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Plano police do best 'Cartman' impersonation arresting black kid for walking home in the snow

If you needed another example why the Texas Legislature should forbid police from arresting people for Class C misdemeanors, here's yet another poster-child case for the history books.Rodney Reese, an 18-year old black man living in Plano, was walking home from his job at the Walmart during the Snowpocalypse when police officers stopped him ostensibly for a "wellness check." Carrying a plastic bag, underdressed for the cold in a short-sleeve shirt, he told them he didn't want their help and was ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Walmart, Plano, Reese, Texas Legislature, Southpark, Puente, Gritsforbreakfast, Cartman, Dillon Puente, Keller TX, Rodney Reese


The best Airbnbs in Colorado

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Colorado is a scenic year-round destination, but ski season sees its mountain towns truly come alive.Airbnbs across the state are particularly popular during winter months, so it's best to book early.There are currently no travel restrictions to enter Colorado, but the situation continues to evolve.Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host...
Tags: Colorado, Cdc, Trends, Netflix, New Mexico, Denver, Rockies, Aspen, Glass House, Rocky Mountains, Durango, Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain, Woodland Park, Grand Lake, Winter Park


Abandoning Disparaging Marks

As TM owners willingly give up their racially disparaging and gender stereotyping marks, are there ways to ensure that the marks are not reoccupied by others wanting to free ride on their fame and infamy? Guest Post by Deborah R. Gerhardt, Reef C. Ivey II Excellence Fund Term Professor of Law at UNC School of Law Quaker Oats says it plans to phase out its “Aunt Jemima” brand. The character has long been criticized as a stereotypical representation of black women as inferior servants. In recognit...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, South Park, California, China, Uspto, Washington Redskins, Trevor Noah, Patent, Redskins, Usc, Tam, Company, Mark Cohen, Colgate Palmolive, Southpark


These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses

For decades, many Americans have chosen to live in suburbs and commute to urban centers for work. That's largely because cities — accounting for 85% of US GDP and jobs — help drive the nation's economy. Neighborhoods like Midtown in Manhattan, the Loop in Chicago, and Central/East Boston have long been considered economic hubs due to their large concentrations of employment opportunities. But there are many other places around the US that are rapidly emerging as new economic powerhouses. from ...
Tags: Washington, US, Trends, Chicago, Washington Dc, Manhattan, Capitol Hill, Midtown, Colony, Loop, ULI, SouthPark mall, Bisnow, Southpark, Charlotte Business Journal, Schlosser Development Corp


Taking Our Show on the Road: Working While Away

This post was written by Michelle Kane, Solo PR Pro Premium member and founder of VoiceMatters. Earning a living as a solo communications professional has its advantages. For the most part, we’re free to choose the type of work we enjoy, set our own schedules, and pivot our business model as needed. What is challenging is taking a proper vacation or reenergizing our work with a change of scene. Are we going to let these challenges stop us? No way. We’re savvy enough to be in business for ours...
Tags: Google, France, Pr, Airbnb, Michigan, Costa Rica, Dick, Wi Fi, PTO, Charlotte North Carolina, Sporting Goods, Lisa Gerber, Southpark, Tom Barrett, Rachel Sutherland, Hilton Head


From the Daily Sip: Eating with a man on the road

This originally appeared as part of the Daily Sip, a website from Charles LaFond, an Episcopal Priest who raises money for the homeless and lives on a horse farm in New Mexico with his dog Kai. offering daily meditations and reflections   We, at Heading Home (an Albuquerque agency which seeks to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring) recently met as a staff to discuss our culture.  One of the most powerful moments in that presentation was the spoken awareness that working to end ...
Tags: Religion, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Rio Bravo, Southpark, The Magazine, Charles LaFond, Featured Story, Heading Home


Restaurant Bites: What's new and what's coming to a menu near you

May brought with it new places to grab a bite — and a brew — in the Charlotte area. New restaurants include a modern twist on a traditional steakhouse in SouthPark and a burger concept in Mooresville. The Queen City also added more craft-beer options to its lineup, with the openings of Catawba Brewing Co.'s $1.6 million project near the Plaza Midwood neighborhood and Charlotte's first woman-owned brewery, located in NoDa. And on the state level, recent legislation that could impact local resta...
Tags: Charlotte, Southpark, Plaza Midwood, Catawba Brewing Co, Mooresville The Queen City


