– Some are calling for higher design standards for new construction in the North Tryon corridor. Think more active street-level space and less boring vinyl-like siding. One developer pointed to South End as being “somewhat generic.”

“It’s all very nice, but I think we’ll look back and say, ‘Oh, that was built between 2013 and 2016,’” Daniel Levine told the Observer.

– Dilworth’s The Wine Shop — where Katie recently found wine on tap — is moving to a new location on Morehead Street. It will close Oct. 31 and reopen next to Dilworth Neighborhood Grille Nov. 9.

– A bike route down the Independence/Monroe corridor? It’s in the early planning stages and was the focus of a public meeting Tuesday night at Ovens Auditorium. The plan would link a string of neighborhood streets and greenways that would connect southeast Charlotte to uptown. Learn more here.

– The Charlotte Hornets’ basketball season starts tonight. Observer columnist Scott Fowler says the team should be better than last year, but don’t necessarily expect the playoffs.

– Charlotte mayoral candidates Edwin Peacock and Jennifer Roberts sparred over the county’s botched 2011 property revaluation and the City Council’s anti-discrimination ordinance in the final scheduled debate before the Nov. 3 election.

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