that daylight savings time has passed and spring is in the air we are
pleased to say that the FreeMoreWest
5K and Kids Fun Run is almost here! Have you registered?
If not, there is still time! We have confirmed Roots Farm Food and The Roaming Fork food
and Olde Mecklenberg Brewing
and Triple C Brewing
the Post Race Festival.
would like to thank our sponsors: Charlotte Magazine, Harris Teeter,
Select Physical Therapy and Wesley Village Apartments for their support.
This inaugural event will be one to remember. Come out and
support your neighborhood!
gets Latin Flavor
miss the opening of the Latin
American Contemporary Art gallery
opening on 1429 Bryant Street on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00pm.
FreeMoreWest is proud to be home to Charlotte’s first gallery devoted
entirely to Latin American contemporary art. The first show will
feature Juan Dolhare
and will present compositions from two series of works, and observers
can enjoy wine and food.
In other news, word on the street is that Compare Foods
is opening their supermarket on Freedom late Spring/early Summer. Never
been in one? You’ll be blown away by their produce section.
Stay tuned for more development from the FreeMoreWest area!
Smith is no stranger to FreeMoreWest. His first memory of Freedom
Drive was from 1956 when his grandfather took him to see the new
Southern Electric Service Co, Inc. (SESCO) warehouse. Southern
Electric, established in 1911, built the warehouse due to space
limitations at its plant on W. Trade Street. The entire company
would relocate to the Freedom Drive location in 1964. Smith
joined the three-generation family business in 1968 and held many
positions within the company until it merged with Jenkins Electric Co.
Smith joined the Freedom Drive Task Force, which eventually became
FreeMoreWest Partners, in the early 90’s. He served as chairman in
2000-2001 and has been the Treasurer since 2003.
Before joining SESCO he attended Tri-State University in Indiana and
received his MBA from Queens University. After college he married
his high school sweetheart, Louise, in 1965. They have three
children and seven grandchildren. Smith is currently active at
Myers Park Presbyterian Church and many other charitable, civic and
Trey’s Fun Fact: When he joined
SESCO in 1968, the four major shopping
centers in Charlotte were Cotswold, Park Road, Charlottetown Mall
(Metropolitan today) and Freedom Village while SouthPark area was just
a cow pasture.
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