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The Charlotte City Club was originally founded in 1947 as a private members' club for people to meet and discuss business, and has since assembled a membership that attracts some of Charlotte's most interesting and successful men and women — a welcoming and diverse community of business-minded members who place a premium on camaraderie and fellowship.

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Uptown's Best Kept Secret A Place Where You Belong

Charlotte City Club is a private haven in the heart of uptown where busy people can make new friends, create new business opportunities, and enjoy the finer things in life in a relaxed, yet refined atmosphere. The Club is currently accepting a limited number of new members.

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Charlotte City Club arranges a wide variety of social and networking events, bringing members together over shared interests and experiences. The social calendar is thoughtfully organized to reflect the diverse interests of our members with events centering around culture, art, sports, professional enrichments, and, of course, food and drink.

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The only thing we overlook is the city… Weddings & Special Events bride and groom

Set 31 floors above Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte City Club's extraordinary setting captures breathtaking views and exudes a timeless elegance that inspires one-of-a-kind wedding celebrations. From intimate to extravagant, traditional to unexpected, our talented team has the expertise to bring your vision to life.

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January 10, 1947 Charlotte City Club came into being

The beginning of a legacy: The Charlotte City Club came into being on January 10, 1947. First envisioned in 1945 by Herbert H. Baxter, the mayor of Charlotte, who envisioned a "quiet place with attractive surroundings where meals would be served and members could get together to discuss business."

1962 Location, location

The first location of the City Club was on two floors above the Union National Bank, which was then on the corner of Fourth and Tryon Streets. In 1962, the Charlotte City Club was moved to the second and third floors of the Mutual Savings and Loan Association on the corner of Tryon Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Late 1980s Moving on up

In the late 1980s, discussions began concerning the relocation of the Club to the top two floors of the new Interstate Tower on the Square in the heart of uptown Charlotte. On November 29, 1990, the Club opened its elegant new surroundings with a formal Grand Opening Gala, and the members and their guests celebrated the dawning of an exciting new era for the Club.

2006 Renovations Begin

Based on the membership's direction, in 2006 the Club began construction on the Grill Room and major renovation of the Club. The Grill Room and renovations were completed in September of 2006.

2013 Renovations Complete

In 2013 membership indicated a desire for more casual dining, soft seating, a wine and coffee bar as well as billiards. In 2014 construction was completed on the "Hornets Nest" which provided casual dining, soft seating, a wine and coffee bar and outstanding views of the BB&T Ballpark (now Truist Ballpark), Bank of America Stadium and the North Carolina mountains. The project also included the addition of a new Billiards Room.

2020 Strategic Committee

In 2017, the Club formed a new Strategic Committee to create a three-year plan focused on the infrastructure and planning for the Club of the Future. Through the committee's work, the Club administered surveys and focus groups in 2018, followed by a Town Hall in January 2019. As a result of these efforts, the Club formed a Construction Committee to oversee the construction of a new Upper Club level, which concluded in November 2020. The project included more than $7 million in improvements, including the addition of 1140 sq ft of dining room space, the creation of a new Cigar Lounge with an outdoor cigar terrace, the addition of a Business Center, and an expanded Hornet's Nest bar. The new bar, with its panoramic view, seats 26 at the bar, and 40 more at surrounding tables.

Present Present

Today, the Charlotte City Club is thriving. We celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2023, seamlessly blending the Club's rich heritage with modern amenities. Embracing a member-centric approach, the Club focuses on creating a welcoming and personalized experience through curated social and business events, reflecting its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and innovation. Looking to the future, the Charlotte City Club aims to attract a new generation of members by balancing business and social cultures. Engaging in a new strategic vision in 2024, that encompasses a member-value proposition and enhances our presence in our Uptown community - By fostering an environment where business and social life converge, the Club is poised to remain a vital hub for Charlotte's dynamic community as we move towards our Centennial.

January 10, 1947
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