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Robin and Jack Salzman with a plaque from Big Day at the Lake

Parks Automotive has acquired Lake Norman Chrysler

Jan. 19. By Dave Yochum. The Parks Automotive Group, with Audi, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet and Ford stores from Richmond, Va. to Spartanburg, SC, is acquiring a brand they don’t have—Chrysler. Robin and Jack Salzman, long-time fixtures in the Lake Norman business community, yesterday sold Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep […]

John Gowdy and Clayton Leonard at their Handel's training in Ohio. Photo | John Gowdy

New ice cream franchise coming to Cornelius

Jan. 10. By TL Bernthal. The opening date for the new Handel’s homemade ice cream franchise in Cornelius should be in mid-February, having been delayed by almost two months because of construction setbacks. Pam Alatalo, the operations manager, says that once the plumbing and electrical inspections are complete, the floor can installed—all part of the […]

bartaco will take over Nina’s, Corkscrew space in Birkdale

Dec. 21. By TL Bernthal. The bartaco that’s coming to Birkdale Village will go into a prime space created from Nina Boutique’s and Corkscrew Wine Shoppe and Bar’s spaces, according to NAP. Both Nina’s and Corkscrew lost their leases. Nina’s Boutique is expected to move into Antiquity in Cornelius early next year. No plans have […]

Stein Mart in Cornelius

Oh, there was no place like Stein Mart for the holidays — now, it’s online

Nov. 19. As the holiday shopping season gets under way, shoppers are missing Stein Mart. The Cornelius store closed two years ago after the off-price chain went bankrupt during the height of the pandemic. Stein Mart, which leased the Shops at Fresh Market space starting in 1999, was a mainstay of Lake Norman shopping for […]

Big space to fill.

NAP says Banana Republic will leave Birkdale Village

Nov. 2. By Mike McGinnis. At a community meeting yesterday, North American Properties officials said Banana Republic, the global apparel and accessories chain, would be leaving Birkdale Village at an unknown date in the future. Employees at the Banana Republic store in Birkdale did not comment. Birkdale Village is asking the Town of Huntersville for […]

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Handel’s cones and dishes, pints and quarts, sundaes, malts coming soon

  Oct. 25. An ice cream shop based in Ohio will open in Cornelius, joining other Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream franchises in North Carolina. Handel’s will open in at The Shops at The Fresh Market and another in Steele Creek. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream is made fresh daily at each store, as it has been […]

Birkdale Village: Reimagined

2 new stores open in Birkdale Village, plus update

Oct. 24. By TL Bernthal. Two of the promised newcomers are now open at Birkdale Village. Icebox Cryotherapy on Cranlyn Road where Zoës Kitchen used to be and Baby Airlie in the kiosks near the movie theater are now open. With airlie Baby open at 16940 B Birkdale Commons Pkwy. Kiosk 4, all the kiosks […]

Rendering of new buildings in Birkdale as seen from Sam Furr

Plans for hotel, offices, new parking would transform Birkdale again

Oct. 18. By Dave Yochum. If you think of Birkdale Village as you would a house, the 20-year-old property needed a renovation. That’s complete, but now there are plans for major remodeling and expansion. North American Properties (NAP), which purchased the mixed-use center in Charlotte with the intention of creating an entirely new experience, celebrated […]

Birkdale Village: Artist rendering of expansion plans

Birkdale outlines plan for hotel, 350 multifamily units, offices

Oct. 6. As first reported by Business Today on Sept. 6, Birkdale Village is planning a major expansion that would include a 125-room “lifestyle” hotel, 350 multifamily units and 150,000 square feet of office space. The $275 million plan was shown to the Huntersville Town Board this week. Background The nationally known lifestyle center is […]

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Davidson Farmers Market: How to apply for 2023

Sept. 23. Davidson Farmer Market (DFM) vendor applications for the 2023 season are now being accepted. The application is due with a $25 non-refundable application fee no later than Saturday, Oct. 1.  DFM dates back to 2008 when the community market opened near Town Hall. The market features over 35 vendors within a 100-mile radius […]