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Mills Market | Highline Partners

Town Board approves Mill’s Market, with Gilroy casting lone no-vote

Sept. 19. By Dave Vieser. By a 4-1 margin, the Town Board approved rezoning for Mill’s Market, a 250,000-square-foot mixed-use project in the heart of downtown Cornelius. The project will be located on a prime downtown parcel: 2.3 acres on the south side of Catawba, between Meridian Street and the Cain Center for the Arts. […]

Mills Market | Highline Partners

Public hearing on Mill’s Market at Town Board meeting tonight

Sept. 18. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on Mill’s Market, another transformational project in downtown Cornelius, takes place this evening at Town Hall. The planned 250,000 square foot development would be four stories tall and, if approved, one of the most significant projects downtown ever, in the same league as Town Hall, the Police […]

Rustic and Main opens retail shop in Oak Street Mill

Aug. 25. Rustic & Main, a custom, hand-crafted online jewelry business founded in Huntersville in 2016, has opened an 1,800-square-foot retail shop in the Oak Street Mill in Old Town Cornelius. Owners Summer and Mike Yarbrough have about a half dozen people on site for customer service and marketing. The business, which was started in […]

Mills Market | Highline Partners

Planning Board approves Mills Market

Aug. 15. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board unanimously approved Mills Market, a 250,000-square-foot mixed-use project planned for downtown Cornelius. The approval last night comes with conditions, most of which are standard rezoning issues. The project is on a prime parcel: 2.3 acres on the south side of Catawba Avenue, just east of Meridian, […]

The Cain Center for the Arts executive director Justin Dionne | Photo by Dave Yochum

The Cain Center for the Arts is off to a boffo start

March 22. By TL Bernthal. As the inaugural season for the Cain Center for the Arts hits mid-season, executive director Justin Dionne is looking ahead and booking acts for the fall. The inaugural season was somewhat like a soft opening for the center staff, learning what works well and how to enhance the experience. “This […]

Love Lake Norman grand opening is Sunday

March 2. Love Lake Norman, a non-denominational church that first opened in the Oak Street Mill, will hold its grand opening in The Cain Center for the Arts Sunday, March 5, from 10 am to noon. In addition to the worship service, which begins at 10 am, the grand opening event includes: Face painting Ross […]

Cain Center | Photo by Justin Dionne

Cain Center’s inaugural performance wowed sold-out audience

Jan. 9. By Dave Yochum. The Cain Center for the Arts’ inaugural performance, with Broadway star Renee Elise Goldsberry, got rave reviews from attendees who commented on everything from the architecture and acoustics to the star herself. Hamilton star Goldsberry, best known as the singer-dancer-actor in the role of Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, soaked up […]


Cain Center officially opened this morning

Jan. 3. The Cain Center for the Arts, named for Cornelius residents Ericka and Bill Cain, officially opened this morning with a picture-perfect Lake Norman Chamber ribbon cutting; a community open house is 4-8 pm today. The Cains made a foundational $5 million gift in 2018. Here’s the lineup of special events: Today Jan. 3 […]

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 […]

Gas line repaired downtown / Photo: Cornelius Police Facebook page

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 […]