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Like the original in Greece, Acropolis was a pillar of community

May 1. On Sunday hundreds of diners came by to socialize, reminisce and enjoy a final meal at the now-closed Acropolis Cafe and Grille. The gathering place closed for good at 8 pm to make way for a QT Convenience Store; a public hearing on the new project is tonight at Town Hall. There, the discussion will […]

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Hundreds march on bridge for toll protest

April 28. By Dave Yochum. More than 200 people descended on the Exit 28 bridge on a hot Friday afternoon to protest the $650 million, 50-year contract with Cintra. There was consistent support from passersby who gave a thumbs up and blew their horns on the third anniversary of the first toll protest, the first […]

Crazy gridlock

April 20. Police and town officials are keeping an eye on traffic on West Catawba which was fully gridlocked in both directions late this afternoon. Police are watching cameras on the town’s major artery, but there’s apparently no explanation other than unusual delays on I-77. 0000000

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Town Board pushes for more bus improvements

April 18. By Dave Vieser. At their April 17 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) to reallocate a majority of the funds designated to study options for the Red Line toward improved bus services. The MTC is the governing board for CATS, which provides bus services in […]

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Public hearings on brewery, QT likely to be postponed

  April 17. By Dave Vieser. UPDATED. Public hearings for two landmark developments look like they will be postponed. The hearing for the proposed QT convenience store—on the site of the Acropolis restaurant and the adjacent gas station—will be continued until May 1. NEW: Town officials expect Acropolis to close April 30. Meanwhile, discussion of […]

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60-day moratorium adopted by Cornelius Town Board

April 4. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius town officials have unanimously adopted a 60 day moratorium for subdivisions and development permits within  the “Highway Commercial District” west of I-77. The moratorium, which will run through June 2, was adopted at the board’s Monday April 3 meeting. “This short-term moratorium allows the Town the time to study and evaluate […]

Inspiration behind Exit 28 bridge decapitated at 90

April 1. Serial e​ntrepreneur Winnie Ruth Judd​ is dead. The 90-year-old doyenne of high society in The Peninsula ​was the owner of a luxury luggage store in Jetton Village as well as the “cutlery store to the stars” in Beverly Hills where football star O.J. Simpson was a frequent customer. ​She was also a reformed […]

Mercator Advisors will review Cintra contract

March 31. A company that was part of a team led by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras and Zachry Construction Corp.—to develop the first phase of the Trans-Texas Corridor—has been selected to review the I-77 Express Lanes contract. NC Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said Mercator Advisors will conduct an in-depth, outside review. Mercator has not been involved in the $650 […]

Road work on 21 at new Arby’s

It’s a kick in the buns for drivers, but for meat lovers, it’s all part of the process of getting a new hamburger joint. The new Arby’s on Hwy. 21 between Westmoreland and Bailey Road is getting new turn lanes, so the northbound lane of Statesville Road/Hwy. 21 will be closed between 8:30​ am and 3​ […]

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Cornelius Park and Ride ready in late April

Nov. 15. Construction has begun on the first-ever Charlotte Area Transportation System (CATS) park and ride facility in Cornelius, as crews clear land on a 4.34 acre parcel of land along the south side of Sefton Park Road between One Norman Boulevard and Liverpool. When completed by the end of April, the facility will be equipped […]

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