For over 25 years, Donnie and his hot dog cart have been gracing the sidewalks of Tryon Street selling dogs, sausages, soft drinks and chips. Most recently Downtown Donnie has been on the corner of South Tryon and Third Streets, that is where I met him.
In addition to being a fixture on Tryon, Donnie also does special events. Several years ago, I engaged Donnie to bring his cart to a Friends of Fourth Ward meeting when we were discussing the on going saga of bringing the Charlotte Knights to the downtown area.
Donnie has also worked other events, grand openings, parties, open houses, etc. Donnie will be continuing those special events.
So, as time continues to march on, we will miss seeing Donnie's weathered face as he feeds Charlotte.