe South’s friendly staff provides speedy service with a smile. Serving large portions of tasty American-classic grub, the restaurant is the perfect place feed the whole family or enjoy a quick, high-quality meal at the bar.

Cafe Monte

French Bakery & Bistro

Charlotte • 704-552-1116 cafemonte.net

Lupie’s Cafe 2718 Monroe Rd Charlotte • 704-374-1232 lupiescafe.net

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YAFO Kitchen

Multiple Locations yafokitchen.com

Filling a long-standing void in the local Mediterranean food scene, YAFO Kitchen is an elevated Middle Eastern street food concept that serves shawarma-spiced rotisserie chicken, organic chickpea hummus and homemade offerings like pickled vegetables and hot sides. Its spreads, breads and juices are made fresh daily and its menu features many vegetarian and vegan-friendly items, all hormone-free and delicious.

Ilios Noche

11508 Providence Rd Charlotte • 704-814-9882 iliosnoche.com

Greco Fresh Grille

Multiple Locations grecofreshgrille.com

PIZZA

Due Amici Pizza

5346 Docia Crossing Rd Charlotte • 704-948-1999

dueamicipizza.com

Beginning as the joint venture of two friends, Due Amici Pizza serves its New York style pizza in 14 or 16-inch pies or by the slice. The sauce and dough that go into every pizza is made fresh every day using recipes that the owners personally developed. Voted best New York style pizza in the area for multiple years running, its owners have maintained the same quality since day one when customers were lined up down the block.

Inizio Pizza Napoletana

Multiple Locations iniziopizza.com

800° Carolinas

6815 Phillips Place Ct Charlotte • 980-880-4800

800degreescarolinas.com

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

OUTDOOR DINING

Cantina 1511

Multiple Locations cantina15eleven.com

Authenticity is a primary focus of Cantina 1511, and has allowed its food to evolve and pleasantly surprise every palate that comes through the door. Every ingredient used is sourced from local farms that the business has worked with before. Cantina 1511 seeks to weave a tapestry of color, flavor, aromas and textures through its food to provide the area with an unforgettable experience.

Ru Ru’s Tacos + Tequila

715 Providence Rd Charlotte • 704-946-8161 rurustacosandtequila.com Azteca Multiple Locations aztecarestaurantcharlotte.com

RIBS

Midwood Smokehouse

Multiple Locations midwoodsmokehouse.com

The menu at Midwood Smokehouse features entrees like its caramelized burnt ends, pulled chicken and prime beef brisket, but the real star of the show are its ribs. Prepared Saint Louis style, Midwood Smokehouse’s half and full racks are cooked to perfection, browning evenly to guarantee consistent, delicious flavor. Midwood Smokehouse uses nothing but North Carolina hickory hard wood to craft the best barbecue in town.

Noble Smoke

2216 Freedom Dr Charlotte • 704-703-5252 noblesmokebarbecue.com

Mac’s Speed Shop

Multiple Locations macspeedshop.com

The Goodyear House 3032 N Davidson St Charlotte • 704-312-5894 thegoodyearhousecharlotte.com

Serving simple dishes with complex flavors and twists, The Goodyear House is a farm-to-table restaurant with something for everyone. With vegan and gluten-free items, Its menu offerings include Steak Au Poivre, chopped wedge salad and many more. Its outdoor patio offers a great atmosphere with seating options beneath the trees. The search for food to satisfy everyone can end at The Goodyear House.

Village Tavern 4201 Congress St Charlotte • 704-552-9983 villagetavern.com

NoDa Company Store 3221 Yadkin Ave Charlotte • 980-859-0441 thecompanystorenoda.com

SALAD

Chopt Creative Salad Co. Multiple Locations choptsalad.com

Seeking to change the perception of salads one bowl at a time, Chopt Creative Salad Co. serves creatively crafted salads worthy of entrée designation. Notable offerings include the Classic Cobb Salad, which comes tossed with grilled chicken, avocado, smoked bacon, a hardboiled egg, blue cheese, grape tomatoes, and the Crispy Chicken Ranch Salad with panko-fried chicken, peppers, pepper jack cheese and celery.

Flower Child 1537 Camden Rd Charlotte • 980-294-0500 iamaflowerchild.com

CAVA Multiple Locations cava.com

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MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

Rhino

Market & Deli

Multiple Locations

rhinomarket.com

Whether it is breakfast or lunch, Rhino Market & Deli has got the food covered. They have a great selection of freshly roasted coffee, alternative beverages to quench thirst and the best chip selection in town as well as a killer craft beer and fine wine department. Customers pair these with Rhino Market & Deli’s fresh-made sandwiches using Boars Head meats and cheeses to create a perfect stop for a bite to eat.

Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe

4520 N Tryon St

Charlotte • 704-921-7498 lesbanhmishop.com

Banh Mi Brothers 230 E W.T. Harris Blvd Charlotte • 704-900-7842 banhmibrothers.com

SHRIMP & GRITS

Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen

501 E 36th St Charlotte • 704-331-9898 boudreauxsnoda.com

Serving up food from the recipes belonging to the owner’s own grandmother, Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen brings the taste of the bayou to the local community. Its chefs have prepared two varieties of shrimp and grits: one with Andouille sausage in a Creole beurre-blanc over Charleston Cheddar grits and another featuring tangy tiger shrimp, zesty garlic and onion cream, and spicy Tasso ham. Bold flavors are served at Boudreaux’s.

New South Kitchen & Bar

8140 Providence Rd #300 Charlotte • 704-541-9990 newsouthkitchen.com

The King’s Kitchen 129 W Trade St Charlotte • 704-375-1990 kingskitchen.org

SEAFOOD MARKET

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Carolina Seafood

2003 N Cherry Rd

Rock Hill • 803-980-3474 carolinaseafood.business.site

From the depths of the ocean to the customer’s dinner table, Carolina Seafood provides the area with high-quality, fresh seafood. Its items range from the usual fare like shrimp, blue crabs and various kinds of fish to unique offerings like alligator. The market features a food truck called Seafood Mobile, which serves a host of entrees, including baked Lobster Mac & Cheese, Fried Alligator Bitez and much more.

Saltwater Markets

887 Gold Hill Rd Fort Mill • 803-547-8668 saltwatermarkets.com

Lucky Fish Seafood & Meat Market

Charlotte • 704-756-8880 luckyfishnc.com

Sea Level NC 129 E 5th St Charlotte • 704-412-2616 sealevelnc.com

Sea Level NC is a responsibly-sourced seafood restaurant and raw bar. With the exception of Canadian Salmon, 100% of all products are domestically-sourced with an emphasis on the Carolina coast. Hosting a chic, coastal dining room, Sea Level NC is a prime spot for memory-making. Many diners choose Sea Level NC to celebrate special occasions, enjoy dinner before a show or game, or just to snag a few oysters during Happy Hour.

The Waterman Fish Bar

2729 South Blvd Ste D Charlotte • 704-275-5558 watermanclt.com

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks Multiple Locations mccormickandschmicks.com

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Novelty House

123 E 5th St

Charlotte • 980-498-5750 noveltyhouseclt.com

Novelty House is a female-friendly, non-smoking rooftop lounge that has a beautiful flower backdrop, which changes every season, all while providing a breathtaking view that is unmatched. Just like the decor, its cocktails are ever-changing to enhance the overall experience of clientele. One of the crowd favorites, The Purple Sky is made with gin, lavender syrup, fresh lemon juice and garnished with an orchid flower.

BAR ONE Lounge

6815 Phillips Pl Charlotte • 980-880-4801 baronelounge.com

Dot Dot Dot 4237 Park Rd Ste B Charlotte • 704-817-3710 dotdotdotcharlotte.com

TACOS

With a guiding motto of “set my tacos free,” Velvet Taco achieves taco greatness by exploring international tastes, forgoing freezers and making its menu from scratch daily. It also wins fans by having a Weekly Taco Feature, or WTF, which includes skillful combinations and local comfort food. There are typically 20 taco varieties, including spicy tikka chicken, slow-roasted Angus brisket, Nashville hot tofu and more.

White Duck Taco Shop

1020 E 10th St #3 Charlotte • 980-859-0009 whiteducktacoshop.com

Tacos 4 Life Multiple Locations tacos4life.com

SUSHI

Middle James Brewing Company

400 N Polk St

Pineville • 704-889-6522 middlejamesbrewing.com

What began as a chance meeting between a professional brewer and veteran homebrewer quickly grew into Middle James Brewing Company, the area’s premier source for great beer and sports. Its beer menu features a wide selection of IPAs, pale ales, wheat beers and sours. Its notable offerings like The Outlander, a spiced beer, and the Bramblin’ Blackberry, a blackberry cider, are perfect for sipping on while watching the game.

Courtyard Hooligans

140 Brevard Ct Charlotte • 704-376-2238 facebook.com/courtyardhooligans Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Multiple Locations duckworths.com

THAI RESTAURANT

Chokh Di Noodle House

14015 E Independence Blvd Ste I Indian Trail • 704-893-0571 chokhdinoodlehouse.com

Having incorporated traditional Thai dishes with other popular cuisines, Chokh Di Noodle House offers a variety of dishes from all over the Asian continent. Whether customers are craving their popular sweet and savory pad Thai, flavorful tom yum, classic Vietnamese Pho, tasty teriyaki or delicious sushi, Chokh Di Noodle House has everything in one place. They use the freshest ingredients and work to improve the quality of its food and service.

Thai Taste 324 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-332-0001 thaitastecharlotte.com

Thai House Multiple Locations thaihouse.us.com

Saku Yakitori & Sushi Bar

123 E 5th St #100 Charlotte • 980-999-5000 sakucharlotte.com

Saku Yakitori & Sushi Bar is a Japanese restaurant specializing in robata grilling yakitori and kushiyaki, high-quality sushi, classic Japanese comfort food, and more. The kitchen and sushi bar draw on the traditions of the past, and its team of chefs drive it towards the future. Combining fresh flavors of the ocean with the heat and tradition of the robata grill, its culinary team is there to bring a new dining experience to Charlotte.

O-Ku

2000 South Blvd #510 Charlotte • 704-594-1922 o-kusushi.com New Zealand Cafe 1717 Sardis Rd N #6A Charlotte • 704-708-9888 nzcafe.com

VEGETARIAN | VEGAN

Sanctuary Bistro 6414 Rea Rd Ste C2 Charlotte • 980-335-0908 sanctuarybistro.com

Sanctuary Bistro is a family business that is driven by kindness, compassion and community. It is a fine dining, vegan bistro that is healthy for everyone with a warm, natural, organic location to enjoy with loved ones, family and friends. The bistro is also a community-based restaurant that is focused on supporting local suppliers and works to promote all of the vegan restaurants and food trucks throughout Charlotte.

Soul Miner’s Garden 704-713-5661 soulminersgardenfoodtruck.com

Oh My Soul 3046 N Davidson St Charlotte • 704-891-4664 ohmysoulusa.com

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SPORTS BAR
SPECIALTY COCKTAILS

Steak 48 4425 Sharon Rd Charlotte • 980-580-4848 steak48.com

Steak 48’s steaks start in their in-house butcher shop which is always kept at 40 degrees. Their master butchers custom cut 28-day, wet-aged steaks by hand for cooking in the 1800-degree broiler. Much of the beef comes from Midwestern farms in Michigan and Wisconsin as well as highest grade Tijama Wagyu and Japanese A5. They are known for their ribeyes and filets, but their special “butcher’s cuts” always steal the show.

Beef ‘N Bottle Steakhouse

4538 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-523-9977 beefandbottle.net

Ted’s Montana Grill 7404 Waverly Walk Ave Charlotte • 704-841-7502 tedsmontanagrill.com

WINE SELECTION

Foxcroft Wine Co.

Multiple Locations foxcroftwine.com

Founded in 2004, Foxcroft Wine Co. had the original goal to combine the convenience and lower prices of a retail wine shop, from-scratch kitchen and the most eclectic selection of wines by the glass. It has since created a full-service restaurant, offering meals designed to be paired with an extensive selection of wines. Their wine-savvy staff is eager to provide the perfect bottle to be enjoyed wherever and whenever.

Southern Spirits

9989 Charlotte Hwy Fort Mill • 803-548-8888 southernspirits.com

Dilworth Tasting Room Multiple Locations dilworthtr.com

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STEAK

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOL

CHILDCARE

COLLEGE | UNIVERSITY

Bradford Preparatory School 2502 Salome Church Rd Charlotte • 704-549-0080 bradfordprep.org

Bradford Preparatory School has grown to over 1,000 students on a 70-acre campus. As a K-12 charter school, its teachers focus on academic excellence while fostering creativity in their students. With a focus on equal treatment, Bradford Preparatory School is committed to equality and strives to be a community where people can grow regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status or religion.

Union Academy Charter School 675 N Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Monroe • 704-238-8883 unionacademy.org

Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy Charlotte • 980-505-8344 scstemacademy.org

Primrose School of Lake Wylie 3960 W Arrowood Rd Charlotte • 704-926-4955 primroseschools.com

Primrose School of Lake Wylie is an early education and care school in the heart of Charlotte. Its educators make a commitment each day to foster a community in the school where they partner with parents to encourage curiosity in learning and belonging in classrooms. Together, they help children grow into confident learners that also develop social and friendship skills, equally important in a child’s overall development.

Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency 1244 East Blvd #2D Charlotte • 980-292-1045 charlottesbestnanny.com

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Charlotte Charlotte • 704-503-4001 kidsrkids.com/charlotte

UNC Charlotte 9201 University City Blvd Charlotte • 704-687-8622 charlotte.edu

UNC Charlotte is proud to be the university that lives on the pulse of Queen City. With an enrollment of nearly 30,000, the university fosters an environment where students and faculty are inspired to drive progress toward a greater future. With 171 undergraduate majors; 150 graduate, doctoral and certificate programs; and seven colleges, the university’s opportunities encourage students to make a meaningful difference in society.

Johnson C. Smith University 100 Beatties Ford Rd Charlotte • 704-378-1000 jcsu.edu

Queens University of Charlotte 1900 Selwyn Ave Charlotte • 704-337-2200 queens.edu

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Olde Providence Elementary School

Charlotte • 980-343-3755 schools.cms.k12.nc.us

Olde Providence Elementary School’s motto is “Hand in Hand We Build the Future,” and that is what it has been doing for over 50 years. With an incredible team of staff, teachers, parents and volunteers who generously give their time and talents, Olde Providence is a better place every day. Many groups work together with the school to ensure every need is met, a love of learning is fostered and every student knows they are important.

Union Academy Charter School 675 N Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Monroe • 704-238-8883 unionacademy.org

Highland Creek Elementary School Charlotte • 980-343-1065 schools.cms.k12.nc.us

PRE-SCHOOL

Creative Play Preschool

1331 Tyvola Rd Charlotte • 704-496-9482 creativeplaycharlotte.com

At Creative Play Preschool, every child gets a warm welcome, individual attention and development opportunities in a safe, educational and fun atmosphere. With a combined 80 years of childcare experience, its teachers know that young children learn best through playful interaction. Creative Play gives them the chance to express themselves through activities and learning with loving educators while mastering essential skills.

Primrose School of Lake Wylie 3960 W Arrowood Rd Charlotte • 704-926-4955 primroseschools.com

Brighter Minds Academy 2 407 Norris Ave Charlotte • 980-201-9701 brightermindsacademy2.com

Ardrey Kell High School 10220 Ardrey Kell Rd Charlotte • 980-343-0860 schools.cms.k12.nc.us

Adrey Kell High School is accomplished both in and out of the classroom. Home of the Knights, the school has a rich tradition of academic, arts and athletic excellence going back to its opening in 2006. As a highly accredited school, its staff is focused on continuing its high graduation rate, academic achievement and getting all students to engage in a well-balanced high school experience for all.

