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New Cannon Baller Team Store

Cannon Ballers Open New Team Store

If you’re a Kannapolis Cannon Ballers fan, you’re in for a treat! The team recently opened their NEW team store, now known as Cannon City Supply Co. The move brings with it an array of improvements and exciting changes.

New Destination for Vintage Finds and Manly Must-Haves!

Introducing the latest addition to Mount Pleasant’s shopping scene; Man Cave on Main! Last February, Cabarrus Weekly introduced you to Melissa and Jeff Lemmond, the owners of Down South on Main.

Crafting Excellence: A Leather Journey at ShoeBeeDo

Cindy Sheppard, the owner of ShoeBeeDo in Concord, has been designing and handcrafting leather shoes, bags, and accessories since 2005.

Mahogany Brown Bridal: Pioneering Diversity in Bridal Fashion

Whitney Stephenson initiated her venture, Mahogany Brown Bridal, with a mission to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Her boutique highlights the work of underrepresented minority and multicultural bridal designers, providing them with a platform to showcase their creations.

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿก Landon Lane Candle: A Journey of Homecoming and Creativity

In Mount Pleasant, a dream is being lived, a story is being written, and candles are being poured with love and purpose. Elisabeth Bryson, the founder of Landon Lane Candle Co., has embarked on a journey that spans across states and islands, all centered around the idea that โ€œAll roads lead home.โ€

Market 94: A New Vibrant Hub Elevates Local Artisans in Downtown Concord

On January 13th, Market 94 celebrated its soft opening on Union Street in downtown Concord, fulfilling owner Ashlynne Nestor’s dream. Ashlynne, a Cabarrus County native, has always had a deep love for Union Street. When friends and family visited, she would proudly guide them down the historic street to support local businesses.

The Oaks Events Hosts 2nd Annual Boutiques + Brunch

The Oaks Events in Midland, a picturesque hotspot for outdoor weddings, is hosting the 2nd Annual Boutiques + Brunch, a perfect pre-Valentineโ€™s opportunity for you to celebrate your female friendships and family with an afternoon of shopping and fun!

๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐ŸŽ„ From Kitchen Table to National Fame

Teresa Thibault, the founder of Heart Gifts by Teresa, has captured the essence of Christmas through her beautifully hand-designed and hand-painted ornaments.

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ Her Candle Bar Is Ready to Ignite Your Senses

Downtown Concord welcomes a new haven for self-care enthusiasts with the grand opening of Her Candle Bar featuring DIY candle-making classes.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐Ÿ† The Golden Rack Boutique Selected as Next Great Pop-Up Shop

The Golden Rack Boutique, a charming and locally-owned boutique, has emerged as the winner of the “Next Great Pop-Up Shop” through the American Dream Project in partnership with Carolina Mall.

๐Ÿ›๏ธโœจ Primark to Host Grand Opening Celebration at Concord Mills

Irish-based retail giant, Primark, known for its trendy yet affordable fashion, is making its North Carolina debut on Nov 16th. Attention, fashion enthusiasts and bargain hunters in Cabarrus County! The much-anticipated Primark grand opening at Concord Mills Mall is set to take place this Thursday, Nov 16th with a wave of excitement, giveaways, and exclusive events that extend to Saturday, Nov 18th as well.

โœจ๐Ÿ‘— From Sorority House Sales to Contemporary Boutique

The owner of Adair Style Studio has embarked on a distinctive journey to define her fashion business on her own terms.

๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿšœ Modern Farm/General Store Fusion Coming to CabCo

Barrier Farms renovates General Store, expanding its farming footprint in Mount Pleasant.

๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’Ž A Legacy of Family Tradition and Community for 70 Years ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’Ž

Ellis Jewelers is having a 70% off sale and a raffle to benefit local charities in celebration of 70 years in business.

๐Ÿ“ฟ๐ŸŒน Bead Lady Featured in Our State Magazine

The Bead Lady is a full-service bead shop located in Downtown Concord, but they are also so much more! Owners Kathleen and Justin Reeder have been helping the local community make meaningful jewelry for over 20 years both locally and all over the country.

๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŒธ A Journey of Creativity and Faith

Sweetest Beginnings, a custom-curated gift shop, is moving from its โ€œtiny shopโ€ to โ€œthe big shop,โ€ a larger location in the heart of the West Avenue District. Sweetest Beginnings has come a long way since its inception in 2007 when owner Susan McRae discovered her talent and love for stationery design. What started as a project born while waiting on the arrival of twins has now blossomed into a thriving business.

๐Ÿ‘— Embracing Curves and Empowering Style

Lovely Lines, a women’s clothing store specializing in curvy styles with sizes Large to 3X, was born out of the belief that every woman deserves to feel good when they go shopping.

๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŽ Get in the Spirit: Local Businesses Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

As many of you know, Downtown Concord is undergoing a significant transformation. The city has embarked on an ambitious project to revamp the Downtown Streetscape, which promises to transform the area into a more pedestrian-friendly and visually appealing space. While the construction may cause some temporary inconvenience, it is important for the community to continue to support local businesses during this time.

๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€๏ธ Reimagined Garage Provides Unique Beauty Experience

Discover one of the most unique and charming beauty destinations in Concord! Carbon Compass Beauty Bar and its sister location, The Carbon Element, are two of the most unique and charming beauty destinations in Concord.

โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿš— Summer Car Care Tips

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to hit the road and enjoy the sunny weather. However, before embarking on your adventures, it’s crucial to ensure that your car is prepared to handle the hot weather conditions. Let the experts at Ben Mynatt help you with that summer maintenance to keep your vehicle running smoothly and ensure a trouble-free season. Many of these you can do yourself at home, but you can also let our factory-trained technicians make your life easier by scheduling a visit!

