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ABOUT US

A HISTORY THAT LEFT 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.”

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.

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.

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. 

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, Bank of America Stadium and the North Carolina mountains.  The project also included the addition of a new Billiards Room.

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 our first 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.

Today, the Charlotte City Club reflects the highest aspirations of its founders. It provides a very special place for members to come and enjoy their social and business activities, from quiet luncheon meetings and small intimate dinners to social occasions and large private events.

Mission

Charlotte City Club is an unparalleled private haven in the heart of Uptown. Our member community engages in fellowship, culture, sports, arts and entertainment to connect and share in life’s greatest moments.
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Vision

To provide thoughtful, personalized and gracious hospitality for the evolving needs of its members, their families and guests.
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Values

With unparalleled views of the city, Charlotte City Club is a respite in the heart of Center City. Created by city leaders and built upon the critical role of business in Charlotte’s growth and development, the Club remains an engaged, private community driven by the following core values:

  • Member-Centric Hospitality:

    Inspired by the best that Charlotte has to offer, Charlotte City Club is centered around a welcoming, personalized experience for its Members. The ideology of a Member-centric environment is evident throughout the Club, from warm greetings upon arrival to carefully cultivated experiences offered throughout the year.

  • Passion:

    Charlotte City Club is driven by a passion for the Charlotte community, for Members, and for its Team Members. It is that passion that creates a culture of camaraderie and excellence.

  • Timelessness:

    While deeply rooted in its business heritage, Charlotte City Club is committed to providing programming that transcends generations by instilling an atmosphere of enjoyable serenity while meeting the modern needs of its Members.

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect:

    The City Club is dedicated to cultivating diversity among its Members and Team Members reflective of the Charlotte community and beyond. That commitment is realized through acknowledgment, respect, celebration, and active inclusion in all aspects of the Club.

  • Innovation:

    From banking to civil rights to auto racing, Charlotte’s history is marked by the work of civic and business leaders who innovated to spur the growth and prosperity of the city. The City Club emulates the city’s commitment to reinvention by empowering its Member Leaders and Team Members to challenge the status quo and exceed the expectations of its membership.