Posted on 29 November 2013.
|SHOP HERE, WIN A $25 GIFT CARDTo encourage shopping in Davidson on Small Business Saturday, weekend the town is staging a contest for those with the most receipts from local businesses this weekend. Bring your receipts to Community and Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming at Town Hall on Monday, Dec. 2. She’ll give away a $25 Davidson Visa gift card to the person who spends the most money in Davidson on Small Business Saturday. Meanwhile, Davidson Visa gift cards also will be available throughout the campaign at Town Hall.
By DAVID BORAKS
This weekend is nationwide Small Business Saturday, and what better place to celebrate than Davidson, where shops and restaurants have grown in number and variety over the past 20 years? Beginning Saturday, the Town of Davidson and DavidsonNews.net will be promoting the idea that you should “Turn Around, Shop in Town,” at locally owned small businesses, from South Main Square to Main Street to the Exit 30 area.
A few shops here are longtime fixtures of the local economy. For 20 years (or more) we’ve had Main Street Books, The Village Store, The Soda Shop, Ben & Jerry’s, the Davidson Village Inn and Raeford’s Barber Shop. Flatiron Kitchen, Summit Coffee and many others have come more recently. South Main Square has blossomed, with restaurants, a specialty beer store and even a violin shop. And the Exit 30 area, which town officials have dubbed Circles at 30, has developed over the past half-dozen years, with doctor’s offices, cleaners, shoe and clothing stores, a grocery and restaurants. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Exit 30 area, South Main Street, The Economy, Town Hall
Posted on 19 August 2013.
The Davidson Green School is renovating a single family home on 3.2 acres on South Main Street. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Organizers of the proposed Davidson Green School are continuing to seek approvals they need to open in September at 511 S. Main St. in Davidson, and they recently began renovations to transform the single-family house there into a school. Even as they do, residents of the nearby Twin Oaks neighborhood are fighting to stop the project, which they say will bring traffic and affect their quality of life.
One neighbor has even hired a lawyer and filed an appeal of the the town's July approval of the school's site plan. That appeal will be heard by the Davidson Board of Adjustment, though no date has been set yet for the meeting. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Environment, Living with Growth, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, Schools, South Main Street, Town Hall