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Old 12-27-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Default Atlanta vs Charlotte for 'King of the South'

Here's an old article, a couple years old, but I think it details the mindset by some in the Charlotte area.

By the way, get a load of the comments.

Atlanta vs. Charlotte for 'King of the South'
Mary Newsom

Atlanta Journal-Constitution weighed in last weekend on the Charlotte-Atlanta rivalry with a piece by former Observer reporter Dan Chapman: Rivalry to be economic King of South heats up.


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Mary Newsom is an Observer associate editor and op-ed columnist who's been covering growth, neighborhoods, urban design, sustainable development and related topics since 1995. In "The Naked City" you'll read her take on those topics and others.

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Old 12-27-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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Charlotte isn't even half the size of Atlanta. Although they have an advantage of at least trying to avoid Atlanta's mistakes. But I'm not crazy about the insinuation that we aren't taxed enough.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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Lmao are they serious!!! You can tell how old this article is... The person who actually wrote that article use to write for the Charlotte observer..
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Basically Buckhead could compete with Charlotte.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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I like Charlotte but this is a joke. Most people don't even know where Charlotte is on a map.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You know... if you take away the Title, the first paragraph and the shock and awe editorialization of a 'rivalry' this is a very good piece to consider the differences of how the political landscape of cities are built. However, largely what is not discussed is how each city's landscape is built and influenced by the times it is built in. It is also an interesting read on what politically can stand in the way of a city improving itself.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: International
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People still think Charlotte and Charleston are the same city. LOL
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Charlotte, the Queen City, is too homophobic to be King. That title belongs to Hotlanta which has a huge gay population.

In fact, the only nascent "Gayborhood" (recognizable gay neighborhood) in both of the Carolinas is the warehouse district in Downtown Raleigh.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Charlotte, the Queen City, is too homophobic to be King. That title belongs to Hotlanta which has a huge gay population.

In fact, the only nascent "Gayborhood" (recognizable gay neighborhood) in both of the Carolinas is the warehouse district in Downtown Raleigh.
That is very surprising to hear. I was sort of assuming that either Dilworth or NoDa had become pretty gay by now.........interesting.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Charlotte, the Queen City, is too homophobic to be King. That title belongs to Hotlanta which has a huge gay population.
A bit ironic that a city nicknamed "Queen" would be homophobic.
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