Founded in 1987, CL has made an indelible mark in the Charlotte market by emphasizing quality writing, solid reporting, sharp criticism and the most complete events listings in the area. CL distributes more than 47,000 copies of its print edition each Thursday to more than 1,300 locations and reaches more than 276,000 readers.
CL Charlotte offers readers a valuable print alternative to the daily newspaper in this New South metropolis, as well as a website (CLCLT.com) that provides a steady stream of daily news and cultural analysis, arts and entertainment reviews, video reports and other forms of multimedia. In its 25 years as the dominant alternative weekly newsmedia outlet, CL has steadily upped its presence in the Charlotte area and has repeatedly won statewide journalism awards.
Creative Loafing Charlotte is part of SouthComm Inc., the parent company of Nashville Scene, Kansas City Pitch, Louisville’s LEO Weekly, Creative Loafing Tampa, Creative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper.