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Warmer weather is on its way — it’s time to enjoy the fresh air and prep for spring + summer gatherings, both indoor and outdoor. | Photos provided by Wayfair
Recently moved or using spring cleaning as an excuse to finally finish off that one room you just haven’t gotten around to? If either of these are you, or you’ve just had your eye on a big piece of furniture or new kitchen appliance for a while, your time has come.

Wayfair’s biggest sale of the year is back, but, like most good things, it’s not here for long — Way Day kicked off yesterday and ends tonight at midnight PST.

We did some shopping ourselves and are sharing our favorite deals below for inspo. Happy shopping, CLT.

What we’re eyeing

Shop and save up to 80% on everything from faucets to furniture, plus cookware and bakeware, mattresses, outdoor furniture, and more with thousands of sitewide discounts, limited-time flash deals, and — our favorite perk — free shipping on everything.

The deets on discounts

Shopping for a specific category? With savings ranging, here’s a breakdown of some of the discounted categories we’re pulling from to spruce up our space:
 
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What are you shopping for this season?

A. Outdoor furniture
B. Kitchen products and appliances (think: Le Creuset, Cuisinart, and KitchenAid)
C. Table + drinkware for entertaining
D. Home décor
 
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Monday, May 6
  • Wells Fargo Championship | Monday, May 6 | 9 a.m. | Quail Hollow Club, 3700 Gleneagles Rd., Charlotte | $80-$425 | Watch golfers during the first day of the prestigious annual tournament at Quail Hollow.
  • Bark Fest! | Monday, May 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville | Free | Bring your pups to this event highlighting local dog-friendly businesses.
  • Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: We Who Wrestle with God Tour | Monday, May 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte | $43-$113.50 | The best-selling author will discuss his latest book and rules for life.
Tuesday, May 7
  • Free Charlotte Elite Rockstar Connect Networking Event | Tuesday, May 7 | 6-8 p.m. | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery & Biergarten, 4150 Yancey Rd., Charlotte | Free | Build connections with fellow professionals from across the Queen City.
  • Hadestown | Tuesday, May 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Belk Theatre, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte | $30 | Experience how music can change your fate during this award-winning musical.
Wednesday, May 8
  • Yoga at Sycamore Taproom | Wednesday, May 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Sycamore Brewing, 2151 Hawkins St., Charlotte | Cost of purchase | Stretch your body, relax your mind, + breathe while enjoy a brew.
  • Employees Only Bar Takeover at DTR SouthPark | Wednesday, May 8 | 6-10 p.m. | DTR SouthPark, 4905 Ashley Park Ln., Ste. J, Charlotte | Cost of purchase | One of the Worlds 50 Best Bars takes over Dilworth Tasting Room with delicious cocktails.
  • Galen Deery “Echos of Ecstasy Tour” | Wednesday, May 8 | 7 p.m. | Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St., Charlotte | $15-$17 | Dance to “Gone with the Wind” as the singer-songwriter takes the stage.
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News Notes
 
Traffic
  • Expect delays near Bojangles Coliseum this morning. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. for Deputy US Marshal Thomas Weeks, Jr., one of four law enforcement officers killed while serving a warrant in east Charlotte on April 29. (WCNC)
Biz
  • A new training center is in the works for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co. The company is building a 28,000-sqft building in Myers Park and will have a dozen full-time employees. (Charlotte Business Journal)
Development
  • A new hospital is in the design phase for Lancaster. The Medical University of South Carolina will open a medical office building in late 2027. It’s expected to have surgery beds, intensive care, cardiac services, and more. (Rock Hill Herald)
Trending
  • Golfers Colin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele are among the athletes teeing off at the Wells Fargo Championship this week. 70 players will be at Quail Hollow Club for the annual event. The tournament begins today and ends Sunday, May 12. (WCNC)
Open
  • The original Midwood Smokehouse reopened. The restaurant at 1401 Central Ave. temporarily closed for renovations. Expect a new tortilla maker for new Tex-Mex menu items, a more spacious layout, and a private dining room. (Charlotte Business Journal)
Eat
  • A Belmont restaurant expanded into Charlotte. The Everyday Market’s second location is open at 3541 Dewitt Ln. and is helmed by Chef Majid Amoorpour of Bistro La Bon. (WSOC)
Coming Soon
  • The Metropolitan is getting a new tenant. Mimosa Nail Bar will open a location at 1111 Metropolitan Ave. The building recently welcomed The Accidental Baker and Lost Worlds Brewing.
Plan Ahead
  • Ramsey Creek will host the Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Saturday, May 11. The annual event celebrates the culture and traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The festival is free to attend.
Sports
  • The Canes are back on the ice, vying for the Stanley Cup. Can they hold the Rangers off? Go beyond the scoreboard for the biggest stories on the Carolina Hurricanes with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
     
     
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    🌮 The art of tacos
    Yellow-colored tables below a dark window with the words "Picasso Taqueria" on them.
    Picasso Taqueria is located within Merino Mill at 500 S. Main St., Mooresville. | Photo provided by Merino Mill
    Inspired by Spain and a love for Pablo Picasso’s art, a new taqueria is now in the soft-opening phase at Merino Mill in Mooresville.

    Restaurateur and mill owner Michal Bay says this latest venture takes him back to his teenage years. “When I was 18, a friend from school invited me to her family’s beautiful home in Madrid. Her parents had four paintings by Picasso on loan from a gallery. It was the first time I had seen a Picasso. I fell in love with his artwork and started to read all I could about him. I spent other summers in Spain and even then, I hoped one day to start a business inspired by him.”

    Thus, Picasso Taqueria was born and now joins sister restaurants Aliño Pizzeria and The Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden at 500 S. Main St. in Mooresville.

    Let’s talk food. Expect a variety of tacos on the menu featuring pulled pork, fried chicken, shrimp, and a black bean crumble. Editor’s note: Try the black bean crumble taco, you won’t regret it.
     
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    Last week, we asked what the most wonderful time to explore Charlotte is...

    39% — Fall
    22% — All of them
    22% — Spring
    26% — Summer

    This editor also loves to explore in the fall. The changing leaves “leaf” me with a desire to drive to the mountains for the weekend. However, Charlotte has a lot going on in the summertime.
     
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    The Wrap
     
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    I hope everyone who attended Lovin’ Life had a wonderful time filled with longlasting memories. The festival sold out of tickets on the first day. I’m excited to see what’s next for our future as a music city.
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