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MoRA part of City of Charlotte’s 250th Anniversary Celebration

MoRA gained another great accolade this spring as it was included in the City of Charlotte’s 250th Anniversary Celebration. The City’s Placemaking Program placed 100 rocking chairs around the city, and four of the chairs landed in Embrace and are being used daily. 

More art coming to MoRA and Meridian Place

Per this announcement by MoRA, more art is coming to Meridian Place.  As noted by Kathy Hill of MoRA, this wall does need a mural and is an opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons.  The wall has recently been cleared of vegetation and will be part of the City of...

Thursdays Live concerts resume this April

The MoRA organization announced that it would bring back the popular Thursdays Live concerts started last spring and summer.  Look for more details on the Thursday Live events and how you can participate. Dates are as follows on this MoRA announcement for Thursdays...

Thursdays Live events a hit with residents of all ages

The Thursdays Live events commenced this April have been a hit with neighbors of all ages. The events, held the second Thursday of each month, feature local bands and artists performing at the Embrace sculpture at the corner of Monroe Road and Conference Drive. Thanks...

Wingstop brings its spicy eats to Meridian Place

Wingstop, the rapidly expanding international "Wing Experts," has opened in Meridian Place.  Founded in 1994, Wingstop has more than 1,000 locations across the U.S. and abroad. "The Wing Experts" offer both classic and boneless wings with distinctive flavors ranging...

MoRA’s Embrace Sculpture Compared to Chicago’s Bean

There has been a lot of talk and excitement about the new Embrace sculpture by MoRA adjacent to Meridian Place. This article by Charlotte Five’s Katie Toussant threw out an interesting take on the new addition to the community.

Rex Cleaners now open, more retail to follow

Rex Cleaners opened its doors  to the MoRA community providing dry cleaning and alteration services for those in the area. Located in the same building as Hawthorne's, this is the second location for Mr. Mo and his team at Rex. We welcome them to Meridian Place and...

Meridian Place adding Rex Dry Cleaners to first retail building

Meridian Place is adding Rex Dry Cleaners another established local business to its initial list of retailers and restaurants.  Rex Cleaners owned by Charlotte native Stephen Mo will provide alterations and shoe repair as it does in its original location on Park Road...

Idlewild Road Bridge Overpass Completed and Opened

We are thrilled to announce that Idlewild Road is now open allowing motorists to cross Independence Boulevard via its newly completed bridge. The completion of the Idlewild bridge is the last of three major overpasses that are a part of this project including those at Sharon Amity and Conference Drive.

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