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Cafe wins variance to keep operating as nightclub (access required)

Cosmos Cafe in Ballantyne has become the latest restaurant caught in an ambiguous area of the city’s zoning that threatened to shut the business down over concerns about illegal nightclubs. Mecklenburg County code inspectors and officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police ...

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Company chosen to run waste-burning plant

Charlotte-based Forsite Development is one step closer to turning Mecklenburg County’s waste into energy at its proposed 30-megawatt renewable energy biomass power plant. Forsite announced today it will team with Charlotte-based FCR Recycling to design and run a key component ...

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County construction permits rise (access required)

More residential and general construction permits were issued in September than a year ago, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Land Use and Environmental Services Agency. There were 3,255 residential construction permits issued in September, up 5 percent from 3,113 in September ...

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Crowded house (access required)

(Editor’s note: Part of an occasional series on growth of communities outside Charlotte) Business owner Tana Greene remembers when the only place to eat in the Lake Norman area was the Ham and Eggs restaurant at Exit 28 off Interstate ...

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