Wednesday, August 29, 2012

EpiCentre open for business during DNC, owners say

The EpiCentre uptown is trying to convince Charlotteans to visit, shop and dine there during next week's Democratic National Convention, despite heavy security restrictions that will be in place during the event.


The EpiCentre will be the broadcast site for several TV networks, including CNN and MSNBC. Some restaurants have also been rented out for private events. But much of the complex will be open, and, the owners say, open to the public.

From the EpiCentre: "The best form of transportation to access the EpiCentre is by vehicle. Fourth St. is the only road that offers parking access to the EpiCentre decks. Inside the parking deck, the only working elevator during the convention is in the Aloft Hotel, which will transport passengers to and from the EpiCentre main level and parking decks. The light rail will not travel to the EpiCentre the entire week of the DNC, as its last stop will be at Stonewall, near the Westin Hotel.
Security checkpoints are set up around the city. Only one checkpoint allows access to the EpiCentre, and is located on South Tryon St. and South College St. exit off I-277. The checkpoint is operational 24 hours a day from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Security screenings are required."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will keep all the Jersey Shore types away from the Epicentre for a week....Might have to check it out now..

Anonymous said...

Not going ANYWHERE NEAR the EpiCentre next week. And I recommend you all do the same. Find something else to do for a few days.

Anonymous said...

You are right. Jersey shore, twenty somethings, and people who don't seem to care that the businesses (well, night clubs/restaurants - all the same!) there are run by money launderes who pander drugs to their clientele. Look beneath the cover and you may be surprised at what you don't know.

A.J. said...

For all the talk about the Arizona immigraiton law. We will have to show our papers if we want to grab beer and wings,and catch a game at wildwings next Wedsneday night.

Anonymous said...

One of the newest businesses in the EpiCentre is going to the closed (Gold's Gym). While tight security, many people would like to use the gym they pay money for each month. Word is they are giving everyone free tanning for a month (hello skin cancer) and $25 to use in the store. But they are going to be closed for over a week - what a joke.

Anonymous said...

My plans are to be in another state so sorry, won't be anywhere near Charlotte and wouldn't be heading Uptown to the Epicentre if I were here.

The Squishy Monster said...

I would have assumed it would be closed so thanks for this info! ;)