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Beatties Ford Road Hardware Serving the West End for 35 years

*Photo from Charlotte Observer   The Beatties Ford Road Hardware store has been a staple in the West End community for over 35 years. They broke ground for the building at 2731 Beatties Ford Road back in 1985. The doors opened to the public in...

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Camp Run-A-Mutt provides unique services to man's best friend in the West End

By Kia O. Moore When a Dog Dad or Dog Mom plans a trip, they also have to plan for the care of their four-legged children. When allowing someone else to take on the duties of caretaker, deep dive research has to be done about those watching your pup....

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Poppin’ Sweets & Rita’s Italian Ice will soon satisfy snackers in Historic West End

By Kia O. Moore The Historic West End has longtime takeout food spots that have become local favorites. This November a new spot where people can “Pop in and Chill” will be added to the eatery lineup on the west side. Melanie and Justin...

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Laurene's Cafeteria Continues the Scratch-Made Soul Food Tradition in the West End

By Kia O. Moore Laurene’s Cafeteria has been open for just over a week and has been servicing a steady flow of people solely based on word of mouth. The newly reopened West End soul food restaurant  is keeping the legacy of the southern...

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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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WEST CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL PREPS STUDENTS FOR COSMETOLOGY CAREERS

Photo from Facebook Students at West Charlotte High School are getting a jump start into careers in cosmetology thanks to the on-campus salon Infinity Style Academy. This vocational track has been at West Charlotte High School for over 30 years....

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