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Mark Plott is moving | Photo: Dave Yochum

Popular roadside nursery getting a fresh new permanent location

Aug. 28. By Dave Vieser. Farm Fresh Nursery, a Cornelius favorite for 32 years, is moving again–this time to 18140 Statesville Road/Hwy. 21, a short distance north of the Waterman Restaurant. If that location sounds familiar, it’s very close to where they were from 2020 to 2022, until they moved to make room for the […]

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 […]

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Developer retunes, scales back downtown Cornelius project

July 31. Dave Vieser. A significant number of modifications are being made to the Mills Market proposal for downtown Cornelius, which, if approved, will be located on a 2.3 acre site along the south side of Catawba Avenue, just east of Meridian Avenue. The new proposal is not as tall and not as dense as […]

Total Wine uncorks Cornelius location July 11

June 6. By Dave Vieser. The Total Wine store at Birkdale Village will permanently close July 10, and the larger Cornelius store opening at 10 am the next day, complete with cigars and more parking. The new Total Wine is in the old Steinmart space in the Shops at Fresh Market on Torrence Chapel Road […]

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Stalled for a while due to permits, work at Alexander Farms will resume

May 10. By Dave Vieser. If you’ve noticed work has come to a halt at Alexander Farms, the $110 million mixed-use development at Westmoreland and West Catawba, it’s not by design. Various permit delays were the cause, Jesse McInerney of WIN Development in an exclusive interview with Business Today and Cornelius Today. “Mobilizing to only […]

Ulta is coming to Shops at Fresh Market

National beauty retailer coming to Shops at Fresh Market

May 9. A national cosmetics and beauty chain will open a store in The Shops at the Fresh Market. Ulta Beauty, formerly known as Ulta Salon, will open later this year in about 9,000 square feet near the new Home Sense store. Like Total Wine, which is also opening in the strip shopping at Torrence […]

Birkdale Village announces five new tenants April 20. Photo | BirkdaleVillage.com

5 retailers coming to Birkdale Village soon

April 20. Five new retailers coming to Birkdale Village: Anthropologie, Evereve, Lilly Pulitzer Monkee’s and Southern Tribe. Also Girl Supply will be closing next month but Girl Tribe will be coming back in a new location. No word on that location or what’s going into the vacated space. These retailers come as part of North […]

Rendering of new Birkdale

Huntersville leaders expected to vote on Birkdale Village tonight

March 20. By TL Bernthal. The vote tonight on plans for office space and a parking deck at Birkdale Village will surely be split, but the final outcome is not apparent. Mayor Melinda Bales may need to cast a tie-breaking vote. On Friday afternoon she announced plans to seek a second term. The vocal public […]

Main Street Bakery & Coffee on West Catawba Avenue / Photos by Jason Benavides

Cornelius couple brings bakery and coffee shop home

March 9. By TL Bernthal. Sean Flynn has the entrepreneurial spirit. He’s half of the Cornelius team that opened Main Street Bakery & Coffee on West Catawba Avenue last month. The soft opening was to work out any kinks and get a handle on foot traffic. It’s the fifth shop for Sean and Kalea Flynn, […]

This image for the office / retail building is included in the applicant's proposal. However, NAP notes, the imagery is inspirational for what the building could look like. A true rendering is not typically created until after a zoning proposal is approved and a design team hired.

Mayor casts tie-breaking vote to delay Birkdale Village review

Feb. 7. By TL Bernthal. Huntersville Mayor Melinda Bales cast the tie-breaking vote last night that keeps the Birkdale Village re-zoning plans alive for a Town Board review and vote in March. The plans for a Class A office building and the parking deck that supports it with 450 additional spaces could have been put […]