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5 Things To Do In Charlotte This Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC — President’s Day is Monday, which means this weekend will be one of big sales from shopping malls to car dealerships. If spending your weekend shopping isn’t really you’re bag, Patch has you covered.

It could be a soggy long weekend in the Queen City region, according to the National Weather Service. Rain moves into the regional forecast Friday afternoon, with a chance of rain every day in the forecast though President’s Day.

SEE ALSO: Charlotte Forecast: When It Will Rain President’s Day Weekend

Here are five events to check out in the area:

Saturday, Feb. 17, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., McMullen Greenway Park Charlotte

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"Starting in Ballantyne, this course follows South Charlotte’s McMullen Greenway to 4 Mile Creek along beautiful paved trails," say event organizers. "The race will start near the intersection of Johnston Rd & Community House and end by Earth Fare on Johnston road. This distance is rare, challenging, and lots of fun!"

Saturday, Feb. 17, Noon – 4 p.m., Whisky River at the Epicentre, 210 E. Trade Street, Charlotte

"Cupid’s Undie Run is a ‘brief’ fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party," say event organizers. "That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, at your own pace), party – all to find a cure to Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children born. We encourage undies, but we get that it’s not for everyone, maybe costumes are more your style? So whether you start a team with your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research!"

Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m., New Century Grocery & Food, 4500 N Tryon St, Charlotte

Say event organizers, "The Seven Star Gym Lion Dance Troupe will be performing along with David Chin’s Kung Fu Team at four locations in Charlotte, NC. We will start at approx 11 am at New Century Grocery on Tryon St. It will be another awesome way to celebrate the beginning of the year of the dog."

Sunday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St. Charlotte

WDAV & Free Range Brewing’s Small Batch Concert Series continues with a performance from the energetic Tesla Quartet, the award-winning chamber ensemble serving as quartet-in-residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony. The concert is free, but a $10 ticket supports the station and also gets you a Small Batch pint glass filled with a Free Range beer.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Barista Craft Highland Creek, 5818 Highland Shoppes Dr., Ste C9, Charlotte

Say event organizers: "Join us the third Sunday of every month for a free Jazz night at Barista Craft from 7-9pm. For the month of February a quartet will be playing consisting of students from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Jazz Studies program."

Want to post your next neighborhood event on the Patch? We do too! No matter how big or small it may be, if it’s local, it has a place on the Patch calendar.

Posting an event is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Here’s how to do it:

Create a Patch account and sign up to post your own local content on Patch, totally free. It’s probably the easiest thing you’ll do all day.Make a Calendar Event and fill it with all the awesome info that people need to add it to their list of things to do in their neighborhood. Choose a fun image to upload and most importantly – have fun with it! It’s your event, and the possibilities are endless.Post it on Patch! That’s it. Get ready for RSVPs.

You can share your event for free to three Patches, or if you really want to get the community’s attention, you can pay $20 to feature your event. When an event is featured, it receives priority placement on the local calendar as well as on the homepage, article pages and in the daily newsletter (if available) the week before the event.

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Chanticleer Holdings’ Just Fresh Announces the Opening of New Location in Ballantyne

CHARLOTTE, NC–(Marketwired – May 12, 2014) – Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today that its quick healthy concept, Just Fresh, will be opening its seventh location in Ballantyne Corporate Place in Charlotte, NC.

Currently slated for a late Summer/early Fall grand opening, Just Fresh is excited to bring a new and delicious option to Ballantyne. The Company’s plans for rapid growth, the desire for a South Charlotte branding footprint, market saturation in the Charlotte area, and the trending demand for healthier alternatives in the "Quick Service" and "Fast Casual" restaurant segments are some of the driving forces behind opening Just Fresh in Ballantyne.

"We view the Ballantyne area as an integral part of our plan to bring our quick healthy concept to more people in Charlotte. The success of our brand over the past few years validates our need to further expand our footprint into the south Charlotte area," said Shelley Curtin, Operating Partner.

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Just Fresh will have a presence at the 10th Annual Run! Ballantyne! 5K/10K & Fun Run presented by Bissell, the Morrison Family, and Ballantyne Village YMCA’s. Expecting over 2,000 runners, Just Fresh will kick off its campaign of community involvement in Ballantyne even before our doors are open for business.

Chairman and CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Mike Pruitt, commented, "Shelley and her team continue to demonstrate their commitment and dedication in building the Just Fresh brand. Ballantyne is a perfect location to continue our expansion of our footprint, providing a quick healthy concept to a growing upscale neighborhood."

Just Fresh first opened in 1993 in Charlotte, NC with the intent to offer healthy, fast and real food to busy people. Just Fresh is a friendly and vitalizing place where people can enjoy a variety of fresh, wholesome and nutritionally balanced foods made from premium ingredients. Each location is grounded in the local community and is committed to supporting area organizations.

For more information on Run! Ballantyne! 5K/10K & Fun Run, visit: http://www.ymcacharlotte.org/branches/morrison/socialresp/events/runballantyne.aspx

About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR), together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurant brands in the United States and internationally. The Company is a franchisee owner of Hooters® restaurants in international markets including England, South Africa, Hungary, and Brazil, has joint ventured with the current Hooters franchisee in Australia, and recently acquired two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Roadside Burgers, Spoon Bar & Kitchen and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.

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AXA Financial Exits Ballantyne for Innovation Park

CHARLOTTE, NC-AXA Financial Inc. is moving from Ballantyne Corporate Park to Innovation Park in University City.

CHARLOTTE, NC-AXA Financial Inc. is moving from Ballantyne Corporate Park to Innovation Park in University City. The company has leased roughly 140,000 square feet in Innovation Park.

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Ballantyne NC Real Estate Is Hot To Trot After A Recent Downward Trend

Ballantyne isn’t just part of Charlotte. It is an upscale neighborhood, so you know that the prices might be a little on the steep side. Charlotte real estate is booming, but is Ballantyne following the trend throughout the city? Well there is only one way to find out, so let’s take a look at what the Ballantyne real estate market looks like in 2018.

For being an upscale neighborhood, the median home sales price is lower than I expected, sitting right around the $241k mark. The average price per square foot is $136, which is about what I expected in relation to the $241k number. What would you think that the median rent would be for Ballantyne? The figure is an average of $1650 per month.

The median sales price was actually on a downward trend a few months back, but it has been climbing up steadily now and is on the rise to new heights. Considering the health of the market in general on a national level, it is a seller’s market, but a buyer’s market, too. Looking at the chart and other stats, I would say advantage buyer, wouldn’t you?

That shouldn’t make you nervous as a seller, but you might want to be patient. If you can wait to sell, you might should do that. You see, I’m looking at the home values chart like I would a stock chart. The homes are just now back at the levels they we’re year ago and passing them up. They appear to be climbing higher, and so this represents a great opportunity to enjoy appreciation of assets. You will likely see home values continue to rise. You have to decide how you fit into the market forecast, but one thing for sure, you will certainly be interacting with a healthy Ballantyne real estate market.