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11 05, 2018

How has Charlotte’s coffee culture changed? James Yoder recalls the beginning and growth of Not Just Coffee.

By | 2018-05-10T21:38:40+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on How has Charlotte’s coffee culture changed? James Yoder recalls the beginning and growth of Not Just Coffee.

In 2011, James Yoder and his wife, Miracle, opened up the first Not Just Coffee in Area 15 in Optimist Park. After spending four years in Europe working on a nonprofit, the couple had an unexpected move to Charlotte. After living in Italy, the family was struck by how coffee shops and cafes were ingrained [...]

23 03, 2018

Adam Schwegman with General Growth Properties explores the intersection of real estate and food.

By | 2018-03-23T14:35:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Adam Schwegman with General Growth Properties explores the intersection of real estate and food.

What does it take to bring a food or drink concept to a mall, food hall, or other major retail development? You need to impress Adam Schwegman, the corporate vice president of eat and drink for General Growth Properties. GGP has 127 retail properties, mainly malls, from Maine to Hawaii. "My team is tasked with [...]

23 03, 2018

Bruce Leonard explains how strategy and data drive smarter developments

By | 2018-03-23T14:32:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Bruce Leonard explains how strategy and data drive smarter developments

When a new real estate project is in development, there are a ton of moving parts: architects, strategists, analysts, brokers, design firms, planners. Bruce Leonard pulled all of these moving parts together in Streetsense, a strategy and design collective with a focus on brands and places. Leonard is a managing principal for architecture and planning [...]

23 03, 2018

Behind the brand with Scott Wooten, creator of 704 Shop

By | 2018-03-23T14:31:32+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Behind the brand with Scott Wooten, creator of 704 Shop

704 Shop might not ring a bell, but the designs hard to miss. It's nearly a requirement to buy one of their flagship shirts upon accepting Charlotte as home. The brand has become iconic for Queen City pride. The store, which started out as an online retailer about five years ago, recently opened its first [...]

28 02, 2018

Urban Development Veteran Monte Ritchey on Lessons Learned and What’s Next

By | 2018-02-28T15:55:46+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Urban Development Veteran Monte Ritchey on Lessons Learned and What’s Next

Within the development sphere, there are different types of development and different ways to approach a project. For Monte Ritchey, urban development has been his space. Ritchey has built a profile in the Charlotte market as the president of ACCESS Property Management, partner at Legacy Real Estate Advisors, and the president and founder of The [...]

21 02, 2018

Growth and development reporter Ely Portillo dives into Charlotte’s past and gives insights for the city’s future.

By | 2018-02-21T20:17:44+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Growth and development reporter Ely Portillo dives into Charlotte’s past and gives insights for the city’s future.

Take a 10 minute drive around Charlotte and it’s hard to ignore the signs of growth. Cranes dot Uptown and the surrounding areas, apartments and mixed use is going up at breakneck speed and new developments are cropping up in the suburbs. Ely Portillo Ely Portillo, growth and development reporter for The Charlotte [...]

14 02, 2018

Restaurateur and chef Bruce Moffett recounts Charlotte’s culinary evolution.

By | 2018-02-14T19:52:44+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Restaurateur and chef Bruce Moffett recounts Charlotte’s culinary evolution.

Few names are as synonymous with the Charlotte food scene’s evolution as Bruce Moffett. The restaurateur and chef has been a driving force in the local industry for the past 17 years, starting with Barrington’s in South Park. Though owning several famed establishments in Charlotte wasn’t necessarily Moffett’s goal. “I had a son down here [...]

6 02, 2018

Damian Dining’s Paul Manley shares how to take a restaurant from brand to business, plus get the inside scoop on his latest project, The Waterman.

By | 2018-02-06T22:47:03+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Damian Dining’s Paul Manley shares how to take a restaurant from brand to business, plus get the inside scoop on his latest project, The Waterman.

Paul Manley is a name you need to know in the restaurant industry in the Carolinas. The President and CEO of Damian Dining has been involved in the creation of some of Charlotte’s neighborhood staples like Crepe Cellar, Growlers Pourhouse, and Sea Level. But Manley got his start with an interesting gig. “I cut my [...]