Spectrum investing $2M-plus in SouthPark office renovations

Charlotte-based The Spectrum Cos., which recently repositioned and announced a new investment fund, will infuse more than $2 million in two office properties it acquired last year in SouthPark. The real estate firm has begun renovations at The Morrison, a five-story office building adjacent to SouthPark mall. Upgrades will include a new lobby with Italian marble, refreshed corridors, and new restrooms, lighting and landscaping. The current renovation will be the first significant update to the ...
Tags: Charlotte, Morrison, Southpark, Spectrum Cos


24 Despicable Me Shirts For You and Your Minions

Despicable Me 3 will hit theaters this summer. The adventures of reluctant father Felonius Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) continue. This time he and his wife Lucy (voiced by Kristen Wig) have to battle South Park creator Trey Parker, voicing the roll of Balthazar Bratt, a has been child star of the 80s who has now turned his attention to taking over the world. And if that weren’t enough, it looks like we meet Gru’s long lost twin brother, Dru (also voiced by Steve Carell). And it looks like he con...
Tags: Review, South Park, Minions, Steve Carell, Gru, Lucy, Trey Parker, Stephen Spielberg, Carell, T-shirts, Universal Studios Hollywood, RedBubble, Southpark, TeePublic, St Patty, Dru


24 Despicable Me T-Shirts For You and Your Minions

Despicable Me 3 will hit theaters this summer. The adventures of reluctant father Felonius Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) continue. This time, he and his wife Lucy (voiced by Kristen Wig) have to battle South Park creator Trey Parker, voicing the roll of Balthazar Bratt, a has been child star of the 80s who has now turned his attention to taking over the world. And if that weren’t enough, it looks like we meet Gru’s long lost twin brother, Dru (also voiced by Steve Carell). And it looks like he co...
Tags: Review, South Park, Minions, Steve Carell, Gru, Lucy, Trey Parker, Stephen Spielberg, Carell, T-shirts, Universal Studios Hollywood, RedBubble, Southpark, TeePublic, St Patty, Dru


What's getting voted on, discussed at zoning this month?

Hotels, mixed-use developments — one of which could include a second Topgolf for Charlotte — and other projects are expected to be discussed or voted on at Charlotte City Council's May zoning meeting. A proposed Northlake-area hotel that was the source of some dissent at a prior zoning meeting will go back before the council for a vote. And in SouthPark, what was once going to be a high-density, mixed-use development has been scaled back to just a hotel. Near the Cabarrus County line, a signifi...
Tags: Charlotte, Charlotte City Council, Northlake, Southpark, Cabarrus County


New SouthPark retailer to offer home goods, decor and design tips

This retailer is adding a SouthPark mall location to cater to those with a passion for home decor and design. Ballard Designs says it will open that 11,905-square-foot store by early November, says Mollie Kitchens, spokeswoman. Hiring is in progress, with available positions including store managers, design consultants, sales and stock associates. This is Ballard’s first store in North Carolina. Expansion into the Queen City is a natural fit, says Ryan McKelvey, president. “We’ve always… ...
Tags: North Carolina, Queen City, Ballard, Southpark, Ballard Designs, New SouthPark, Mollie Kitchens, Ryan McKelvey


SouthPark steakhouse opening hits snag

Oak Steakhouse has delayed its opening in Charlotte's SouthPark. The concept had expected to begin serving up dinner service on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, opening a restaurant is not an exact science and we are still working through the liquor license process," says Steve Palmer, founder of The Indigo Road hospitality group. Palmer added that Oak looks forward to welcoming guests and celebrating the opening with cocktails — soon. No additional details were available. Palmer told me last week...
Tags: Palmer, Charlotte, Steve Palmer, Southpark, Oak Steakhouse


OpenTable: Charlotte restaurant among top 100 for brunch

You’ll want to snag a brunch reservation at this French restaurant in Charlotte’s SouthPark, according to OpenTable. Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro has nabbed a spot as one of the “2017 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America.” This is the fourth consecutive year Cafe Monte has made the list. It’s the only Charlotte-area restaurant to make the cut. That restaurant serves up French country favorites, including quiches and crepes, fresh pastries, salads and a full breakfast menu. It… ...
Tags: America, Opentable, Bistro, Charlotte, Southpark, OpenTable Cafe Monte French Bakery, Cafe Monte


