Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Imperial Black

Imperial Black, an e-commerce specialty clothier for sartorial travel has set up an office in FreeMoreWest at 720 S. Summit Ave. They are in the 2,300 sq. ft. spot previously occupied by Mountain Khakis before they moved their corporate headquarters to the Grinnell Waterworks building. Imperial Black was recently named one of three Charlotte startups to watch in 2014 by the Charlotte Business Journal, who profiled the company back in November here. Their upscale goods appeal to the most interesting men in the world.

Orleans Homes

We also welcome Orleans Homes who is planning to move their Charlotte design center into the 8,416 sq. ft. space at 1410 W. Morehead (also the home of Savor and Yoga for Life). Orleans has operated in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for 94 years and in October of 2000 began operations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia through the acquisition of a privately-held residential homebuilder. Homebuyers will now come to FreeMoreWest to make their selections.

Event Reminders

Winter Drop In

We know you are all sick of the word winter...but join your friends and neighbors at the annual FreeMoreWest Winter Drop-In on Tuesday, February 25th at the Wesley Village Apartments Clubhouse from 5:00- 7:30 PM.

Catch up on community happenings and hear what Ryan Homes is planning for their Bryant Park development - the area's largest new home development. Tuesday nights are great for enjoying free food and drinks from new FMW neighbor, Uptown Catering and locally roasted coffee from our very own Enderly Coffee. We hope to see you there!

5k On The Greenway

Don't miss out on the early bird rate! Registration is officially open for the 2nd Annual FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway! This year's event will take place Friday night, April 18, 2014. We have a new course that's faster, fewer turns and more on the greenway!

Early bird registrants can participate for just $20 until March 1st! Register today!

Member Profile

Charlotte West Rotary

One of FreeMoreWest's Gold members,Charlotte West Rotary Club has been an active part of the West Charlotte community for over 50 years. They are active in education through their annual scholarship grant named for Avery C. Wallen at West Mecklenburg High School. They also find new ways to get involved like sponsoring a "Rotary Exchange student" from Westl Mecklenburg and bringing the Novant Community Care truck to Bruns Academy Elementary School. Their signature event of the year is the annual TOSSIN' FOR TYKES Cornhole Tournament on Saturday June 7.

Marty White is the current president of Charlotte West Rotary and is a partner with Johnston, Allison & Hord P.A., on East Morehead Street that has celebrated over 100 years of service to the Charlotte community.

Professionally, Marty specializes in complex civil litigation. Business North Carolina magazine has repeatedly recognized Marty as a "Legal Elite" in North Carolina. And, since 2009, Marty has been named a "Super Lawyer" by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. Just this year, Marty was honored as one of the "Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina". Prior to joining Johnston, Allison & Hord, Marty served as a Lieutenant in the Navy JAG Corps. During his time of service to his country, Marty received the Navy Commendation Medal and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. After serving his country, Marty settled in Charlotte with his wife Heather and is now the proud (and brave?) father of four. Thank you Marty for your leadership in our community!

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FMW Members

Gold Sponsors

First Citizens Bank

City of Charlotte Goodwill
Dunkin' Donuts

Savor Atypic

Powderly CPA
Ryan Homes
Morehead West Apartments

Charlotte West Rotary
Silver Sponsors

Apple Auto Sales
Benbrooke Partners, LLC
Charlotte School of Law
E.C. Griffith Company
E. F. Lombardi
Harris Teeter
Providence Commercial
Southern Apartment Group
Wesley Heights Neighborhood Assoc.
Wesley Village Apartments
Yellow Duck Marketing

Bronze Sponsors

BB+M Architecture
Browder Group Real Estate, LLC
Chatham Properties Inc.
Charlotte Works
Dandy Drycleaners
Enderly Coffee
Gardenia Restaurant

Grinnell Water Works Building

Health Management Group, LLC
Latin American Contemporary
Art Projects

M&J Equities

Neighboring Concepts

Open Kitchen
Picante Mexican Grill


Site Solutions
State Farm Agent Happy Mullen
The Management Office
Wadsworth Estate
Wells Fargo


Charlotte Business Resources

BB+M Architecture



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