There are certain trailblazing people, businesses and organizations that have been keeping the creative pilot light burning in Charlotte for decades. We’re passionate about celebrating them, especially since the “newbies” often get a majority of the attention in a fast-growing city like ours. Check out the creatives who laid the foundation for the rest of us.

Ratcliffe’s Flowers at The Green

Back in 1917, Louis Ratcliffe started a floral business, appropriately named Ratcliffe’s Flowers, at 431 South Tryon Street. The business operated until 1989 when Carpe Diem moved into that location (… read more »

Carriage Fine Dry Cleaning

If there’s one thing we know over here, it’s how to mind our Biscuits … two of them per week, to be exact. Biscuit making is definitely a labor of love, but always worth it, especially now that we k… read more »

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The last time you whizzed down Morehead on your way to Rhino Market or Town Brewing, did you notice that the incredible art deco building across the street at 1401-09 West Morehead Street? The buildin… read more »

Coca-Cola Mural

It’s exciting to see murals popping up all over the Queen City, but some have been around for a long time — like this Coca-Cola painted ad that’s graced this building at 6th and N. Graham Street for… read more »

The Biscuit CLT Podcast: James Bazelle of Mert’s

The “new” isn’t hard to find in Charlotte. In fact, it’s a job just keeping up with all the doors opening every day in the Queen City. That’s wonderful, but it can also distract us from the businesses… read more »

The Truth About the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

After decades of debate from scholars, patriots, and Charlotteans about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, The Biscuit is putting the balderdash to bed. On this, the 244th anniversary of the… read more »

27 Years Later … We’re Still Stuck on Grandmama

She bounded onto the Charlotte scene in all her 90s splendor — a blur of horn-rimmed glasses and gray — and slammed dunked our hearts. Her name was Grandmama. The Queen City adorned her. But, by 199… read more »