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How Is Charlotte, NC?  
User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Hey,
I just wanted to know how is Charlotte, NC for a visit? Is it a nice town? A boring town? Is there anything special?

Thanks,
Adam


Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
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User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

I've been there a number of times visiting friends...and a couple of times on business years ago...the locals may disagree but I don't think there is anything really THAT special there...however, the tour of the Lowe's Speedway was interesting to me...this was some years ago...they took us in a van around the track at about 85mph but it felt like a lot more...

Downtown seemed to be very quiet at night...almost dead...



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Charlotte is kinda cool . . . it was never anything "special" - never the Capital of the Confederacy, never the HQ for Boeing, and, most all the historical buildings downtown have been bulldozed (including the train station) for 'redevelopment' . . . . but, it's got some interesting bars and restaurants. If you like Oysters, Vinnie's is the ticket! Oysters and beer. If you like auto racing, you're right in the middleof NASCAR HQ . . . most major race teams have some sort of complex around Charlotte. And most offer tours. The airport is great - for a small city airport, it's awesome. beyond security you'll find a huge glass atrium and rocking chairs - and generally someone playing the piano . . . if you like to water ski then Lake Norman is your friend.

If you're looking for 'something exciting', Charlotte ain't the place. It's a pretty mellow city.

I used to live in Davidson, about 15 miles north of Charlotte and my info is 5 years old . . .


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
most all the historical buildings downtown have been bulldozed (including the train station) for 'redevelopment'

Uhh, football stadium? It seems as if they tore a lot down to get that thing done.

Its been almost 20 years since I've lived there. Back then the only things that were happening was Carowinds (Back then it was still the Eastern Airlines tower thingy) the Charlotte Hornets were just starting out, and not much of anything else.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26619 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

If you are into banks, Charlotte is the place to be these days.


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User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Charlotte isn't a very interesting city. The nightlife is pretty boring (although the have done some development in downtown) and the weather is miserable in the summer. Pretty much the only redeeming quality of Charlotte is that the strippers are allowed to touch, unlike most US cities.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 5):
the strippers are allowed to touch, unlike most US cities

Well that's a good thing!


User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Random question, how popular is Ric Flair to the non-wrestling community over in Charlotte? they always make a big deal about him and Charlotte. Just curious.

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
beyond security you'll find a huge glass atrium and rocking chairs - and generally someone playing the piano . . .

Definitely, especially the last few times I've connected through there.

Last time I was there (Feb) there was a F/O playing Chopin's "Raindrop Prelude" with a small group of travelers looking on. Pretty cool.

I really like the town, but I'm kind of a "mellow" person myself.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
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