March 15. By Dave Vieser. The proposed 5,700 square foot QT Convenience Store at Catawba Avenue and Holiday Lane in Cornelius moved closer to reality when the Planning Board unanimously approved the project, sending it to the Town Board for an April 17 rezoning hearing.
As first reported by Cornelius Today, plans call for the Acropolis Greek Restaurant, a mainstay in Cornelius for decades, to be torn down, as well as the adjacent Citgo and two homes on Burton Lane.
The site is just east of the mast and sail design on the Diverging Diamond Interchange and across Catawba from Cashion’s Quick Stop.
John DiBernardo, real estate manager for QT, said the Oklahoma-based company will continue to expand in the area. A Huntersville resident, he said QT has two locations in Mooresville and six in Cabarrus County.
The Cornelius store will have a total of 15-20 employees, including five or six store managers. Clerks are generally high school and college students, he said. “We had a lot of requests for a location in Cornelius,” he said.