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Media & Press Releases

Uptown is dedicated to keeping Center City in the know! Please refer to this page as a media resource and find all of our recent press releases. 

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Press Releases

June 2, 2021: Take a Joy Rides on World Bicycle Day

CHARLOTTE (June 2, 2021)— Charlotte City Center Partners, Charlotte Joy Rides and U.S. Bank are teaming up to celebrate World Bicycle Day tomorrow by offering free, 30-minute trips on Charlotte Joy Rides bicycles. According to the UN website, “World Bicycle Day draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle — a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. The bicycle contributes to cleaner air and less congestion and makes education, health care and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations. A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth, reduces inequalities while bolstering the fight against climate change is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”

 

May 6, 2021: Mother’s Day Pop Up Market, Movie Night at Victoria Yards and 21 More Ways to Explore Uptown

CHARLOTTE (May 6, 2021)— Don't Call it a Comeback. We’re inviting you to explore Uptown (like you never left). Uptown is the heart of the city, and you are its heartbeat. Let’s come together to re-energize and rediscover why we love Uptown. There’s a special feeling you get when you walk through Uptown. Maybe it’s the glimmering buildings as the sun shines down through the Carolina blue skies overhead or the lush green canopy that provides just the right amount of shade. Or maybe it’s the sounds of a bustling urban core that still manage to give you a sense of calm or the smells of local fare beckoning you to have a taste. Maybe it’s the people—a diverse mix of business owners, residents, workers and visitors—offering a warm and welcoming smile (or wave when wearing a mask) Rich in history (yes, some is hidden, but it’s there) and culture and brimming with eclectic eats and events, Uptown is the heart of the city, and you are its heartbeat. Let’s come together to re-energize and rediscover why we love Uptown. This is an open invitation to all to #ShowUpForUptown as we add new and exciting activities this weekend. These continuing and new initiatives from Charlotte Center City Partners, U.S. Bank, and others are in support of retail and hospitality businesses and restaurants in Uptown.