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Very excited for the Lake Norman resort, this will be a perfect weekend getaway minutes from Charlotte.

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Kannapolis and the NC Research Campus might be home to the US Performance Center an Olympics related facility moving from south Charlotte.

https://www.independenttribune.com/cit/united-states-performance-center-proposes-athletic-research-based-training-facilities/article_6b9741ac-5e67-59fb-8b48-44cc0366b88d.html

Biz Journal subscriber article

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/10/08/kannapolis-leaders-look-to-bring-olympic.html

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Not sure if this should have a topic of its own but York county bought 1900 acres of land on the Catawba river last December. Looks like they're going to turn it into a natural area/park or something. Sounds like they're planning on having river access and possibly various venues or other promising-sounding options.

https://amp.heraldonline.com/news/local/article235947402.html

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Huntersville  -  From Monday's (10/21/2019) Charlotte Business Journal - "What this new-to-market hotel flag has planned for Charlotte area" by Jennifer Thomas

Excerpt:   "This South Dakota brand will break ground on its first location in North Carolina" this week.  "My Place Hotels kicks off construction on a four-story, 84-room facility in Huntersville with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday (10/22/2019).  It anticipates that location at 14725 Statesville Road will open next spring.  Celtic Services is the general contractor for the 39,000-square-foot Huntersville location.  Noble says the total investment will be between $7 million and $10 million.  All guest rooms feature a kitchen, complete with a cooktop, a microwave and a full refrigerator.  There are on-site laundry facilities, complimentary high-speed internet service, and a 24-hour My Store in the hotel lobby.  My Place Hotels also offers pet friendly accommodations."

Links:  https://www.myplacehotels.com/my-place-hotel-huntersville-nc

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/10/21/what-this-new-to-market-hotel-flag-has-planned-for.html

Image result for image for my place hotel in huntersville nc

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On 10/23/2019 at 9:56 AM, KJHburg said:

Concord's Great Wolf Lodge has undergone a renovation first since opened in 2009.     Great photos of the inside if you have never been in there.  The water park is awesome.

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/10/23/photos-inside-great-wolf-lodge-s-7m-revamp.html

It is hard to believe this has been open for 10 years. I'm getting old....

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On 10/23/2019 at 9:56 AM, KJHburg said:

Concord's Great Wolf Lodge has undergone a renovation first since opened in 2009.     Great photos of the inside if you have never been in there.  The water park is awesome.

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/10/23/photos-inside-great-wolf-lodge-s-7m-revamp.html

I know it's mostly geared towards families/kids but is the great Wolf Lodge worth it for adults? Never been but I've thought about going for a weekend with friends.

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26 minutes ago, Nick2 said:

I know it's mostly geared towards families/kids but is the great Wolf Lodge worth it for adults? Never been but I've thought about going for a weekend with friends.

Lets put it this way the big funnel slide scared me a little as we dropped straight down so I say yes go have fun with friends

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4 hours ago, QCxpat said:

"A grinning Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant says the Cannon Ballers name is further evidence that the total remake of downtown is hitting a fever pitch."  “Within the next 120 days, we have six projects we will make decisions about,” he says.  “Behind those are nine (!!!) more for 2020.”  One project is the first hotel for the reinvented Kannapolis.

Woooooow!  I almost don't even know what to say!  Up here in Raleigh, people would probably be panicking with this many proposals to deal with!

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On 10/24/2019 at 1:36 PM, Nick2 said:

I know it's mostly geared towards families/kids but is the great Wolf Lodge worth it for adults? Never been but I've thought about going for a weekend with friends.

No. You’re better off going to Carowinds. 
 

What is being constructed across from the Walmart in Huntersville? Lots of land clearing. 

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I have driven around Kannapolis a few times in the past two to three years and the downtown"revitalization" is lacking the vital element. My experience mirrors the photos above. Vistas with grand new buildings and renovations of the classic downtown streets and not a human in sight.

There was (is?) an interesting museum of the Cannon Village and Textile history in a former movie theatre (not the GEM). Still, the lack of pedestrians and activity was jarring with the imposing buildings in the area.

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