The parking lot of Charlotte's Ikea never seems empty. All day, vehicles pour in and out as shoppers visit the 367,000-square-foot Swedish furnishings store, which features not one but two eateries.
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“When we are working with clients and they are looking for space to lease or land to build on in our area, they comment to us about how terrible the traffic is,” Statesville-based general contractor Jerry Alford said. “It is something we have to overcome in order to get people to do deals.”Read More »
The Big Ben pub on Providence Road stopped being a watering hole when it went up in flames about two years ago. Now, the site is being reborn, going from a place where people might have had to call a cab to a place where they can buy a phone.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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It's summertime, and the senior living is popular in Charlotte. There are proposals for at least two such facilities in the southern part of the city, but they have yet to be granted approval for rezoning requests.Read More »
The old Hudson rail yards on Manhattan's West Side might have become the Olympic stadium if the city had won the summer games when it bid on them years ago. Instead, a $15 billion small city within a city will soon start rising on the 26 acres of land by the Hudson River, with the construction on the first building set for this year.Read More »
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 »