In just 10 days, the few short blocks of Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood witnessed a Yelp takeover like no other: Yelp's Passport to NoDa! From March 8-17, Yelpers descended upon this funky 'hood and got to know the 30+ participating businesses a bit better…ok a lot better!
On March 8, the promo kicked off with an epic food truck rally, to the tune of 10 food trucks, 3 neighborhood locations and tons of new customers. When Yelpers weren't snacking, they were happy to check out the digs of the rally hosts: Birdsong Brewing, NoDa Brewing, Chop Shop, and The Dog Bar!
Just one day later, shopportunists got their fill during the shop crawl! Shoppers took in the great array of goods – everything from baubles, worldly goods, clothing, accessories and more! With seven shops on the docket, there was something for everyone!
On Saturday, March 10, more than 50 Yelpers hopped into their drinking pants and set out for the 'Stache Bash Bar Tour! With some help from the Party Pedaler, 'stache bashers hit up seven NoDa bars in just three hours. Mom would be so proud! And by the end of the evening, surely half of NoDa was 'stached.
But that's not all! 7 days of Passport still remained! On Sunday, the breweries hosted special tours and pints and Smelly Cat Coffee House hosted a pour over coffee & co-working event on Monday. We also hit up NoDa's most delicious eateries for a progressive dinner, checked out the local music scene at Evening Muse, caught a show at CAST, enjoyed locals' artistic endeavors at The All Arts Market and finished off the week with a empowering self defense class at Ultimate Gym!
Whew! What an action packed 10 days! It's a good thing Poprock Photography was on hand to snap photos from these NoDa escapades. You can check out all the pics on our Flickr page. Until next time, we'll see you in NoDa and on Yelp!
Yelp Charlotte Community Manager & Proud 'Stache Bash Participant