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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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Crooks target construction sites (access required)


Across Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina, construction sites have become the target of thieves looking to make a fast buck off the reselling of metal. To discourage would-be crooks, some sites have been armed with cameras – and people carrying guns.

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Bond blues (access required)


Under the city’s rules, developers can either build sidewalks before the subdivision is platted – so they can sell lots with sidewalks already in place – or they can put sidewalks in after the plating. But some developers say the city’s two options are flawed.

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Listing laments: What makes homebuyers run screaming (access required)

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The first time she and her husband toured it, Sharon George wasn't impressed with the house off Providence Road. It only took a few minutes for the unkempt home to turn her off. George said, “This is a shame, because this house really has potential.'” For George, who is no different than many homebuyers who encounter turnoffs when looking for a new home, there is more to house-hunting than just location.

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