Charlotte Catholic High School 7702 Pineville Matthews Rd Charlotte • 704-543-1127 charlottecatholic.org

Myers Park High School 2400 Colony Rd Charlotte • 980-343-5800 schools.cms.k12.nc.us

PRIVATE SCHOOL

Christ Classical Academy of Charlotte Charlotte • 704-549-4101 christclassicalclt.com

Christ Classical Academy of Charlotte is a Christian, classical and learning community embracing and integrating God into the school’s holistic way of teaching. The school’s values include educational inquiry, practice and supportive partnerships with families. As a private school, its faculty aims to establish a diverse learning community with families committed to supporting children guided by Jesus in attitude and action.

Charlotte Country Day School 1440 Carmel Rd Charlotte • 704-943-4500 charlottecountryday.org

Charlotte Catholic High School 7702 Pineville Matthews Rd Charlotte • 704-543-1127 charlottecatholic.org

McClintock Middle School 1925 Rama Rd

Charlotte • 980-343-6425 schools.cms.k12.nc.us

McClintock Middle School cares about every student that walks through its doors. Faculty and the community work together to ensure students have the support and resources needed to learn in a safe and welcoming environment. McClintock gives each grade level engaging, affirming and meaningful instruction daily. The programs give students a chance to engage in the world of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Piedmont Open IB Middle School 1241 E 10th St Charlotte • 980-343-5435 schools.cms.k12.nc.us

Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School Charlotte • 704-527-7822 htcms.org

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HIGH SCHOOL

SUMMER CAMP

Charlotte Country Day School

1440 Carmel Rd Charlotte • 704-943-4500 charlottecountryday.org

Held in July, Charlotte Country Day School’s summer programs give children ages three to 18 a chance to explore passions and interests. With more than 150 creative classes and sports camps, it offers a wide variety of camps, such as art, drama, cooking, game development, robotics, and more. The camps also offer students in grades two through eight academic experiences in support of skill development and student curiosity.

We Rock Charlotte 423 E 22nd St Charlotte werockclt.org

Discovery Place Nature 301 N Tryon St Charlotte • 704-372-6261 nature.discoveryplace.org

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute

1520 South Blvd #150 Charlotte • 704-333-9940 avedaarts.edu

The programs at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute push and encourage students, evolving them into capable, confident artists. The school offers a designed, hands-on, one-on-one education guided by a thoughtful teaching staff. Students learn how to forge memorable connections and master creativity to achieve the highest success. Aveda is a great place for students looking to transform passion into purpose.

Cosmetechnology

11032 E Independence Blvd Ste B Matthews • 704-724-4274 cosmetechnology.com

Beattie’s Ford Road Vocational Trade Center Charlotte • 980-349-4067 beattiesfordvoccenter.com

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FINANCIAL

ACCOUNTING FIRM

BANK

CREDIT UNION

CohnReznick

525 N Tryon St #800 Charlotte • 704-332-9100 cohnreznick.com

CohnReznick serves clients in 30 different industries through an integrated team of advisory, assurance and tax professionals. Part of the Charlotte business community since 1987, it is committed to its role as a value-creator and force for change in promoting sustainability, social justice and more. Its history of social advocacy has helped strengthen housing policies and paved the way for emerging industries.

Deloitte

650 S Tryon St #1800 Charlotte • 704-887-1500 deloitte.com

Grant Thornton

1415 Vantage Park Dr #500 Charlotte • 704-632-3500 grantthornton.com

Bank of America

Multiple Locations bankofamerica.com

From saving for a down payment on a major purchase to planning for and living in retirement, Bank of America can help with anything financial. It ensures that its policies, products and programs all align to the purpose of making financial lives better for anyone. It has also created simple, safe and easy-to-use solutions that offer clients control over their finances, giving them peace of mind and a place to trust with their money.

Wells Fargo Bank Multiple Locations wellsfargo.com

Truist Multiple Locations truist.com

State Employees’ Credit Union Multiple Locations ncsecu.org

State Employees’ Credit Union positively impacts area residents by providing significant financial benefits and economic support to both members and non-members. SECU provides financial benefits to its members through lower loan rates, higher deposit rates, and lower fees on financial products and services. All customers benefit from the accessibility of SECU’s services, making money management easy.

Truliant Federal Credit Union Multiple Locations truliant.org

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Multiple Locations cmcu.org

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Fairway Mortgage Carolinas

8832 Blakeney Professional Dr

Charlotte • 704-541-1172 fairwaymortgagecarolinas.com

At Fairway Mortgage Carolinas, homeowners will find the most experienced and caring mortgage loan officers in town. Its team of professionals will help close home loans on time with no hassles or surprises. Fairway’s goal is to help homeowners and home buyers succeed financially by teaching them how to increase their financial safety, spend less on interest and income taxes, protect their finances, and maximize their wealth.

Steven J Lewis

Revolution Mortgage

Charlotte • 704-862-8865 revolutionmortgage.com/slewis

Dolfin Home Loans 227 W 4th St #107 Charlotte • 888-507-8929 mydolfin.com

INSURANCE AGENT

INSURANCE

Mark McDuffie Insurance Agency

Charlotte • 704-364-9227 mcduffieinsurance.com

Since 2001, Mark McDuffie Insurance Agency has provided clients with quality insurance solutions to protect their most treasured assets. Mark’s ultimate goal is to educate customers so they can select a customized policy that provides the protection that best suits them. He makes sure to work closely with his clients to help them make appropriate decisions when it comes to what they need to be financially sound.

O.H. Walker Insurance Agency

2210 Crownpoint Executive Dr Charlotte • 704-814-4343 ohwalkerins.com

Allen Tate Insurance Office 6207 Park S Dr #201 Charlotte • 704-547-5656 insurance.allentate.com

TAX SERVICES

Hawkins Accounting & Tax Service

Charlotte • 704-509-2399 hawkinstax.net

Hawkins Accounting & Tax Service provides a full range of tax preparation, accounting and bookkeeping services from a team of professionals. They keep up with changing tax laws as well as clients’ changing lives, including the birth of a child, a new business, new home or inheritance. The team at Hawkins makes things as easy as possible by walking clients through their taxes one step at a time and delivering great customer service.

BeeTax

3721 Eastway Dr Charlotte • 704-569-1911 beetaxnc.com

Guerrero’s Tax Services 5210 N Tryon St Ste C Charlotte • 980-230-5891

Brightway Insurance 507 Woodlawn St Belmont • 704-566-0400 brightwaynobel.com

Brightway Insurance offers policies from twice as many carriers compared to other independent agencies, which, coupled with its superior service, brings added value to its clients. Brightway gets to know its clients and their families’ insurance needs to give them the best deal possible. With its agents’ industry expertise, they build a customized policy that provides the coverage needed at an affordable price.

ECM Solutions

4000 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-529-4411 ecmins.com

Erie Insurance 10715 David Taylor Dr #500 Charlotte • 704-442-9393 erieinsurance.com

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Auctus Advisors

325 Arlington Ave #625 Charlotte • 704-533-9880 auctusadvisors.com

Auctus Advisors believe growth is a holistic attribute: the person, the family, the legacy. Its team delivers clients superior outcomes in all facets of their financial lives. Its boutique, multi-family office approach offers clients highly personalized white-glove service, vast institutional resources and the unmatched skills and talents of its team. Its wealth management services include balance sheet management, cash flow planning and more.

Plancentric Financial Group Multiple Locations plancentricfinancial.com

Charlotte Wealth Advisors 3530 Toringdon Way #108 Charlotte • 704-849-1001 charlottewealthadvisors.com

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COMPANY
HOME MORTGAGE

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

ASSISTED LIVING

HEALTH & BEAUTY

AUDIOLOGIST | HEARING CENTER

IVY Integrative

1520 South Blvd #228 Charlotte • 704-569-5489 ivyintegrative.com

During the pandemic, an array of research-based practitioners joined forces to provide integrative health care all under one roof and established IVY Integrative. The beautiful, bright clinic is known for being a top-notch, affordable, holistic wellness center. It offers integrative packages, memberships and more to facilitate treatment. Patients also get to build their own team for guidance on formulating their personalized health plan.

Lucas Chiropractic & Acupuncture Charlotte • 704-362-3305 drmattlucas.com

Charlotte Natural Wellness 10722 Carmel Commons Blvd Charlotte • 704-543-5540 charlottenaturalwellness.com

Waltonwood Cotswold

5215 Randolph Rd Charlotte • 980-999-4476 waltonwood.com

Waltonwood Cotswold’s licensed assisted living community offers residents the benefit of senior care in a secure environment while maintaining their everyday social interactions. This includes consistent care, emergency call systems, medication management, three chef-prepared meals a day, housekeeping and more. Waltonwood encourages independence in every aspect of care and focuses on strengths rather than limitations.

Waltonwood Providence 11945 Providence Rd Charlotte • 704-246-3837 waltonwood.com

Aldersgate 3800 Shamrock Dr Charlotte • 704-774-4044 aldersgatecharlotte.org

Tomas Cabrera, AuD Premier Audiology & Hearing Aid Center helpyouhear.com

Tomas Cabrera, AuD of Premier Audiology & Hearing Aid Center offers a warm and welcoming environment with comprehensive treatment options for patients to be successful and hear the world around them. The audiologists at Premier Audiology work with all hearing aid manufacturers to provide hearing loss patients the most advanced options available today.

Hearing Solution Center

135 S Sharon Amity Rd #208 Charlotte • 704-912-4422 hearingsolutioncenter.com

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates Multiple Locations ceenta.com

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BARBERSHOP

CANCER TREATMENT CENTER

CARDIOLOGY

Fade Factory Barbershop

1920 Back Creek Dr Ste A Charlotte • 704-598-8080 fadefactoryclt.com

Fade Factory Barbershop is a place people visit to be transformed. The upscale barbershop provides professional service in a comfortable atmosphere for men, women and children. Every time a customer comes in, they always leave feeling confident and better than before. With more than 20 years in the industry, owner Tara Smith has made a name for the shop by offering amazing fades, facials and shaves that keep people coming back.

Charlotte Barber & Beard

1200 The Plaza Rd Charlotte • 704-595-7795 facebook.com/charlottebarberandbeard

Olde Charlotte Barbershop

2311 Central Ave Charlotte • 704-503-9603 instagram.com/oldecharlottebarbershop

CHIROPRACTOR

Scarnecchia Chiropractic & Wellness

Charlotte • 980-237-3424 scwcharlotte.com

Whether someone has an injury, is a runner, a mom-to-be, a desk-bound professional or simply wants to improve their wellbeing, Scarnecchia Chiropractic & Wellness is there to help. Its mission is to provide clients with care to keep them moving so they can continue to do the things they love. Clients receive personal physician attention to evaluate and treat conditions with evidence-based techniques.

Ballantyne

Advanced Chiropractic Charlotte • 704-541-7676 bachiropractic.com

Lucas Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Charlotte • 704-362-3305 drmattlucas.com

Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute

Charlotte • 980-442-2000 atriumhealth.org

Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute was officially established in 2012, launching the evolution of a multi-site, distributed cancer treatment and research facility. As one of the leading cancer care facilities, the institute operates within a model of care that provides diverse communities access to world-class care close to home. This academic hybrid model combines academics and oncology research with compassionate care.

Novant Health Cancer Institute Multiple Locations novanthealth.org

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Charlotte • 704-381-9900 atriumhealth.org

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Multiple Locations atriumhealth.org

Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute provides patients access to the most comprehensive care ranging from general cardiology to the highest surgical complexity, including adult and pediatric heart transplant programs. Sanger’s more than 50-year history is one innovation across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular care. Its physicians continue that legacy by using the most advanced technology available.

Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute

Charlotte • 704-343-9800 novanthealth.org

South Charlotte Cardiology 11220 Elm Ln #200 Charlotte • 704-321-2741 southcharlottecardiology.com

COSMETIC SURGERY

Kakouras Family Dentistry

11020 S Tryon St #401 Charlotte • 704-504-8070 kakourasfamilydentistry.com

Whether a person needs a full-mouth restoration, cosmetic services or anything else, Kakouras Family Dentistry provides exceptional care every time. Cosmetic dentistry can be needed for a variety of reasons and ranges from cavity fillings to porcelain veneers. Kakouras’ entire team provides high-quality care and service to make visits as comfortable as possible.

Kalons, Glidewell & Grewal

201 S College St #1465 Charlotte • 704-378-6591 kalonsandglidewell.com

Southview Dentistry

2201 South Blvd #210 Charlotte • 704-781-8166 southviewdentistrycharlotte.com

Charlotte Plastic Surgery Multiple Locations 704-550-2249 charlotteplasticsurgery.com

No matter the procedure, if someone is looking to enhance their body, breasts, face or skin, Charlotte Plastic Surgery’s specialists offer the trusted procedures and services. They are there to help evaluate needs, listen to goals and guide throughout the client’s decision-making process. When someone makes the decision to get a procedure at the renowned center, they are assured by its surgeon that they will be taken care of.

Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center Charlotte • 704-771-1747 ppsclt.com H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery 4625 Piedmont Row Dr #135B Charlotte • 704-285-2561 hkbsurgery.com

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CLINICAL THERAPEUTIC WELLNESS

CBD Day Spa

10643 Kettering Dr #210 Charlotte • 704-981-0990 cbddayspa.com

CBD Day Spa gives an experience like no other. The boutique spa specializes in working with sensitive skin, offering personalized treatments using top-quality products and a masterful staff. Guests can enjoy an enchanting setting, warm and inviting staff, and explore all the treatments available, including a selection of massages, facials and waxes. CBD Day Spa is a place of serenity with a team devoted to calm and wellness.

Katura Day Spa

758 Tyvola Rd Charlotte • 919-867-2022 katuradayspa.com

Toccare Day Spa 715 Providence Rd Charlotte • 704-562-1912 toccaredayspa.com

DERMATOLOGY

Paviol Dermatology

2620 E 7th St #200 Charlotte • 704-358-9900 pavioldermatology.com

Paviol Dermatology provides world-class medical and cosmetic dermatology in a friendly and patient-first environment. Its dermatologists serve patients of all ages in a welcoming atmosphere. They treat patients struggling with any medical skin condition, including thinning hair, acne, eczema, warts, psoriasis, skin cancers, rashes, moles and many others. Paviol worries about skin so their patients do not have to.

Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology

Multiple Locations ppsd.com

Charlotte Dermatology Multiple Locations charlottedermatologypa.com

DENTIST

Kakouras Family Dentistry

11020 S Tryon St #401 Charlotte • 704-504-8070 kakourasfamilydentistry.com

To get state-of-the-art dental care of the highest quality in a comfortable, caring environment, Kakouras Family Dentistry is the place to go. Its team of doctors provides “dental health care” vs “disease care” by focusing on thorough exams and checking the overall health of clients’ teeth and gums. The office also provides routine cleanings, flossing, sealants and fluoride to help prevent dental disease and give a stunning smile.

Kalons, Glidewell & Grewal

201 S College St #1465 Charlotte • 704-378-6591 kalonsandglidewell.com

Southview Dentistry

2201 South Blvd #210 Charlotte • 704-781-8166 southviewdentistrycharlotte.com

DOCTOR

Tracie Hinton-Chavez, DACM

Deep Roots Natural Medicine Charlotte - 704-765-6813 deeprootsnm.com

Tracie Hinton-Chavez, DACM is an integrated medicine practitioner and acupuncture physician at Deep Roots Natural Medicine who has practiced for over 15 years. Her passion is helping others learn how to lead a happier and healthier life. She takes the time to listen to her patients because she wants to see all of them at optimal health. Dr. Tracie spends time with every patient to help them stay motivated and to provide a listening ear.

