Posted on 16 May 2013.
Eden Street Market vendors and local officials cut a ribbon Saturday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Chef Sylvain Rivet demonstrated making shrimp beignet Saturday at Eden Street Market. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Office and retail space are at a premium these days as more businesses want to be in downtown Davidson. And that’s leading to new life for buildings that have long been vacant or underused. The new Eden Street Market is a prime example.
Entrepreneurs joined customers and town officials last Saturday for a ribbon cutting at the new market, in the Metrolina Warehouse, a century-old mill across the railroad tracks from the Davidson post office. The site is a cross between a farmer’s market and a flea market, with a range of shops – some just tables and others full-fledged stalls with walls and doors.
“It’s very different,” Davidson economic development manager Kim Fleming said before Saturday’s grand opening. “I think this is great. It’s a great use of the space. It gives a lot of vendors an opportunity to sell in Davidson.”
That opportunity means a lot to the shopkeepers here. Fleming says she is overwhelmed by inquiries from businesses looking for space, and these days there’s just not much available. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Mooresville, Small business spotlight
Posted on 15 May 2013.
Click to download the full 2013-14 proposed budget. (PDF)
By DAVID BORAKS
There was little discussion on Tuesday night when Davidson commissioners held a public hearing on the $9.1 million 2013-14 budget. When Mayor John Woods called for comments from the audience, only one of the 15 or so residents spoke.
The plan will guide town spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1. It leaves property taxes unchanged, at 35 cents per $100 of assessed value, prepares for possible tax refunds as the county revises assessments from the 2011 property revaluation, and leaves some money for capital improvements, new equipment and maintenance of existing equipment, which has been a board priority. Read the full story
Posted in Business, The Economy, Town Hall