Last Cup of Joe for Charlotte Landmark


Michael Moore's film Capitalism: A Love Story hits theatres on Friday. The film explores our national credit crisis and how this had a domino effect with ills of all sorts, including the increasing foreclosure problem nationwide.

It is fitting to expose another victim of greed and the credit crunch: an historic Charlotte, North Carolina coffee house which was demolished last Thursday.

The Coffee Cup Eatery opened in 1946. During the dark days of racial segregation, it served both white and black patrons. In 2007, it was recognized as a historic landmark by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmark Commission.

So who got a bad case of capitalism and knocked it to the ground?