Report: Jump in Charlotte's office vacancy rates expected to be temporary

Charlotte's office market is off to a fairly strong start this year as several buildings wrap up construction across the city. Market-wide, vacancy rates jumped to 9.3%, attributed to the high volume of new space that came online in the central business district (Portman Holdings' 615 South College) and submarkets (Lincoln Harris' Capitol Towers North in SouthPark), according to an office market report by Cushman & Wakefield. Those two new office buildings in Charlotte total 611,252 square feet...
Tags: Charlotte, Southpark, Cushman Wakefield, Portman Holdings 615 South College, Lincoln Harris Capitol Towers North


Equus Capital Partners buys Rotunda Building for $60M

The Rotunda Building in SouthPark has a new owner following a transaction that closed Monday. The 239,790-square-foot office building at 4201 Congress St. was acquired by Equus Capital Partners for $60 million, according to a real estate source. The building is 91% occupied and includes tenants like JLL, Jeffries, First Bank, Capital South, Development Management and Michelin. The Carolinas office of HFF closed the sale and arranged $42.4 million in acquisition and improvement financing. HFF m...
Tags: Michelin, Carolinas, Congress St, Southpark, Equus Capital Partners, Rotunda Building


Veteran restaurateur nabs space for SouthPark restaurant

This longtime Charlotte restaurateur will open a restaurant in SouthPark later this summer. Greg McIntosh’s new concept will be called SouthPark Grill. That 5,800-square-foot-restaurant will be located in the Capitol Towers project. That project is being developed by Lincoln Harris. McIntosh previously owned McIntosh’s Steaks & Seafood, which closed in 2009. Plans call for an upscale venue with a casual vibe. The design will be contemporary meets cozy with brass and marble accents. The rest...
Tags: Mcintosh, Charlotte, Southpark, Greg McIntosh, SouthPark Grill That, Capitol Towers, Lincoln Harris McIntosh


​CBJ Morning Buzz: NCAA mum amid mixed reactions to HB2 repeal; SouthPark restaurant planned; Lawsuit targets MetLife over Ponzi-scheme losses

Today’s top local stories: It was a bit like déjà vu for those who followed the whirlwind passage of House Bill 2 a little over a year ago as well as yesterday's speedy takedown and replacement of the controversial law in the face of a deadline set by the NCAA. Lawmakers fast-tracked House Bill 142 through committee, votes in both chambers and on to the governor's desk in an effort to have the college sports organization lift its ban on hosting neutral-site events in North Carolina — much… ...
Tags: Ncaa, North Carolina, MetLife, House Bill, Southpark


SouthPark development to add medical spa

This SouthPark mixed-used development is expanding its tenant mix with a medical spa. Sharon Square says it has signed a deal with LightRx Face & Body. Pappas Properties and Allen Tate Co. are behind that development. Construction on LightRx’s 1,500-square-foot space is set to begin soon, with a summer opening targetd It will provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments including body contouring, laser lipo, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal. Procedu...
Tags: Southpark, Sharon Square, LightRx Face Body Pappas Properties, Allen Tate Co


What’s behind those retailers closing at SouthPark mall?

SouthPark mall has lost a handful of retailers in recent months. Gone are Hermes, Hollister, MontBlanc, The Limited and Porsche Design — but that turnover is actually a positive, says Holly Roberson, director of marketing and business development. The 1.6 million shopping complex is owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG). “Store closings allow us the opportunity to pursue new retailers, offering our shoppers more choices and an ever-evolving merchant mix to suit their… ...
Tags: Indianapolis, SPG, Southpark, Simon Property Group NYSE, Hermes Hollister, Holly Roberson


Spacious 2-Bedroom Suite to Share: Optional Furnished or Unfurnished (SOMA / south beach) $4680 2bd

Open Living, with two bedroom Suites (perfect for roomies). Amazing kitchen and open entertaining. BLU is one of the newer high-rises, in a great, walk-friendly area on Folsom at 2nd Street (think near Southpark et al). One-car parking on rack availa [...]
Tags: Rent, Folsom, Room, Southpark


Upscale fashion brand announces plans for SouthPark

SouthPark mall has signed this upscale fashion brand to its ever-growing retail roster. Johnny Was is slated to open in spring 2017, next to the Apple store. It will be the brand’s first store in North Carolina and its 21st location overall. That brand will bring its bohemian flair with a full line of fabrics, signature prints and detailed accessories. It will offer a full line of apparel, scarves, handbags, jewelry and fragrance. “The women of Charlotte are going to love Johnny Was,” says… ...
Tags: North Carolina, Charlotte, Johnny, Southpark


