Everywhere you turn in our Mooresville Lake Norman area something new is cropping up. If you have time to read the The Mooresville Tribune you will be overwhelmed with news of new shops, restaurants and entertainment. As a matter of fact, I have a very thick file of fun new happenings to write about! I picked a collection of my favorites for today’s post. Enjoy!
Nestled in the new shopping center on the corner of Brawley School and Williamson Road is a wonderful new, upscale women’s boutique: Lavendar Boutique. When my daughter was in town from California we dropped by the shop just to check it out and ended up staying quite a while and purchasing some “must haves” that she had been planning to get at Neiman Marcus. They have a particularly good selection of designer jeans: Seven for All Mankind, Anlo, Genetic, Diesel, People’s Liberation and Citizens for Humanity to name a few. They also have a nice selection of Rebecca Taylor, Vince and Theory on order as well. Their website says it best: “No where in the Charlotte area will you experience a shopping trip like this…from the minute you walk into our contemporary, NY designed store, to the knowledgeable staff that will offer you a glass of wine and an opportunity to have a personal shopper for an hour to outfit your entire wardrobe…” And, the owner is a native of Mooresville!
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t spent much time yet exploring the new shops and cafes at Exit 33. Beside Jeffery’s, Cool Breeze Cyclery, Starbucks there are a few notables: The first is Legends of Lake Norman Coffee and Wine Bar which offers an extraordinary array of food, wine tasting, beer tasting, coffee and live music. They offer a “full menu morning ’till night” including savory pastries and decadent desserts. I’m definitely going to check it out soon! (This is now closed!)
Hidden in the small shopping center at the corner of Brawley School and Canvasback is a wonderful new option for breakfast and lunch: The Daily Grind Grill and Cafe. (This has moved to Main Street in Downtown Mooresville) I have driven by it numerous times and finally had lunch there this week. It reminds me a bit of Egg at the Lake; fresh, homemade food. They have quite a selection of breakfast and lunch options. The service was cheerful and prompt and the food was very good.
I have been a great fan of Maddi’s Gallery in Birkdale Village for years as I love her selection of artists and the folk art from some of the best artists in the region. This past year, Maddi’s expanded and introduced the Maddi’s Southern Bistro which offers ‘handcrafted cuisine with artistic flair and Southern hospitality”. I have yet to eat there but knowing Maddi it must be unique and fun as well as good food. They just announced the introduction of their new Sunday Brunch! (I am sad to say that Maddi’s is now closed).
Too tired to cook and don’t feel like going out to eat? There is a wonderful new service that is just what you need! The Traveling Waiter is a new, Mooresville based, delivery service that let’s you choose from 11 lake-area restaurant menus and then delivers the entrees for a $3.99 fee plus tip. The restaurants include: Giordianos, Monterrey, Thai Lanna, Teddy’s, Acropolis, Sangam, Chicos, Jersey Mike’s, Mia Famiglia, Cafe Mia and Matt’s Chicago Dog. They deliver 11a.m. to 2p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Finally, just for the ladies: I don’t know if you have noticed a new magazine Skirt! at your beauty salon, market or other shops in town but it definitely stands out with it’s 17′ x 11′ size! Skirt! was created in 1994 as a monthly magazine for women in the Charleston and Columbia areas of South Carolina. “Skirt” is all about women…their work, play, families, creativity, style, health, wealth, bodies and souls. Skirt! is an attitude…spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful and irreverent, sometimes controversial, always passionate.” I picked it up while getting a hair cut and brought home a copy so that I could read the whole thing! Sorry gentlemen, perhaps there is a “Pants!” coming soon.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my little excursion. If so, check back as I will continue you to share new discoveries I find particularly fun or wonderful!