Cynthia Reynolds Jamison, MD

Novant Health Charlotte • 704-316-4990 novanthealth.org

Stephan J. Finical, MD Charlotte Plastic Surgery 704-550-2249 charlotteplasticsurgery.com

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DAY SPA

FITNESS CENTER | GYM

Innovative Eye Care

1710 Kenilworth Ave #210 Charlotte • 704-348-1500 innovativeeyecare.net

An eye exam at Innovative Eye Care provides not only a test of vision, but also an insight into overall health. Eye exams can sometimes detect early indicators for various diseases, including cancer, so its team of doctors take the time to get to know patients to find treatments suited to their unique needs. It uses the latest breakthrough technology, including a retinal scan and a digital eye chart, to ensure the most comprehensive exam.

Blink Eye Care

16618 Riverstone Way Charlotte • 704-817-3800 blinkcharlotte.com

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates

Multiple Locations ceenta.com

HAIR SALON

Hair Classics

3020 Prosperity Church Rd Ste G Charlotte • 704-548-1878 hairclassicssalon.com

Hair Classics is where quality service and customer satisfaction come standard. Established in 1989, the esteemed salon is a place where all walks of life can look and feel their best. Hair Classics has a mission to provide beautiful haircuts and offer the latest in hair coloring. In addition to creating looks that turn heads, the salon also carries hair care product lines that improve hair and keep it looking luscious and vibrant.

Fresh Salon

5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Charlotte • 704-841-2100 myfreshsalon.com

Shine Salon 920 Pecan Ave Charlotte • 704-334-3211 shinesalonclt.com

Providence

Eye & Laser Specialists

Charlotte • 844-645-8206 providenceeye.com

Eye surgery can be frightening, but Providence Eye & Laser Specialists’ certified surgeons will always educate patients and assure them they are in trusted hands. For healthy eyes, Providence offers LASIK and five proven alternatives. For aging eyes with cloudy vision or droopy lids, the center also offers proven, leading-edge laser-assisted cataract surgery and advanced oculoplastic procedures to give the gift of clear sight.

Charlotte Surgery Center

2825 Randolph Rd Charlotte • 704-377-1647 charlottesurgerycenter.com

Greenman Eye Associates 2801 Randolph Rd #200 Charlotte • 704-375-2101 greenmaneyeassociates.com

AerialCLT

801 N Tryon St Charlotte • 980-292-1593 aerialclt.com

AerialCLT is a unique, curriculum-based fitness program designed to reach aerial success. Members can learn to fly on aerial silks, trapeze or lyra in its beginner-friendly fitness classes. They will gain loads of strength and flexibility throughout their aerial journey in AerialCLT’s adult fitness classes. There is no better workout than learning to fly at AerialCLT.

Barry’s Bootcamp

2140 South Blvd #2 Charlotte • 704-774-5666 barrys.com

BK Pilates 1520 South Blvd #120 Charlotte • 908-224-1588 bkpilatescharlotte.com

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EYE SURGEON
EYE DOCTOR | CARE
DERMATOLOGY pavioldermatology.com 704-358-9900 2620 E. 7th St. Charlotte, NC THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST IN DERMATOLOGY!

Aldersgate at Home

3800 Shamrock Dr Charlotte • 704-774-4044 aldersgatecharlotte.org

For those who love their home and plan to stay right where they are, Aldersgate at Home is the perfect solution. Created by the respected Life Plan Community, Aldersgate at Home brings the top-rated health services of Aldersgate to Charlotte. Enrolling means peace of mind as its trusted team is thoroughly vetted and trained by seasoned Aldersgate staff, building on its stellar reputation and concierge-quality services.

BAYADA Home Health

8801 J M Keynes Dr #305 Charlotte • 704-971-4600 bayada.com

BrightStar Care 1900 Abbott St #101 Charlotte • 704-919-0955 brightstarcare.com

MASSAGE

Spa Bliss of Charlotte

1200 E Morehead St #20Q Charlotte • 704-665-5575 spablissmassage.com

Spa Bliss of Charlotte offers specialized massage treatments tailored for each client’s individual needs. Its unique menu of services are categorized with three main focuses for treatment: clinical, therapeutic and wellness. Their blissful signature services are the preferred choice for self-care and wellness gifting. Clients receive full booking time and add additional default time for closing out the treatment and using the changing room.

Mythic Massage

5500 Executive Center Dr #223 Charlotte • 704-323-6718 mythic-massage.com

Carolina Thai Healing Arts

1016 Euclid Ave Charlotte • 704-936-0591 carolinathaihealingarts.com

HOSPICE

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Carolinas Palliative Care and Hospice Group Charlotte • 704-512-2586 atriumhealth.org

Carolinas Palliative Care and Hospice Group provides compassionate and high-quality hospice and palliative care with the goal of easing difficulties present at the last stages of terminal diseases or with advanced illnesses. The center’s skilled team of doctors, therapists, nurses, chaplains and social workers help to improve quality of life while offering support and comfort to both patients and their family members.

Hospice & Palliative Care 7845 Little Ave Charlotte • 704-375-0100 hpccr.org

Levine & Dickson Hospice House Multiple Locations hpccr.org/inpatient-facilities

MED-SPA

R_ CLT

1212 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-334-8087

resalonandmedspa.com

Guests can drift off into another world in R_CLT’s luxurious haven where style and wellbeing intersect. R_ CLT enhances wellbeing through treatments in an atmosphere of beauty designed to delight the senses. Each treatment has been developed to refresh, revitalize and rejuvenate using the latest technology and products. The highly talented therapists provide services to exceed the needs of each guest.

Infinity MedSpa + Wellness

2809 Coltsgate Rd #100 Charlotte • 704-733-9202 infinitymedspaandwellness.com

Miramae Medical Skin Care Studio Charlotte • 980-221-6487 miramaestudio.com

Aldersgate 3800 Shamrock Dr Charlotte • 704-774-4044 aldersgatecharlotte.org

When it comes to independent living, Aldersgate offers a great variety of residences. Residents choose from three cottage-style neighborhoods with that warm feeling of home, complete with garage, garden and more. For a modern, multi-use community living area, there are also newly built Gateway apartments and villas. The residents have easy access to amenities, dining and recreation.

Waltonwood Providence 11945 Providence Rd Charlotte • 704-246-3837 waltonwood.com

Brightmore of South Charlotte 10225 Old Ardrey Kell Rd Charlotte • 704-557-0511 brightmoreofsouthcharlotte.com

MEDICAL PRACTICE

Davidson Family Medicine

104 Knox Ct #100 Davidson • 704-892-5454 davidsonfamilymedicine.com

Davidson Family Medicine’s providers offer a complete family practice, including dermatology, women’s health, pediatric and more. They provide patients with high-quality and family-friendly care to improve the lives of the community. Their goal is to provide the highest quality medical care to all ages in a relaxed, comforting setting. At Davidson Family Medicine, patients are in good hands.

Tryon Medical Partners Multiple Locations tryonmed.com

Amity Medical Group Multiple Locations 704-208-4134 amitymed.org

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HOME CARE

Thanks to everyone who voted for Aldersgate for the 2022 Best of Charlotte awards. This is the fifth year in a row that Aldersgate, a non-profit Life Plan Community, located in East Charlotte, has taken home top awards in several categories.

While we take pride in our achievement as a community partner and these awards, our residents are the real winners. We work hard every day to make their lives better.

Located on hundreds of acres, Aldersgate is a 62+, entrance-fee, non-profit community that offers a variety of living options and amenities, including six dining venues, an indoor pool, salon and spa, wood shop, dog park, gardening, wooded trails and a picturesque lake. Plus, we offer a top-rated, full continuum of care.

THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER HEALTH & BEAUTY | PAGE 29 3800 Shamrock Drive •
NC 28215
you’re interested in learning more about our community, services or employment opportunities, please visit AldersgateCharlotte.org or call (704) 774-4044 . Contact Assisted Living or Memory Care at (704) 774-4171 • Short-Term Rehabilitation or Skilled Nursing at (704) 774-4099 Aldersgate Wins Best of Charlotte in Five Categories: • GOLD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITY • GOLD FOR BEST SKILLED NURSING FACILITY
GOLD FOR BEST HOME CARE SERVICES
SILVER FOR BEST PLACE TO WORK
BRONZE FOR BEST ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Enjoy Aldersgate’s fall colors, especially the Gold, Silver & Bronze. A 62+, entrance-fee, non-profit Life Plan Community
Charlotte,
If

live for every moment

This is what life is supposed to feel like. When you aren’t held back. When you have a health partner that doesn’t just treat part of you, they care for all of you. Offering the best care, for a more full life.

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Cancer Treatment
Cardiology
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Orthopedics
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Hospital
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Clinic
Women’s Clinic

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

NAIL SALON

Atrium Health

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte • 704-355-2000 atriumhealth.org

From modest beginnings in 1943, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center has evolved into the largest hospital in the region and a world-class facility that offers a full range of services. Carolinas Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health, which is distinguished throughout the southeast for its excellent patient care and medical expertise. It also serves as the region’s only Level 1 trauma center.

Novant Health

Presbyterian Medical Center

Charlotte • 704-384-4000 novanthealth.org

Novant Health

Hemby Children’s Hospital Charlotte • 704-384-4021 novanthealth.org

ORAL SURGEON

L&B Counseling

10700 Sikes Pl #325 Charlotte • 704-247-7353 landbcounseling.net

L&B Counseling gives clients the best possible experience when it comes to therapy. Its team of therapists specialize in working with people eight years and up. They guide and support clients to work through issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or LGBTQ+ issues. From the start, L&B Counseling’s therapists explain what to expect and tailor each experience to fit anyone’s needs.

Dandelion Family Counseling

5950 Fairview Rd #770 Charlotte • 704-457-7834 dandelionfamilycounseling.com

Clear Vista Counseling 2125 Southend Dr #450 Charlotte • 704-755-1435 clearvistacounseling.com

Frenchies Modern Nail Care 2810 South Blvd Ste E Charlotte • 704-499-5352 frenchiesnails.com

Frenchies Modern Nail Care provides natural, healthy and clean nail care services. Beyond beautiful manicures and pedicures, it goes above and beyond in two key areas: the guest experience and cleanliness. At Frenchies, customers are friends, neighbors and people that deserve some relaxation time in a healthy environment. It employs only the most qualified nail techs in the industry.

Aloha Nails Rea Farms 9905 Sandy Rock Pl Ste E Charlotte • 704-256-9159 alohanailsreafarms.com

Mimosas Nail Bar 2320 N Davidson St #2 Charlotte • 980-819-9243 themimosasnailbar.com

Carolinas

Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Multiple Locations mycenters.com

Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery takes a patient-centered approach to care. By keeping its focus on the comfort, safety and health of all patients, the center has achieved outstanding results at all offices. Its team consists of expert oral surgeons, prosthodontists, a TMJ specialist and a cleft lip and palate specialist who all work together to provide the highest level of care possible to alleviate pain and improve overall health.

Southpark Oral Surgery

2719 Coltsgate Rd Charlotte • 704-366-8707 southparkoralsurgery.com

North Charlotte Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants Charlotte • 980-216-8383 northcharlotteoralsurgery.com

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HOSPITAL
deep Acupuncture Functional Medicine Herbal Medicine Lab Testing Voted Best Doctor 1100 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 220, Charlotte, NC 28204 o: 704.765.6813 w: deeprootsnm.com Dr. Tracie Hinton-Chavez DACM

Webb Orthodontics

2915 Coltsgate Rd Charlotte • 704-364-7343 webb-orthodontics.com

Quality orthodontic treatment is necessary for a smile to be confident in; the doctors at Webb Orthodontics are determined to make that happen for every patient. They perform countless hours of continuing education each year to stay up-to-date with the most current and cutting-edge research, techniques and technology. Services offered are bite corrections and crowding with traditional braces as well as Invisalign.

Clearsmile Orthodontics

Multiple Locations clearsmilecharlotte.com

Burrow Welchel & Culp Orthodontics

Multiple Locations charlotteorthodontists.com

ORTHOPEDICS

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

OrthoCarolina

Multiple Locations 704-323-2778 orthocarolina.com

OrthoCarolina provides compassionate and comprehensive musculoskeletal care, including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging, and rehabilitative therapy. Widely known for research and training, OrthoCarolina physicians have expertise in foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine, hand, pediatric orthopedics, and more. They are committed to providing patients with superior care.

Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute Orthopedics & Sports Medicine atriumhealth.org

Charlotte Surgery Center 2825 Randolph Rd Charlotte • 704-377-1647 charlottesurgerycenter.com

Webb Pediatric Dentistry 3125 Springbank Ln Ste E Charlotte • 704-980-0545 webbpediatricdentistry.com

Because children’s teeth and jaws are still developing, Webb Pediatric Dentistry provides prevention-focused children’s dental care. Dr. Logan Webb is a board-certified pediatric dentist with almost 10 years of experience proudly serving her hometown community. The team has extensive knowledge of child-specific dental issues, while providing individualized, compassionate care.

Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry 12105 Copper Way #102 Charlotte • 704-486-1851 ballantynepedo.com

Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry Multiple Locations cltpediatricdentistry.com

PEDIATRICIAN

Novant Health Ballantyne Pediatrics Charlotte • 704-384-1950 nhballantynepediatrics.org

Novant Health Ballantyne Pediatrics’ board-certified team provides compassionate medical care to children from birth through young adulthood. When illness or injury occur, their expertise, compassion and dedication help children feel better. Additionally, every patient benefits from the collective experience and wisdom of an integrated team of medical professionals all in one location.

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Charlotte Pediatrics Charlotte • 704-367-7400 atriumhealth.org

Davidson Family Medicine 104 Knox Ct #100 Davidson • 704-892-5454 davidsonfamilymedicine.com

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ORTHODONTIST
Voted Best Pediatric Dentistry Call to Schedule Today! 704.980.0545 3125 Springbank Ln, Suite E, Charlotte, NC 28226 info@WebbPediatricDentistry.com | WebbPediatricDentistry.com
Dr. Logan Webb is a board-certified pediatric dentist with 10 years of experience proudly serving her hometown community.

Avant Pharmacy & Wellness Center 704-537-0909 avantpharmacy.com

Avant Pharmacy & Wellness Center is a locally owned and operated pharmacy and wellness center with three locations. It is dedicated to providing patient-centered care as a professional and trusted business. The pharmacy offers services beyond filling prescriptions, such as durable medical equipment, education, disease management, preventative care, free delivery, compounding services and more.

Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center

1300 East Blvd Ste B

Charlotte • 704-910-4288 dilworthdrug.com

Cannon Pharmacy Multiple Locations cannonpharmacies.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Charlotte One on One Physical Therapy

Charlotte • 980-237-2302

charlotteoneononept.com

Charlotte One on One Physical Therapy believes in putting the patient first by providing skilled, specialized, one-on-one physical therapy. Patients are seen only by one therapist who is a doctor of physical therapy and never an assistant or aide. The goal is to provide a focused rehabilitation experience where the patient can return to what they love most and live a fulfilling life.

Elite Physical Therapy Multiple Locations eliiteptone.com

OrthoCarolina

Multiple Locations 704-323-2778 orthocarolina.com

THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
PHARMACY
COMPLEMENTARY MEDICATION DELIVERY & SUPERIOR SERVICE FROM EVERY LOCATION MONROE ROAD 9835 MONROE ROAD CHARLOTTE, NC 28270 (704) 537-0909 HARRIS BLVD 6010 E W.T. HARRIS BLVD CHARLOTTE, NC 28215 (704) 900-2832 PARK ROAD 10508 PARK ROAD SUITE 130 CHARLOTTE, NC 28210 (704) 519-2800

PRIMARY CARE

SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

Ryan Foot & Ankle Specialists

Multiple Locations ryanfootandankleclinic.com

Ryan Foot & Ankle Specialists offers an array of podiatric services to maintain healthy feet. Its friendly, well-trained podiatrists listen, evaluate, diagnose and discuss options to get people back on their feet quickly. If it is treatment for common foot conditions such as heel pain, preventative foot care, or solutions to complex foot and ankle problems, Ryan Foot & Ankle specialists provide the advanced care needed.

