Events

The MoRA neighborhood unveils its version of Chicago’s ‘Bean’

CHARLOTTEFIVE.COM  | Even if you’ve never been to Chicago, you’ve seen touristy friends post social media selfies with Chicago’s public sculpture, “Cloud Gate,” more commonly known as “The Bean.” During a celebration at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Monroe Road Area neighborhood, or MoRA (“MoRA rhymes with “Laura”), is unveiling its own version of that kind of artistic, community focal point.

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I tried all 4 chilis at Lupie’s. Here’s the deal.

CHARLOTTEAGENDA.COM | I think everyone knows about the chili at Lupie’s. It’s amazing and largely recognized as the top chili in our city. In case you didn’t know, Lupie’s is a Charlotte staple that’s been serving up delicious chili since 1987 (happy 30th, Lupie’s!). Founder Lupie Duran recently retired from the biz and passed the restaurant to her daughter, Larkin.

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Art Tile-Making Workshops

The Monroe Road Advocates have been working tirelessly for months to bring our biggest plan to life: a 16-foot tall sculpture that will define southeast Charlotte. We wanted to give neighbors a true sense of place that helps define where they live. For more...

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Free Wheelin’ Friday Bike Community Group Starts This Week

Whether it’s your first time biking to work, or you’re a regular bike commuter, there’s a new event getting started this coming Friday, May 12th, that’s just right for you. As part of Bike! Charlotte, the Free Wheelin’ Fridays bike commuter group is starting a new...

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First look inside of Monroe Road’s Common Market Oakwold

We have been waiting impatiently for Common Market to open their new and nearby Oakwold location. Southeast Charlotte desperately needs a hangout place, and the quirky and colorful local market easily fills that need. MoRA is excited. We reached out to Common Market...

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Cross Charlotte Trail’s Protected Bike Lane Update

Charlotte is making strides in becoming a safer and easier place to bike. There has been a lot of buzz about the Cross Charlotte Trail, which will run from Pineville through UNC Charlotte and to the Cabarrus County line once completed. We have previously spotlighted...

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