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Cain Center: Finishing touches under way now

Ingersoll Rand will sponsor Performing Arts Series at Cain Center

Nov. 21. Ingersoll Rand will be the Title Sponsor for the new Performing Arts Series at the Cain Center for the Arts. The sponsorship, which runs for three seasons, comes from one of the largest public companies in the region. With corporate headquarters in Davidson, Ingersoll Rand is a global industrial company with more than […]

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Cain Center grand opening Jan. 3; Hamilton star performs Jan. 7

Nov. 14. Renée Elise Goldsberry, who originated the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway musical Hamilton, will headline opening week events at the Cain Center for the Arts in early January. Goldsberry, who won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, also appeared in “The Color Purple,” “The Lion King” […]

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Dominion Gas capped old, unmarked gas line near downtown

Sept. 1. There was another gas leak near the Cain Center resulting in the temporary closure of Catawba Avenue. Town officials said old, unmarked gas lines nearby are to blame. “So with digging and heavy machinery close to the unmarked lines, sometimes they will crack or get crushed,” said Tyler Beardsley, assistant town manager. The […]

Catawba Ave. has reopened downtown

March 23. Catawba Avenue downtown near the Cain Center has reopened to two-way traffic, having been partially closed for the past month, with one lane of traffic rerouted behind the live-work units just west of Town Hall. There will still be some occasional closures, but they will likely only be for one day at a […]

More parking coming to downtown Cornelius

Dec. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Town of Cornelius has awarded a $712,957 contract to Sloan Construction for the construction of two new parking lots in downtown Cornelius as well as 25 new parking spaces behind Town Hall. Cornelius-based Sloan was the lowest of three construction firms which bid on the project which will comprise […]

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Cain Center for the Arts lands $2.5 million from NC budget

Dec. 1. [Update Dec. 2] By Dave Yochum. A $2.5 million allocation from the State of North Carolina for the Cain Center for the Arts—under construction right now in downtown Cornelius—brings the community gathering place and economic development engine closer to being fully funded. NC Rep. John Bradford was instrumental in getting the allocation in […]

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Cain Center: A jewel coming to downtown

June 17. By Dave Vieser. The $25 million Cain Center for the Arts will add a magnificent new design element to Cornelius. The contemporary structure will stand amidst neo-classical municipal buildings, quaint downtown structures and mill houses and cottages nearby. Named for Cornelius residents Ericka and Bill Cain, who contributed $5 million to the project, […]

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Demolition under way at Cain Center site

May 25. By Dave Yochum. Those crashing sounds you might hear downtown are Griffin Brothers Cos. demolishing the concrete foundations at the future site of the Cain Center for the Arts. The 30,000 square foot structure will include a 400-seat theater, two visual arts classrooms, a dance studio and conference room, a two-story lobby, Gallery […]

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Historic day: Cain Center for the Arts breaks ground

May 14. The Cain Center for the Arts took a giant step forward this morning with the official groundbreaking in downtown Cornelius. The $25 million regional arts center, which is expected to be completed in December of 2022, is named for Cornelius residents Ericka and Bill Cain, who contributed $5 million to the project which […]

Perry Mixter is Cain Center’s new chief fundraiser

April 27. Perry Mixter is the new development director at the Cain Center for the Arts. The former vice president of development at the Arts & Science Council, he successfully generated $6 million annually to support Mecklenburg’s arts and culture ecosystem. He also served as president of the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (2007-11), director […]