Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2015

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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NEWS CUES BALLANTYNE | wire Pavilion, Charging Station Completed at Ro b inson Farm A permanent Farmers Market Pavilion at the Village at Robinson Farm is now complete. The site's weather vane originated in Madison County. Christmas trees will be sold through Christmas Eve, Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The pavilion will then serve as covered parking during winter months until the farmers market reopens in late spring. The Village at Robinson Farm has also erected the frst public electric vehicle station in the Ballantyne area. Wi-Fi enabled, the new charging station is located by a grass island next to handicapped parking and costs $1 an hour. Both initiatives were undertaken in keeping with the property's Silver LEED certifcation. Ballantyne Ball to Beneft The Sandbox The second annual masquerade-themed Ballantyne Ball, "Be Enchanted, For a Cause," is Saturday, Feb. 13, beginning 6 p.m. at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. The event, a 501(c)(3) charity founded to support local causes and enhance lives in the community, is teaming with The Sandbox in 2016 to raise funds to help families whose children have cancer or life-threatening illnesses. Go to www.ballantyneball.org for information and tickets, or email chair Allen Starrett at allen@ballantyneball.org. Priorities Meeting Kicks Off 2016 The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will hold its annual Priorities Meeting in February. For the date, please check the website listed below closer to the event. Invited are representatives from the state, county, city and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board as well as senior department leaders from Charlotte police, fre and sheriff's departments; local and state transportation groups, the Charlotte planning department, the regional visitors authority, local colleges, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, the Charlotte Chamber, Center City Partners and other groups. Each group representative will have a table where the public can discuss concerns. The meeting is at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge starting at 9 a.m. Social hour begins at 8:30 a.m. with complimentary coffee and refreshments. Meetings are free and open to the public. Details: Ray Eschert at 704-651-1237, reschert@aol.com or www.ballantynebreakfastclub.com. Bissell Honors Corporate Park Tenants with Library Gift The Bissell Companies has made a signifcant contribution on behalf of its tenants in Ballantyne Corporate Park to the South County Regional Library. With the gift, the library will transform its patio into an interactive learning space and community garden for local residents to enjoy. The project's targeted completion is late March 2016. 14 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2015-2016

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