Healing in the 'hood
Healing in the 'hood

At the Kamit Wellness Center in west Charlotte, Ama Bey offers natural medicines and advocates healthy eating to treat a wide range of maladies.

Peek-A-Boutique

Peek-A-Boutique

Nestled in a NoDa shopping center, Peek-A-Boutique stocks vintage and one-of-a-kind items with a wallet-friendly price point.

At Cars and Coffee, it's all about the autos

At Cars and Coffee, it's all about the autos

In a large parking lot near the the NC Music Factory, lovers of vintage cars gather on the first Saturday of each month to show off their paint jobs, sporty wheels and horsepower.

At The Wax Museum, music never grows old

At The Wax Museum, music never grows old

If you’re looking for some classic music on vinyl, chances are good that Chris Beachley will have it at The Wax Museum on Monroe Road.

A jazz lover's delight

A jazz lover's delight

Less than two months old, The Jazz Room at Stage Door Theater has given Charlotte something it has long been missing -- a "listening room" for those who love the mellow sounds of America's home-grown music.

Adventures in the Qcity: Music at Birkdale Village

Adventures in the Qcity: Music at Birkdale Village

Each weekend until Labor Day, visitors to Birkdale village in Huntersville can enjoy a diverse lineup of musicians, from samba bands like Soul Brazil to eclectic party bands like Hipshack.

The charm of Berrybrook

The charm of Berrybrook

A visit to Berrybrook Farm Natural Food Pantry is much like taking a trip back in time. Located on East Boulevard, it boasts of being the Qcity’s oldest natural food pantry.

Adventures in the Qcity: Wine down at the Wine Vault

Adventures in the Qcity: Wine down at the Wine Vault

The Wine Vault in northeast Charlotte is a popular destination for those who enjoy wine and fellowship in a cozy environment. 

Adventures in the Qcity: A day in uptown Charlotte

Adventures in the Qcity: A day in uptown Charlotte

Spend the day in Center City and experience the city’s many treasures —  while leaving the car behind. 

Adventures in the Qcity: Inside Vivian B, a boutique in NoDa

Adventures in the Qcity: Inside Vivian B, a boutique in NoDa

Take a trip to this posh women's clothing store — owned by Johnson C. Smith graduate Kimberly Wilkinson.

At Clayworks, getting dirty is half the fun

At Clayworks, getting dirty is half the fun

At Clayworks, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the ceramic arts, instructor Karla Clay Chambers says "clay is a living material, an element you really have to have a relationship with."

The Friendship Market

The Friendship Market

Every month on the second and fourth Saturdays, a small farmers market sets up in an empty parking lot at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Beatties Ford Road in west Charlotte.

Adventures in the Qcity: A fish store that really wows

Adventures in the Qcity: A fish store that really wows

Got a hankering to visit an acquarium? Fintastic, a fish store in south Charlotte, offers thousands of species. You can even go there and feed the sharks.

Red @ 28th: A 'literary lounge' in NoDa

Red @ 28th: A 'literary lounge' in NoDa

In the arts district of NoDa sits a place that bills itself as “Charlotte’s 1st Multicultural Literary Lounge” -- a combination bar, library and hookah lounge, all rolled into one.

Adventures in the Qcity: Historic Rosedale

Adventures in the Qcity: Historic Rosedale

At a former slave plantation on north Tryon Street, glimpses of a bygone era unfold in fascinating detail.

Piano Passion

Piano Passion

At the Piano Passion music studio, Nyshia Cook wants all her students -- from youngest to oldest -- to do their best and develop a life-long appreciation for music.

Adventures in the Qcity: It's all love at this tennis camp

Adventures in the Qcity: It's all love at this tennis camp

Each summer, students flock to the Sugaw Creek Junior Tennis Program, where Coach William Brown teaches fundaments of the game while emphasizing academics as well.

Adventures in the Qcity: A garden grows in uptown Charlotte

Adventures in the Qcity: A garden grows in uptown Charlotte

Not far from the glistening towers of center city, 14 wooden planter boxes mark the Eighth Street Farm, which is part of the Charlotte Urban Farm Project.

Adventures in the Qcity: Gear up at REI

Adventures in the Qcity: Gear up at REI

With temperatures unseasonably warm, shoppers have been flocking to the specialty retailer since March preparing to go camping, climbing, cycling, hiking, paddling, traveling and more.

Adventures in the Qcity: In style with Social Status

Adventures in the Qcity: In style with Social Status

Take a peek inside Social Status, an apparel store located in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood — for the man with an "affinity for fashion"

Adventures in the Qcity: Kicking it at Fresh Exclusive

Adventures in the Qcity: Kicking it at Fresh Exclusive

Meet Kelvin Wright, owner of an upscale sneaker boutique that carries unique kicks — most of which will not be available at other retail stores for months to come

Adventures in the Qcity: Indulge at Vervé Beauty Spa & Salon

Adventures in the Qcity: Indulge at Vervé Beauty Spa & Salon

Owned by Charlotte native Verbena Wilson, this South End-based spa is the place to be when you want to get away and relax.

 
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