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It’s Your Business: Cottage Yarn

By Derek Lacey / Staff Writer

Lyn Millward first learned to knit as a teenager, an exchange student in Sweden between her junior and senior year in high school.

But as life happened, she drifted away from the art, until her daughter received yarn and knitting supplies for her eleventh birthday.

She relearned how to knit to help teach her daughter, and it wasn’t long until she was knitting, crocheting, learning new skills and even teaching classes at her LYS (local yarn shop), Cottage Yarn in Mint Hill.

Her daughter, Chloe, worked at the shop on weekends, and one day,the previous owner  called to let Chloe know she was retiring. Lyn was concerned about the future of the store, and would eventually take over as owner.

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By |May 15th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Mint Hill shopping center sells for $2.5 million

The Mint Hill Festival Shopping Center, located at the corner of Lawyers Road and Matthews Mint Hill Road, was purchased earlier this month by Sierra Building Group, a Canadian real estate firm.

The 59,077-square-foot facility cost Sierra $2.5 million, and was bought from Regions Bank, who acquired the property after American Asset Corporation, the property’s previous owner, went into foreclosure in 2012.

Toronto-based Sierra specialized in home and community building, with most of their properties in Canada, but also builds and manages commercial and retail spaces.

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By |February 28th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments