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Birkdale Village owner/developer licks wounds, vows to try again

April 11. By TL Bernthal. The owners of Birkdale Village are not giving up on plans to expand the mixed-use lifestyle center now that they have a year to revise their expansion plans. “We’ll be back,” said Tim Perry, managing partner of North American Properties, which acquired Birkdale Village in November 2020. A  4-2 vote […]

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 […]

Flair Trade inches toward opening

Feb. 28. The new Flair Trade store will be just across West Catawba Avenue from the previous location in the Shops at the Fresh Market, the upscale consignment store owner said. Owner Szilva Harman expects to open this spring. “I wish we could be more specific, but that’s all we can say for now.” “We […]

The Kilted Buffalo in Birkdale Village will re-open March 3. Photo | Birkdale Village

Kilted Buffalo at Birkdale to re-open in March after renovations

Feb. 7. The Kilted Buffalo in Birkdale Village has closed for renovations and updates inside and out. The sports pub-barber shop, which recently announced an agreement with village owners for a five-year lease extension, plans to reopen March 3 in time for March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day. The sidewalk in front of Kilted Buffalo […]

Full glass of freshness beer with foam on table against gray canvas background
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You’ll just have to wait a little more: The brewery at Birkdale

Feb. 3.  By TL Bernthal. The yet-to-be-announced brewery in Birkdale Village probably won’t be able to open until closer to the end of this year,  said  Tim Perry, managing partner of North American Properties in Atlanta, the owner of the mixed-use project. It will go in a two-story, open air space along the green by […]

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 been […]

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 […]