Hello, we are hoping to begin visiting the Charlotte area soon with plans to move in about a year from South Florida and wonder if anyone in Charlotte has comparable knowledge of both locales to suggest "secondary roads" to open a concept business. We won't be able to afford highest traffic arteries.
In South Florida its all pretty much a grid pattern. As for north and south travel, major higway and heavy arteries would be like I-95, US1 and US441, with N/S secondary roads (in Fort Lauderdale) like Andrews Avenue, which still gets into downtown fort Lauderdale, but is much less traveled. Its the Andrews Avenue kind of road we are thinking about. The kind of road people short cut on when traffic is backed up on the big roads.
Can anyone suggest smaller business artery roads on which we could try out a small drive-thru concept? "Word of mouth" would be our advertising instead of high exposure. Possibly something near a hospital, large center of pedestrian traffic like a school (not a mall), near a park and ride lot, etc.
Thanks for any suggestions.