Martinizing Dry Cleaning

Martinizing Dry Cleaning offers a full range of services from typical dry cleaning to shoe repair, cleaning of household items, leather cleaning, wedding gown preservation and home laundry. The company's foundational focus is to provide quality customer service and convenience.

Dude, Let’s Go to Denver

 The Foodie  You must begin your day exploring the Denver Union Station. This 100-year-old historic landmark serves as a watering hole for locals and visitors alike. It has more than a dozen shops and places to dine, as well as a luxury hotel, and, of course, Amtrak trains and Denver's transit system.  One of Union Station's most recognizable diners is Snooze: An A.M. Eatery. The vibrant orange…

Acosta Heating & Cooling

Zeke Acosta founded Acosta Heating & Cooling more than 47 years ago at the young age of 22. Zeke immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12 with his mother to escape a harsh life in his native country of Cuba. As a boy, Zeke worked in a Charlotte factory sweeping floors to help support his family. Like many immigrants, he and his mother…

Marital Bliss

As America approaches its 250th year of existence, Americans are choosing to be more selective about who they marry, when and how.


 There’s no getting around it: social media is everywhere.  7.5 billion: The current world population according to the U.S. Census Bureau  2 billion, 1 billion, 326 million: The numbers of active Facebook users, Instagram users and Twitter users, respectively

June is for Gents

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Tony Award-Winning Musical Falsettos Comes to Charlotte June 25–30 From June 25–30, Charlotte’s Knight Theater will host eight showings of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. The hilarious yet charming production revolves around the life of an intelligent gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and their lesbian neighbors. The musical is presented by Blumenthal Performing … Continued

Meet Andy Pittman

ShelfGenie CEO Andy Pittman has a long history with the organization, having first joined the company as a franchisee in 2009. Seven years later, Andy became the chief operating officer and last year, he took the helm of the organization as CEO. Andy continues as a franchisee owner and explains that being a franchise partner makes him a better CEO because there…

The Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links, Inc.’s 15th Annual Mardi Gras Gala

The Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links, Inc. hosted its 15th annual Mardi Gras Gala at the Le Meridian Hotel in Uptown Charlotte. The event featured a silent auction, dancing, food and drinks, a mask contest and more. The proceeds raised at the gala go toward funding for the Foundation's programs and scholarships. Photography by Ebony Stubbs of Rae Images