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- March 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm #127363AnonymousInactiveCharlotte Cars and Coffee at the Lake – Saturday April 3rd! Exotics/Sports Cars/Classics
Saturday April 3 rd, 2010, The 1st Saturday of the Month!
Panera Bread Company
North Lake Mall (I-77 Ext 18) Panera Bread Co. (Between Panera and Fox and Hound)
6801 North Lake Mall Drive- Charlotte NC 28216 #704.921.0013
8 am- until
See you there!
It was good to see many regular faces as well as many new ones last month at Cars & Coffee! Now that Spring is officially here we can continue to have fun and to grow this event. We continue to have several new vehicles come and the variety is starting to be very diverse which is perfect! If you know if any sites or groups of vehicles not represented please feel free to set up a link to carsandcoffeecharlotte.com to post it. The more the merrier!
Several of you approached me and told me that you are having issues being excepted as a new member on the dedicated site. I spoke with the administrator and it should be resolved. Look for a new Facebook page being created soon for C&C that you can link to as well if it is easier.
If any of you are Men’s Health subscribers, in the April 2010 issue there is a section each month called METROGRADES, ranking America’s Cities. This particular month they decided to grade the top 100 cities on which is the most Motor Crazed! Charlotte was #7 and received a A-. The criteria was based on the ratio of auto-parts stores to people, and the number of people who read car magazines and attend car shows! I would like to think that besides having the NASCAR hall of fame and many race teams located here that our Cars and Coffee was a big contributor to the A- that Charlotte received!
Check out the updated pictures on http://www.carsandcoffeecharlotte.com . We want to continue to have a great outlet to share our passion and knowledge about cars so keep it growing! If you have not signed on to the forum on http://www.carsandcoffeecharlotte.com please do so for more detailed updates (this should be fixed now)!
***IMPORTANT UPDATE:*** I have had several request for vendors over the last 12 months to participate in this growing event. Unfortunately the mall management has asked that we do not have any vendors displaying and selling their goods at our event. It is suppose to be strictly a social gathering and any ‘selling of goods’ is looked at by the mall management as competition from their tenets (as well as violates taxes laws, etc). It also takes up much needed space for C&C traffic as well as regular store traffic.
If you would like to bring flyers that explain your products and have your contact info on them that is fine, but displaying and selling is out of the question. We risk loosing the right to use the North Lake property if we have vendors setting up there. Thank you for complying and respecting this rule that the mall management has established.
***IMPORTANT PARKING REQUEST***Also they have asked that we leave the parking spaces directly in front of the Panera (on both sides) open for ‘normal’ traffic. It is apparent that some people that are not as car friendly and are part of the normal business traffic have parked there and opened car doors on other cars and not left much room. I would avoid these spaces to avoid a visit to the Dent Wizard! There is plenty of room in the adjacent lots for us to park.
As this event continues to grow and in order to keep it safe, fun and in tact we need to make sure of a few things:
The 8 AM start time is still working well so that we all can go about our normal Saturday business after a few hours gawking at great rides. It will also allow us to take advantage of the empty adjacent lots if we need them before the patrons and employees of the restaurants start rolling in around 11AM.
We are now on the radar screen of the Mecklenburg Police Dept’s North Division, which is not a problem because we are on mall property which we have permission to be on, but on the access roads leading to the property and the main highway they will be patrolling ‘helping’ us adhere to the speed limits. So be cautious and slow down a bit. Also as a mature crowd continue not to peel out, race through the parking lots or ignore common safety.
In order to stay within the good graces of the mall management company please be kind and dispose of your trash in the trash cans around the property. We are doing a great job so far, so keep it up! I spoke with them and they are willing to add additional receptacles as needed.
Continue to support Panera and other businesses in the area, the management has gone out of their way to lobby mall management to keep this event going and prospering. A year+ into it and the mall management is still happy to host us.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you again and please pass the word to friends, neighbors and co-workers that want to bring out their rides.
See you soon,
MichaelDecember 5, 2010 at 8:05 am #132230AnonymousInactive
Remember what should be remembered, and forget what should be forgotten.Alter what is changeable, and accept what is mutable.
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