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Making Birkdale Village a go-to ‘third place’ is under way

Aug. 17. By Dave Yochum. Look for significant—and subtle—improvements at Birkdale Village as North American Properties, its new management and development company, works on enhancing the notion of the “third place”  at the 52-acre mixed-use project. Sephora opens Sept. 3, good news in a challenging brick-and-mortar retail environment. But along with the opening comes a subtle […]


Hugh Sykes is Main Street Champ in Mooresville

March 17. Long-time volunteer Hugh Sykes, the treasurer of the Mooresville Downtown Commission, has been named Downtown Mooresville’s 2020 Main Street Champion. A former business owner, Sykes has been a board member for more than a dozen years, managing the Downtown Mooresville Cruise-In event for many years which regularly attracted as many as 600 classic […]


‘Trash the Mask’ event at Concord Mills causes concern

Dec. 11. The Concord Police Dept. is paying attention to the “Trash the Mask” event posted across social media platforms by individuals not affiliated with the mall. The city says they “will continue to work with Simon Property officials to determine an appropriate course of action.” Simon Property is the owner of the mall, one […]


Big crane will affect Church St. traffic in Concord next week

Nov. 12. Crews will install a 135-foot crane for construction of the new Cabarrus County Courthouse in downtown Concord. Flaggers will direct traffic along the 50 block of Church Street S from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19 while crews transport and position the crane. Construction on the 250,000 square foot Courthouse project began earlier this […]

Stein Mart in Cornelius

Stein Mart filing: A history of retail’s decline in 246 words

Oct. 22. Stein Mart will officially close its doors in the Shops at Fresh Market in Cornelius on Oct. 26. No replacement has been announced. Part of the Jacksonville, Fla. company’s bankruptcy filing said the retail industry was challenging even before the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread in March. The July resurgence in the coronavirus sank […]


Truliant will close Cornelius branch

Sept. 17. Four years after it opened, it looks like Truliant Federal Credit Union will close its 2,395-square foot branch in Antiquity Town Center. The 68-year-old Winston-Salem based financial institution the branch will permanently close on Friday, Oct. 9. Membership growth The credit union, which sponsors the Lake Norman Chamber golf tournament and the Carolina […]

Main Street improvement grants in Kannapolis

Nov. 6. The Kannapolis City Council has approved funding for aesthetic improvements along Main Street. Businesses are encouraged to participate by applying for funds to improve the appearance of their property. Eligible improvements include facades, landscaping, and planting of trees. The city can give up to half of the project costs in matching grant funds. Info: Irene Sacks, […]