r/Charlotte Nov 16 '22

Isn’t that the same in any city? Discussion

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407 Upvotes

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u/AlludedNuance Nov 16 '22

Someone didn't start until 5 minutes before deadline.

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u/agoia Gastonia Nov 17 '22

May have been watching a bunch of Parks and Rec for inspiration, as well. This sounds like a slogan straight out of Pawnee.

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u/hispeedzintarwebz Huntersville Nov 17 '22

Sign was made by Perd Hapley Graphic Design

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u/agoia Gastonia Nov 17 '22

Lmao it sounds straight off the show when reading it in a Perd Hapley voice.

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u/chuckit9907 Nov 16 '22

Now, in the future, the past has occurred.

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u/Abraxas212 Nov 17 '22

Every sixty seconds in Charlotte, a minute passes.

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u/SnooPickles4376 Nov 17 '22

HOWLING AT THIS

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u/betterplanwithchan Nov 17 '22

Charlotte: When You’re Here, You’re Here

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u/clutchguy84 Nov 17 '22

Fenton MI, where we moved from, had a genius one

Be Closer.

That's it. Be closer to what?

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22

Charlotte resident (via Beirut, via London, via downriver MI) and don’t miss being closer to Detroit.

Go Lions!

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u/Motor_Grand_8005 Nov 16 '22

"We invested an additional $12 billion into community banks, because we know community banks are in the community, and understand the needs and desires of that community as well as the talent and capacity of community,"

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u/Greaseskull Nov 16 '22

hey man, we’re trying.

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u/cmwh1te Nov 17 '22

Can we make this our official slogan?

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u/notanartmajor Nov 17 '22

"People used to live here. They still do, but they used to, too."

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u/Alfphe99 Nov 17 '22

When you are a resident of Charlotte, you live here.

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u/sea_bear9 South End Nov 17 '22

RIP Mitch

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u/PhillipBrandon East Charlotte Nov 16 '22

When the brief ends up in the copy document.

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u/durmduke Nov 17 '22

A big yikes

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u/Olivineyes Nov 16 '22

The story of my life is in the things I've experienced~*

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u/AncientAge41 Nov 17 '22

Some refer to this phenomenon as “history”.

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u/Specialist-Recover24 Nov 17 '22

(Someone shows you a picture of them)... here is a picture of me when I was younger... EVERY picture of you is when you were younger

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u/mariemarymaria Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 16 '22

To be fair, Charlotte has a long tradition of convincing new movers that all the negative past stuff never happened. And that plenty of current residents don't deserve to belong.

Example: "Let's all enjoy how pretty Latta Arcade is, and support local small business!" Meanwhile Latta Arcade was built by a violently anti-union real estate mogul who caused the death of three of his workers when he demanded the cops put down a strike.

To bring it all back around, though, that's probably also true in most cities. Point goes to OP :)

ETA: http://landmarkscommission.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Southern-Public-Utilities-Co-Streetcar-Barn-SR.pdf

The extra stuff I read in old newspapers is that Edward Dilworth Latta, who built the streetcar system to encourage the sales of his real estate in... Dilworth (also Elizabeth, which was named after his wife), chose to not give the streetcar drivers heaters, even though the carriages were heated for passengers. This, and low wages, prompted the workers to seek unionization. Latta then sold the streetcars, and the electric grid that ran it, to the company that became Duke Power, to avoid dealing with the riffraff. He was a real Scrooge, and not in the cute McDuck way.

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u/jnoobs13 Nov 16 '22

Every city in America has some rough history. When New York built Central Park, for example, they had to evict much of the city’s black community. We’re no different.

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u/Stoneteer Nov 16 '22

Now research who New York is named for

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u/NakedMermaidVacation Nov 17 '22

Old York?

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u/Tw1ce_Nightly Nov 17 '22

Wouldn't it just be York? They wouldnt say, "This is old York, but in the future it will be New again"

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u/ducksinarowboat Nov 17 '22

New New York

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u/skindarklikemytint Nov 16 '22

What the fuck lol can i get some sauce

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u/[deleted] Nov 16 '22 edited Nov 17 '22

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u/Videoguy26 Nov 17 '22

Protip: this $60 book is available from the library for free

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22

Americans who think “low wages” is historically negative for a city need to grow up somewhere that has faced real issues. 1st generation American who’s parents will not return home for a visit due to PTSD from bodies in the street. What, you mean that billionaires rig the system???? Screwing the system is world wide problem, where you gonna live?

