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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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Wingstop bringing its spicy eats to Meridian Place

Wingstop, the rapidly expanding international “Wing Experts,” is coming to Meridian Place. The family-style fast-casual restaurant is set to open next year at the transformative, mixed-use development under construction on Monroe Road.

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The 5 best things at the new Big Air Charlotte

You may not have seen the giant sign off of Independence, but Charlotte Big Air is just about to open in southeast Charlotte. The former Gold's gym on Sardis Road North has been revived in a trampoline park mixed with American Gladiators and American Ninja Warrior....

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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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