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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BALLANTYNE | faces EVAN WEISS Birthplace: Maitland, Fla. Job: President, Carolina Classic Builders. What do you like most about your job? I love that my job is never the same. It is unbelievable the transformations we have performed on houses. The feeling is indescribable knowing we helped make a house a home. What's your guilty pleasure? "Carpool Karaoke" with James Corden. Do you live in Ballantyne? Off Providence Road, just north of 485. What is your favorite Ballantyne-area restaurant? Viva Chicken. We also have a family tradition of going to Red Robin for the kids' celebrations and birthdays. What is your favorite outdoor activity? Watching University of Florida football on a crisp fall day. Describe your dream vacation. I love history. My wife and I have discussed Greece for many years. What would your theme song be for walking into a room? "Gonna Fly Now," the theme song from "Rocky." What is your favorite news source? CNN (app or TV). I would rather be caught dead than wear _____. Jorts (jean shorts). What charitable organizations are you involved with? South Charlotte Rotary. One of our events is an annual beach blast in May. We take hundreds of underprivileged middle school children to the beach, some of whom have never even been to the beach. I am also on the board of the Levine Jewish Community Center. What is a hidden gem in Ballantyne? The Secret Chocolatier. Share something that someone would never guess about you. I grew up playing ice hockey in Florida. 34 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE FALL 2016