Restaurant Bites: What's new and what's coming to a menu near you

A Tex-Mex restaurant opened in a new south Charlotte space in December, while a French-inspired cafe new to the Queen City market made its debut that same month. Chuy's, which announced over the summer it would relocate from SouthPark, is now open in the new Waverly development near Providence and Ardrey Kell roads. And, La Madeleine: French Country Cafe has replaced Mimi's Cafe at 10224 Perimeter Parkway near Northlake Mall. Meanwhile, a new restaurant is serving up Southern fare and craft co...
Tags: Charlotte, Providence, Mimi, Queen City, Tex Mex, Waverly, Southpark, Chuy


Big deals, heated controversy and key players: Charlotte's 2016 in the rearview

From major development projects that will reshape the region in the years to come to the high-profile political and social issues facing a fast-growing city, Charlotte has been on a wild ride in 2016. For our final issue of the year, we take a look back at the biggest stories and key players as well as a look ahead to what 2017 may bring. CBJ's Business Person of the Year: How Johnny Harris is building a better city Just as Lincoln Harris was wrapping up a major SouthPark project, CEO Johnny...
Tags: Charlotte, Johnny, Southpark


SouthPark law firm adds new service, brings on new partner

Clements Bernard, a local law firm based in SouthPark, is adding a new partner and offering a new service to clients. The new firm will be called Clements Bernard Walker. The firm will continue to serve companies and individuals looking to protect and commercialize their technologies, brands, information and creative expressions. The firm specializes in acquisition, enforcement and defense of patents, trademarks and copyrights. Rick Walker, a patent attorney and former businessman, is joining ...
Tags: Southpark


Samsung Bluray disc player and Blurays/DVDs/Box set movies (lower nob hill) $80

For sale is a Samsung Bluray Disc Player plus: The Sopranos complete seasons 1through 5 Southpark complete seasons 3 and 4 House, MD complete season 1through 6 The Big Bang Theory Seasons 1 through 4 The Ultimate Bourne Collection (brand new) T [...]
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South Park Sums Up Sexism In Politics After Hillary Clinton's Devastating Loss: 'Women Can Be Anything Except For President'

This episode is going to be far too real, far too soon. On Wednesday, South Park began gearing up for its big election episode that night, and we have a feeling it's really going to hit home for everyone. Video: Watch Hillary's Heartbreakingly Powerful Concession Speech This season of the Comedy Central show has been staying up-to-date with the current social issues rocking our country, including the upsetting presidential battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump -- or, in South Park's wo...
Tags: Celebs, South Park, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Randy, Southpark


'South Park' Rewrites The National Anthem For Colin Kaepernick

Get ready, folks. “South Park” returns with 10-new episodes Wednesday night ― and just in case viewers were wondering whether the show would still tackle controversial issues in its 20th season, the sneak peak below gives a pretty good answer: Don’t sit this one out! #SouthPark returns this Wednesday on @ComedyCentral with 10 all-new episodes! #mnf pic.twitter.com/EqEKquuf0g— South Park (@SouthPark) September 13, 2016 The song above is in reference to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepe...
Tags: News, South Park, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Huffington Post, Rebecca Shapiro, Southpark


South Park Promo Trolls Colin Kaepernick Taking Stance Against The “Pigs” [Video]

Don’t sit this one out! #SouthPark returns this Wednesday on @ComedyCentral with 10 all-new episodes! #mnf pic.twitter.com/EqEKquuf0g — South Park (@SouthPark) September 13, 2016 Is this offensive or funny? I personally laughed… LMBAO!
Tags: Video, News, Entertainment, South Park, Colin Kaepernick, Viral Videos, Jazz, Southpark, Bolitics, One-Time


"Colin Kaepernick is great/Cops are pigs, cops are pigs/Wait, someone just took my stuff, I need to call the cops..."

A national anthem parody:Don’t sit this one out! #SouthPark returns this Wednesday on @ComedyCentral with 10 all-new episodes! #mnf pic.twitter.com/EqEKquuf0g— South Park (@SouthPark) September 13, 2016 You can watch the whole episode here on Wednesday. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, South Park, Police, Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, Kaepernick, Southpark, Ann Althouse