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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 […]


And they serve coffee too

June 14. It seems like only yesterday that the Pizza Hut on West Catawba Avenue was churning out pies, but first thing Friday morning, a full-service Starbucks complete with casual seating inside and a drive-up window outside will be open for business. The 3,237 square foot Starbucks is one of the largest drive-up Starbucks in […]

Melinda Humphreys with Mayor Woody Washam (she is holding the ceremonial scissors) and friends at a chamber ribbon-cutting

Shelf awareness

By Dave Yochum. Entrepreneurs aren’t always bookish types, but Melinda Humphreys is. The owner of Walls of Books in the Shops on the Green, taught high school English in Virginia for seven years but before that she was a bookseller with Barnes & Noble. The Antiquity resident, who hit the books at Ohio University, is […]


Strip shopping center sells

June 6. Turnberry Place, the strip shopping center that is home to Matt’s Chicago Dogs, has sold for $3.5 million. Ziff Properties, based in Mount Pleasant, SC, bought the property from Turnberry Equities in Charlotte. The property was the home of Sushi at the Lake as well as the old Mail Boxes Etc. franchise, owned […]

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Town Board OKs Charter Cornelius project in 4-1 vote

  Nov. 20. By Dave Vieser. The days are numbered for that 11-acre stand of pine trees between Knox Road and West Catawba. In a 4-1 decision, the Cornelius Town Board approved the rezoning of prime commercial land Monday evening to allow the construction of retail and office buildings. The approval followed a two-hour public […]

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Arrivederci Pizza Hut; Starbucks will move

  Nov. 19. The old Pizza Hut  on West Catawba Avenue has been demolished to make way for a new 3,237 square foot Starbucks, complete with a drive through. Said to be one of the largest Starbucks’ in the country, the new facility will replace their current location on One Norman Boulevard and West Catawba. […]

Attention shoppers: New Teeter opens Wednesday

The Harris Teeter in Antiquity Town Center will open at 8 am Wednesday. The 53,000-square foot store is the anchor of the new shopping center which includes 28,000 square feet of additional retail. It’s all adjacent to the “smart growth” Antiquity residential area which will comprise 1,000 residences when it is completed. The old New Method laundry […]