Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2019

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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I n January 2017, Charlotte newcomer Jamie Messmer posted to the Ballantyne Connection group on Facebook that she "would love to meet up with some ladies sometime for dinner/drinks," and that it "hasn't been easy making 'real' girlfriends." The response to her post was remarkable: 150 likes and 591 comments, mostly from women who were also seeking friendship. They ranged in age from 20 to 70 and were all looking for like-minded women to share a meal, a movie, even a girls' night out. By Dawn Liles | Photos by Ray Sepesy You've Got a Friend in Ballantyne Social clubs and social media help women connect Jamie Messmer (right) and Shannon's friendship started online, and now they enjoy catching up at The Gibson in Ballantyne Corners. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2019 48 Feature

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