Vanity Nail Bar Opens Amid Phase 2

On May 22, Governor Roy Cooper moved North Carolina into Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions lifting. Phase 2 includes moving barber shops, salons and personal-care businesses from being closed to now operating at 50 percent capacity. With many barbers...

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Venue @ 1801

By Kia O. Moore The tan building at 1701 West Trade Street became a hub for a west side small business celebration on Sunday, February 9th before the pandemic hit. The Historic West End Legacy Small Business Appreciation Dinner was held at Venue @...

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West End Fresh Seafood Market Providing for the Community During COVID-19

by Kia O. Moore Businesses and organizations in the Historic West End are pulling together to provide relief to residents on the west side. West End Fresh Seafood Market at 2206 Beatties Ford Road is working on several initiatives to help the...

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Talkin’ Thread Boutique Continues to Serve the West End Community

By Kia O. Moore The Talkin' Threads Boutique located at 2213 LaSalle Street has been doing business in the West End community since 1996. They have been working on dressmaking and providing services on movie sets for years. Owner Bilqis Shareef...

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Quality Comprehensive Health Center Serves the Beatties Ford Road Corridor

By Kia O. Moore In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, healthcare workers are continuing to provide much-needed services to those populations in the most need. On the Beatties Ford Road corridor, there is a healthcare provider that continues to...

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Shan "Shableek" Richardson: Always Representing the Westside's Music Scene

By Kia O. Moore Shan Richardson, 49, better known as Shableek, exudes his love for Charlotte’s westside through his work as a musician. From the music genres he decides to play on his saxophone, to the fitted cap and jeans he wears at his...

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Bar: Vanity Nail Bar

By Kia O. Moore There is a new bar on the westside of town. However, it is not a bar known for its buffalo wings and beer taps, it is a bar that will be known for its manicures and pedicures. Vanity Nail Bar has set up shop in the small office...

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West Trade/Rozzelles Ferry CNIP Construction Underway

There is a lot of construction work going on in the West End. Construction is currently underway for the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP) on the West Trade/Rozzelles Ferry Project. Construction companies United of Carolinas,...

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Your Neighborhood Insurance Agent: Rob Heath State Farm Insurance

  By Kia O. Moore Insurance may not be everyone's favorite thing to think about, but it is necessary. Rob Heath of State Farm Insurance thinks about it all the time so his clients don’t have to. Heath has been in insurance for 32...

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COMMUNITY FIRST: NEWCOMERS LEARN THAT A SENSE OF COMMUNITY IS TOP PRIORITY IN BIDDLEVILLE

Travis and Victoria Bell moved into the Biddleville neighborhood back in August 2017. Back then they did not know that they were moving into a neighborhood that made it a top priority to create a sense of community. When looking for a house, for the...

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