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Registix proposed headquarters on Chartown

No plans for Lake Pines-Chartown connection

Feb. 20. By Dave Yochum. It looks like there are no plans to extend Lake Pines Drive to Chartown Drive where there are a number of new businesses and more on the way. Lake Pines tracks north off Westmoreland just west of I-77 toward the southern tip of Chartown which runs parallel to I-77 from […]

David Dunn

Food Truck Village officially opens in January

Jan. 9. A Cornelius entrepreneur-turned-carwash-owner and Realtor is turning some unused property on Catawba Avenue into a gathering spot complete with food trucks, a farmers market and entertainment. “My vision for this piece of property is to be a centerpiece of the community,” said David Dunn, the owner of Cornelius Car Wash at 20833 Catawba […]

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Artisan foods company in Cornelius lands national award

May 4. Can you say charcuterie? Pronounced shahr-KOO-tuh–ree, these artfully prepared boards full of artisinal meats, cheeses, bread, crackers, fruit, nuts, olives and tasty spreads are rising stars on restaurant menus, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot 2023 Culinary Forecast.” Cornelius-based Sun Raised Foods is a rising star in the world of charcuterie. […]

Madalyn Ziongas and her pop-up flower and tap truck \ Photos courtesy Madalyn Ziongas

Entrepreneurs: Beverages, flowers and a budding business

April 24. By TL Bernthal. Madalyn Ziongas wanted to open up a winery and name it after her beloved dog when she and her husband lived in Virginia. That desire morphed into Bentley’s Buds and Brews—a pop-up flower and tap truck—two moves, a death in the family and three children later. The business is named […]

Mark Sanger, Justin Ckezepis

Cornelius resident buying Statesville radio station

April 11. By Dave Yochum. A 2008 Hopewell High graduate who got a degree in communications from App State in 2011 and a law degree from Charlotte School of Law in 2015 will purchase WSIC, pending FCC approval. Justin Ckezepis paid an undisclosed amount for the 24-hour, 1000 Watt station that broadcasts at 1400 on […]

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 […]

Joe Douglas / McClaskey Excellence Institute photo

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 […]