- Adam Houston reports the property being cleared at Albemarle and Rocky River Church roads will be a retail development. Barry Rigby, vice president of retail development for Rudolph Libbe Properties said stores could be open as early as summer of 2009. The development is called The Shops at Beaver Falls. A separate residential development is also being constructed adjacent to the property and Blair Road will be extended across Albemarle Road and will connect to Rocky River Church Road.
- Tim Long reports on the race for the U.S. House seat for District 9. Sue Myrick has traditionally won big, but Democratic challenger Harry Taylor thinks it’s time for change. Continue reading
Before there was Lowe’s Home Improvement or Home Depot, there was 84 Lumber in Matthews. The property and building near the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Hwy. 51 was recently sold by Pierce Hardy LP for $1.8 million to Matthews East Independence LLC. Golden Coral has contracted 1.99 acres of the land while the remaining 1.3 acres will be put on the market. 84 Lumber has one store in Charlotte on Rozzelles Ferry Road.