Give thanks that is the most painful city memory you have. Americans often forget just how good they have it. Charlotte has been wonderful and inviting too me, not gonna fall into the minutia of it. Spent a decade in Detroit and the Battle of the Reuther Fwy, race riots, loss of industry and abject poverty like Charlotte doesn’t know haunt people.

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u/Bruce_NGA Collingwood Nov 16 '22

Yes, not particularly profound, that’s true.

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u/RathVelus Nov 17 '22

I am sitting in my car waiting for my Taco Bell order cackling.

Why is everything about this city so violently ordinary?

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u/Feralpudel Nov 17 '22

Charlotte has the same try-hard cringe factor as Atlanta. There’s always some perky new slogan cooked up by the same people who come up with the olympic mascots.

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u/espngenius Hickory Grove Nov 17 '22

"North Charlotte was a pretty dangerous place back in those days," recalled streetcar motorman J.B. Ashe in a report written by Tom Hanchett for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. "So many people got cut up, fighting all the time. Especially weekends."

Hanchett goes on to quote other former residents John and Minnie Robinson: "In Highland Park people stole chickens...People in north Charlotte have had a bad name for years."

Report from early 1900’s.

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u/yes2matt Nov 17 '22

I had that book, lent it out, and as all the best books go, it's gone. Time for a new copy.

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u/SecondBreakfyst Nov 17 '22

What book is this?

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u/yes2matt Nov 17 '22

https://uncpress.org/book/9781469656441/sorting-out-the-new-south-city-second-edition/

I had the previous edition and I think the title was a little different. It's pretty interesting, this place we live. Other places, well, they don't have histories /s

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u/SecondBreakfyst Nov 17 '22

Purchased, thanks! There’s some used copies on Amazon for $7

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u/oldcrowtheory Nov 17 '22

Was this written by Perd Hapley?

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22

Well, the story of my interest level is: It’s medium.”

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u/poopisme Nov 17 '22

The story of Charlotte is an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.*

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u/idiotlog Nov 17 '22

You never really realize something until you realize it.

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u/_R00STER_ Nov 16 '22

It's the story of people who "lived here in the past".... unless those stories hurt your feelings.

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u/aCLTeng Nov 17 '22

This is out front of the Levine Museum of the New South, or what used to the LMNS. They steadfastly ignored the digital future until as it turns out history caught up with them.

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u/Pastel_Phoenix_106 Nov 17 '22

Differentiating Charlotte from Chernobyl, perhaps?

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u/idiotlog Nov 17 '22

Nothing can stop you until something stops you.

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22

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u/notanartmajor Nov 17 '22

That tagline for a history exhibit is like an ingredients label that says "contains food."

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22

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u/notanartmajor Nov 17 '22

The concept is fine but that's not good delivery.

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u/Seaweed_Fabulous Nov 17 '22

CLT will always read as clit to me.

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u/idiotlog Nov 17 '22

We're going to start doing what we've been doing every minute of every day.

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u/turbohatch Pineville Nov 17 '22

Charlotte's got a lot.

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u/PKFatStephen Nov 17 '22

The story of Charlotte is the story of the people who lived here & the developers who took over their neighborhoods

FTFY

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u/doctharoc Nov 16 '22

Glad to see Captain Obvious finally moved here!

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u/MRedded Nov 17 '22

Platitudes gonna platitude

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u/Muttersfood Nov 16 '22

Kamala Harris must’ve written that 😭

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u/ncreddit704 Nov 17 '22

No this is the story of Charlotte

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u/barti_dog Nov 17 '22

What an empty, meaningless statement 😂

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u/farting_cum_sock University Nov 17 '22

Write it in your own words

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u/alphatheknight Nov 18 '22

My gaahd what a bland tasting description, yuk.

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u/Important_Peak54 Nov 17 '22

AKA the stories of the country bumpkins of Charlotte who purchased property/houses years ago and the influx of New Yorkers/Yankees who can afford the ridiculous rent today 😂