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New Restaurants and Retail News in Mooresville Lake Norman!



Driving around our Lake Norman community of Mooresville, you wouldn’t really know that there is a recession going on.  The widening of Brawley School Road and the new Exit 35 are now well under way, teasing us into thinking they will be completed before their scheduled summer of 2011. Bike lanes, side walks and landscaped center dividers are taking shape too!

While some of the big projects like Langtree at the Lake have yet to show signs of activity, a number of wonderful eateries and shops have opened or are due to open very soon:

Historic Downtown Mooresville is Happening!

  • The Bathtub Gin is considered “the destination” for local musicians and as a place to meet up with friends. Drop in at 166 N Main Street on Halloween!  (see my post on Halloween Happenings in Lake  Norman)
  • JJ Wasabi’s at 183 N. Main Street has been open for about 6 months and has added a lot of energy and great food to our Historic Downtown Mooresville.  Thank you Joel!
  • The Daily Grind, one of my favorites, has successfully opened their second location  at 170 N. Main Street. (Their first location is on Brawley School Rd at Canvasback).
  • Epic Chophouse will be the newest restaurant to open in downtown Mooresville.  Owned by one of the co-owners of Mickey and Mooch in Huntersville, It will be “a blend of upscale and casual fare…and an awesome value too”.  It is located in the old Soiree building and is supposed to open in a few weeks!

BREAKING NEWS!  I just got an email today, Oct 26th, about a new boutique: 32 Flavors Art and Gift Boutique is celebrating their grand opening today at 250 North Main Street in Downtown Mooresville.  Check them out on Facebook.

Check out these newest additions to the greater Brawley School/Williamson Rd/Hwy 150 area:

  • Mint is a delicious Indian restaurant that opened recently in the Best Buy/Bed Bath and Beyond shopping center on Hwy 150 and Morrison Plantation.  Like Sangum in Cornelius, they have an awesome lunch buffet.  I love Indian food so was thrilled to see it open.
  • La Patisserie one of Mooresville’s favorites for all things sweet is opening a second location in the shopping center on the corner of Williamson Rd. and Brawley School Rd…can’t wait for it to open!
  • Ace Hardware Store JUST opened next to the new Bloom Market on Brawley School Rd!
  • Hope Park, the beautiful park located adjacent to the Lowe’s YMCA, has kicked off phase 2 which will include a spray park “splash pad”, some shade structures, more seating and landscaping, a bathroom and a drinking fountain.

Did you hear that Donald Trump has been looking into buying The Point lake and Golf Club?  From what I have heard, he is well known for being passionate about golf and doing great things with other golf clubs he owns.

Other News and Updates

Lowe’s recently announced a $250,000 grant for the Carolina Thread Trail. “The Thread is a network of trails, greenways, blueways and conservation corridors linking 15 counties in North and South Carolina…The Thread offers a multitude of opportunities for biking, hiking, fishing,paddling and connecting with nature.” Iredell County has been holding public workshops to assist them with their master plan.  For more information call Ron Smith, Director of Planning and Development: 704.832.2322.

Did I miss anything?  Add your news in the comments!


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2 thoughts on “New Restaurants and Retail News in Mooresville Lake Norman!

  1. Tracey,

    If you are referring to the vacant field across from Fast Phils I believe that the widening project used that land for much of the soil to build up the roads and as a staging place for their trucks and equipment. Last week they graded it and seeded it so my best guess is that they are returning it to the farmer. However, this is just my thought and is not based on any research. If I learn more I will let you all know!

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