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Fox and Hound had a good run | Photo: Jason Benavides

Fox and Hound closes in Birkdale Village

March 20. By Dave Yochum. Fox and Hound, a mainstay in Birkdale Village for 20 years, has abruptly closed. It’s located next to the new Bartaco, a major new investment in Birkdale, along with expansions or improvements at Brixx, Eez Fusion and a makeover/rebranding Dressler’s, now known as Fin & Fino. Fox and Hound served […]

Fin & Fino is next to Cava

Fin & Fino open in Birkdale Village

Feb. 28. Restaurateur Jon Dressler has opened Fin & Fino in the former Dressler’s space in the heart of Birkdale Village. A mainstay of fine dining in Lake Norman for two decades, Dressler’s closed for remodeling in September. Reservations can be made online. The brand Fin & Fino is branded as a social seafood house […]

Bartaco opens in Brikdale Village

Bartaco opens in Birkdale Village

Feb. 21. By Dave Yochum. The Birkdale Village menu change is closer to completion with Bartaco opening up for dinner service tonight. Known for upscale street food, coastal vibe and specialty cocktails, Bartaco’s 3,400 square foot location has a key spot in the old Corkscrew Wine Shoppe, which never reopened after being forced to move. […]

Twas the season to lace up your skates at Birkdale Village

Jan. 29. Question: How many skaters used the Birkdale Village skating rink? Answer: 17,000 That’s 1,300 more than the entire population of Davidson, estimated at 15,700 by the US Census Bureau as of July 2022. The rink opened for business on Saturday, Nov. 18 for the tree lighting. The rink will open Nov. 23 this […]

Fin & Fino | Photo: Rare Roots

Fin & Fino, Jon Dressler’s new entree in Birkdale, opens in March

Jan. 5. Restaurateur Jon Dressler says he is targeting early March for the opening of Fin & Fino in the former Dressler’s space in the heart of Birkdale Village. A mainstay of fine dining in Lake Norman for two decades, Dressler’s closed for remodeling in September. Fin & Fino, which has a location Uptown at […]


Birkdale Village is looking a lot like Christmas

  Nov. 3. The annual Christmas tree at Birkdale Village is up so cue the holiday activities. (Christmas is only 52 days away.) • The Lighting of Birkdale Village | Nov. 18, from 2-7 pm • Santa at Birkdale Village | Nov. 19 – Dec. 24. Book your appointment here. • Birkdale on Ice | […]

Police extradite suspect in Fink’s burglary

Oct. 11. Huntersville Police have nabbed a suspect in the late July jewelry burglary at Fink’s in Birkdale Village. The store was burglarized overnight, and multiple items were stolen. Detective Mitch Yates obtained warrants on the suspect, Derrick Lamar Brooks, 33, of Concord. He was arrested on Sept. 20 by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, […]


Jon Dressler, pleased with Birkdale Village, outlines changes coming with Fin & Fino

Aug. 23. By Dave Yochum. With 20 years in Birkdale Village under his belt, restaurateur Jon Dressler says he’s pleased with the direction the outdoor mall is taking and expects to reopen Dressler’s as Fin & Fino in February of 2024. Dressler’s, a mainstay of fine dining in Lake Norman, will close Sept. 23. “I […]

The fountain at Birkdale Village is expected to reopen Labor Day week.  Photo | MVP Properties file

Don’t give up on the fountain at Birkdale Village

Aug. 1. Keep your fingers crossed: The fountain at Birkdale Village should be up and running  again the week of Labor Day, according to a NAP spokeswoman. The fountain has been out of commission for months for repairs from damage that happened while the ice-skating rink was taken down. The ice-skating rink will return and […]

Cheesecake factory

UPDATED: Let them eat cheesecake

July 26. Originally announced almost a year ago, thanks to a building permit, The Cheesecake Factory will open in Birkdale Village Tuesday Aug. 8. [Update] Permit issues have caused the postponement of the opening to Aug. 15. The Cheesecake Factory has hired nearly 300 staff members for the new location, according to a press release. […]