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760 Craft Works in Huntersville | Photo by Jason Benavides

Cornelius father-son duo will launch brewery

Nov. 29. By TL Bernthal. The owners of 760 Craft Works, which was originally planned for Cornelius, expect to open their brewery and taproom on Gilead Road in downtown Huntersville in the first quarter next year. Wagner Ramsey Wagner Ramsey, who lives on Green Dolphin Lane, said the 12-tap brewery will serve beer, cider, seltzer […]


Business incubator, First Turn Innovations, ready to roll in Cornelius

Sept. 21. The owner of one of the largest employers in Cornelius is opening a business incubator in about 5,000 square feet of space on Treynorth Drive. Champion Tire CEO Kevin Mahl says First Turn Innovations will provide space for aspiring entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life through access to industry-specific development resources and […]


Business incubator coming to Liverpool

Sept. 14. Aging retail can have new life in Cornelius. A local tech-preneur plans to open a business incubator in the old RJ Gators space on Liverpool. The 6,000 square foot space, which was also the home of Harvey’s Cornelius, began life as an early local micro-brewery, the Lake Norman Brewing Co. New owner/tenant Scott […]

Design contest winner Gianna Ziegler

Earth Day: Cornelius student wins Boomerang Water design contest

April 22. Gianna Ziegler, an 11th grader at the Community School of Davidson, has won Boomerang Water’s bottle design contest. The buildings in the Cornelius student’s illustration represent actual structures in Davidson. Her Earth Day-inspired artwork will be featured on 2,000 limited edition glass bottles of Boomerang Water. Craft water in bottles Boomerang is a […]

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Joe Douglas plans retail, offices adjacent to Cowboy site

April 16. By Dave Yochum. Restaurateur Joe Douglas is focusing on his 131 MAIN concept and real estate development activities and is in current conversations with “some strong local concepts and operators” for the now-closed COWBOY building. The 4,190-square-foot building, across Hwy. 21 from the proposed Atrium Health Acute Care Hospital, is listed for lease […]

YogaSix opening in The Shops at Fresh Market

April 16. YogaSix, owned by longtime friends who met in college in Tehran, is opening next week in the Shops at Fresh Market. Headquartered in Irvine, Ca., YogaSix is part of Xponential Fitness, a franchisor of boutique fitness brands. Their story Franchise owners Ali Alamir and Alireza Rashidi moved to the US from Iran and […]

Life of Pie: Sisters open first Buttermilk Sky franchise in Birkdale Village

March 8. Just in time for Pi Day March 14, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop is opening its first North Carolina location, this one in Birkdale Village between J. Jill and Uniquities. The brand, which has 17 storefronts throughout the southeast, has pie flavors like Key Lime, Southern Custard, Granny’s Apple, Chewy Chocolate Chip and Peanut […]


Davidson start-up dives into delivery of craft water in glass bottles

Sept. 25. Boomerang Water, a craft water subscription service based in Davidson, will launch in early October in 5,000 square feet with six employees. And $3 million invested so far, according to founder Jason Dibble. Eliminating single-use plastic The company‚Äôs mission is to eliminate the need for single-use plastic water bottles. Starting Oct. 1, subscribers […]