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Heritage Plaza

N. Main landmark being rehabbed; tenants expected to include butcher shop, restaurant

Dec. 7. By Dave Vieser. [Updated] Major changes are coming to the Heritage Plaza Center on North Main Street just south of the Davidson boundary. The exterior of the building is being totally renovated to include painting of the brick, black trim work and natural wood accents for an “updated, modern aesthetic.” There will be […]

Updated: Mac’s bar will remain open

Nov. 9. Mac’s Speed Shop will close its operation on Liverpool after more than 14 years in the same location. A spokesman for Mac’s Hospitality Group said the Charlotte-based chain would open a new store in Mooresville during the first half of 2022. UPDATE: A “mini-version” of Mac’s will remain open as a bar, with […]


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 […]

Sephora opened Sept. 3

Birkdale’s new owner rolling out changes

NORTH MECK | Sept. 9. Look for changes at Birkdale Village including a new paint scheme, new tenants and an all-around effort to make the 52-acre mixed-use project the perfect “third place” where there’s a sense of community that Facebook and Instagram can’t provide. Sociologist Ray Oldenburg says a third place is where people spend […]


CookHouse closing this weekend

July 29. By Dave Vieser. The CookHouse, a mainstay in the Cornelius restaurant business since 2002, will close for good this weekend. Co-owner Phyllis Karavas says it’s time. “We’ve had a great run in Cornelius, and altogether 54 years in the restaurant business,” she said. “Time to retire and relax.” Husband Gus Karavas had a […]


Alexander Farm construction will start in 4th quarter

June 10. By Dave Yochum. The developer of the Alexander Farm property at Westmoreland and West Catawba says they will break ground on the $110 million mixed-use project during the fourth quarter of this year. The development includes single-family homes, a Lidl grocery store, additional retail and an age-restricted, resort-style apartment complex. Florida-based WIN Development […]

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 […]