Carmel Foot Specialists

10370 Park Rd #100 Charlotte • 704-542-8253 carmelfoot.com

Charlotte Foot Clinic Multiple Locations whitfieldfootclinic.com

Davidson Family Medicine

104 Knox Ct #100 Davidson • 704-892-5454 davidsonfamilymedicine.com

Having a trustworthy primary healthcare provider is important, and Davidson Family Medicine has a team of just those people. Their goal is to provide the highest-quality medical care to patients of all ages in a relaxed, comforting setting. Davidson’s providers offer a complete family practice, including dermatology, women’s health, pediatric and urgent care services. Patients receive the most modern care available.

Novant Health Family Medicine & Primary Care

Multiple Locations novanthealth.org

MC Family Medical 6700 Albemarle Rd Charlotte • 704-921-1000 mcfamilymedical.com

SPEECH THERAPY

Playdate Speech Therapy

7904 Wilby Hollow Dr Charlotte • 704-912-4622 playdatespeechtherapy.com

Playdate Speech Therapy is a boutique private practice that allows for therapists to work very closely with families, making it a very personable service. Sessions are always child-led, which means children are free to make choices and engage in the activity of their choice. Play-based and child-led speech and language therapy can help kids stay focused because they are doing what they love the most so that they learn the most.

Little Wonders Pediatric Therapy

Multiple Locations littlewonderstherapy.com

Act Therapy Services

7401 Carmel Executive Park Dr Charlotte • 980-237-3132 acttherapyservices.com

Aldersgate 3800 Shamrock Dr Charlotte • 704-774-4099 aldersgatecharlotte.org

Aldersgate is a beautiful nonprofit Life Plan Community with extensive lifestyle options. Its calming, park-like campus is hundreds of acres of walkable nature, including misty woodland hikes, lakeside strolls and garden excursions. In the middle of all this nature sits a community with multiple living options with dining venues, indoor and outdoor recreation, fitness opportunities and lifelong learning.

Charlotte Health & Rehabilitation Center

Charlotte • 704-394-4001 charlottehealthrehab.com

Asbury Health & Rehabilitation Center Charlotte • 704-324-8237 aldersgateliving.org

URGENT CARE | WALK-IN CLINIC

BetterMed Urgent Care 1431 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-709-1171 bettermedcare.com

At BetterMed Urgent Care, there is not a better alternative to convenient healthcare facilities around the area. Every provider at these facilities is well-trained in urgent care medicine and has extensive experience in emergency care. Additionally, patients will feel comfortable and welcomed in BetterMed’s private and relaxing waiting area. When a medical issue or emergency strikes, BetterMed offers the best care around.

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Urgent Care Multiple Locations atriumhealth.org

AFC Urgent Care Gastonia 1908 E Franklin Blvd #100 Gastonia • 704-271-1215 afcurgentcaregastonianc.com

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PODIATRIST

Sweet Honey Brazilian Wax 10416 E Independence Blvd #660 Matthews • 980-339-5983 sweethoneybrazilianwax.com

Sweet Honey Brazilian Wax is not like typical wax salons. All services are done with either hard or soft, natural honey wax that is safe for every skin type. Honey wax is hypoallergenic and good for sensitive skin. What makes Sweet Honey’s waxes even better is the authentic Brazilian wax technique taught by Luiza, who brings unique techniques to the service.

Queen Sugar Hair Removal Studio

Charlotte • 704-503-9118 queensugarstudio.com

Brazilian Wax by Andreia 12810 S Tryon St #110 Charlotte • 980-819-5195 brazilianwax.com

WEIGHT LOSS CENTER

Thank You For Voting Us Best Waxing

Novant Health

Bariatric Solutions

Charlotte • 336-718-5600 novanthealth.org

At Novant Health, there are more ways for people to reach their wellness goals. Patients can craft a personal wellness plan and work with weight loss providers, and draw on programs and services that align with their goals for pursuing better health. Through Novant Health’s network, people have access to experts in many fields of medicine. When it comes to weight loss services, they have choices both surgical and non surgical.

Dr. Marlowe’s Weight Loss Institute 704-348-4000 marlowesweightloss.com

Medi-Weightloss Multiple Locations mediweightloss.com

Queen Sugar Studio is a vibrant hair removal studio located in the heart of Charlotte’s Elizabeth Neighborhood. Our mission and promise is to contribute to healthy skin, while educating clients on the benefits of sugaring and waxing, as an alternative to shaving. We celebrate the beauty of women and inspire a positive self-image by providing personable and efficient hair removal and other beauty services. We like to think that we have found the “sweet side” of hair removal and want to share it with our clients. Our services are performed with efficiency and attentiveness by a team of Licensed Estheticians.

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WAXING
Book Online Anytime 704 503 9118 1511 East 7th Street Charlotte NC, 28204 queensugarstudio.com

WOMEN’S CLINIC

Novant Health Providence OB/GYN Multiple Locations nhprovidenceobgyn.org

At Novant Health Providence OB/GYN, its providers understand the unique needs of women at every age so they can deliver the services needed, when they are needed most. They offer prenatal care; help with gynecologic problems, that include painful periods or symptoms of menopause; and routine gynecologic checks. From the teenage years to the golden years, women deserve care made just for them.

Atrium Health

Women’s Care Charlotte OB/GYN Multiple Locations atriumhealth.org Arboretum Obstetric & Gynecology Charlotte • 704-341-3460 arboretumgyn.com

YOGA | PILATES

Atha Yoga 9852 Rea Rd Ste D2 Charlotte • 704-755-4407 athayogaclt.com

Cultivating harmony of body, breath and mind is Atha Yoga’s way. To foster a healing and nurturing mind-body connection, all classes are rooted in mindfulness. While the physical practice taught is challenging, the mindful approach ensures that compassion and acceptance are cultivated by instructors. Whether someone is a seasoned athlete, injured warrior or a 9-to-5 desk-dweller, Atha meets exactly where its students are.

Be Yoga Collective beyogacollective.com

YogaSix

14815 Ballantyne Village Way Charlotte • 704-684-8222 yogasix.com/ballantyne

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Physician
Bill Kreft, PA Physician Assistant Shane Bentley PharmD, CPP Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Richard Wynn, MD Chief Medical Officer Physician Jerry Saunders, MD, PHD Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care Physician Chad Ellis, PA-C Physician Assistant Heather Manos, MD Medical Director of Addiction & Recovery Addiction Medicine Physician Jason L. Hardin MSN, AGNP-C, AAHIVS Nurse Practitioner Caroline Miller PharmD, CPP Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Mandy Occhipinti PharmD, CPP Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner J. Wesley Thompson MHS, PA-C, AAHIVS, DFAAPA HIV Medical Director & Physician Assistant Scan to request an appointment • Primary Care • Pediatric Exams & Immunizations • Diabetes Care • Addiction Medicine-MAT • LGBTQIA+ Care • Infectious Disease Care • On Site Pharmacy Accepting New Patients, Private Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid 704-208-4134 amitymed.org
Hana Kim, PA-C
Assistant

123

Appliance Repair

Queen

Multiple Locations queencityonline.com

HOME & GARDEN

CABINET STORE

Appliance Repair 10232 Blakeney Preserve Dr Charlotte •

abcarusa.com Expert Appliance Service 704-292-8429 expertappliancenc.com

Plaza Appliance Mart 5431 Monroe Rd Charlotte • 704-568-7600 plazaappliancemart.com Prime Appliances 5105 Reagan Dr #101 Charlotte • 980-498-6647 prime-appliances.com

Home Outlet Charlotte 6301 E Independence Blvd Charlotte • 704-567-7880 homeoutlet.com

Bistany Design 601 S Cedar St #205C Charlotte • 704-375-8322 bistanydesign.com

The Cabinet Guys 4004 Sardis Dr Indian Trail • 704-699-0010 thecabinetguyscharlotte.com

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Home Outlet Charlotte is a building material retailer that offers the lowest prices on quality kitchen, bath, and flooring remodeling and DIY products. It carries a variety of products to fit any budget, project or style. Its knowledgeable team offers endless inspiration and knows how to get the job done right. If a customer is unsure of what they want, its experienced designers also provide free kitchen and bath design services. City Audio Video & Appliances
STORE
APPLIANCE
123appliancerepair.com
REPAIR
Starting in 1952 as a simple TV repair company, Queen City Audio Video & Appliances has evolved into the area’s premier retail organization for a large range of home appliances and electronics, including refrigerators, freezers, ranges, cooktops, ovens, kitchen cleanup, laundry, TV, grills, outdoor kitchens and more. With seven convenient locations, Queen City makes getting appliances easier than ever.
704-323-9232
APPLIANCE
ABC
704-617-7131
123 Appliance Repair is an in-home appliance repair service that was started by James Smith and Donovan Reid in 2004. Serving the area with pride, this appliance repair service is the area’s one-stop for in-home appliance repair. 123 Appliance Repair and its team promises to treat clients and their homes with respect; that means they are always on time, give fair estimates and leave the home as neat and clean as it was when they arrived.

UNC Charlotte

The University that’s ‘Shaping What’s Next’

9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223

UNC Charlotte is proud to be the university that lives on the pulse of the Queen City. With an estimated total enrollment of nearly 30,000, North Carolina’s urban research university fosters an environment where students and faculty are inspired to drive progress toward a greater future—in Charlotte and beyond.

With 171 undergraduate majors; 150 graduate, doctoral and certificate programs; and seven colleges, the University’s wide ranging academic opportunities encourage students to make a meaningful difference in their own lives as well as society as a whole. Inquiry, curiosity and creative discovery—combined with deep roots in the community—signifies Charlotte as a large research university with the supportive culture of a small college.

Through its hallmark access and affordability, Charlotte empowers and supports the success of students of all backgrounds to change their lives and the world for good. They bring bold, new thinking to interdisciplinary programs and cutting-edge research. Through innovative discovery, exemplary academics, creative work and community service, lives are changed as communities and industries are transformed.

The main campus — with 10 acres of outdoor gardens, a flourishing greenhouse and greenway access — is located just nine miles north of Uptown Charlotte. The light rail provides a direct connection to the city for internships, performing arts, professional sporting events, festivals and other activities in Uptown and Charlotte’s unique neighborhoods.

A diverse and inclusive environment fosters lifelong connections and a true sense of belonging. Getting involved on campus is easy with more than 400 student organizations, 18 men’s and women’s athletics teams and dynamic Greek life. A robust alumni and professional network provides students with opportunities for internships and access to career paths that set them up to succeed—and to hit the ground running when they graduate.

For 76 years, Charlotte’s true foundation has been the great minds and enthusiasm of its students, faculty and staff. Today, nearly 85% of instructional faculty hold the highest degree attainable in their fields. A network of more than 150,000 alumni—and growing—is a testament to the depth of our university community. And with inclusion, diversity and equity set as institutional priorities, our community becomes stronger every day. All this and more makes Charlotte the perfect university to shape what’s next. Visit charlotte.edu to learn more.

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CARPET & FLOORING CLEANING

CARPET & FLOORING STORE

CLEANING SERVICE

Carolina Carpet Solutions

11114 Sedgemoor Ln Charlotte • 704-341-1717 carolinacarpetsolutions.com

Carolina Carpet Solutions has been providing expert carpet and upholstery cleaning services to area homeowners since 2004. The company is known for specializing in carpet and upholstery cleaning and odor control with meticulous attention to detail. The certified carpet cleaners at Carolina Carpet Solutions also provides other services, including cleaning scotch guard as well as carpet and fabric protection.

City Carpet Cleaning Charlotte 1201 W Morehead St Charlotte • 704-512-0103 citycarpetcleaning-charlotte.com

Mr. Clean Carpet Cleaning 227 W 4th St Charlotte • 704-790-9025 mrcleancarpetclean.com

CLOSETS

Minimized Professional Organizers 919-391-8253 getminimized.com

Minimized Professional Organizers is a boutique residential organizing service created with hardworking women in mind. Its goal is to help clients gain full control of their space. Its team of organizers dedicate time to each client, creating personalized organization solutions and closets. They work with privacy and compassion in mind because they understand it takes trust to open one’s home or business.

Closet Factory 8041 Arrowridge Blvd Ste G Charlotte • 800-838-7995 closetfactory.com

Closets by Design 1108 Continental Blvd Ste A Charlotte • 704-588-7272 charlotte.closetsbydesign.com

704 Flooring 704-201-0772 704flooring.com

Specializing in sanding and refinishing, 704 Flooring offers an array of professional flooring services. When looking for floors but do not have the time, 704 brings the showroom directly to customers. They provide an array of samples and talk about what customers like to see on their floors. Additionally, 704 also knows that having floors done can disrupt daily life, so its team does their best to finish the job promptly.

My New Floor

Multiple Locations 704-538-4823 mynewfloor.com Carpet Discount Warehouse 6100 E Independence Blvd Charlotte • 704-332-8008 carpetdiscountwarehouse.com

COUNTERTOP STORE

Minit Maids Charlotte minitmaids.com

Minit Maids knows a clean home is something that everyone can instantly appreciate; it is an expression of them and their lifestyle. Charlotte’s premier residential cleaning service of passionate home cleaners are making their clients’ lives easier. A home cleaned by an expertly trained team has an entirely different feel to it. Minit Maids’ friendly and courteous staff offers the assurance of a fresh and clean home.

Maid Brigade of Charlotte 704-568-0028 maidbrigade.com/nc/charlotte

CottageCare Charlotte 2400 Crownpoint Executive Dr Charlotte • 800-476-7830 cottagecare.com

DOOR SALES | INSTALLATION

Harkey Tile & Stone 1822 Sunnyside Ave Charlotte • 704-334-0512 harkeytileandstone.com

Harkey Tile & Stone is an industry leader that provides guaranteed quality, a lifetime warranty, unmatched capabilities, experienced craftsmen and custom digital templates. Its tile and slab showrooms offer one of the largest selections in the area, including hundreds of the finest marble, quartzite, granite, quartz, ultra-compact and sintered stone. Harkey is the go-to for a reliable team with quality products.

Universal Stone 16615 Riverstone Way Charlotte • 980-417-9119 universalstonenc.com

Asso Stone 4613 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-648-5771 assostone.com

Pella Windows & Doors of Charlotte Charlotte • 704-347-1301 pellabranch.com

Pella Windows & Doors of Charlotte’s experts consider where their customer’s home is, their personal style and the home’s architecture to find the best fit. Pella is a family-owned, professionally managed direct distribution business dedicated exclusively to the sale and service of door products. Pella exclusively serves with a full heart and a laser focus on delivering excellence to their friends, neighbors and more.

Custom Door Systems 10400 Bryton Corporate Center Dr Charlotte • 704-800-0874 doorsystems.com

Southern Door Supply 704-377-9085 southerndoor.us

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Viva Electric 888-988-0942 vivaelectric.net

Electrical repairs and installations should be done by experts like Viva Electric who offer upfront pricing and use the best brand-name products. At Viva Electric, they offer all of that and more. It brings more than 20 years of professional experience to every electrical project imaginable. Its team works hard to ensure that every customer is fully satisfied with their work when it is done.

Mr. Electric of Charlotte Metro 10926 David Taylor Dr #120 Charlotte • 704-253-4816 mrelectric.com

Roby Services 2318 Arty Ave Charlotte • 704-612-7382 robyservicesnow.com

GARAGE DOOR COMPANY

Southlands Fence

9056 Northfield Dr Fort Mill • 704-248-6775 southlandsfence.com

Southlands Fence is a business serving the Carolinas with high quality fencing service for almost 20 years. Its fencing professionals provide residential and commercial fencing to suit their customers needs. Southland Fence has a wide variety of fencing products, including ornamental aluminum, split rail, wood, chain link and PVC fencing. When working with its team, homeowners will not be disappointed with the end result.

