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 [...]

26 01, 2018

Pros say Hackers, Ransomware, Growing at an “Insane Pace”

By | 2018-02-01T20:40:10+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Pros say Hackers, Ransomware, Growing at an “Insane Pace”

When we think of computer hacks and cybersecurity breaches, major retailers like Target, Whole Foods, and Forever 21 come to mind. But small businesses are just as vulnerable, and sometimes less able to recover from having their important data stolen. "It's growing at this insane pace," says cybersecurity consultant Todd Inskeep, "and it's growing because [...]

19 01, 2018

Retail Redeveloped Podcast: Monica Holmes

By | 2018-01-19T15:37:16+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Retail Redeveloped Podcast: Monica Holmes

We all love a well-designed plaza, or tree-lined streets with shady sidewalks and scenic views -- but pretty streetscapes  don't happen by accident.  Urban planners look ahead to what people want to see, then design our surroundings that way. "It's not just focused on regulation, but vision and place-making and what people want Charlotte to [...]

3 01, 2018

“Be Powerful” with Liz & Clary Hilliard

By | 2018-01-03T16:43:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on “Be Powerful” with Liz & Clary Hilliard

There are some things you still can't buy online -- like a good workout.  Or can you?  Liz and Clary Hilliard are finding out. "It's a way to reach clients all over the world," Liz Hilliard told Adam Williams on the Retail Redeveloped podcast.  "We are Creating that HSM family outside of Charlotte." You can [...]

15 12, 2017

Patrick Whelan Talks Restaurant Culture

By | 2017-12-15T21:17:24+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Patrick Whelan Talks Restaurant Culture

Opening a great restaurant that people want to come back to is one of the most challenging endeavors in retail.  Patrick Whalen has made that happen, and is continuing to duplicate that success with his restaurants, 5Church Charlotte and 5Church Charleston. "5Church tapped into a completely underserved marketplace," Whalen told Commercial Real Estate Broker Adam [...]

1 12, 2017

Retail Dreams Will Be Realized Uptown

By | 2017-12-01T17:48:31+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Retail Dreams Will Be Realized Uptown

A little over a decade ago, uptown Charlotte was a bustling banking center by day that grew quiet once workers went home for the day. You could walk the length of Tryon Street after 5:30 p.m. on Friday and find little to entertain you, or even keep you around.  A lot has a lot changed [...]

27 11, 2017

“Retail Redeveloped” Podcast from Adam Williams Launches In-depth Series for Retail, Commercial Real Estate, Restaurants, and More

By | 2017-11-27T19:56:47+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on “Retail Redeveloped” Podcast from Adam Williams Launches In-depth Series for Retail, Commercial Real Estate, Restaurants, and More

Where will you "shop 'til you drop" this holiday season?  Whether it's online or in a store where you can see and touch what you're buying, we know the retail landscape is changing at an unprecedented pace.  Charlotte commercial real estate broker Adam Williams takes a look into retail space that goes beyond just "window [...]

9 11, 2017

Stop Complaining About All the Apartments in Charlotte

By | 2017-11-09T15:59:47+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Stop Complaining About All the Apartments in Charlotte

You may have heard. There’s a bit of an apartment boom here in Charlotte.  You can’t stand in the check-out line Harris Teeter without overhearing someone moaning about how their previously “undiscovered” neighborhood has been taken over by new apartment buildings. People here have a lot of opinions on everything from the design of Charlotte’s newest [...]

20 10, 2017

South End Taking Shape: What’s to Come for Charlotte’s Newest Crown Jewel

By | 2017-10-20T21:51:49+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on South End Taking Shape: What’s to Come for Charlotte’s Newest Crown Jewel

There’s no denying that South End is the most dynamic area in Charlotte right now. With the potential exception of Uptown, it’s also the fastest-growing. Over the last 10 years alone, South End has transformed from a residential-leaning no man’s land into a transit-accessible commercial juggernaut. I want to take a deeper look at how South End became the darling of local and national media [...]