Back in the Day with Sanctuary

There are plenty of great places to grab a drink in NoDa, and new places are opening up regularly, but for many NoDazens, you just can’t beat the old stalwart that is Sanctuary Pub. Sanctuary isn’t a place to chase down the newest fad in craft beers or rare wines, but it can’t be beat…

NoDa Barbershop Opens

“A traditional, classic, old-school neighborhood barbershop.” That’s how principal owner Anthony Lane describes his vision for NoDa Barbers. The shop opened in NoDa on December 19 on the corner of North Davidson and E. 35th Streets, next to Fu’s Tattoos. Anthony, who grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan, moved his business from…

Something’s Happening Here: Local Loaf

On Friday morning, January 11, 2019, Adam Andrew Spears and Kristen Ford had their most recent dream realized as Local Loaf NoDa was officially open for business. I know, you have seen the sign, and they have been selling some things for the last year and a few months, but they have completed their renovations,…

The End of the Great Divide

For the past five or so years, we’ve been hunkering down on the other side of the great divide. Don’t get me wrong, we haven’t been sitting inside our houses feeling sorry for ourselves (well maybe a little). We’ve been getting to know everything that the 28206 has to offer. Like the Compare grocery, two…

February 2019 TaroScopes

Ready to co-create with the Universe? In this new monthly column, each astrological sign will receive a Tarot-Forecast designed to give you a heads up on what lay ahead. Armed with this information, you can either ride the wave of great energy or dodge any energetic bullets pointed your way! February – The Month to…

#askingforafriend #askingforme

You: a human-in-process willing to own your stuff and to do the work to make your life what you want it to be, but with questions about how to do that and/or challenges with obstacles you can’t seem to overcome Me: a therapist with over 25 years of experience helping people improve their “human-in-process” stuff,…

Seeds of Peace: Celebrating Our Families

Early in December, Convergence Church held its first annual Kids Celebration event. We invited all our families to join us for pizza at CiCi’s, and then went to Monkey Joes for some bouncy house fun! It was such a blast for the kids and the parents. There was good food, good conversation, and most importantly,…

How Rezoning is Changing NoDa

NoDa residents are certainly no strangers to the development and redevelopment growth happening throughout the neighborhood of NoDa, which is officially bordered by Matheson Avenue, North Tryon Street, Sugar Creek Road, and The Plaza. In 2018, we saw seven formal rezoning requests that were filed with the city and subsequently reviewed by the NoDa Neighborhood…

State of the Association: A Letter from the Prez

NoDa Neighbors & Businesses, I will not be surprised or offended if you read the above byline and said to yourself, “I thought Hollis was our president. Who is this guy?” As many of you know, after 15 years of dedication to this neighborhood, Hollis Nixon stepped down from the Board of the NoDa Neighborhood…

Take a Walk. Take in Art.

NoDa.org has a new look. You may have wondered why. Well, it’s a long story, full of international sabotage, backdoor exploitation, and frustrating email correspondence that I’m not going to tell here, but it has a happy ending. “In fall 2018, the site was hacked and we decided to just start from scratch,” recalls Nicole…

Welcome Mac Tabby Café to the Neighborhood

Mac Tabby, Charlotte’s cat café, is re-opening this month at its new location at 3204 N. Davidson Street, on the 2nd floor across from Curio, Craft & Conjure. “Almost two years ago, I stood feet away from what is now our entrance and said to my broker, ‘I don’t know when, but we WILL wind up on…

Cheers to Beer and Pizza

Archaeologists are split on whether humankind first used to grain to make bread and then used the leftover to make fermented beverages, or if we first figured out how to make beer and then used the leftovers to make flatbreads. Whatever the case might have been millennia ago, we should be thankful that beer and…

Back in the Day with Hollis Nixon

Hollis Nixon is stepping down from the NoDa Neighborhood and Business Association (NBA) Board at the end of December. She has volunteered for over fourteen years on the Board, serving as the President for almost the entire time. Back in the Day recently sat down with Hollis to recount her history with the organization, document some of her more memorable experiences, and get her thoughts on how the NBA will evolve in the coming years.

Find your gift at Ruby’s gift

Ruby’s Gift boasts over 100 local artists and crafters. Buy a holiday gift created right here in the neighborhood: T-shirts and hoodies by screen printer Evan Plante, destinations paintings by David French, or preservative-free preserves and spreads by “Jam On It” creator Christina Welsh. We have a new macramé artist and weaver exhibiting wall hangings,…

Holiday shopping in NoDa

Where are you on the holiday stress meter? All set, presents bought and wrapped, house decorated, plans made with friends and family, and an assortment of lovely new recipes you’ve already prepared and fiddled with to suit your tastes? Or, somewhere on the other end of the spectrum with the rest of us normal folk?…

uNCorked: Holiday Wine Pairings

With December comes the barrage of winter holidays: Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa to name a few. Many will tell you that one of the best things about the holiday season is the food, and of course, the best part about food is, well wine. Hanukkah latkes, Christmas ham, and Kwanzaa spicy catfish…makes my brain…

Curio’s Crystal Count-down to Christmas

If you are looking for something cool to give as a gift this season, Curio Craft & Conjure has your back! Our favorite choices include our Quantum Conjure Course for only $47! (Save $50 during the month of December, with Promo Code QUANTUM). You will easily learn to create your own kind of magick with…