Sunrise Fence

921 Airport Rd Monroe • 704-978-8809 mycharlottefence.com

B Line Fencing & Services 803-242-0835 blinefencing.com

GARDENING CENTER | NURSERY

FURNITURE STORE

Garage Door Doctor 704-858-4040

garagedoordoctor.com

Whether a customer has a residential or commercial garage door project, the Garage Door Doctor is the solution. Its team of garage door installers and repairmen have installed thousands of garage doors in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The installers are highly trained and always assure customers that they will do the job the right way the first time, guaranteed.

Overhead Garage Door

809 Westmere Ave Ste C113 Charlotte • 704-741-5141

overheadgaragedoorllc.com

A1 Garage Door Service 704-313-5022

a1garage.com/charlotte

Pike Nurseries Multiple Locations pikenursery.com

Pike Nurseries takes the guesswork out of gardening by providing communities with the best horticultural knowledge, assortment of quality plants and garden-related products. Its associates are passionate about gardening and helping people. They help customers choose plants that work for their garden, give tips for success and more. Pike’s promises garden success with its trees and shrubs guaranteed for life.

Blackhawk Hardware

4225 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-525-2682 blackhawkhardware.com

Rountree Nursery & Supply 610 Scholtz Rd Charlotte • 704-523-6362 rountreeplantation.com

Tyndall Furniture & Mattress

9741 Harrisburg Rd Fort Mill • 803-802-7710 tyndallfurniture.com

Since 1984, the vision of Tyndall Furniture & Mattress has revolved around family. Its mission is to fill each client’s home with beautiful, quality furniture that will serve families well for many years to come. Tyndall serves everyone in the community like they are members of the family with only the highest standard of quality and comfort at the most affordable prices.

Good’s Home Furnishings

11735 Carolina Place Pkwy Pineville • 704-910-4045 goodshomefurnishings.com

Slate Interiors 2025 Thrift Rd #100 Charlotte • 704-930-7890 shopslateinteriors.com

GUTTER INSTALLATION | MAINTENANCE

H&S Roofing & Gutter Company 506 W Summit Ave Charlotte • 704-327-3610 hsroofing.com

H&S Roofing & Gutter Company provides all types of gutter installations and repairs, including Ogee and Half Round gutters in aluminum and copper. It also fabricates and installs commercial box gutters. The seamless gutter systems are fabricated on site by qualified craftsmen for a custom fit and optimum performance. H&S Roofing goes the extra mile by utilizing top-of-the-line components for all gutter systems.

Charlotte Pro Roofing 10612 Providence Rd Ste D378 Charlotte • 704-575-3185 charlotteproroofing.com

Carolina Roof Consultants 6420 Rea Rd #230 Charlotte • 704-277-4582 carolinaroofconsultants.com

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FENCE COMPANY
ELECTRICIAN

HEAT & AIR COMPANY

McClintock Heating & Cooling 704-321-5207 mcclintockhvac.com

McClintock Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated heating and cooling service and installation company. Since its beginning in 2002, the company has grown to more than 50 employees and has just moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in Southeast Charlotte. No one wants to have their HVAC system replaced, but McClintock Heating & Cooling can make the experience better with exceptional customer service.

City Air Experts

Heating and Cooling Charlotte • 704-737-9200 cityairexperts.com

Travis Crawford Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Charlotte • 980-825-4105 traviscrawfordhvac.com

HOME SECURITY

CPI Security Systems 866-248-5338 cpisecurity.com

For more than 30 years, CPI Security Systems has been a leader in customized smart home security systems and home-automation solutions. It is one of the only providers to design, install, monitor and service its own security systems. CPI’s inTouch platform keeps customers connected to their home no matter where they are. It offers surveillance with remote interactive services like system alerts, video monitoring and more.

ADT adt.com

Brinks Home brinkshome.com

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Family owned and operated HVAC service and installation company, proudly serving the greater Charlotte area. With a focus on quality people, quality products, and quality service, our goal is to provide total satisfaction with your heating and air conditioning needs. From heat pumps to central air systems to furnaces, our professional technicians can not only provide solutions for your heating and cooling needs, but can also help you reduce energy costs and improve your indoor air quality. SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON TO FIND OUT MORE VISIT OUR WEBSITE McClintock Heating & Cooling 704.321.5207 McClintockHVAC.com Thank You Charlotte for Voting us Best Heating & Air Company

New South Home

148 E Charles St

Matthews • 704-847-4261 newsouthhome.com

The team at New South Home takes the stress and uncertainty out of decorating a home. They work with clients to create a beautiful home that reflects their style and will stand the test of time. New South has worked on projects ranging from small room updates to full home remodels, including kitchens and bathrooms. The years of experience and the quality of work done has made the design company the place to trust.

Zachary Luke Designs

704-763-0391 zacharylukedesigns.com

Tyndall Furniture & Mattress 9741 Harrisburg Rd Fort Mill • 803-802-7710 tyndallfurniture.com

LIGHTING STORE

Lee Lighting

11600 Carolina Place Pkwy Pineville • 704-540-5878 leelighting.com

With stores in the Charlotte and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex areas, Lee Lighting has been illuminating the homes of discerning customers for more than 50 years. To them, lighting is much more than just fixtures. The right lighting brings personal treasures to life, brightens everyday tasks and creates a warm, inviting environment in which to live, work and play. The store features beautiful lighting displays and accessories.

Dilworth Lighting 212 Greystone Rd Charlotte • 704-376-5799 dilworthantiquelighting.com

J. Landon Decorative Lighting 2504 Dunavant St Charlotte • 704-376-4522 jlandon.com

Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel

Charlotte • 704-975-4390 distinctivedesignbuild.com

Named one of the most reliable remodeling teams in the nation, the Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel team is known for exquisite design and craftsmanship. The design process is often more time-consuming than most realize, and the reward is a kitchen or bath to love for years to come. No matter the remodeling project, the professionals at Distinctive Design can help.

Signature Home Kitchen & Bath 980-301-9527 signaturehomekitchenbath.com

AG Kitchen and Bath Solutions 980-353-3378

LANDSCAPING

DeSignia 919 Exchange St Charlotte • 704-494-8877 designialandscape.com

DeSignia’s origin dates back to 1981, which represents its dedication to reliability and reputation. The landscape company delivers services that enrich lives. Its team of dedicated professionals provides Charlotte’s best creative landscape solutions and reliable, dependable service. Whether it is an elaborate outdoor living space or a quiet place to escape, the DeSignia team can design, build and maintain it all.

MetroGreenscape 3026 Stewart Creek Blvd Charlotte • 704-486-5095 metrogreenscape.com

Morgan Landscape Group 5127 Sandy Porter Rd Charlotte • 704-588-2292 morganlandscapegroup.com

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MOVING SERVICES

OUTDOOR LIVING

Tyndall Furniture & Mattress 9741 Harrisburg Rd Fort Mill • 803-802-7710 tyndallfurniture.com

Tyndall Furniture & Mattress carries a wide variety of quality furniture and mattresses at affordable prices along with five-star customer service. If a customer is in the market for mattresses, its multiple locations offer a variety of memory foam mattresses, traditional spring mattresses, hybrid mattresses and adjustable bases. For comfort and reliability, Tyndall has mattresses galore.

Denver Mattress

8215 Ikea Blvd Charlotte • 704-705-3035 denvermattress.furniturerow.com

Mattress Firm Multiple Locations mattressfirm.com

Carolina Moving Solutions

9741 Harrisburg Rd Fort Mill • 803-802-7710 carolinamovingsolutions.com

Carolina Moving Solutions offers professional moving for residential and commercial clientele. They also provide packing services, storage solutions, residential moves and office moves within the Carolinas and the contiguous United States. As a partner of Tyndall Furniture & Mattress, an established institution in the community, Carolina Moving has relationships with Realtors, storage facilities and senior living communities.

Hornet Moving 6161 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte • 704-620-2154 hornetmovingnc.com

Easy Movers 11021 Downs Rd Ste C Pineville • 704-588-6868 easymovers.com

Tyndall Furniture & Mattress 9741 Harrisburg Rd Fort Mill • 803-802-7710 tyndallfurniture.com

Since Tyndall Furniture & Mattress first began in 1984, its mission has consistently been to present well-priced, quality furnishings that enhance lifestyles and homes. The collections feature exclusive furniture and accessories with indoor furniture as well as outdoor. Tyndall also offers many designs in contemporary styles and textures to add depth and detail to any space, no matter the owners’ tastes or desires.

The Fire House

Casual Living Store

Multiple Locations fhcasual.com Oasis Outdoor 11729 Carolina Place Pkwy Pineville • 704-541-0892 facebook.com/oasisoutdoor79

PEST CONTROL

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Remedy Pest Control

4201 Stuart Andrew Blvd Ste E Charlotte • 704-464-4944 remedypest.com

Remedy Pest Control provides services for general pest control, wildlife control, mosquito control and termite prevention to residential and commercial clients. Headquartered in Charlotte, Remedy serves North and South Carolina clients with a focus on integrated pest management. Remedy also offers naturally-derived botanical solutions as an alternative to laboratory-based chemical treatments and pesticides.

Aruza Pest Control 4801 Chastain Ave #125 Charlotte • 980-729-8788 aruzapest.com

Ivey Exterminating 228 Atando Ave Charlotte • 704-334-1616 bugivey.com

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Morris-Jenkins

13725 S Ridge Dr Charlotte • 704-357-0484 morrisjenkins.com

The plumbers at Morris-Jenkins know time is valuable; that is why they offer convenient scheduling times and keep service trucks stocked full of parts. Clients do not have to book multiple appointments for a plumbing repair or installation, making it as easy as possible. As the largest provider of plumbing services in the area, there is not a plumbing service Morris-Jenkins has not performed. Clients get the friendly, courteous service.

Charlotte Plumbing

8124 Statesville Rd Charlotte • 704-684-4664 charlotteplumbing.com

South End Plumbing 420 Seaboard Dr Matthews • 704-481-6193 southendplumbingllc.com

POOLS & SPAS

Anthony & Sylvan Pools

Multiple Locations anthonysylvan.com

Anthony & Sylvan Pools has a team of professional pool builders who know how to turn backyard dreams into reality. They have been building the highest quality in-ground pools for more than 75 years and offer proven products. Since opening, the company has worked with 380,000 families across the country, building quality in-ground pools. The team collaborates with clients to transform their backyard into a paradise.

Aloha Pools 6401 Orr Rd Ste B Charlotte • 704-597-7140 poolsbyaloha.com

Blue Haven Pools & Spas 1522 Cross Beam Dr Charlotte • 704-889-1300 bluehaven.com

704-412-3030

A fire or water disaster can be devastating to someone’s home, belongings, finances and emotions. Contents Restoration Services cares about its clients and is there to clean up and restore any property after a disaster strikes. Its certified and knowledgeable cleanup team has years of experience. Their mission is to clean up and restore a home or office to its fully functional state in the shortest time possible.

Emergency Restoration Xperts 7929 Statesville Rd Charlotte • 704-626-6800 erx247.com

Jenkins Restorations 7606 Whitehall Executive Ctr Dr Charlotte • 704-847-7475 jenkinsrestorations.com

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REMODELER | CONTRACTOR

Paul Kowalski Builders

416 Crompton St Charlotte • 704-737-1672 pkbuilders.com

Since 2008, Paul Kowalski Builders has been delivering an elevated design-build experience to homeowners. The company has a talented team of industry professionals who believe in a culture of success through planning, communication and documentation. Its team is there to help with any project, whether it is a complete kitchen, bathroom or any other remodeling project, with the highest quality service possible.

Alair Homes Charlotte 4400 Stuart Andrew Blvd Ste L Charlotte • 704-332-3733 alairhomes.com

F2 Construction 980-260-8418

f2construction.com

ROOFING COMPANY

21 Roofing Group 980-277-4421

21roofinggroup.com

21 Roofing Group’s mission is to provide exceptional service, communication and workmanship while making the process as seamless as possible. Its roofers use quality material and have experienced and knowledgeable crews that can back up work with an incomparable warranty. Services include roof repairs, replacements, inspections, metal roofs, architectural shingle roofs, gutters and gutter guards.

H&S Roofing & Gutter Company

506 W Summit Ave Charlotte • 704-327-3610 hsroofing.com

Charlotte Roofing Specialists 3605 Latrobe Dr Ste B Charlotte • 980-223-0174 charlotteroofing.com

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Apex Energy Solutions 2923 S Tryon St #240 Charlotte • 980-939-1692 apexenergygroup.com

Apex Energy Solutions is a pioneering dealer for ultra-efficient replacement windows. Its mission is to revolutionize the industry by providing high-quality products, qualified installers and outstanding customer service. Apex not only sells home improvement products, but also educates homeowners so they make the right choices for their homes. Its products and service exceed all standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.

Carolina Window, Roofing & Siding Company 704-527-5151 carolinawindowcompany.com

Window Nation 5900 Northwoods Business Pkwy Charlotte • 704-961-9721 windownation.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS

A Shade Above 10832 Providence Rd #200 Charlotte • 704-541-1200 asacharlotte.com

A Shade Above has everything to provide some shade for the hot days. It specializes in plantation shutters made in-house since 1993. As a Hunter Douglas dealer with certified on-staff motorization specialists, A Shade Above has unmatched quality in roller shades, woven woods, Roman shades and more. Additionally, it carries a luxury line of outdoor screen and insect shades to protect outside living areas.

Acadia Shutters 704-334-1004 acadiashutters.com/charlotte

Blinds Over Charlotte 704-989-6172 blindsovercharlotte.com

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IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAW

Johnson & Nicholson works diligently and passionately to serve you. We are a full-service law firm highly-skilled and well-versed in immigration, criminal, and civil law. We consider our clients to be our partners and move through every step of the process with integrity and dignity.

Our founding partners, Carnell Johnson and Elaine Nicholson, are a husband and wife team, who are seasoned attorneys with outstanding reputations in the legal community. They have years of experience in the private and public sector.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW

ESTATE LAW

FAMILY LAW

Gilles Law

725 E Trade St #215 Charlotte • 980-272-8438 gilleslaw.com

At Gilles Law, clients get defense lawyers that wholeheartedly follow the maxim of innocent until proven guilty. They handle a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, including but not limited to: drug offenses, driving while impaired (DWI and DUI), assault, sex offenses, violent crimes and theft charges. Whether a client is preparing for a first appearance or facing a misdemeanor or felony trial, Gilles Law can help.

Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene Charlotte • 704-372-2770 gcllg.com

Roseman Law Firm

Multiple Locations rosemanlawfirmnc.com

Providence Wills and Trusts

Multiple Locations 704-313-1508 providencewillsandtrusts.com

Whether someone needs help arranging their own end-of-life plan or wrapping up a family member’s final affairs, Providence Wills and Trusts has the steady hand to guide the way. It provides comprehensive estate planning services, including trusts, wills, power of attorney, healthcare directives and more. Its attorneys also help families facing the cost of a nursing home, arranging their affairs to maximize the preservation of family assets.

Soto Law

Multiple Locations 704-270-6027 sotolawnc.com

Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law 6406 Carmel Rd #301 Charlotte • 704-843-1446 ncestateplanninginfo.com

Collins Family Law Group 228 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-325-5257 collinsfamilylaw.com

Family law issues are sensitive by nature. Collins Family Law Group’s attorneys have the proven dedication and right combination of compassion, legal knowledge and experience to help families navigate the process successfully. They act as legal guides and protectors, providing services for separations, divorces, child custody and support, adoptions, domestic appeals, relocation, spousal support, and more.

Wofford Burt 4601 Park Rd #560 Charlotte • 704-626-6672 woffordburt.com

Miller Bowles Cushing 508 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-810-1400 mbc-law.com

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IMMIGRATION LAW

ADVOCATES FOR YOUR FAMILY

Collins Family & Elder Law Group is dedicated to caring for and protecting your family. With 150+ years of combined experience, our compassionate all-female team of licensed attorneys and staff work with you to create a resolution tailored for you. Your rights are our priority, and we are devoted to our client’s unique needs.

