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St. Pat’s event at Birkdale Village sold out

Feb. 22. Outdoor events are starting to happen: On Friday, March 12, Birkdale Village is hosting “Luck of The Village” from 5 to 8 pm, complete with socially distant seating and, of course, bagpipes and beer. Thing is, it’s already sold out. A press release from the new management and development company announcing the event […]


Discount furniture store replaces Stein Mart

Dec. 30. By Dave Vieser. Almost two months to the day after Stein Mart closed for good due to the bankruptcy filing of its parent company, discount furniture retailer “Furniture Market” has taken over the 40,000 square foot space. A new exterior sign is up and various styles of furniture, accessories and rugs fill virtually […]

Virtual community meeting Jan. 4 on new project

Dec. 29. By Dave Vieser. A virtual community meeting will be conducted on Monday Jan. 4 to discuss a project that would include a new car showroom for Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on Chartown Drive. The expansion and rezoning request has been submitted by DB Automotive Real Estate Holdings, which owns the facilities […]

ALDI launches curbside pickup through Instacart

Dec. 21. The new ALDI is now offering curbside grocery pickup services through Instacart. Shoppers can order ALDI products for delivery via shop.aldi.us. Curbside grocery pickup is available as well. The demand for grocery delivery and pickup surged with the pandemic, according to ALDI. Customers can visit shop.aldi.us or enter their ZIP code in the […]

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LKN Chrysler plans major expansion on Chartown

Dec. 15. Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep has filed an application to build a new showroom—complete with an off-road driving experience—on 30 acres on Chartown Road along I-77. The Cornelius-based company will invest more than $17 million in the project, according to owner Jack Salzman. Ground-breaking is tentatively scheduled for March or April of next […]


ALDI opens Thursday Nov. 19

Nov. 13. By Dave Yochum. If it seems like only yesterday that there were 11 acres of piney woods at Knox Road and West Catawba, an ALDI will open right there at 9 am next Thursday. Clearing on the site began one year ago; Chick-fil-A and Andy’s Frozen Custard have already opened, and more tenants […]


North American Properties buying Birkdale Village

Oct. 19. By Dave Yochum. Birkdale Village will be sold to North American Properties for an undisclosed amount, according to sources. The 66-year-old North American has developed more than $7 billion in properties, including 22 million square feet of commercial space and 19,000 residential units in 15 states. The mixed-use project in Huntersville is apparently […]


Final public hearing Monday on Alexander Farm development

Sept. 18. By Dave Vieser. Monday evening Sept. 21 will be the last opportunity for residents to speak out for or against the $110 million mixed-use development planned for the 55-acre Alexander Farm in Cornelius. The Town Board Public Hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 pm, and those wishing to comment will have two […]


Chick-fil-A opens tomorrow

July 8. By Dave Vieser. The new Cornelius Chick-fil-A drive-thru on West Catawba Avenue is scheduled to open tomorrow, Thursday, July, 9 with normal business hours of 6 a.m to 10 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 6:30 a.m to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Company officials said the rest of the store will not open due to the […]

Opening soon … or not

May 20. Businesses are starting making plans for re-opening with the new requirements in place. Some churches as well are starting to talk about holding worship inside the sanctuary, with at least one Cornelius church planning to start this weekend. Re-opening updates Pure Barre Lake Norman-Birkdale announced it will reopen studio doors beginning Saturday, May […]