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Apparently they had some issues back in 2008, but since I moved in Summer of 2012 this place has been great. The original office staff and current staff have all been helpful and friendly. They can get busy in the afternoons answering phones and doing tours, so I wish they had a second person on duty, however it is a small complex right now and you usually don't have to wait more than 10-15 mins for someone to return. I assume when the approx. 100 new units are finished they may increase the staff.Maintenance has always been very friendly, helpful, respectful, and seem to enjoy helping residents from everything like bringing a ladder to change high light bulbs, wiring light switches (with help of a contractor), fixing disposals, and unclogging sinks.The complex has put in a lot of money to improve landscaping lately and it looks really good. One complaint is for a few pet stations with bags since some owners don't pick up after their animals, and this might help. A second recycle bin near the mailboxes for junk mail would keep the walkway cleaner. Lastly the complex doesn't have package mailboxes like some complexes so you can only get packages when the office is open.The pool has been recently re-sealed and is usually clean and not crowded. The rooftop patios are awesome even if they do close early at nights for noise levels affecting the nearby units.Many nights I come in at 2-3am and last year only 1-2 spots in the whole complex would be open and residents would sometimes have to park in handicap and loading spaces. This hasn't been a problem lately and is likely due to less visitor passes being issued. At one point management said tow trucks patrol the lot at least 2-3 times a night however I have only seen one a handful of times. Visitors without a temp pass MUST park on the public side streets which is a big pain since that side of the complex does not have a call box (it really needs one). Hopefully the expansion will including some parking upgrades for the increase in visitors competing over the street parking.I have experienced a 2br and 1 br mill unit (the two older brick buildings on site) and the decor is great, noise levels are very low, and residents are generally respectful, friendly, and private.After 9 months, I transferred to a 1br unit on a new 12 month lease and the fee was reasonable ($200 in March '13) to switch over my lease instead of the 1.5x monthly rent that some complexes charge.The area north of the complex is a poorer area, but you wouldn't know it other than the occasional homeless/low income person walking past the complex during the day on the public streets which are separated by a fence from the complex. I have heard of only 3 minor incidents occurring in my year here bring, 2 car break-ins on the side street, and 1 purse theft (unsure if out of a car or off a person). The complex quickly sent out alert emails and held one Q&A session with a CMPD officer at the complex for residents. Multiple law enforcement personnel live in the complex and cameras with night capability are installed on exteriors.Prices, floorplans, and availability are all accessible on the compex website. A handful of garages are available for any resident to rent if unoccupied.
I debated on the 5th star, but you know what? The Manager asked me if there I was anything he should change and I told him "Please don't change a thing, you can only mess it up". Concerning the commentary about how it looks from the outside: Don't judge a book by it's cover. Yeah, it has some "Mafia hideout place to bring your mistress maybe it's really a strip club" look to it - but if you haven't figured it out by now, that IS part of the charm and the appeal. One reviewer here thinks none of the clientele are locals. Perhaps he is clairvoyant, but I don't think it is possible to make such a claim.Pricey? Not really. Making comparisons to Outback? You should probably stick with Outback.To start - our waitress (also the bartender) Hillary made me one of the better Old Fashioneds with Dark Rum I've had. She left out the orange but it was still pretty great. Now she knows she has Myers on hand, too. We had "the cheese" but with Panini bread instead of crackers. Sounds silly, I know. I thought the cheese was to die for, and the danger here is eating too much of it. Next time I will eat the cheese with a spoon when no one is looking. The bread is crazy good, too. There is a reason they bring this out to your table when you are seated - it's tastes really good.We also had Salad with Blue Cheese, Shrimp Scampi (prepared perfectly), Trout (perfect), Ribeye (it was hard to resist licking my plate in public when it was gone), Creamed Spinach (awesome) and Mushrooms. (I love mushrooms, but these are prepared in a wine sauce, wheras I am more of a garlic butter fan).We had a hard time choosing a bottle of wine, but we described what we were looking for and another waiter made a recommendation - it was spot on. I think it may be crowded on Mon and Thurs for half-priced wine nights, so remember you probably need a reservation any night of the week. When we were leaving a van full of seniors showed up with no reservations. The Manager was trying to accommodate, and I hope they were able to work it out but...trust me, make a reservation.We had to skip the dessert this time, but it was tempting.We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, and sincerely hope it doesn't change a bit. We are new fans and cannot wait to go back. To anyone who didn't like it, you should probably stick with chain restaurants.
After having Bask on my “Restaurants To Try” List for almost a year, I was so very excited to dine there before a Friday Live! concert in the Fountain Plaza area of NC Music Factory. We parked for free in the large lot behind Mattie’s Diner and took a quick walk over to Bask for our 6:00 reservation. Surprisingly, it wasn’t crowded at all and we were seated immediately. The server was patient and helpful with our collective drink order indecision. Since I was so excited about eating at Bask, I knew exactly what I was going to order from much time spent on their website (The menu loads sideways, by the way. Annoying.): Butternut Squash Fritters were going to be the main part of my meal. Alas, they did not have them. I was told they wouldn’t be ready for another hour. Blink. Blink. Seriously?Devastated, I ordered the Butternut Squash Soup (creamy and flavorful), and the Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese Fondue (Also yum.). The Pork Belly Wontons sounded better than they were – there was something about the wonton that made them taste cheap. The Mac and Cheese was outstanding, and my dinner companions raved about their choices (Sweet Burger and Cordon Blue Sandwich). Skip the side of veggies. They are nothing special. Overall, it was good, but I’m still bummed about those Butternut Squash Fritters. Tip: If you are heading to a Friday Live! show after supper, make sure to ask for complimentary a Booze Bracelet from the restaurant. Otherwise you will have to pay for them outside in order to buy beer from the outside bars.