Our practice includes all areas of family law & elder law, including separation, divorce, child custody, estate planning, and more. Our team includes board-certified family law specialists, family financial mediators, and a licensed superior court mediator. We also have two CELAs (Certified Elder Law Attorneys). Our attorneys are listed among the Legal Elite and top-ranked Super Lawyers in NC & SC.

Johnson & Nicholson

5806 Monroe Rd #102 Charlotte • 704-413-3573 johnnichlaw.com

Johnson & Nicholson goes the extra mile. For over 10 years, its attorneys have steadily worked toward fulfilling the mission to provide reliable, competent and thorough legal services. The firm handles a variety of immigration matters, including removal defense, family petitions, political asylum, non-immigrant visas and crimmigration. The firm is available to represent clients in any immigration court in the country.

George N.

Miller

DozierMiller Law Group Charlotte • 704-372-6373 doziermillerlaw.com

Aziz Law Firm 1804 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-347-1808 azizimmigrationlaw.com

LAW FIRM

Costner Law Office Multiple Locations costnerlaw.com

Costner Law Office offers a diverse staff of attorneys servicing clients across multiple states. Its knowledgeable staff is carefully broken down into divisions specializing in SFR, iBuyer, new construction and more. Their experience over the years has led to an environment where quality work is done. The diverse organization resolves all legal hurdles, operating with the reputation as a highly reliable firm.

McMillan, Psaroudis & Markey

Multiple Locations 704-552-9997 mplawcarolinas.com

Shankle Law Firm 6115 Park S Dr #310 Charlotte • 704-370-1212 shanklelaw.com

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW

Shankle Law Firm

6115 Park S Dr #310 Charlotte • 704-370-1212 shanklelaw.com

If someone is in an accident they are not responsible for, they need the trusted representation of Shankle Law Firm. Its trusted attorneys provide personal injury representation for people involved in auto accidents, workers’ compensation matters, trucking accidents, wrongful death claims and more. Clients are not treated like a number. As a boutique law firm, Shankle always treats clients as family and delivers excellent results.

Tippens & Zurosky

1120 Pearl Park Way #400 Charlotte • 704-343-0018 tandzlaw.com

Campbell & Associates

717 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-333-0885 campbellandassociateslaw.com

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW

Law Office of Yolanda M. Trotman

Charlotte • 980-221-9281 trotmanlawoffice.com

Active and effective representation matters, especially in the areas of worker’s compensation and personal injury. The Law Office of Yolanda M. Trotman works on each case to get the best possible outcome for each client. With attorney Trotman’s unique experience presiding as a District Court Judge and more than a decade of experience as a successful trial lawyer, clients rest assured that they are in expert hands.

The Sumwalt Group

1213 W Morehead St #521 Charlotte • 704-859-8584 sumwaltgrouplaw.com

Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler 301 S McDowell St #410 Charlotte • 704-742-2655 ayersandwhitlow.com

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AUTO COLLISION CENTER

AUTO DEALERSHIP - NEW

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Caliber Collision

Multiple Locations caliber.com

Back on the road to what is important and back to the daily rhythm, that is where Caliber Collision takes its customers. Its team is driven to change the image of the automotive service experience, no matter the problem. Customers can rest easy knowing their car is in the hands of skilled technicians whose training goes above industry standards. They will get customers safely back on the road and back to what matters most.

Hendrick Collision Center South

8901 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-552-3480 hendrickcars.com

Town & Country Ford Collision Center Charlotte • 866-318-3559 towncountrycollisioncenter.com

AUTO DETAILING

The Auto Spa of Charlotte

2317 Statesville Ave Charlotte • 980-277-2525 theautospaclt.com

The Auto Spa of Charlotte is a full service detailing shop that does everything from ceramic coating, interior details and, of course, the good old soapy hand wash. The shop caters to busy people and offers pickup and drop-off services for Charlotte and the surrounding areas. It is licensed, bonded and insured so the customers’ investment is protected at all times.

Ceramic Pro Charlotte

231 Post Office Dr Indian Trail • 704-821-6994 charlottedetailing.com

Hi-Line Detailing 605 N Polk Ste E Pineville • 704-618-1575 hi-linedetailing.com

Hendrick Automotive Group

Multiple Locations hendrickcars.com

Representing 130 franchises and 25 manufacturers from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is the largest privately held automotive retail organization in the U.S. Its team believes that people are its most important asset. The dealership’s mission is to be the premier vehicle retailer in the world, providing the best opportunities for its team, customers, communities and manufacturers.

Metrolina Auto Group

6010 Kenley Ln Charlotte • 704-705-2570 metrolinaautogroup.com

South Charlotte Hyundai 10518 Cadillac St Pineville • 704-323-7547 southcharlottehyundai.com

AUTO SERVICE CENTER

Furrst Class Cars

Multiple Locations furrstclasscars.com

Furrst Class Cars has the experts that love what they do and want its customers to love their next vehicle. That is why its team is dedicated to giving their customers the time and attention they need when car shopping. From its expansive inventory of quality used cars, trucks and SUVs to its friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, the Furrst Class experience is sure to be top notch.

Mainstream Motors 2627 N Tryon St Charlotte • 704-333-3993 mainstreammotor.com

Crown Auto Sales & Leasing Multiple Locations 855-217-4612 buyatcrown.com

BOAT DEALERSHIP

Auto Shop of the Carolinas

234 E Cama St Charlotte • 704-525-3092 carolinashybrid.com

All automotive repair and mechanic services at Hybrid Shop of the Carolinas are performed by highly qualified mechanics. The shop services numerous vehicles with the use of quality truck and car repair equipment. Whether someone drives a passenger car, medium-sized truck, mini-van or SUV, the mechanics ensure that the vehicle performs at its best before leaving. Hybrid always has the customer’s best interest in mind.

Woodie’s Auto Service & Repair Centers Multiple Locations woodiesautoservice.com

Coulwood Tire & Auto Service 8101 Bellhaven Blvd Charlotte • 704-393-9250 coulwoodtire.com

Charlotte Ski Boats

1206 Brawley School Rd Mooresville • 704-525-6006 charlotteskiboats.com

Charlotte Ski Boats is the premier full-service provider of high-end ski boats, cruisers and pontoons throughout the Greater Charlotte Area. It offers customers a wide selection of elite watercraft products alongside first-class service over their boat’s lifetime. As a family-owned company for more than a decade, CSB is known for being the community’s first call to enhance their boating experience on and off the water.

West Marine 13000 S Tryon St Ste K Charlotte • 704-588-1020 westmarine.com

Boatsales of Lake Wylie 4380 Charlotte Hwy Clover • 803-631-5432 boatsalesofwylie.com

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Helms Marine

704-266-2543 helms-marine.business.site

Helms Marine is more than just a boat dealer and repair shop, it is a place for family. The local, family-owned business provides excellent service to Charlotte and surrounding areas. It specializes in all things marine with a staff of professionals who know what they are doing. With exceptional mechanical skills, integrity and affordable pricing, Helms also provides superb customer service that leaves customers feeling valued.

Dr. J’s Marine Service

11235 Sam Furr Rd #104 Charlotte • 704-264-9948 drjsmarineservice.com

Norman-Wylie Marine 513 N Broad St Gastonia • 704-825-2911 normanwylie.com

OIL CHANGE

Auto Shop of the Carolinas

234 E Cama St Charlotte • 704-525-3092 carolinashybrid.com

An oil change and filter replacement from Auto Shop of the Carolinas is one of many preventative maintenance services that help promote maximum vehicle performance while extending the life of one’s vehicle. The shop mechanics replace an engine’s oil and filter and also lubricate the chassis components of the vehicle according to their high standards. After a service, the customer’s engine is ready to hit the road.

Woodie’s Auto Service & Repair Centers

Multiple Locations

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Coulwood Tire & Auto Service

8101 Bellhaven Blvd Charlotte • 704-393-9250 coulwoodtire.com

Autobell Car Wash

Multiple Locations autobell.com

Founded in 1969, the national franchise of Autobell Car Wash is a conveyorized car wash company that offers interior and exterior wash options. The reliable team is passionate about the customer’s experience and is committed to running the facility at peak performance every day. Autobell Car Wash gets all vehicles squeaky clean to suit all customers’ needs, giving them a reason to come back again and again.

Sam’s Xpress Car Wash

Multiple Locations samsxpresscarwash.com

Edge Express Car Wash Multiple Locations edgeexpresscarwash.com

RV DEALERSHIP

Country Camping Corner

101 Oak Grove Rd Kings Mountain • 888-644-4912 countrycamping.com

Country Camping Corner has been a family owned and operated business for more than 35 years. It is a one-stop shop offering RV sales, service and a fully stocked parts department. Besides RV sales and service, it also sells and installs Flex Armor roofing for customers coming from all over the country. Whether someone is buying a camper, needs one serviced or just needs a few parts, Country Camping Corner can assist.

RV Center of Gastonia 1132 W Charlotte Ave Mt Holly • 704-879-7365 rvcentergastonia.com

RV One Superstores Charlotte 5051 Davidson Hwy Concord • 704-743-5280 rvonecharlotte.rvone.com

MOTORCYCLE | POWERSPORTS DEALER

Team Charlotte Motorsports 3004 Freedom Dr Charlotte • 704-394-7301 teamcharlottemotorsports.com

Serving the Carolinas since 1974, Team Charlotte Motorsports is the area’s go-to powersports dealer and the oldest franchised dealer. With almost 50,000 square feet and over 450 motorcycles, scooters, dirt bikes, personal watercraft and ATVs in stock, it has the selection people are looking for, all built and ready to ride. Its service department features over 20,000 square feet of inside storage for any motorcycle, scooter or ATV.

Prism Supply Co. 1824 Statesville Ave #110 Charlotte • 980-819-6943 prismmotorcycles.com

Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd Concord • 704-979-7433 speedwayharley-davidson.com

TIRE SHOP

Auto Shop of the Carolinas 234 E Cama St Charlotte • 704-525-3092 carolinashybrid.com

Although tires are easily maintained, they are often overlooked, and the staff at Hybrid Shop of the Carolinas can help by pointing out tires in need of replacement. They assist with all care and maintenance and when someone needs a tire rotation, balance or alignment. They are experts and know when the best time to purchase a new set of tires is. They can even choose the right set of tires best suited for any vehicle.

Discount Tire Multiple Locations discounttire.com

Metrolina Tire and Auto 7425 Old Statesville Rd Charlotte • 704-596-0411 metrolinatireandauto.com

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REAL ESTATE

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

HOMEBUILDER

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

The Nichols Company

1204 Central Ave #201 Charlotte • 704-705-2040 thenicholscompany.com

The Nichols Company is a commercial real estate firm operating in Charlotte for over 20 years. Its services include commercial brokerage, property management, rezoning and entitlements, construction management, and development. The staff are experts with a focus of providing the best service for clients. The Nichols team values honesty, integrity, independent thinking, problem solving, and effective communication.

Park Commercial Real Estate 230 W Peterson Dr Ste A Charlotte • 704-218-9204 parkcre.com

Costello Commercial 814 Tyvola Rd #100 Charlotte • 704-312-0203 costellocre.com

Linnane Homes

7401 Carmel Executive Park Dr Charlotte • 704-910-0281 linnanehomes.com

Linnane Homes is a full service home building company. Its contractors build homes ranging from $800,000 to $2 million in some of the Charlotte area’s most popular communities. Linnane has a variety of home plans to choose from and provides custom designs with a specific plan. They also take into account the location of each lot and the community’s requirements.

Pike Properties 1805 East Blvd #100 Charlotte • 704-332-3332 pikeproperties.com New Old newold.com

Sunnon Property Management 10130 Perimeter Pkwy #200 Charlotte • 704-247-6370 sunnon.com

At Sunnon Property Management, its team takes a proactive approach to safeguarding property and providing a place their exceptional tenants are proud to call home. Sunnon offers a full range of property management services tailored to investors, homeowners or landlords. People have many choices when selecting a property management company; it should be a company that people can trust.

MECA Realty 2459 Wilkinson Blvd #100 Charlotte • 704-333-5300 mecarealty.com

Carod Properties 10130 Mallard Creek Dr #300 Charlotte • 877-622-2763 carodproperties.com

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Leigh Flowers

Savvy + Co. Real Estate Charlotte • 980-825-2223 hikingrealtorcharlotte.com

Through Leigh Flowers’ previous work as an NYPD officer, her daily negotiations prepared her for a career as a Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent. Leigh is a true partner with her clients, allowing their involvement in the process whether through questions and honest answers or sharing thoughts. She has gotten to learn the true meaning of community through her work in public service and is focused on finding the perfect fit for clients.

Christina Chubachuk

Akin Realty Fort Mill • 704-989-7411 akin-realty.com Stacey Vinson eXp Realty 704-621-2827 staceyvinson.exprealty.com

REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Savvy + Co. Real Estate

1920 E 7th St Charlotte • 704-330-8326 savvyandcompany.com

Whether someone is looking for a new home, relocating to the area or thinking about selling, Savvy + Co. Real Estate is the right place for all home buying or selling needs. Its talented team of professional brokers have years of experience helping buyers and sellers navigate the Greater Charlotte Area real estate market. They have their focus on the area’s market and can help get clients whatever they need.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle Charlotte • 704-912-4020 paraclerealty.com

RE/MAX Executive 2901 Coltsgate Rd #100 Charlotte • 704-540-7500 charlotteproperty.com

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The VUE 215 N Pine St Charlotte • 704-741-3786 vuecharlotte.com

Exemplifying the meaning of luxury for Charlotte residents, The VUE delivers the most sought-after living experience in the area. The exclusive tower apartments feature amenities that have residents living the high life, such as stylish wood flooring and tile options, spacious apartments with 10 or 12-foot ceilings, a 4,000-square-foot health club, a yoga room, spa-inspired bathrooms featuring custom finishes, valet laundry service, and more.

The building itself has a range of lavish facilities and features, making any place in the building a pleasure to dwell in; these include a resort-style Olympic pool with private cabanas, a sauna with a steam room, a 3,500-square-foot tanning deck, an outdoor lounge area with fireplace and a private resident bar called The Sky Lounge. A pet-friendly building, the tower has a ground-floor pet run and is located near multiple parks to keep pets happy and exercised.

Between breathtaking views of Uptown Charlotte, a host of upscale features and perks, and even access to all Northwood Ravin’s private bars in the area, The VUE wrote the book on luxury.

pet-friendly community with no weight or breed restrictions and an on-site pet park. There are also baristas serving complimentary drinks daily. Restaurants, entertainment and more are located close by.

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Strawberry Hill 4051 Bannockburn Pl Charlotte • 704-366-1944

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Berkshire Dilworth

1351 E Morehead St Charlotte • 844-565-9483 berkshireatdilworth.com

APARTMENT COMMUNITY
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“As real estate professionals, we understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction— it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why we are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients and appreciate your recognition of those e orts. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate dreams. We’re the best, because you make us the best—thank you!” —Joe Carteret

Joe Carteret and The Carteret Group is a relationship driven real estate company, focused on empowering our clients to fulfill their dreams throughout the Carolinas. We are unorthodox in our approach to a very traditional business and relentless in meeting the needs of people. We help clients buy, sell, and invest in both residential and commercial real estate. We also o er residential and commercial development services, to ensure seamless execution of our client’s vision for their real estate projects.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT

Joe Carteret

The Carteret Group Charlotte • 704-286-8624 thecarteretgroup.com

Joe Carteret of The Carteret Group is a relationship-driven real estate agent focused on helping clients fulfill their dreams. Joe Cateret helps clients buy, sell and invest in both residential and commercial real estate. He also offers residential and commercial development services to ensure seamless execution of the client’s vision. He does not measure success through awards, but through the satisfaction of his clients.

