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South End: Past And Future

Shook Kelley

Charlotte's South End was an industrial wasteland in the 1980s. Now, it's a vibrant home to breweries, shops, restaurants – and relentless construction. Recent developments have some worried that popular gathering spots will be replaced by apartments or office towers. We'll talk to one of the pioneers who helped make South End cool, and is now selling the lot that includes Common Market and Food Truck Fridays.

David Walters
- Architect and town planner, a UNC Charlotte professor emeritus who recently retired as director of the university’s Master of Urban Design program.

Gaines Brown - South End resident. He owns the lot now used for Food Truck Fridays and is interested in selling to a developer.

Ely Portillo - Economic Development Reporter for The Charlotte Observer