ShamROCKED At The Caswell Curse
What a fun weekend spent here in Charlotte, NC. It was the annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl and I spent it at Caswell Station (aka the old Kennedy's). We love this spot, as Uptown Charlotte has just gotten out of control with crawlers. It has recently been renovated with a huge patio and for the day, they called it Kennedy's. Lots of great memories there.
My day started way later than usual. I had to do "adult stuff"....ie. have a refrigerator delivered. Fun fun, let me tell ya. I live on the top floor of my building and my staircase is not very friendly. My friends have stated to not call them if I ever decide to move. Thanks guys!
I finally made it out to see the crew (who started shamrocking at 11am). I was greeted with green beer and tequila shots. Good times. I stuck around long enough to see the Tennessee game, which didn't go as planned, but that's why they call it March Madness.
So, what is the story of the former farmhouse at 366 Caswell that has been nicknamed the Caswell Curse? The nickname comes from the numerous failed resturants and bars over the years. As I mentioned, it was Kennedy's prior to Caswell Station, and before that it was the second home to Dilworth's Ed's Tavern (very short lived - maybe 9 months); before that it was Nolia and a few others places (Ethan's, Pearls and Solera). I love going in this old house. I always wonder what all has taken place in those four walls.
The Elizabeth neighborhood is said to be one of the most haunted neighborhoods in Charlotte. The house is reported to be haunted by ghosts who open and close doors, tinkers with the radio, or even show up in the restrooms after the bar is closed. I was given a tour of the upstairs, which is currently not open. It definitely had a weird energy. I don't know if it was because it was so quiet compared to the rest of the house or what? I am not done with this story....there is more to it and I am going to keep digging. Stay tuned.....