Jeff King

Savvy + Co. Real Estate Charlotte • 704-332-7309 savvyandcompany.com

Diego Guevara

Keller Williams Realty Charlotte • 704-906-2887 facebook.com/diegoguevararealtor

REAL ESTATE TEAM

The Ramsey Group

Keller Williams Realty Charlotte • 704-727-8035 theramseygroup.kw.com

For more than 20 years, The Ramsey Group of Keller Williams has been a top team working in and around the area. It is a diverse team of real estate professionals with tried and true systems in place to ensure a client’s transaction is a smooth one from beginning to end. The Ramsey Group has assisted more than 1,750 Charlotte area buyers, sellers and real estate investors in reaching their individual real estate goals.

Jay White Group

Keller Williams Realty Charlotte • 704-686-8713 jaywhitegroup.com

SL Home Group

Costello REI Charlotte • 704-380-0044 slhomegroup.com

Where People Come First

Real Estate Team

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SERVICES

CUSTOMER SERVICE

DRY CLEANERS

FLORIST

OrthoCarolina

Multiple Locations 704-323-2778

orthocarolina.com

At any of OrthoCarolina’s 40 locations customers will receive the highest level of care possible from the first appointment to the full recovery and all points between. Whether a recognized orthopedic surgeon, a trained and certified physician assistant, or an experienced therapist, its providers care. Its team members are dedicated to providing a quality continuum of care and helping create a healthier community.

Duke Energy

Multiple Locations duke-energy.com

RAM Pavement 551 E Hebron St Charlotte • 704-622-1300

rampavement.com

Martinizing Dry Cleaners of Charlotte

Charlotte • 704-372-0009

martinizing.com

As its No. 1 priority, Martinizing Dry Cleaners of Charlotte makes the buying experience seamless. It provides dry cleaning, shirt laundry, alterations, wash and fold, bulk laundry, and leather cleaning in addition to household items, such as comforters, blankets, mattress pads, sheets, tablecloths and more. Martinizing also offers laundry pickup for commercial customers and convenient locker services.

American Dry Cleaners

1806 N Graham St Charlotte • 704-333-6111 americandrycleaners.net

2ULaundry 844-633-9274

2ulaundry.com

Midwood Flower Shop 2415 Central Ave Charlotte • 704-376-7500

midwoodflowershop.com

Since opening its doors in 1956, Midwood Flower Shop has evolved and put its own spin on the florist world. As the years have passed, the store has expanded outside “just flowers” to offer gifts, interior design and an overall focus on making everlasting pieces for everyone. Every item in the shop is carefully handpicked with customers in mind to ensure they will enjoy every product, pattern and design.

The Blossom Shop 704-376-3526 blossomshopflorist.com

Nectar 910 Pecan Ave Charlotte • 704-905-9808 nectarfloraldesigns.com

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Alexander Funeral Home

1424 Statesville Ave

Charlotte • 704-333-1167 alexanderfunerals.com

Alexander Funeral Home has been serving families in the community since 1914. It is known for its reputation for providing the highest quality funeral services with the personal attention and professionalism to help families through difficult times. The professional staff at Alexander Funeral Home is committed to providing dignified, respectful and compassionate assistance to every family.

A.E. Grier & Sons

Funeral and Cremation

Charlotte • 704-377-4243 aegriersonsfcc.com

Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service Charlotte • 704-641-7606 kennethpoeservices.com

PET BOARDING

One Lucky Pup

Multiple Locations oneluckypup.com

One Lucky Pup is a locally-owned business that offers safety and fun for canine guests. It provides dogs with a staycation full of love, care and play. No dog is too big or too small to participate in its dog daycare, boarding or grooming. The boarding center runs an open play environment, so dogs must also be comfortable being handled by staff and in a playgroup with other dogs.

Puptown Charlotte

8702 Statesville Rd Ste A Charlotte • 704-921-2434 puptowncharlotte.com

Pet Paradise Charlotte 2919 Boyer St Charlotte • 704-393-3647 petparadise.com

PC Paramedic Multiple Locations pcparamedicnc.com

When technology stops working properly, repairs need to be done, and PC Paramedic has the team to get the job done. The technicians can keep one’s work, personal or gaming computer performing its best by providing the customized repair services it needs. They are experts in a variety of operating systems, including Linux, Windows, Mac and more. They also provide mobile services for more convenience.

Go Mobile, Cell Phone Repair Shop

Charlotte • 980-430-1213 gomobilenc.com

Wilson Technology Group 6120 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte • 704-249-3950 wilsontechnologygroup.com

PET DAYCARE

Social Pet Hotel Multiple Locations 704-835-1022 socialpethotel.com

When it comes to choosing a dog boarding facility in the area, there are many options. Social Pet Hotel’s modern facilities include outdoor play areas where both daycare and boarding dogs enjoy ample shade and cool pools. It also has large, climate-controlled, indoor play areas and separate play zones for large and small dogs. Every dog is closely monitored at all times, so all pups have the safest, most enriching experience possible.

Skiptown 222 Rampart St Charlotte • 704-343-6658 skiptown.io

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte Multiple Locations luckydogbarkandbrew.com

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

Augustine Literacy Project

115 W 7th St

Charlotte • 704-749-6162 alpcharlotte.org

The mission of Augustine Literacy Project is to improve the reading, writing and spelling skills of young, aspiring readers in under-resourced communities. They do this by providing free, long-term, one-on-one instruction from trained tutors. In 2021, a total of 221 tutors worked with 264 students in person or virtually, delivering 8,217 lessons. Today, more aspiring readers than ever are in crisis, but ALP can help.

Urban Farm at Aldersgate 4101 Somerdale Ln Charlotte • 704-264-6088 urbanfarmataldersgate.org

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Charlotte • 704-376-1785 facebook.com/shmetrolina

PET GROOMING

Totally Groomy 704-352-3688 totallygroomyclt.com

Serving Charlotte since March of 2020, Totally Groomy’s staff are the trusted pet groomers in the area. The esteemed grooming company offers many different services from hand-stripping to basic bathing. Additionally, Totally Groomy and its team of professional groomers conveniently travel to their customers, taking the best care of every single pup to make them look and feel their most fabulous.

Dilworth Dog Grooming 2620 S Tryon St Charlotte • 704-808-1266 dilworthdoggrooming.com

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte Multiple Locations luckydogbarkandbrew.com

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IT | COMPUTER SERVICES
FUNERAL HOME | SERVICES

mjwphoto

704-473-2120 mjwphotoclt.com

The goal of mjwphoto is to empower clients by making them look their best through a professional portrait. Owner Michael Wilson focuses on establishing a connection with the client and making them comfortable in front of the camera. Specializing in headshots for business professionals, staff and actors, Michael captures shots that show off one’s personality, show confidence and are sure to help grow one’s business.

Fenix Fotography 704-877-3323 fenixfoto.com

Piper Warlick Photography 704-904-3638 piperwarlickphotography.com

TATTOO SHOP

Seventh Sin Tattoo Company

927 Central Ave Charlotte • 980-299-3294 seventhsintattoos.com

Tattoos, much like people, come in all shapes and sizes, and any preferred style can be found at Seventh Sin Tattoo Company. Its award-winning tattoo artists are among the most sought-after body art professionals in the region. It is Charlotte’s place to go for radically custom, jaw-droppingly original ink. After a consultation, its artists will design a tattoo that is 100% unique and that the client will love for years to come.

Nacho Tattoo

1319 Matthews Mint Hill Rd Matthews • 704-846-4444 nachotattoousa.com

Made To Last Tattoo

129 N Poplar St Charlotte • 980-474-1872 madetolasttattoo.com

PLACE TO WORK

STAFFING AGENCY

OrthoCarolina Multiple Locations 704-323-2778 orthocarolina.com

The OrthoCarolina team is a professional group of individuals, accountable to each other through the backbone of their beliefs: trust, honesty and mutual respect. Its positive environment supports individual growth and a sense of belonging. OrthoCarolina values diversity in the community and on its team, making everyone feel welcome. Its DE&I committee ensures diversity, equity and inclusion are supported and celebrated.

Aldersgate 3800 Shamrock Dr Charlotte • 704-774-4044 aldersgatecharlotte.org

RAM Pavement 551 E Hebron St Charlotte • 704-622-1300 rampavement.com

VETERINARIAN

Queen City Animal Hospital

920 Belmont Ave Charlotte • 704-703-1414 queencityanimalhospital.com

Queen City Animal Hospital offers preventative care, sick visits, surgery and dentistry to dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, aquatic and pocket pets. As a trip to the vet may be stressful, the hospital is designed with an inviting space and comfortable seating, rugs and more. For the owners, the office offers beer, wine or coffee so they can relax while their pets are being taken care of. Each team member is certified to care for all pets.

Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill Fort Mill • 803-396-9130 vmcfortmill.com

CARE Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency Charlotte • 704-457-2300 carecharlotte.com

DecisionPathHR Multiple Locations decisionpathhr.com

Finding “just the right people” is what DecisionPathHR is all about. The seasoned industry experts deliver what technology alone cannot – customized recruitment solutions based on face-to-face contacts, in-depth interviews, site visits and client relationships. Its advanced screening and onboarding processes can make the difference between a great fit and a merely adequate one.

Performance Staffing Solutions Multiple Locations performss.com

Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency 1244 East Blvd #2D Charlotte • 980-292-1045 charlottesbestnanny.com

WEDDING VENUE

Treehouse Vineyards 301 Bay St Monroe • 704-283-4208 treehousevineyards.com

Whether a small, intimate number of guests or a large gathering with many friends and family, Treehouse Vineyards offers a wide variety of options from covered reception areas to outdoor ceremonies with impressive views of the vineyard. Its team of professionals can not only provide a beautiful setting, but also give an experience that will be a lifelong memory.

The Duke Mansion 400 Hermitage Rd Charlotte • 704-714-4400 dukemansion.com

Alexander Homestead 4717 Shamrock Dr Charlotte • 704-737-1023 alexanderhomesteadweddings.com

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PHOTOGRAPHER

SHOPPING

ANTIQUES | COLLECTIBLES

BICYCLE SHOP

BOUTIQUE SHOP

Sleepy

6424 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-529-6369 sleepypoetstuff.com

At Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, customers find all the things a dreamy antique shop should have, some of which include old records, retro furniture, vintage outfitters and jewels, cowboy boots and off-the-wall trinkets. Like a great movie, Sleepy Poet must be revisited multiple times in order to notice and appreciate all the little details and hidden treasures. Price points are varied and there are discounted booths to keep an eye out for.

Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio

2120 N Sharon Amity Rd Charlotte dressingroomsinteriorsstudio.com

Perry’s Diamonds

& Estate Jewelry

Charlotte • 704-364-1391 perrysjewelry.com

Charlotte Cycles

337 Baldwin Ave Charlotte • 704-333-4358 charlottecycles.com

Charlotte Cycles’ mission is to provide an inclusive cycling experience where people of all ages and abilities are matched with the right bike or trike. The store offers Charlotte’s widest selection of big name brands of bicycles, trikes, e-bikes and folding bikes. Its value-conscious team stocks products that are perfect for all customers. They are passionate about supporting health, fitness, transportation, community and fun.

Trek Bicycle Store

12194 Johnston Rd #110 Charlotte • 704-619-5802 trekofclt.com

Gear Goat Xchg 3038 Eastway Dr Charlotte • 704-496-9244 geargoatx.com

One Twenty Two Boutique

224 East Blvd Ste C Charlotte • 980-224-2993 onetwentytwoboutique.com

One Twenty Two Boutique was established in 2017 by two friends who happen to be born on the exact same date: January 22. Lifelong dreams became a reality when Tivonna and Yolanda reconnected and embraced their keen, fashion-forward clothing style. The boutique’s vision is to empower women through fashion and show the world how beautiful everyone is by offering effortlessly fashionable and comfortable clothing.

Material Girl Boutique 6801 Northlake Mall Dr Charlotte • 800-327-5020 juicybodygoddess.com

Girl Tribe 704-249-9910 girltribeco.com

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BRIDAL SHOP

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE

Poffie Girls

512 S New Hope Rd Gastonia • 704-866-0198 poffiegirls.com

Poffie Girls is a full service salon serving the Carolinas in the areas of bridal, mother’s, pageant, prom and party gowns. The store carries designers that are current and fresh and forecast trends in order to create unique styles for every season. The professional stylists are knowledgeable, helpful and courteous. They are there to help every step of the way through planning a wedding or pulling together the perfect style.

New York Bride & Groom

4618 South Blvd Charlotte • 704-529-6400 nybride.com

Dar-Lynn’s Bridal & Formal Wear 6431 Old Monroe Rd Ste A Indian Trail • 704-847-2116 darlynnsbridalformal.com

The Wellington CBD Multiple Locations

thewellington.shop

The Wellington CBD is more than just a CBD shop, it is a multidimensional brand with different segments to help serve, educate and partner with customers and community. Its purpose is to help people understand and take control of their health through the highest quality CBD products available. All of its staff go through a rigorous training process on the CBD wellness industry and are continually taught about all brands sold.

KANNA

209 W Worthington Ave Charlotte • 919-285-0989 kannacbd.org

Prime Sunshine CBD 121 Greenwich Rd #106 Charlotte • 704-277-7399 primesunshine.com

Kid to Kid Multiple Locations kidtokid.com

Kid to Kid is a children’s resale franchise founded in 1992 on the principle that “kids grow faster than paychecks.” It has bought and sold hundreds of millions of quality children’s items in stores across the country. The franchise recycles millions of items each year in more than 100 stores. Today’s resale stores are designed to help sellers and shoppers save money, feel good and have fun shopping, and that is what Kid to Kid does.

Shower Me With Love

4845 Ashley Park Ln Charlotte • 704-302-1555 showermewithlove.com

Once Upon A Child 8700 Pineville-Matthews Rd Charlotte • 704-541-5144 onceuponachild.com

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Clothes Mentor

Multiple Locations clothesmentor.com

Shawn and Alyssa, the husband-and-wife team behind Clothes Mentor, opened up their Charlotte location in 2013. The store is a women’s resale clothing store that offers cash for gently used clothing sizes zero to 26, handbags, shoes and so much more. Although it is a franchise, it is a locally owned business that works daily to ensure that its customers and team members enjoy their experience when they come into the store.

JT Posh

2400 Park Rd #2A Charlotte • 704-375-1334 jtposh.com

Uptown Cheapskate

9015 J M Keynes Dr #5 Charlotte • 704-900-8014 uptowncheapskate.com

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Innovative Eye Care

1710 Kenilworth Ave #210 Charlotte • 704-348-1500 innovativeeyecare.net

Innovative Eye Care is one of the area’s most reliable eye health and eye wear boutiques. Its eye wear experts provide incomparable services in a warm, friendly atmosphere. It combines advanced technology, the latest techniques and its personalized approach to serve each customer. The award-winning boutique is stocked with the highest quality and most fashionable frames for adults and children from premier brands.

Sally’s Optical Secrets

1419 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-342-0123 sallysoptical.com

Johnny Fly 519 E 36th St Charlotte • 704-910-0057 johnnyfly.com

JEWELRY STORE

Perry’s Diamonds

& Estate Jewelry

Charlotte • 704-364-1391 perrysjewelry.com

Perry’s Diamonds & Estate Jewelry has the experts for all things jewelry. The store buys, sells and trades vintage, antique and estate jewelry, gold, coins, diamonds, silver, platinum and so much more. Additionally, it has a dozen appraisers on staff, including 10 GIA graduate gemologists, a coin expert and a personal property appraiser to accurately evaluate and appraise a customer’s jewelry, coins and household items.

Donald Haack Diamonds

3900 Colony Rd Ste E Charlotte • 704-859-2155 donaldhaack.com

Diamonds Direct Charlotte 4521 Sharon Rd Charlotte • 704-532-9041 diamondsdirect.com

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Kings Drive Farmers Market

939 S Kings Dr Charlotte • 704-332-6366

Kings Drive Farmers Market is a local favorite in the Charlotte area. It has a wide variety of fresh fruit and produce, and its indoor store has fresh foods from local vendors. Some customer favorites include the tarts from Naked tart and the biscotti. All of the produce is fresh and sold under the highest quality standards. The market also sells delta eight gummies at the indoor store.

