During the community meetings for the Charlotte Avenue Detailed Corridor Design Plan (DCDP), there was a strong contingent that felt activating the historic row of buildings fronting Richland Park was the key to revitalizing the entire district. While not much has changed since those meetings took place – save for the Mrs. Winners getting a Church's Chicken make over – there are signs that the tide may finally be turning.
One sign of that progress is a new yoga studio going in place of the former Chef Mart location, which sits at the corner of Charlotte and 50th Avenues. It's businesses like this that will spurn activity and hopefully open people's eyes to the potential this stretch of Charlotte holds.