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Experience Our Entertainment & Shopping

Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles Coliseum attract thousands of people to shows, sporting events, and special events every year – including being home to the Charlotte Checkers AHL hockey team.

CharlotteEAST’s assortment of shopping centers and the wide variety of shops and international stores along the area’s major corridors draw customers from around the city and testify to the area’s cultural diversity. Whether you want distinctive clothing, sporting goods, shoes, Chinese cookware, or home improvement accessories, they’re all here.

Experience Our History

Early records show that settlers traveling to South Carolina from Salisbury frequently turned southeast from the Great Wagon Road (Tryon Street) onto an Indian path that became a road called Potter Road. It led directly into the South Carolina Low Country and to Charleston, instead of veering southwest through the small village of Charlotte.

The road was also a primary route for early settlers like Hezekiah Alexander who traveled to the larger town of Salisbury for supplies.

The oldest house in the county — the Hezekiah Alexander House — sits near the intersection of Shamrock Drive and Eastway Drive. You can see the home and learn more about Charlotte’s days of yore by visiting the Charlotte Museum of History.

Not far away are the Historic Sugar Creek Church and Historic Rosedale Plantation.

CharlotteEAST is proud of its rich and colorful history – and eagerly looks forward to an even better future!


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