Flashback Friday: Charlotte 23 years ago

We all tend to get caught up in the news of the day. Here's a video of a leisurely drive around Charlotte in 1986, complete with radio soundtrack. A highlight is passing by the old Bootery and Bloomery storefront on then-treelined Independence Blvd. From the YouTube description:

A drive-thru of Charlotte in October of 1986 includes the then-Charlotte skyline, Independence Blvd, I-77, and Carowinds. Notice gasoline prices around town are as low as 69 cents-a-gallon in Pineville.

Also, Shop Talk has your weekend ahead, and Sarah and Jenn will be Twittering (and who knows what else...) from the symphony's Oscar Night gala this Sunday (@SarahWrites).