The Historic Ratcliffe Flowers sign stands in the Green with the Ratcliffe condos in the background. There is an interesting story, in the Charlotte Business Journal, about the Ratcliffe’s Flowers building, the construction of the condos, and the preservation and incorporation of the original architecture.
We are very pleased with our choice to purchase in the Ratcliffe Condos in Uptown Charlotte. We are especially pleased with the strength of the condo association and the quality of the construction. The location is also a big plus. The condos overlook a very enjoyable park called The Green, the Mint Museum and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are across the street, and the condos are connected to the Overstreet Mall which connects buildings throughout Uptown. Also, we are very pleased that the Childress Klein WMCA is in the Overstreet Mall.
This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon.
Most Saturday mornings you can find us at Dean and Deluca. We enjoy their bagel sandwiches and the soft music they play. They also make a very good breakfast burrito … Look closely at the photo and you will see Connie’s cameo (smile).
On a stroll through the 4th Ward we took this photo of The Vue Luxury Apartments. They have an interesting past and a very successful occupancy. To read more checkout the following article in the Charlotte Observer: The Vue once a symbol of recession, now draws renters paying a premium.
When looking for a hamburger one of our favorites spots is the Little Village Grill. One of our favorite features is that we get to enjoy a stroll through the 3rd Ward … Notice Connie’s contribution to the photo (smile).
This photo was taken at the intersection of South Tryon Street and Stonewall Street. Following is a link to the Duke Energy Center website.
The photo was taken at 300 S Church Street.
When we want a great meal or a conversation with good friends we choose Bernardins Fine Dinning which is on the ground level of the Ratcliffe condos. Interestingly the restaurant is in the historic Ratcliffe Flowers building. When the condos were built they moved the flower shop across the street, build the 10 story condo complex while leaving a spot for the flower shop, then after construction was complete they moved the flower shop back into place. Very cool way to preserve and incorporate the original architecture. Over time the building housed a restaurant called Ratcliffe on the Green and then later Bernardins (pronounced Bernard-ins).
The bar at the Dunhill Hotel is one of our favorite places to dine in Uptown Charlotte … One of Charlottes gems … We especially like that there is no TV, the bartender Pete knows us, and the other customers who frequent the bar. Also the food and drink are very good.
My grandson and I enjoyed the MLK parade this weekend. There were marching bands, floats, motorcycles, and lots of politicians … what I enjoyed the most was with honor guard … I also enjoy the modern art museum in the background and the Levine Avenue of the Arts sign … my grandson enjoyed the marching bands.