In the late 1800s, this area was the booming, industrial heart of the city. Factories and mills lined the banks along the French Broad River, producing everything from fabric and flour to crackers and ice. Those businesses have long since faded away. But the district’s creative spirit never died.
Britton is a freelance writer who moved to Charlotte with his family in his early teens. He studied creative writing at Tulane University in New Orleans and received his masters in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia. He's written for a variety of music and entertainment magazines, including Radar Magazine and Mountain Xpress. He and his wife, Lizzie, live in their dream city of Asheville.