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ›๏ธ Discover the Hidden Gem of Mount Pleasant ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

Welcome to Simply Pleasant Boutique, your one-stop destination for a unique and stylish shopping experience in Mt. Pleasant. Located in the heart of town, this boutique offers a wide range of fashionable clothing and accessories that will make you stand out from the crowd.

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ Downtown Concord Knows How to Celebrate!

Itโ€™s Spring and that means celebrations are happening all around us. From baby to bridal showers, graduation parties, and even weddings, Downtown Concord has everything you need for your special event! Check out our list of venues, caterers, florists, decor, and more.

๐Ÿ’ Florist Carries on Family Tradition

Cut at an Angle is a unique, fun, and whimsical floral experience in Downtown Concord.

๐Ÿ‘— Boutique Hosts Spring Open House April 28-29

Located in Copperfield Center in Concord, Anne’s Boutique offers the latest fashion trends and seasonal styles! They have a wide selection of clothing, jewelry, handbags, scarves and so much more. Sisters Jill and Melissa run their boutique with a ton of energy and creativity, hosting weekly Facebook Live shopping experiences that started as a necessity during the pandemic. The dress shop was originally run by their mom, Irene.

๐Ÿซง Give Your Pets the Spa Treatment ๐Ÿซง

Barks & Bubbles was named one of The 8 Best Pet Groomers in North Carolina by Best Things North Carolina: โ€œThe prices are reasonable, and the staff members make even the most nerve-wracking experience for any anxious pet a pleasant one.โ€ This full-service pet spa is owned by Carol Wyrick who has always loved animals. โ€œMy parents always treated them like one of the family,โ€ she said. When she was 21, she took her pet Shih-tzu to Petsmart, and after watching the groomer for a bit she thought, โ€œI could do that!โ€

๐Ÿง”๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’ฅ ๐Ÿ’ฅ Beardy Weirdy to Host Comic Book Convention May 6th ๐Ÿ’ฅ ๐Ÿ’ฅ

In addition to presenting Concord Micro-Con, Chris Rigo also has retail space with over 7,000 comic books for sale at The Depot at Gibson Mill. Chris is the โ€œbeardโ€ behind Beardy Weirdyโ€™s, and he is one passionate comic book collector. Collecting since he was 8 years old, he has amassed more than 20,000 comics in his personal collection.

๐ŸŽฎ ๐Ÿš— Former Video Game Developer Advances to Next Level with Family Business

Ward Childress worked on Guitar Hero and Skylanders before returning home to start a family and work alongside his mom at Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships. In todayโ€™s world, almost every kid plays video games at one time or another. If only they could grow up and get paid to just play games all day! Well, maybe not play themโ€ฆbut what about creating them?

Farmerโ€™s Market Season Is Here! ๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฅฌ ๐Ÿ‹ ๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฅฌ ๐Ÿ‹

Tipsy Hare Ciderworks is bringing a new Spring and Summer Farmerโ€™s Market to Downtown Kannapolis every Saturday morning from April 15th through Aug 26th. The market will take place both inside and outside both Tipsy Hare and Old Armor Beer Co. and then continue up and down West Avenue.

๐ŸŽธ J.King Guitar Makes Retail Shop Dream a Reality

Guitar consignment and repair store sees local entrepreneur fulfilling a dream in a historically musical space. When you walk past J.King Guitar on the way to the West Ave District retail shops or to a Cannon Ballers game, you can’t help but notice his wall of beautiful guitars. Whether you are looking to add a vintage guitar to your collection or buy your first one, you are sure to be impressed by his selection on consignment in his retail store.

๐Ÿ“ข ๐Ÿ›’ DOCO Market Brings New Culture to โ€œOldโ€ Town

DOCO Market creates a space that celebrates the community and brings people together. The DOCO Market (Downtown Concord Market) will hold their second pop-up shopping experience on April 1st from 12-5pm at Nothing New Quality Threads which is located at Southern Strain Brewing Companyโ€™s Concord location at 165 Brumley Avenue. Nothing New is also hosting their first Friday Night Flea on Friday, March 31st from 3-9pm, featuring 10+ of the areaโ€™s top vintage and fashion vendors as well as a vast selection of $20 items that you already know and love!

๐Ÿ’ Jeweler Brings Student Creations to Life in Annual Designer Contest

Local students who love to draw, sketch, doodle, paint, draft, and designโ€ฆ Hereโ€™s your chance to bring one of your creations to life!

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿฅ‚ Dream Come True for West Aveโ€™s Newest Business Owner

Bronzed Beauty Lounge officially opened on West Ave in Downtown Kannapolis on Saturday, Feb 25th! This elevated salon provides luxury services including custom spray tans, facials, and lash extensions.

Down South on Main Is โ€œTwo Sweetโ€ to Miss

This winner of multiple Independent Tribune Best of Cabarrus County awards is helping make Downtown Mount Pleasant a must visit destination in Cabarrus County.

๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘› Local Entrepreneur Blazing Her Own Trail

If you havenโ€™t heard of at least one of Ashton Pollackโ€™s businesses, you must still be in quarantine! This entrepreneur is literally everywhere and blazing a trail wherever she goes.

๐Ÿฟ These Local Businesses Are Poppin’! ๐Ÿฟ

January 19th is #NationalPopcornDay. This time-honored snack has a crunch we all love to enjoy, and its POPularity is only increasing with the introduction of new variations, flavors, and dedicated shops.

๐Ÿ’ต Want to Take Your Side Hustle to Market?

๐Ÿงผ Meet Nicole Fodeke, a Retail Lab graduate and small business owner of Be Handmade Natural Soaps, which are made in small batches using the cold process method. She has been gaining knowledge about branding and marketing, e-commerce, as well as point-of-sale, and inventory through the Retail Lab Boot Camp.