Charlotte Area Cars and Coffee - Uptown Charlotte
Mattie's Diner / NC Music Factory Uptown Village-Main Lot
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte NC 28206
Saturday April 6th, 2013
1st Saturday of every month!(weather permitting- rain date the 2nd Sat)
Hello All! This Saturday April 6th marks our 1 year anniversary at the NC Music factory! Wow how time flies when you are having fun. I am very appreciative of both the Factory's and Mattie's for their hospitality and generosity to the Charlotte car crazed community. We have found a home that we can continue to thrive and grow with here in Charlotte. The central location and easy access to major roads and highways has really expanded our reach in this area and for that we are extremely thankful!
This Saturday will prove to be a real car persons dream. Cars and Coffee will kick off first thing on Saturday morning and those that have it planned can head up to Concord to the Auto Fair that is spanning Thursday through Sunday. If you have not been before it is truly a gathering of gear heads with everything you can imagine. As the weather gets nicer I hope the crowds continue to grow, but at this pace our winter months at the NC Music Factory have drawn more cars and people than our peak in the summer at North Lake! It is fun to continue to meet new people from all over as well as to see what interesting and beautiful vehicles they pull up in. Please if you know friends and family that would enjoy this event and would like to bring their cherished rides out, please do. We are quickly filling the lot and by spring I expect us to crest the hill in the back of the lot. Come out and enjoy and continue to spread the word. We are getting more and more interesting vehicles from classics, to groups, to muscle and one off creations, keep them coming! Hope to see you Saturday!
Mattie's Diner was trilled to have us . They would ask that the parking spaces adjacent to the Diner in front and beside be reserved for some of Mattie's regular customers. Many drove up thinking that it was a private event and took off. Also please bare with the bathroom situation, the diner is small but will try to accommodate us the best that they can. If we need to there will be alternatives across the street at the Music Factory.
Many asked me if it was possible to reserve spaces for like makes and models and I would leave that up to the 'early bird get the worms'. You can organize as you see fit with particular makes and models, but as far as roping off before hand that is a bit hard due to the unknown size of a group or location desired. I would suggest that if you have a group that wants to park together that you designate a meet up spot close to the Music factory and ride in together, with 700+ spaces you should not have an issue. Last month it sort of fell together as such without much planning.
Mattie's Diner is a fantastic old school eatery that is located at the front of the property. Matt has made some slight changes to accommodate the size of our crowd so bare with them as they learn our needs. There will be coffee as expected, carry out baked items and sit down full breakfasts if you desire, the space is cozy so be prepared. The owner of NC Music Factory has graciously offered the use of this property and in order to respect the jester we need to do our part. Below are a few bylaws we have to follow in order to continue to use the facility. If we ware out our welcome here we are pretty much without options! I can not begin to tell you how much of a challenge it has been to relocate and find a new car friendly location!
Here are the very simple rules:
Absolutely no burnouts or horse play in the lot or the roads out front. It is irresponsible and safety is a huge concern for us. We trust your car is fast and you have unbelievable skills, there is no need to show us!
No vendors will be allowed to set up tables, booths or tents. As before you can hand out fliers if you wish but no signage or structures allowed.
The Uptown division of the Mecklenburg police department are well aware of our event and will patrol the area. Speeding and unlawful behavior will not be tolerated.
We need to leave the facilities better than we find them on each visit. NC Music Factory is letting us use this facility free of charge so we need to respect it There are trash cans throughout the property please do please do not litter.
Parking nearest to the Diner is reserved for regular restaurant patrons. We have the other 662 spaces!
That's it for now, very simple. Sometimes you don't know how good you have something until it is gone. I miss getting my monthly fix of beautiful machines and wonderful car crazy individuals. The weather looks great so far for Saturday morning, tell your friends, family, co- workers and neighbors to come out and enjoy. Looking forward to enjoying our wonderful new home for Charlotte cars and Coffee.
See you Saturday