Last week, Matthew Lucarelli, a senior construction manager for Beacon Properties, was appointed chairman of the Mecklenburg County Building Development Commission. But there was just one problem: He wasn't eligible.Read More »
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The Mecklenburg County Criminal Courts Building will soon be known by a different name. Mecklenburg County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to rename the building at 700 E. 4th St. after the late Clifton Johnson, a former North Carolina judge. ...
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A 10-year, $700 million project that will transform eight blocks uptown had some changes approved by county commissioners on Tuesday night. Levine Properties, the developer, requested an amendment to part of their agreement with the county that said they would ...Read More »
The Kannapolis City Council has approved a yearlong test run of the North Carolina Main Street program in the hopes of revitalizing the city’s struggling downtown. On Monday, the council OK’d participating in the state program, which was started in ...Read More »
Leaders of Kannapolis, looking for ways to revitalize the city’s downtown, might find their answer in a state program — or they might not. The City Council is set to vote at 6 p.m. Monday on whether to take part ...Read More »
Despite Krispy Kreme being based in North Carolina, there are but a handful of the doughnut stores in Charlotte. But while some Charlotteans are celebrating the arrival of the purveyor of high-calorie confections, some analysts say the store might struggle to find sweet success.
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The widening of Independence Boulevard has extinguished some Charlotte businesses, thanks to the impact the construction has had on traffic. Plans call for Independence to be widened in Matthews, too, raising concerns about whether the days are numbered for businesses, such as those in Windsor Square.Read More »
Roughly 15 percent of Windsor Square shopping center in Matthews is vacant, with more than 100,000 of 658,012 leasable square feet unoccupied, according to Windsor Square's website. Come October, though, nearly all of that empty space will become home to a new tenant, JC Penney, which will lease about 85,000 square feet.Read More »
Oiles America, a supplier of bearing products for the auto industry, is expected to break ground this month on a $4 million expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Concord. Concord-based CM Black Construction is the general contractor for the project ...Read More »