Taste of FreeMore a Success!

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Thanks for your support, FreeMoreWest! As many of you are aware, the second annual Taste of FreeMore went off without a hitch and was enjoyed on a beautiful, sunny (and HOT) day by many of our neighbors, family and friends from around the Queen City- two and four-legged.

Last year was a huge success, but this year was an illustrious moment for the Westside community as we proudly displayed our one-of-a-kind food, brews and live entertainment like never before.

The event ran smoothly and guests were able to easily make their way through ticket, concession and face painting lines.The music was rockin', the art tent was buzzing with activity thanks to LACA, ArtSi and Cheap Joes and the Dunkin Donuts donut-eating contest was a great addition to the schedule of events.

Congratulations to Daniel Morbitzer for taking home the $250 grand prize- edging out his competition by eating 11 donuts in 2 minutes!

We've received rave reviews, retweets and pictures from those that attended the event and we'd like to thank you- FreeMoreWest residents- for supporting our community and events.

Let us know what you thought about this year's event by taking our short, 5 minute survey.

Area Revitalization

Mosaic Village

Simonini Group and Ryan Homes are joining forces to further the revitalization of the FreeMoreWest community. The partners have recently broken ground on a major residential development - just off of West Morehead Street on Millerton Avenue in Historic Camp Greene- that may encourage young families to settle into our up-and-coming, tight-knit community.

Plans call for the construction of 251 units - mostly townhomes- spanning 30 acres in the historic Camp Greene community of West Charlotte. Approximately 20% of the total units will be single-family, detached homes. Price point has not yet been determined or disclosed.

Simonini builders has started land development and has also been selected to carry out infrastructure, monument entrance and amenity construction. The Bryant Park community will feature a beautiful park with a gazebo, outdoor grilling station, children's playground and park.

All phases of construction are projected to conclude over the next three to four years.

FreeMoreWest Member News

Mosaic Village

On Thursday, Oct. 24, The City of Charlotte honored several neighborhood residents, merchant associations and neighborhood associations at the first annual Neighborhood Leadership Awards Ceremony that took place at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.

Chris Wannamaker, Chair of the FreeMoreWest Partners, won the Community Ambassador Award, which recognizes an individual resident or an association that operates as a primary liaison between the city of Charlotte and their respective community. The recipient of this award demonstrates excellence in communication by informing the City of community capital improvement projects while also obtaining critical information to share with their neighbors. This was the most competitive category, with over 20 viable candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Chris on the award- we truly appreciate your hard work over the many years and the time it takes away from Providence Commercial!

To learn more about the Neighborhood Leadership Awards Ceremony, award categories or event information, visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Engagement page.

Mosaic Village

Southern Apartment Group, a recent FreeMoreWest member moved its corporate headquarters to the Grinnell Waterworks building.

"We are thrilled to be in such a historic building located in this growing and revitalized neighborhood," said Lindsey McAlpine, managing partner at Southern Apartment Group. "We feel at home in this unique, creative workspace..."

The company is currently co-developing Crescent Dilworth apartments and University House Charlotte, and has a large parcel at West Morehead and Summit currently in planning stages. Please welcome them to the area!

If you have news items or ads you would like included in a newsletter, please email julianne@yellowduckmarketing.com


FMW Members

Gold Sponsors

First Citizens Bank

City of Charlotte Goodwill

First Citizens Bank

Savor Atypic

Powderly CPA

The Management Office

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
Gardenia Restaurant

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
Wadsworth Estate
Wells Fargo


Dandy Cleaners 20% Off

Nieghboring Concepts

State Farm Happy Mullen

State Farm Happy Mullen


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