Charlotte Regional

Farmers Market

Charlotte • 704-357-1269 charlottefarmersmarket.com Uptown Farmers Market 300 S Davidson St Charlotte • 704-369-2143 uptownfarmersmarket.com

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE

Southern Spirits

9989 Charlotte Hwy

Fort Mill • 803-548-8888 southernspirits.com

Every time someone walks through the doors of Southern Spirits, they are greeted and served by genuine liquor specialists. With 5,000 types of liquor and over 4,000 beers, guests are certain to find exactly what they are looking for. Southern Spirits also has the state’s best selection of highly rated wines. If looking to indulge in a perfect alcoholic beverage, Charlotte residents stop by Southern Spirits.

Stateline Elite

9804 Charlotte Hwy Fort Mill • 803-431-7205 statelinebeverage.weebly.com

Frugal MacDoogal Beverage Warehouse Fort Mill • 803-548-6634 frugalmacdoogal.net

OUTDOOR GEAR STORE

MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

OMJ Clothing 1930 Camden Rd Charlotte • 980-213-0658 omjclothingcharlotte.com

OMJ Clothing is a local men’s casual and custom clothing store that offers a premium shopping experience alongside casual clothing, custom suits, shirts, sport coats and wedding suits. Its southern roots mixed with its love for menswear creates a lifestyle brand that is sophisticated, right for the time and never overdone. Customers can schedule a consultation to find exactly what they need from trusted menswear professionals.

Glory Days Apparel

1425 Winnifred St #107 Charlotte glorydaysapparel.com

Paul Simon Company 4310 Sharon Rd Charlotte • 704-366-4523 paulsimonco.com

PET STORE

Midwood Guitar Studio

1517 Central Ave Charlotte • 980-265-1976 midwoodguitarstudio.com

Midwood Guitar Studio is a single-location boutique guitar store with the goal to offer a unique experience for all customers. A lot of people think that the store only sells very high-end instruments, but it actually carries a bit of everything, meaning there is something for everyone. Whether someone is taking lessons for the first time or already has a huge collection, Midwood Guitar can find the right instrument for anyone.

Music & Arts

Multiple Locations musicarts.com

The Violin Shoppe 2112 E 7th St #100 Charlotte • 704-373-0551 theviolinshoppe.net

Charlotte Running Co. Multiple Locations charlotterunning.com

Charlotte Running Co. is a locally owned and operated running specialty store serving the area since 2000 that offers expert shoe fitting, running and walking footwear, athletic clothing, and accessories. The store carries more running shoe brands than any other sporting goods store in Charlotte, some of which include 361, Adidas, Newton, Nike, Skechers, Reebok and much more. Great shoes make a difference in the long run.

Gear Goat Xchg

3038 Eastway Dr Charlotte • 704-496-9244 geargoatx.com

Alpine Ski Center 1501 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-332-2824 alpineskicenter.com

Hollywood Feed Multiple Locations hollywoodfeed.com

Hollywood Feed is a natural and holistic pet specialty retail store. They offer the highest quality dog and cat foods, USA-made treats, toys, beds, and more. Sales associates receive more than 40 hours of training from veterinarians, nutritionists, vendors and behaviorists each year. This gives them the knowledge to provide the best customer service. They help pet owners make informed decisions about the products they buy.

Canine Cafe Charlotte

125 Remount Rd Ste A Charlotte • 704-588-3647 caninecafe.net

Pet Wants Multiple Locations petwantsclt.com

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Paper Skyscraper

330 East Blvd

Charlotte • 704-333-7130 paperskyscraper.com

For more than thirty years, Paper Skyscraper has been hanging out in the historic Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, providing unique gifts ranging from home goods to books, stationery and beyond. It is an environment designed to surprise and delight. Paper Skyscraper is a comfortable, friendly space where customers are likely to leave with a bag of goodies and guaranteed to leave with a smile.

Moxie Mercantile

2008 Commonwealth Ave Charlotte • 704-877-7879 moxiemercantile.com

Pura Vida Worldly Art

3202 N Davidson St Charlotte • 704-335-8587 puravidaworldlyart.shop

WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

SMOKE | VAPE SHOP

SPECIALTY STORE

Juicy Body Goddess

6801 Northlake Mall Dr Charlotte • 800-327-5020 juicybodygoddess.com

Juicy Body Goddess was created to keep the everyday woman with curves in mind. When walking into the store, customers are welcomed with open arms and a helpful hand. The plus-size boutique makes women feel as comfortable as possible while providing beautiful clothing. Not only does the store have clothes that fit perfectly, it also holds monthly events for like-minded women in the community to connect and mingle.

Material Girl Boutique

6801 Northlake Mall Dr Charlotte • 800-327-5020 juicybodygoddess.com

Glory Days Apparel 1425 Winnifred St #107 Charlotte glorydaysapparel.com

High Life Smoke Shop Central

1525 Central Ave Charlotte • 704-379-1400 facebook.com/shophighlife

High Life Smoke Shop Central is the local smoke and vape shop customers can trust. Customers are given exceptional service and affordable prices in a laid-back environment. High Life has a variety of products with a staff knowledgeable in all things vape. Along with vape and smoke products, the shop also sells candles, incense, drinks, CBD and more. No matter one’s experience level, High Life has something for everyone.

The Smoke Shop

6140 E Independence Blvd Ste B Charlotte • 980-309-0511 thesmokeshopcharlotte.com

Tryon Tobacco & Vape 7705 S Tryon St Ste C Charlotte • 980-585-2658 facebook.com/tryontobaccoandvape

The Cocktailery

2000 South Blvd Charlotte • 980-875-9573 thecocktailery.com

The Cocktailery is a cocktail supply and beverage lifestyle shop designed for the craft cocktail enthusiast. Its products and cocktail classes are designed to enhance anyone’s ability to create cocktails that are simple, sophisticated and memorable. The store’s mission is to “take the mystery out of mixology” and to make the process of crafting delicious cocktails more approachable.

Park Road Books

4139 Park Rd Charlotte • 704-525-9239 parkroadbooks.com

Orrman’s Cheese Shop 224 E 7th St Charlotte • 980-226-3025 orrmanscheeseshop.com

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ART GALLERY

Bloom

421 E Sugar Creek Rd

Charlotte inspireyourbloom.com

Bloom was started in 2012 and has everything from singing to fire performances, circus performances and even live painting. Since its inception, the event has gone from a single, 16-act show to a two-day festival showcasing more than 100 acts. Every year at the festival, a broad theme is announced for performers to help bring to life, some of which can include revolution, awakening, ascension and many others.

Greek Festival

600 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-334-4771 yiasoufestival.org

Festival in the Park 1409 East Blvd Charlotte • 704-338-1060 festivalinthepark.org

The Mint Museum Multiple Locations mintmuseum.org

The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative cultural institution and museum of international art and design. It boasts one of the largest collections in the southeast and is committed to engaging and inspiring members of the global community. The gallery houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary and European art.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture Charlotte • 704-547-3700 ganttcenter.org

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 420 S Tryon St Charlotte • 704-353-9200 bechtler.org

THINGS TO DO

ATTRACTION

Pedal Pub Charlotte 511 W Summit Ave Charlotte • 704-877-8067 pedalpub.com/charlotte-nc

As the nation’s leading party bike tour, Pedal Pub Charlotte shifts the bar hopping scene into high gear and takes group outings to the next level. Its pilot-driven, BYOB, open air party bike takes groups of up to 15 on a two-hour bar crawl with 2-3 stops at breweries, bars and restaurants. Perfect for company outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays ,and more, Pedal Pub’s pilots aim to make any celebration top notch.

Whitewater Center 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy Charlotte • 704-391-3900 whitewater.org

Carowinds 300 Carowinds Blvd Charlotte • 704-588-2600 carowinds.com

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The Morehead Inn

1122 E Morehead St

Charlotte • 704-376-3357 moreheadinn.com

Located in one of Charlotte’s most picturesque neighborhoods, The Morehead Inn is endowed with quiet elegance and fine antique decor. Overnight guests enjoy unique guest rooms filled with period furnishings and a host of fine amenities; these include parking, private baths featuring luxurious bathrobes, a classic southern breakfast, wireless Internet, cable TV, central heating and air, and ceiling fans.

Ms. Elsie’s Caribbean

Bed & Breakfast

Charlotte • 704-365-5189 mselsies.com

Patty’s Bed & Breakfast 12617 Beddingfield Dr Charlotte • 704-222-1621

BOWLING

CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE

10 Park Lanes

1700 Montford Dr Charlotte • 704-523-7633 bowlero.com

10 Park Lanes is the place for a night out with the family or a group of friends. It is the area’s old-school bowling alley with the bonus of a friendly staff and great food delivered directly to each lane that orders. When night time hits, the lights go down and black light bowling, a fan favorite among customers, is in session. Additionally, for easy convenience, customers are able to book a lane reservation online with no hassle.

Pins Mechanical Company

307 W Tremont Ave Charlotte • 980-556-7746 pinsbar.com Spare Time Multiple Locations sparetimeentertainment.com

BounceU Matthews

9129 Monroe Rd #145 Charlotte • 980-321-7881 bounceu.com/matthews-nc

Unlike other party places, BounceU Matthews offers 100% private parties. When someone reserves there, they and their crew are the only guests in the inflatable arenas and party room. It also offers private playdates, private field trips and open bounce sessions where anyone can bring their kids under 12 years in to play during scheduled times. All parties are staffed with a dedicated Party Pro in charge of hosting, serving food, setup and cleanup.

Cutie Pie Pampering 704-785-4301 cutiepiepampering.com

Urban Air Adventure Park Multiple Locations urbanair.com

DANCE STUDIO

Dedrick’s Dance District

5237 Albemarle Rd #102 Charlotte • 704-516-7505 dedricksdancedistrict.com

Dedrick’s Dance District allows passionate dancers of all ages to grow their dance skills. It is a trusted studio for children’s dance training in styles that include hip hop, jazz, contemporary, tap and more. Its instructors are experts in their own individual style with a goal to provide students with a safe environment, no matter their dance ambition. In addition, Dedrick’s participates in events and performances a few times a year.

Miss Donna’s School of Dancing Multiple Locations missdonnasschoolofdancing.com

NC Dance District

4109 Stuart Andrew Blvd Ste A Charlotte • 980-938-0213 ncdancedistrict.com

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Topgolf Multiple Locations

topgolf.com

Most think of Topgolf and imagine its expansive driving ranges, but it is also a great place for food and a fun night out. The complex features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. Whether an aspiring golf pro or picking up a club for the first time, Topgolf is everyone’s game. Climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs are in every bay and throughout the sports bar and restaurant.

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

10175 Weddington Rd

Concord • 866-925-9653 greatwolf.com/concord

Discovery Place Nature 301 N Tryon St Charlotte • 704-372-6261 nature.discoveryplace.org

HOTEL

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte 201 W Trade St Charlotte • 704-372-1877 kesslercollection.com

In the heart of uptown, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte offers easy access to all the vibrant downtown destinations from Truist Field to Romare Bearden Park and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. After an event filled day, guests can unwind in hotel rooms complete with Argentinian cultural design elements and luxury amenities. Guests can dine at one of its eclectic restaurants and relax with a glass of wine.

The Ivey’s Hotel

127 N Tryon St Charlotte • 704-228-1111 theiveyshotel.com

Omni Charlotte Hotel 132 E Trade St Charlotte • 704-377-0400 omnihotels.com

Quail Hollow Club

3700 Gleneagles Rd Charlotte • 704-552-1800 quailhollowclub.com

The course at Quail Hollow Club has been considered by many to be one of the finest courses in the country. Measuring 7,442 yards, the course has a championship layout that has hosted multiple golf tournaments, including the Quail Hollow Championship and the PGA Championship held in 2017. The course has been visited by some of the biggest names in the sport, including Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods, to name a few.

Highland Creek Golf Club

7101 Highland Creek Pkwy Charlotte • 704-875-9000 highlandcreekgolfclub.com

Ballantyne Country Club 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave Charlotte • 704-544-1404 ballantyneclub.com

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

The Fillmore Charlotte 820 Hamilton St Charlotte • 980-266-6460 fillmorenc.com

Housed in a 100-year-old fiber mill in the Fourth Ward area of Uptown Charlotte, The Fillmore Charlotte has hosted artists such as B.B. King, Jason Mraz, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters and more. As Charlotte’s largest music venue, this incredible space is the perfect location to host a corporate event, private concert, wedding, reception or an exciting public performance.

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Charlotte • 704-549-1292 facebook.com/uptownamp

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St Charlotte • 704-376-3737 eveningmuse.com

GYMNASTICS STUDIO

AerialCLT

801 N Tryon St Charlotte • 980-292-1593 aerialclt.com

Charlotte residents with a passion for gymnastics have the ability to learn to fly on aerial silks, trapeze or lyra in AerialCLT’s supportive, friendly fitness classes. Anyone is welcome to try classes no matter their weight, size or ability. Participants will gain strength and flexibility throughout their aerial journey in AerialCLT’s adult fitness classes as well as its children’s classes. AerialCLT is the place to fly high with fun workouts.

Carolina Flipz

10160 Pineville Distribution St Pineville • 704-285-1730 carolinaflipz.com

Perfect Balance Training Center 8850 Monroe Rd Charlotte • 980-299-8445 perfectbalancecharlotte.com

BounceU Matthews 980-321-7881 9129 Monroe Rd #145 Charlotte, NC 28270 BounceU.com/Matthews-NC

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Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Charlotte • 704-372-1000 blumenthalarts.org

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center presents one of the largest Broadway seasons in the Carolinas, hosting more than 18 weeks of shows annually. The theater also puts on a large array of special attractions and festivals from concerts to comedy, dance, the Charlotte Jazz Festival and much more. More than 150,000 students participate annually in its student-focused programs, inspiring them to pursue careers in the theater arts.

Theatre Charlotte

501 Queens Rd

Charlotte • 704-376-3777 theatrecharlotte.org

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Charlotte • 704-372-1000 blumenthalarts.org

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO

MUSEUM

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do 3130 Driwood Ct Ste D Charlotte • 704-717-0903 kingtigernorthcharlotte.com

The caring instructors at King Tiger Tae Kwon Do teach students of all ages valuable self-defense skills, help engage them in physical activities and empower them with useful tools and skills to lead a healthier, more successful life. Grandmaster Evins, who has been training in martial arts since age six, teaches lifelong skills and techniques that help students develop character and become more confident.

Martial Arts University

2935 Providence Rd #205 Charlotte • 704-364-1880 mauchampions.com

SMA Academy 11914 Elm Ln #160 Charlotte • 704-931-8629 smamartialarts.com

Discovery Place Kids

105 Gilead Rd

Huntersville • 704-372-6261 kids.discoveryplace.org/huntersville

Discovery Place Kids is the ultimate children’s museum that allows young minds to be creative and explore their world through hands-on STEM learning. The regional children’s museum offers experiences that encourage interactive learning through imagination and fun. It aspires to shape a future where people embrace science to create opportunities, build hope, solve problems and bring positive world change.

The Mint Museum

Multiple Locations mintmuseum.org

The Schiele Museum 1500 E Garrison Blvd Gastonia • 704-866-6900 schielemuseum.org

TRAVEL AGENCY

Mann Travels manntravels.com

Established in 1979, Mann Travels has been serving travelers throughout the Carolinas with personalized service for over 40 years. Its staff members are experts in tourism and travel and are committed to sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with all clients. Their long-standing relationships with the world’s leading airlines, cruise lines, tour companies, resorts and hotels enable them to negotiate the best opportunity possible.

Queen City Tours and Travel 704-566-0104 queencitytours.com

Superior Cruise & Travel 800-992-8064 superiorcruiseandtravel.com

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