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Kannapolis to test Main Street program

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 ...

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Doughnut doubts (access required)

Krispy Kreme

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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A Penney earned (access required)

JC Penney plans to move into this space at Windsor Square in Matthews and occupy roughly 85,000 square feet of the 658,012-square-foot shopping center. Photo by Payton Guion

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.

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