Posted on 22 May 2015.
Max McCarty is your barista at Madalyn’s in downtown Cornelius. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Gabi’s is gone, but a new coffee shop has taken over her space off Catawba Avenue in downtown Cornelius. Lou Jewett has opened a second location of Madelyn’s Coffee, the business he started three years ago at Kenton Place.
Jewett said has thought about some day opening another location, but “it was a pipe dream down the road. I wasn’t even close to doing it yet.”
But he knew Gabi Alberdi and when he heard she was closing her doors, he thought the time might be right. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown and old Cornelius, Kenton Place, Small biz spotlight
Posted on 13 May 2015.
Posted in Business, Calendar, Lake Norman, Nantz Road
Posted on 08 May 2015.
Julia Austin, center, of FiFi’s Fine Resale was honored as Lake Norman Chamber Small Business of the year. With her, from left, chamber chair Mike Russell, Cornelius Commissioner Woody Washam, chamber CEO Bill Russell, and hiding in back, Joe Vagnone. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
FiFi’s Fine Resale and owner Julia Austin were honored Friday afternoon as the Lake Norman Chamber’s Small Business of the Year. Other businesses honored included The Wine Cellar, Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails, Kilwin’s, and Lake Norman Woman magazine. Read the full story
Posted in Birkdale, Business, Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Huntersville, Jetton Village, Torrence Chapel, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 21 April 2015.
Posted in Business
Posted on 17 April 2015.
Jeter discussed the long road to getting new legislation passed, even in a Republican supermajority legislature (Jonathan Cox/CorneliusNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Cornelius) said his goals in the state legislature are simple: “There’s an endless amount of stupid in state government,” he said, and he wants to try to remove – or at least reduce – it.
Tarte spoke Friday morning at the monthly Focus Friday issues session at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce offices in Cornelius, where he was joined by Rep. Charles Jeter (R-Huntersville). The two discussed the bills that they will vote on in Raleigh later this term, early drafts of which were all filed earlier this month.
These bills range from changes to the Medicaid system, to bills to combat distracted driving, to bills aimed at providing tax incentives to renewable energy providers. The legislature has its work cut out for it: 207 bills were filed in the Senate on March 26 alone. The process of “making sausage” – as Jeter described passing laws – can be messy, difficult, and disappointing, even in a state with a Republican supermajority and control of the governor’s mansion. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Politics