Posted on 21 May 2013.
More than 750 people responded to the Town of Davidson’s recent online survey seeking feedback on conditions for biking and walking in town. Davidson officials say those responses are part of the mix as consultants and officials drafted the proposed Pedestrian Master Plan, which will be presented at a joint meeting of the Davidson Planning and Livability boards on Tuesday, May 21. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar
Posted on 17 May 2013.
Updated Sunday 7:20am
It’s graduation weekend in Davidson, with a swarm of parents strolling Main Street with their soon-to-be grads. Commencement ceremonies for the 447 members of the Davidson College Class of 2013 are Sunday, May 19, at 10am, in Belk Arena. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson
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 14 May 2013.
By ANDREW WILKINS
Davidson police this week issued a reminder about email scams and hoaxes after “a couple of residents” received emails they deemed suspicious, according to a town spokeswoman. Meanwhile, police handed out 21 speeding tickets on Griffith Street during the week of May 6 – 12. And two minor vehicle accidents, both involving tight turns while hauling trailers, occurred along Main Street.
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Posted in Bradford, Downtown & old Davidson, Exit 30 area, Police Blotter, South Main Street
Posted on 13 May 2013.
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of seminars and networking events to celebrate Small Business Week May 13-17. The week includes the joint Lake Norman, Mooresville, Lincoln County chambers Business After Hours on Thursday, and the annual Small Business of the Year Awards Friday. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 11 May 2013.
Last weekend’s rain washed out both a Concert on the Green and a memorial march in honor of the late Professor Rob Whitton, who died after begin hit by a car on Concord Road in 2011 . Both events have been rescheduled for this Sunday night in downtown Davidson.
The Concert on the Green runs 6-8pm, featuring The Dickens, a reggae and variety band. It’s free and you’re invited to bring a blanket and a picnic basket. The concert is on the steps of the Davidson library branch on the Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Life in Davidson
Posted on 06 May 2013.
Updated May 15, 2013
Davidson’s Main Street recently gained more attention for the great place that it is: The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association picked downtown as a “Great Main Street” in its second annual “Great Places in North Carolina” initiative.
Town officials say they’ll celebrate with a ceremony before the May 19 Concert on the Green. That begins at 6pm on the Village Green, featuring the band Rough Draft.
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Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Planning & Development, public spaces, Town Hall
Posted on 05 May 2013.
Sybil Donaldson gets ready to serve a turkey leg at the Davidson Presbyterian Church tent. More photos below. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Town Day in downtown Davidson Saturday felt a lot like the Town Days of old, with perhaps a few features you wouldn’t have found in festivals past.
There was plenty of the familiar. Boy Scout Troop 58′s rope bridge challenge another cohort of youngsters. Davidson Presbyterian Church served lunch as always from its massive portable grill. There were games – from ring toss to corn hole – and the “Cake Walk,” a musical contest with cakes and cupcakes for prizes. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Health & Fitness, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day