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Today's CBJ - "CBJ Morning Buzz: Renderings released in latest downtown revamp for Charlotte suburbs" by Jen Wilson Excerpt:  "Another one of Charlotte's suburbs is getting a downtown refresh. Th

Okay not a town or ring city but huge farms are located very close to Charlotte like this one off Hwy 200 in northern Union County.   Driving down NC 200 I felt like I was in Iowa with huge farms with

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On 9/5/2021 at 2:42 PM, KJHburg said:

Downtown Gastonia has all the ingredients to boom and boom again.  New housing, new hotel, new indepedent shops, new baseball stadium etc.  I have pronounced this the decade of Gaston County.  

I wish the future Silver Line would go all the way into downtown Gastonia.  That could help make it a real entertainment destination.

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Great story about downtown Kannapolis's rebirth in the Charlotte Magazine.  No wonder the August UP meetup was in downtown Kannapolis. 

Kannapolis Resurrected: Inside a Once-'Dead' Mill Town's Boom - Charlotte Magazine

and one point I would make Kannapolis is absolutely commutable to Charlotte especially uptown or University area where there are lots of jobs.  And it is a lot more affordable as the article states. 

Love this quote:

""Imagine the cost to live in a Charlotte neighborhood where you could walk to a grocery store, a brewery, a park, a movie theater, even an Amtrak station—all within a few blocks.  Hard to imagine. That place doesn’t exist here.  Know where it does? Downtown Kannapolis. ""   

Me:  grocery store is a Food Lion downtown, the Gem theater, Old Armor Brewery where UP meetup met, park along West Ave. and of course their Amtrak station. 


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Historic Gibson Mill in Concord attracts more tenants to its food hall.

Concord's Gibson Mill snags three new restaurants - Charlotte Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

""Three new restaurant concepts are headed to Gibson Mill in Concord.  Scratch Made Hospitality Group has signed deals for two food-stall spaces and a 2,400-square-foot restaurant at that adaptive-reuse project, says Ryan Bybee. He and Dave Herzing are behind those ventures.  Expect them to debut by early next summer.

The entire property — once a textile manufacturing plant for Cannon Mills Co. — encompasses 656,000 square feet and sits on 48 acres. Parts of it date to 1899.  To date, announced tenants include local coffee brand and roaster Defined Coffee and Johnny Roger's BBQ. Cabarrus Brewing’s Steve Steinbacher will open The Market Bar, Luck Factory Games, Taco Street and Cara’s Cookie Co.""


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