Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New to Charlotte?

Come join me, Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson and WCNC news anchor Sonja Gantt at the Levine Museum of the New South tomorrow evening.


Tommy, Sonja and I will be speaking as part of the museum's New South for the New Southerner series, and we'll be talking about why we chose to live in Charlotte as well as giving a sneak peek of the Observer's annual newcomers magazine, Living Here. I'll specifically be talking about what makes the city appealing to young professionals.

The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. It's $5 per person. Wine and food will be provided by Mert's.

Hope to see you there!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a yawner.

Anonymous said...

Newsflash...when was Charlotte ever appealing.....Charlotte is no longer the utopia that people thought it was...

Anonymous said...

can we drink enough wine to get drunk at this thing????

Proud Charlotte Resident said...

To Anon 4:45pm.....I have an easy solution for you... LEAVE! Quickly now!

Anonymous said...

if the girls dressed more skanky here than it would be a more interesting city. The northern myrtle beach of NC

Anonymous said...

Cool. Sounds like fun. I'll show up. Is this casual or business attire?

Anonymous said...

Mert's is cholesterol filled margarine trans fat garbage.
It's disgusting. They couldn't pay me to eat it.

The NEW south........ Hmmmmmmnnnnnn, if we are truely talking NEW then maybe they should have gotten RealFood in SouthEnd to cater it.

Mert's ... HAAA, that's old south food.

Anonymous said...

lol I love how there is always some guy that says, "if the girls dressed skanky it'd be better!" it should be a Paid to Party tradition to post that on every blog entry.

Sarah Aarthun said...

Anon 5:12 -- I'm guessing it's more casual than business attire. Let's say business casual just to be safe. I know, I know, it's an oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

I bet if we could see where the commenters were located, we'd learn that most of those with something negative to say are actually people stuck in Pittsburgh or Buffalo who are bitter that they can't join all their neighbors who upgraded to Charlotte over the past few years.

Anonymous said...

I grew up here and I don't get the appeal of Charlotte either... which is why I'm trying to leave ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Why is this even a column?

Anonymous said...

I won't go, but Charlotte is a great place to live. If you don't like it then leave. And this comment is coming from a Yankee.

Anonymous said...

Oh, let's have more Charlotte bashing. It's always a foolproof identifier of sorry two-bit losers who can't correct their own shortcomings and instead blame the city they live in. No doubt, 4:45, you were a sorry two-bit loser in the last place you lived and you'll tote along your sorry two-bit loser identity the next place you pollute, er, move to.

Once identified, we can avoid them and then enjoy this nice place.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree that I don't get this column. A newspaper promoting someone who is "paid to party" in this economy is just insulting its own readers.

How many of its beat reporters did it let go because of lack of funds yet there is money to party?

Shame on the Observer.

Anonymous said...

Can I come even if I'm trying to get out of Charlotte as fast as I can?

Anonymous said...

usually the people that hate it so much tend to have bad jobs if at all.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Atlanta, and I would say that everyday there is something more exciting going on there for young professionals than here. If you don't believe me check www.atlantaillustrated.com

That being said, here I am, and I'm looking forward to a guide for new comers. Hopefully it's actual opinions and not paid influenced opinions.

Anonymous said...

Someone buy my condo so I can get the hell out of here, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease !!

Anonymous said...

Loving a place is more about who you are with than anything else. Just like a job. If you worked with all of your favorite people but the job sucked, you'd stick around just cause it was fun.

So maybe all these Charlotte haters just need to make some friends. And hint, hint - complaining about the city that other people DO like and have chosen to live - doesnt lend itself to developing friendships. Its just annoying and insulting.