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CBJ Morning Buzz: Why Charlotte ranks as top market for "baby chasers"; Retailer closing local stores amid bankruptcy

In local news: A recently created index from Meyers Research put Charlotte as the top market for "baby chasers," a term given to describe baby boomers planning to retire their near grandchildren and who are changing housing dynamics across the cou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 12th, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: New store for SouthPark; Facility breaks ground in Indian Land; Smoothie King shuts local stores over racist incidents

In local news: Two years after making its debut in the local market, fashion eyewear brand Warby Parker plans to open its second Charlotte store this summer at SouthPark mall. That's according to a news release from Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2019

​CBJ Morning Buzz: Developer"s bankruptcy latest wrinkle in affordable-housing fight; New school grades are out; Bojangles building new stores

In local news: A developer's bankruptcy filing adds a new wrinkle to a long-running legal battle over what a judged has deemed a broken promise to build affordable housing — one of Charlotte's most pressing issues — in a close-in neighborhood. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 7th, 2018

CBJ Morning Buzz: American Airlines faces criticism after forcing passenger to cover up; New restaurant for SouthPark; Where NC ranks among Top States for Business

In local news: American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL), which operates a large majority of traffic at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, is catching criticism this week after a passenger was forced to cover herself with a blanket in order to re.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Sealed Air fires CFO amid investigation; Grocer shuts Plaza Midwood store; Mystery buyer for historic property

In local news: Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) has fired its chief financial officer amid an ongoing probe by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Charlotte-based maker of Bubble Wrap and other packaging products said in a news release l.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Popular breakfast restaurant sets its next opening; Celebrity CEO of Camping World arrives amid Statesville fracas

In local news: The newest location of popular breakfast spot Famous Toastery will open next week in the Ayrsley development in southwest Charlotte.  That restaurant at 2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd. will debut Thursday during a soft opening, with all pro.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 31st, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Growth in Charlotte"s multifamily rental market leads nation; NC files suit against e-cig maker

In local news: Driven in part by a booming economy and surging population, the Queen City is currently outpacing most other major cities in terms of rental-market growth, according to the recently released Yardi Matrix Multifamily National Report. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Storied South End eatery closing shop; New brewery near uptown

In local news: Longtime South End eatery Pike's Soda Shop will soon close its doors, marking the latest change in the rapidly evolving Charlotte neighborhood. The Charlotte Observer reports the proprietor, Randy Chitwood, said a "mutually beneficia.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 7th, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Charlotte ranks among best places to retire; South End apartment community delivers

In local news: Forbes magazine is out with its list of "The Best Places To Retire In 2019," highlighting 25 locales that offer affordability as well as a high quality of life, and the Queen City is one of two spots in the Carolinas to make the cut. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 25th, 2019

Charlotte Russe closing all stores, including 5 Milwaukee-area locations

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corp., a women's clothing retailer, will close its remaining stores, The Wall Street Journal reports. In February, Charlotte Russe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it planned to close 94 stores. Locally, c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 8th, 2019

​CBJ Morning Buzz: Another for-profit college closing; Sizing up Charlotte"s competition for RNC; Movie star"s venture coming to Carolinas

In local news: King's College, a for-profit trade school established in Charlotte in 1901, has reached the end of the line. An announcement on its website says no new students will be enrolled as of June 2018. The Charlotte Observer reports officials c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 8th, 2018

​CBJ Morning Buzz: Charlotte banks, manufacturer tout new deals; Hundreds gather for immigration vigil in uptown

In local news: With the start of a new month comes a new direction for several Charlotte-area companies. Prepared statements distributed this morning provide updates on the closing of NewDominion Bank's merger with Park National Corp. as well as as.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 2nd, 2018

​CBJ Morning Buzz: Where Charlotte ranks among best big cities to live; Popular bar gets makeover; Harris Teeter offers new perk

In local news: Wallethub is out with its 2018 list of "The Best Big Cities to Live in," and while Charlotte earned a spot on the list, it trails fellow North Carolina metro Raleigh-Durham. The Queen City sits at No. 20; Raleigh is at No. 14. In.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 24th, 2018

JC Penney Takes a Run at Baby Market

J.C. Penney is joining the land rush to fill a gap in the baby gear business that opened up when the Toys "R" Us bankruptcy also forced the closing of Babies "R" Us stores......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstAug 9th, 2018

​CBJ Morning Buzz: What"s in store for Charlotte operation after $30B merger; Late surprise in closely watched local election; New gig for former CPCC leader Tony Zeiss

In local news: After clearing its final regulatory hurdle, closing its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins and announcing it will split itself into three separate companies, industrial behemoth United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) confir.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 28th, 2018

Sears reportedly closing 80 more stores, including a local Kmart

Sears Holdings Corp. reportedly plans to close an additional 80 stores in March as the struggling retailer tries to stay afloat. The 125-year-old Illinois-based company filed for bankruptcy protection in October and announced that it would be closing.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 28th, 2018

This map shows where apparel retailer Charlotte Russe is closing 94 stores

Apparel retailer Charlotte Russe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday, saying it plans to close nearly 100 stores. Here's where they are......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcFeb 4th, 2019

Payless ShoeSource closing its 2,500 stores amid bankruptcy

The retailer began liquidation sales for its U.S. stores on Feb 17. It is also winding down its e-commerce operations. It expects all stores to remain open until at least the end of March, and the majority until May......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 19th, 2019

Payless ShoeSource closing its 2,500 stores amid bankruptcy

The retailer began liquidation sales for its U.S. stores on Feb 17. It is also winding down its e-commerce operations. It expects all stores to remain open until at least the end of March, and the majority until May......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 19th, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Local BBQ restaurant gets nod from review site; Dilworth multifamily project on city agenda; End of an era for SunDrop, Cheerwine in Gaston County

In local news: A popular local restaurant that has seen more than a few celebrity visitors has garnered a nod from Reviews.org, which is out with a list of the top-rated restaurant in each state. The list is based on Charlotte's own Midwood Smokeh.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 15th, 2019

CBJ Morning Buzz: Brewery, other new tenants headed to Camp North End; Charlotte"s most dangerous spots for pedestrians

In local news: A second location for a local craft brewery reportedly is the latest tenant headed to the massive Camp North End redevelopment that's coming together near uptown. The Charlotte Observer reports Free Range Brewing plans to open an outpost t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 14th, 2019