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Old 08-25-2007, 05:55 PM
 
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I just saw this on the news that this classic diner is going to be destroyed. When I went online to look into it, I only found salt thrown on the wound... Beazer Homes is going to "make way for a mix of townhomes, low-rise condominiums and a small office and retail component".

It just makes me ask why were there not enough citizens of Charlotte against this move to stop big business from destroying another piece of the cities history in the name of progress?

O wait, you are going to put up another landmark talking about what historic place use to be located there so I guess that makes it ok?
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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You are not posting the true facts the building is not being destroyed the owners made a choice for better sales to be closer to uptown for more buisness that it has been lacking. The physical shell will remain.

BEAZER DID NOT KICK THEM OUT... the lack of buisness did
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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You are not posting the true facts the building is not being destroyed the owners made a choice for better sales to be closer to uptown for more buisness that it has been lacking. The physical shell will remain.

BEAZER DID NOT KICK THEM OUT... the lack of buisness did
They didn't say anything about that on news channel 14
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:32 PM
 
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I believe they are broadcasting that on the hour. Rewatch it again

they mention about it closing down that was the story not the building and no mention about Beazer it was about the restaurant itself closing.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:12 AM
 
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Article from the Charlotte Observer.

Coffee Cup all set for switch to new grounds


The proprietors of the 60-year-old soul food restaurant near uptown have agreed to lease space in the Cameron Brown building at South McDowell and East Third streets -- giving the business room to expand but removing it from a historic building they fought hard last year to save.

Charlotte Observer | 08/23/2007 | Coffee Cup all set for switch to new grounds (http://www.charlotte.com/local/story/247284.html - broken link)

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Old 08-26-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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Awesome. The website I went to (top of my google search) did not mention anything about that, I guess it wasn't updated since before the fight to save the building. As usual the truth (assuming the Observer post is accurate) lies somewhere in the middle. Beazer did want to demo the building but Charlotte delayed it.

I love their old sign! I know customers that use to go there were going to eat but it stands for so much more now. I personally feel too much of our non workplace society is still racially segregated. I'm not trying to start a flame thread, but the first example Wikipedia gives is eating in a restaurant. So the fact the coffee cup is now known for breaking the racial divide before the civil rights movement is huge, IMO. Future generations need to see the places these things happened rather than reading it in a book or on a historical marker.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Here is article on the 20th in the Charlotte buisness journal explaining Coffee cup restaurant finding a new home.
Historic Coffee Cup finds new uptown home - Charlotte Business Journal:
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Thank you Sunny. This is one case where the old is NOT being sacrificed for the new, it was the owner's choice. When the controversy started years back, there was a huge outcry to keep the place. That restaurant is a dump and the food gross, but whatever.

If you all are really concerned about preservation forget the stinking Coffee Cup and look at the Carolina Theater and the changes being made at Spirit Square.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:53 PM
 
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Article from the Charlotte Observer.

Coffee Cup all set for switch to new grounds


The proprietors of the 60-year-old soul food restaurant near uptown have agreed to lease space in the Cameron Brown building at South McDowell and East Third streets -- giving the business room to expand but removing it from a historic building they fought hard last year to save.

Charlotte Observer | 08/23/2007 | Coffee Cup all set for switch to new grounds (http://www.charlotte.com/local/story/247284.html - broken link)

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Sorry MOD, thanks for the info.
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