Focus On: Charlotte, NC

Jason McGathey
14 min readMay 30, 2023
mural in southside Charlotte, North Carolina

Though it’s come a long way in the past decade or so, I still maintain that Charlotte, NC is the most boring city of its size that I have ever seen. Now, of course, any time you say something like this, a town’s defenders are going to launch an offensive, pointing out, say, seven good restaurants and one cool place to hang out, and therefore this means you’re a moron who hasn’t given it a fair shake. But I never said Charlotte sucked completely —…

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