The rent here is extremely affordable. The units are on the small side. The one bedrooms are meant for two people max. It is more than enough for me as a single man. I have had some issues inside my unit and have NEVER been asked to pay a fee for having the issue resolved. Now on the other hand if someone failed to do what they are supposed to do in winter and a pipe burst as a result...I fail to see why the complex should be the burden of the cost of the repair.The office staff are polite and courteous. Most maintenance requests are handles the same day..I have never had to wait beyond the next day. If you are looking to live with the Mercedes and Beamer driving Muffy, Buffy and Chips of the world this is not the place for you. The tenants are mostly working people. The complex is safe. I rarely lock my car and have never had an issue.The place had a really bad rap about five or six years back..but the new owner Katrina has done an awesome job of turning that around. Your air conditioner is a wall unit. Your heat is forced air. I thought that was going to be an issue until I saw my electric bill. Cool thing about the air and heat is I only have to heat or cool the room I am in. I pay about 50 bucks for electric spring and fall and about 60 summer and winter.All in all I would highly recommend this place..It is definitely worth a look.
300 East is a Dilworth mainstay for good reason. The food is excellent and affordable, and the service is top-notch. Whether it is date night, lunch with the ladies, or a baby shower (It was all adults … it really isn’t a great place for kids.) like the one that was given for me there a few years ago, 300 East is a favorite of mine. Get anything on the menu; it is all good. My favorites include the Sweet Potato Ravioli, Fall Salad, Black Bean and Green Chile Chicken Tortilla, and whatever the special is that day. Get the Housemade Pimento Cheese as an app while you are at it. This piece of advice comes from a girl who doesn’t even like Pimento Cheese, so you know it is good stuff.When you head to the restrooms, look carefully and you’ll notice the cheeky sense of humor that defines the coziness of the place on the bathroom doors. Look extra carefully if you have imbibed their signature Wong cocktail. It goes down (too) easily, and they are so strong that patrons are limited to two per sitting. They are extra accommodating at 300 East of those who are eating gluten-free, and the patio out front is a garden oasis on busy East Boulevard. Because the food, service and atmosphere are so delicious, be sure to make a reservation or be prepared to wait a bit during busy times. It’s worth it.
I always have a great time at Mez. The service is good, the people watching is above average, and the drinks are cold. The food is good, bordering on okay. Though I think it is good and has a beautiful presentation, I never think much else of it, and have a hard time remembering what I had or making recommendations even the day after. It just isn’t that memorable. However, the vibe is one of the coolest Charlotte has to offer in that it is sleek, trendy and still somehow welcoming. The soft benches and couches in the bar area are alluring and the space easily accommodates a bunch of middle aged white women doing the “Woo Girl” dancing in a circle together thing after a few cocktails. So for the drinks, the vibe, the scene: Yes. For the food as far as a source of fuel and medium level flavor: Yes. Is it a foodie mecca: No. Enjoy it for what it is by putting on your cute dress and expecting to see some proudly muscle bound guys sporting an abundance of hair product, and get your groove on with some adult beverages in the bar.
This was a wonderful place to live until new owners (Cortland) took over. The original staff is awesome, My lease renewal price was jacked up (and only approved for 6 mths), while living among the chaos of reconstruction is not pleasant. I originally received many mixed messages about my options when letters were sent out about construction. The parking was a nightmare but they worked with me on that. The containers and construction dumpsters make it unsafe when getting home late at night because you cannot see your surroundings. The woman in charge told me that I shouldn't live in fear. Seriously? I don't live in fear, I just have common sense. On Memorial Day, they were cutting and grinding trees down by the pool. It was so loud sitting by the pool, we had to come in, the joy of relaxing by the pool was gone. Sadly, I once called this my home, now I cannot wait to leave.
I have lived here for about 9 months now and I have really enjoyed it thus far!! My room is a good size, the furniture is nice and included, amenities are awesome and the staff has always been super helpful. Amenities include a 24/7 gym (which rocks bc I love working out at night), pool, volleyball court, game room, tanning (also rocks), printing, etc. Everything is included except for electricity but they're including that next year!! They have stuff going on in the office once in a while where they give out food or swag or other little free things which is another perk! Only complaint is kitchen size/appliances but it works. Love having a balcony also and being close to campus is sooo nice because it saves you like $500 on a parking pass. I can get to Fretwell in about 7 minutes where as if I had to find a place to park it would take way longer.
We moved in to Sharon Crossing Apartments and stayed for over an year between 2015-2016. The stay was pleasant. The neighbors are quiet and it’s nice and safe. My family enjoyed playing in the grounds/pool- frequented by the birds (this complex is next to the lake and has quite a few trees). Maintenance issues are met with and solved quickly by the staff who live on campus. The staff are always pretty friendly and courteous; yet professional. On the whole the apartment complex is very well maintained- thanks to Debra and Paula who work seamlessly to provide support to all of us. It was by chance that we came across Sharon Crossing- but when we saw the area, the landscaping and met the staff; we were convinced we wanted to stay here. This was the reason why we have recommended Sharon Crossing at our work place. Its am awesome place to stay.
Great people in the office. Anytime something has needed repair, they are always friendly, & the work is done quickly. The apts. are old, therefore, no dishwasher, disposal, small oven/stove and limited elec. outlets. However, it meets my needs and the location is great for my work. I just hope they don't try to capitalize on the "Southend" trend, and try to escalate the rent much further. Management is quick to notify tenants when we have a surge in break-ins, be it apts. or vehicles. Again, they are fine, as long as Marsh doesn't try to price them as if they are Colonial Reserve or The Silo's. They are quite bare bones with no amenities. But again, I will say the office staff has always been welcoming, friendly & helpful to me.