Didja Know : July / August 2015

Written by Ellen Gurley

July / August 2015

Didja Know?Charlotte has gotten another new brewery.  Go have a taste from Wooden Robot Brewery at 1440 S.Tryon Street, Suite #110.

Local illustrator, Dustin Harbin, is still “shipping out a bunch of sketched-in copies of” his “new book DIARY COMICS and” his “old book BEHOLD! THE DINOSAURS! Those and “a bunch of other stuff“ are available at

There’s a cigar being rolled in Statesville.  Afficiandos, have a try.

The Hawthornes are a band based out of Charlotte.  They recently released their debut CD entitled “More than Eyes Can See”.  Give them a listen at .

Local has begun his own blog at .  Check it out.

Justin Cross is a songwriter from the area.  His signature indie-electronic sound can be heard on his recently released EP. (a home brew supply store) just had their brick and mortar grand opening in June (3611 Tryclan Drive) and (another brew supply spot) has moved from it’s Independence Boulevard location to 1640 Sardis Road North (Suite 120).  Get your goods. will be moving from it’s current location on 7th Street to Eastway Drive on September 1st.

Chris Sanchez, who has recently released a CD, says his next release will be digital and vinyl.  Keep up with him at

The will be leaving their location on Bland Street at the end of July.  We promise to let you know when they nail down a new spot.

Local TV show host (WCCB) Chef Troy Gagliardo has published his own cookbook : Psuedo Southern.  Get yours:

American Beauty Garden Center just moved from it’s Central Avenue location to 4400 A/B Independence Boulevard.  So see their new spot.

Charlotte’s Rissi Palmer has a new album out.  Listen to it at: or just celebrated it’s grand opening and it is amazing. I’ve never seen so many vegetables and tattoos in the same place before  Go see them at 711 E. 36th Street EVERY Saturday from 8am to noon.

Charlotte will get it’s first distillery in August. will be making vodka, gin, whiskey and more.  Look forward to see you all there.

ellen-75   Ellen Gurley
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