Also, new businesses: Builder on S. Main St., ‘Yuppie Hippie’ website
- NEW BIZ: Kelly Custom Builders at South Main Square, and coming soon, TheYuppieHippie.com.
- CLOSING: Lollipop Decor in the Harris Teeter shopping center, and MJ’s Sugar Shack, on South Main St.
Read on for the details.
- Lollipop Decor, in the Davidson Commons (Harris Teeter) shopping center off Griffith Street, plans to close its doors next week. The upscale children’s clothing home-furnishings shop, which opened last May, has seen a decline in business lately, owner Cristina Swinney said Tuesday. She also said she has been dealing with unresolved “construction issues” in her space. Lollipop Decor was one of the first tenants in the shopping center, off Exit 30. She said she expects Tuesday, Jan. 12, to be the shop’s last day.
- MJ’s Sugar Shack, which had shared a storefront on South Main Street with La-De-Daa’s since last May, has shut its doors. In a note on her business’s website, owner M.J. Bowman says she’s still in business out of her licensed kitchen in Mooresville. “We recently closed our cupcake boutique in Davidson due to unfortunate circumstances within our family. However, we are still taking special orders for all of our baked goods and cakes and will be flexible with deliveries if possible. We are still booking up weeks in advance so please call to place any orders to ensure availability.”
BUILDER TAKES S. MAIN SITE
Custom builder Kelly Custom Builders Inc. will open a new sales and decorating studio on Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the former Davidson Ice House, at 416-C S. Main St. in South Main Square. The shop was formerly home to Craig Michael Photography Studio. Kelly is a two-time “Best of the Lake” award winner has been in business in the Lake Norman area since 1993. The company does custom homes, renovations, and commercial buildings. “We are very excited to have a full-time ‘in-studio’ professional interior decorator not only for our customers, but for private decorating consultations as well,” Ray and Noelle Kelly said in a press release. Details: www.KellyCustomBuilders.com or 704-987-7755.
COMING SOON: THEYUPPIEHIPPIE.com
A Huntersville marketing expert who recently left the corporate world is preparing to launch a new web-based “movement” (and business) aimed at what she calls “Yuppie Hippies” – people who are modern consumers, but also have a conscience. They’re people whose beliefs don’t fit existing religions or organizations, says founder Carissa Roman.
Ms. Roman has established a website at www.theyuppiehippie.com to promote the idea that you can “be stylish and envronmentally resonsible and socially conscious.” She plans a formal launch for the site Jan. 26.
“This site is a place for Yuppie Hippies to share their thoughts on this new lifestyle and new way of thinking with other Yuppie Hippie brothers and sisters around the world. It’s also a place to learn about new initiatives and new companies that are embracing the Yuppie Hippie lifestyle,” Ms. Roman says on the site.
In an email, she said she hopes the site will “help in the awakening process around the world.” It’s also a business, and plans to generate revenue by selling memberships and merchandise.