Southern Comfort

Claude McDougal considers Charlotte bankable

spot served as a church to four different congregations between 1895 and 1987.

SHOPPING
Custom clothier Taylor Richards & Conger (6907 Phillips Place Court, 704-366-9092, www.trcstyle.com) has earned McDougal’s loyalty primarily because of its personal service. “I’ve used them for the last 10 years, ever since I could afford them.” His suits range from $1,000 to $2,500; a women’s division opened recently.
n For under-one-roof shopping, head to SouthPark Mall (4400 Sharon Road, 704-364-4411), where you’ll find Nordstrom, Hermes, and Coach stores among the mall’s many dining and shopping options.

NIGHTLIFE
After dusk, McDougal often seeks soul-stirring jazz. His favorite haunts: the black-owned House of Jazz (322 S. Church St., 704-377-0008, www.thehouseofjazz.net); Blue Restaurant and Bar (5th St. & College St., 704-927-2583, www.bluerestaurantandbar.com); and Jazz Café (2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd., 980-297-7180, www.the
jazzcafenc.com).

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