One of the most popular places to meet in the 1950's in Charlotte was at the local lunch counter. Some were located in downtown department stores, others were in the numerous pharmacies in town. Some people called them lunch counters and others called them soda shops. For teens, it was the place to go after school let out to socialize.
Enjoy the pictures below that showcase some of the soda shops/lunch counters in Charlotte during the 1950's and early 1960's. Click on the picture title to go to the previous original post (if highlighted).
Anderson's - 1950 (also a full-fledged restaurant)
Eckerd's on Providence Rd - 1956
Southern Drug Store on E Morehead St - 1961
Above 4 all from the downtown Ivey's store from the late 1950's
Eastwood Pharmacy on Eastway Dr - 1963
Above 2 from the Derita Drug Store - Late 1950's