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LKN Social District could expand downtown

June 14. By Dave Vieser. The LKN Social District, which currently runs along Catawba Avenue from the Cain Center for the Arts to Thigs at Meridian, could expand to the Plaza on the east side of the Cain Center and Cain Park which is in the back. It would make for an inviting venue for […]


Cheers to The Hideaway LKN, new to the local bar scene

Nov. 27. By TL Bernthal. Three Lake Norman couples have opened a new bar in Cornelius that they hope will become the next great neighborhood bar along with being a venue to give back to the community. The grand opening of The Hideaway LKN will be celebrated with live entertainment 8 pm – 2 am […]

The former Tropicana site, next to Jimmy John’s, which was rented by Cambridge, sustained significant damage in a fire last summer and never reopened

No one injured in early-morning Tropicana fire

June 14. By Dave Yochum. An early-morning fire at the Tropicana at 19830 W. Catawba caused extensive damage to the rear patio area. No one was hurt, but the Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville fire departments responded. Firefighters were dispatched at 4:41 am, and arrived at 4:45 am. Chief Guerry Barbee said the fire was controlled […]


Thigs, an upscale lounge, opens in downtown Cornelius

June 30. Thigs, a European style cocktail bar with a speakeasy feel, has opened Catawba Avenue in downtown Cornelius after COVID delays. Co-owner Kas Matos said “we wanted to bring an upscale lounge with nice music to town.” Matos owns the facility with Justin Flanagan. “I actually lived in Davidson for several years and realized […]