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Top Shopping Destinations in South End
Whether you’re looking for an outfit and accessories for the weekend, the perfect gift, home decor, beauty supplies or a special treat for your pup, South End’s top retail destinations always deliver. Discover the unique history and diverse offerings of some of the neighborhood’s most exciting retail rows.
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5 Reasons to Love The Brown Sugar Collab
DeAnna Allen opened The Brown Sugar Collab at the Shops at the Winnifred in 2020, with nearly all products found in the bath and body shop produced by businesses owned by women of color. Buy something from The Brown Sugar Collab and you support not only DeAnna's business, but other woman-owned business in the community as well.
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17 Remote Work Spots in South End
Tired of working from home? Change up your routine and bring your laptop or a good book to these neighborhood spots that are perfect for remote work.
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Late Night Bites in South End
When you find yourself in need of a late-night snack, these South End staples are worth staying up late for. We’re classifying “late” as after midnight, but we’ve included a few honorary mentions that are open late-ish but not into the a.m. hours.
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Latinx & Hispanic-Owned Businesses in South End
South End is a thriving, vibrant, and innovative place because of the small businesses that call this neighborhood home. From family-run restaurants to luxury fitness studios, learn about Latinx and Hispanic-Owned Businesses in South End.
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Get in the Game: Sports Bars in South End
Panthers, Charlotte FC, and Hornets, oh my! Grab your friends and game day gear and head to one of South End’s top sports bars to cheer on your favorite team.
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Find Your Fitness in South End
From bootcamps to barre, discover the top spots to get your sweat on in South End. Level up your fitness game at one of these popular neighborhood gyms.
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Rainy Day Activities
From indoor rock climbing to curling up with a local takeout, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a rainy day in the neighborhood. Stay dry in South End with one of these 16 rainy day activities.
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6 Coolest Offices in South End
South End’s hippest offices are overflowing with #workperks. Take a look at these cool office spaces in South End. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be your next place of employment!
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Business Begins in South End
Discover why South End is quickly becoming the most-desirable place to work in the Southeast—and why you’ll want to find your next office here, too.
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Sustainability in South End
There is no planet B, so let's keep this one clean. Making simple changes in your every day life can have a big impact, and there are plenty of ways to live a more sustainable life in South End. Learn how using the guide to sustainable living.
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Shop 'Till You Drop at South End Pop-Ups
South End's pop-up events are full of retail magic, as local small businesses share their unique products with the neighborhood, all alongside some of the city's most beloved retailers. Learn more about pop-up shopping in South End.
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Test Your Knowledge at Weekly Trivia
Get your game on in South End nearly every day of the week with trivia and music bingo. See all of the spots offering trivia in the neighborhood using the guide.
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Gift Guide for Him
Don't know what that special someone in your life? South End has got you covered. From the plant dads to the at-home chefs to the guys who just want to be pampered, find the perfect gift using the guide.
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1501 South Mint Brings Together South End's Beer and Pup Loving Communities
South End has a thriving pup and beer-loving community and 1501 South Mint's restaurant, bar, and lounge brings together the two. Learn more about the space in South End's Gold District.
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3 Black-Owned Businesses to Support at the Shops at The Winnifred
It’s always sunny in South End and the RailYard has more than just retail. Visiting these three places is guaranteed to yield a great wardrobe, some perfect home/beauty additions, and a few sweet treats.
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Experience Art in South End
South End is the only neighborhood that doubles as a canvas. The neighborhood offers everything from the realist to the experimental, colorful public murals, larger-than-life installations on the Rail Trail, and dozens of studio spaces where artists and artisans dream and create. Learn how to experience art in South End.
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AAPI-Owned Businesses in South End
South End is a thriving, vibrant, and innovative neighborhood because of the small businesses and art that are part of our community. The neighborhood celebrates diversity every day, but especially during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Learn more about AAPI-owned businesses in South End.
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South End's Bucket List for Kids
Kid-friendly adventures await in South End. Mixed in among the breweries, restaurants, and art galleries (although many of those are kid-friendly, too), South End is full of fun activities for the whole family. So grab the kiddos and start working your way through South End’s list of must-do experiences for families.
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Gift Guide for Her
It is always a good time to celebrate the strong female-figures in your life, whether it be for a birthday or a graduation or just because. Put a smile on her face and plan the perfect gift using the Gift Guide for Her.
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Global Flavors in South End
Beyond beer and burgers, the culinary scene in South End transcends borders. Let your taste buds travel with this guide to international food in South End.
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Short History of Atherton
Atherton was once one of Charlotte's first textile mills. Today, it is a premier retail and restaurant destination perfect for the shoppers and the foodies alike. Learn more about the iconic community and retail center.
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Woman-Owned Business in South End
Woman-owned businesses and female artists add the vibrancy and diversity of South End, and encourage other young entrepreneurs and artists in the community to follow their dreams. Check out the list of woman-owned businesses and artists in the neighborhood.
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Run Club Rundown
There are plenty of community-run clubs in South End. Whether it's your first time lacing up or you're a seasoned running pro, there is a run squad for everyone. Find yours using the run club rundown.
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The Perfect South End Date
Whether you’re looking for a romantic adventure with your partner, a night out with the ladies, a play date with your four-legged friend, or a solo soirée, South End’s got you covered. Around every corner, you’ll find another reason to fall in love in (and with) South End.
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Black-Owned Business in South End
South End is a thriving, vibrant neighborhood because of the small businesses and art that lives here. From tagging artists on social media to using your purchasing power at retail shops and restaurants, learn about the ways to support Black-owned restauranteurs, retailers, and artists in South End.
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Burning Up for South End's Heated Patios
It may be chilly in Charlotte, but there are plenty of places to fight the cold in South End. Check out all of the heated patios and fire pits in the neighborhood.
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Mocktail Roundup
There's nothing like kicking back with a refreshing drink in hand. Whether you're participating in dry January or just looking for non-alcoholic options, there are plenty of places in South End to quench your thirst without booze. Check out the neighborhood mocktail roundup and get sipping.
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How to Support Local Businesses without Breaking the Bank
Local businesses make South End shine. While shopping small is the best way to support local businesses, there are plenty of other ways to show your support without spending any money. Learn how to support local without breaking the bank!
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Tours
South End is full of bites & brews, history, art, and shopping, and it can be daunting to try and hit it all! Check out these tours to make planning easy.
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South End Retail Therapy
From creative local makers to popular national retailers and everything in between, shopping in South End is a new adventure every time. Discover all this retail-ready neighborhood has to offer.
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Neighborhood Guide: Breweries of South End
Craft beer is in South End’s DNA, and the brewery culture is thriving. Each brewery’s unique story is an inspiring example of the adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit of the neighborhood.
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Dog Days of South End
As the old saying goes “every dog has its day,” but in South End, every day is the dog’s day. Leash up your pup and discover why South End is known for catering to canines.
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South End Health Stroll
South End is beloved for its award-winning beer, eclectic cuisine and public art—and for good reason. But it’s also home to recreation spots, restaurants, and businesses that make health and fitness fun and delicious.
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Free and Cheap Date Ideas in South End
Dinner and drinks can be fun until the tab starts to add up. Whether you’ve been together for years or both just swiped right, switch up your go-to date spots with these South End events that are not only cheap but also fun.
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Your Guide to Live Music in South End
The strum of a bass, the beat of a drum, a cheering crowd – nothing quite compares to a live musical performance.
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