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The HomeSense in Cornelius opens tomorrow.

Retail report: HomeSense opens tomorrow; musical chairs in Birkdale Village

March 22. [Updated March 23] By TL Bernthal. HomeSense will open 8 am Thursday, March 23, in Cornelius. The store will sell furniture, rugs, decor and wall art, lamps and other lighting, kitchen and dining items, and organizational solutions such as for storage. The store replaces Stein Mart, which closed, making room for HomeSense and […]

LKN Chamber recognizes leaders at annual awards banquet

March 20. More than 100 business and political leaders from North Mecklenburg turned out for the 35th Annual Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Awards & Installation Banquet at The Peninsula Club. Douglas Marion officially took over the volunteer reins from Immediate Past Chair (2022) David Keith. Former NC Sen. Jeff Tarte—he is also the former […]

Rep. Bradford and Rep. Crutchfield launch small business caucus

March 17. Representatives John R. Bradford, III and Kevin Crutchfield have announced the formation of the House small business caucus. The primary objectives of the small business caucus are to raise awareness of key small business issues including access to a strong workforce, taxes, and regulations, preventing undue burden to innovation, and finding legislative solutions […]

Former Wells Fargo Exec will pay $17 million civil penalty

March 16. The former head of Wells Fargo Bank’s retail banking division has agreed to plead guilty to obstructing a government examination into sales practices misconduct, and pay a $17 million civil penalty. Federal authorities said Carrie L. Tolstedt, 63, of Scottsdale, Az. agreed to plead guilty to one count of obstruction of a bank […]

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Congress for the New Urbanism will tour Birkdale Village, other LKN sites

March 14 [Updated March 15]. Birkdale Village has been selected for a tour during the 31st annual Congress for the New Urbanism happening in Charlotte May 31-June 3. In collaboration with Michael Dunning, founder of Charlotte-based MEND Design Collective and former Shook Kelley architect on Birkdale’s original project team, North American Properties will  host the national […]

Nina’s Boutique grand re-opening is March 19

March 15. Nina’s Boutique will hold a grand re-opening in its new space in Antiquity on Sunday, March 19. The women’s clothing store was a staple at Birkdale Village until it lost its lease along with business neighbor Corkscrew Wine Shoppe Shop and Bar to make room for the bartaco restaurant expected to open later […]


Bank woes in Silicon Valley and NY State likely do not apply here

March 13. By Dave Yochum. Hundreds of members of Congress were on a Zoom call last night during which US Treasury Dept. officials announced extraordinary steps being taken to secure the nation’s financial system in the wake of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. It was the second-largest bank failure in American history. Meanwhile banking […]

Truist Foundation donates $5M to American Red Cross

March 9. Truist Foundation donated $5 million to the American Red Cross to support the urgent humanitarian needs posed by extreme weather events across the U.S. Truist Foundation, headquartered in Charlotte is the first corporate partner to commit such a gift in addition to its annual $1 million commitment to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Truist […]

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Mecklenburg new corporations

March 8. These businesses registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 1/17/23 Accept and Achieve Counseling PLLC, Christine M. Robbins Esq., 19453 W. Catawba Ave. Ste. E, Cornelius 1/17/23 Safe Within 887, Kara Brown, 21246 Pine Ridge Dr., Cornelius 1/17/23 Snowy Creek Owners Association Inc., William N. Adkins, 19421 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius 1/17/23 […]


Birkdale Village: Banana Republic closing this month; Kilted Buffalo is open

March 6. [Updated March 7] By TL Bernthal. Banana Republic in Birkdale Village will close March 24 but there’s no indication as to what will take its place. That the location would close was announced last fall. The closest Banana Republic  is in Charlotte and is fully staffed, so the sales staff in the Huntersville […]