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Camp North End: creativity, inspiration and innovation in Charlotte, N.C.

As I walked up the steps of the industrial Boileryard to enter Camp North End, I had no idea what to expect.

My Saturday goal was to find the best view of the Charlotte, N.C. skyline. What I found is a place with rich history – now a hub of inspiration in the form of an eclectic millennial playground.

In 1924, this site was the home to Henry Ford’s Model T assembly line. Later it became a center for U.S. Army missile production. Then Eckerd pharmacy (remember those guys?) bought the place for storage.

In 2017, the largest group of historic buildings in Charlotte, N.C. was opened to the public. Adding to the eccentric history, Camp North End opened its doors to creators and innovators.

Filled with a foosball table, cornhole, lights, graffiti and lots of seating areas, Camp North End invites creatives to stay a while. Not to mention they have one of the best views of the Charlotte skyline.

Some of the tenants that fill the buildings are Alchemy: The Workshop, a hair studio, HEX Coffee, home of one of the best lattes on tap, and Love146, an organization devoted to preventing child trafficking and exploitation.

Want to visit Camp North End? Click here for information on their food truck lunch events, Friday night outings in the Boileryard and their morning markets. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Charlotte people, you gotta check this out. All you other people, start planning the road trip.



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