Center City Applications
There are several methods you can use to present your information, products or services to the public in Center City. This includes displaying posters or banners, holding public gatherings, operating as a vendor on Tryon Street. You’ll need to submit an application to Center City Partners for approval either by email or fax to 704.342.1233.
Tryon Street Transit Kiosk Posters
Kiosk space is available in numerous kiosks along Tryon St in the Center City. Kiosk space is assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, based on availability.
Banner space is available on 5 overstreet passes in the Center City, and on light poles along Tryon Street. Banner space is assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, based on availability.
Vendors are permitted on Tryon Street between Stonewall and 9th Streets, and on the 100 blocks of Trade Street.
Tryon Street Mall Use
Polk Park, Independence Square Plaza, and other sections of the Tryon Street Mall Plaza are availible for various forms of public use. An application is required per event and are reviewed on a case by case basis. Approvals are granted on a first come, first serve basis.
Tryon Street Newsrack Program
In February 2009, City Council approved a city-wide newsrack ordinance. The ordinance provides a provision for the installation of modular newsracks in Uptown on Tryon Street. A lottery & draft will be conducted to determine the allocation of spaces in this program.
Food Truck Guidelines
Charlotte Center City partners maintains a database of local food trucks that meet permitting guidelines. We periodically invite these trucks to participate in special events, including our Chow Down Food Truck Rallies in the Center City and in Historic South End. In addition, we share the trucks’ contact information when organizers seek to include food trucks in a variety of special events, or when private property owners seek to arrange to have trucks on their sites.