💇‍♀️ 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.

☀️🚗 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!

🎉🛍️ Discover the Hidden Gem of Mount Pleasant 🛍️🎉

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.

🎉🎩🍼💐 Downtown Concord Knows How to Celebrate!

It’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.

💐 Florist Carries on Family Tradition

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

👗 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.

🫧 Give Your Pets the Spa Treatment 🫧

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

🧔🏻 💥 💥 Beardy Weirdy to Host Comic Book Convention May 6th 💥 💥

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 “beard” behind Beardy Weirdy’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.

🎮 🚗 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 today’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 them…but what about creating them?

Farmer’s Market Season Is Here! 🌻 🍅 🥬 🍋 🌻 🍅 🥬 🍋

Tipsy Hare Ciderworks is bringing a new Spring and Summer Farmer’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.

🎸 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.

📢 🛒 DOCO Market Brings New Culture to “Old” 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 Company’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 area’s top vintage and fashion vendors as well as a vast selection of $20 items that you already know and love!

💍 Jeweler Brings Student Creations to Life in Annual Designer Contest

Local students who love to draw, sketch, doodle, paint, draft, and design… Here’s your chance to bring one of your creations to life!

🎉 🥂 Dream Come True for West Ave’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 “Two Sweet” 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.

👚💪👛 Local Entrepreneur Blazing Her Own Trail

If you haven’t heard of at least one of Ashton Pollack’s businesses, you must still be in quarantine! This entrepreneur is literally everywhere and blazing a trail wherever she goes.

🍿 These Local Businesses Are Poppin’! 🍿

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.

💵 Want to Take Your Side Hustle to Market?

🧼 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.

New Online Store Features First Responder-Inspired Clothing

The Liberty & Co. online store was founded in 2022 by Haylee Shuping. Her husband, Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping, was tragically killed while serving in the line of duty on December 16, 2020.

⚡🚘 You May Be More Ready for an Electric Vehicle Than You Realize

What many two-car families are choosing to do is keep one vehicle for that road trip to the beach while the other is reserved for local trips, easily less than a hundred miles a day – a perfect EV option! And what could be simpler than plugging in your car to charge overnight just like you do your cell phone?

🐱‍👓 Build Your Reading Library Locally in 2023

The Cabarrus County independent bookstore scene is thriving! If you are still ordering your books online and having them delivered to your door, you are missing out on experiencing some of the coolest places in town.

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