CONCORD, N.C. (WCNC) – WalletHub recently ranked Concord, North Carolina in the top 25 fastest growing cities in the country. City leaders say that growth is accelerating.
About 25 miles north of the Queen City, they’re working to make Concord have its own identity, and not just be known as a suburb of Charlotte.
It still has historic charm, but downtown Concord is evolving.
“It’s truly amazing the amount of growth we’re seeing and we’re very fortunate. And we know that,” Steve Osbourne, the Director of Planning and Neighborhood Development for the City of Concord said.
2020 was a big year for Mac Tabby Cat Café. In March, it celebrated its 300th adoption. In July, it pulled off the purr-fect surprise engagement. In October, it announced its new location that will open in historic downtown Concord.
Now, here comes 2021’s adventures: Mac Tabby Concord will open on Saturday, May 1, 2021. You can book your reservation now on its website.
Concord will be Mac Tabby’s second location, a milestone three years in the making since opening its flagship location in Area 15 in 2017. While walkable, artsy NoDa is now home to the original cat cafe, owner Lori Konawalik is confident that Concord is the ideal spot for its second home.
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – Scott Avett and Seth Avett, members of the world-famous Avett Brothers, meet millions of fans across the world.
They always say they are from Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County.
The Avett Brothers are proud of their hometown.
Now, visitors can see what they mean to Concord.
People driving into downtown Concord can now see, in bright colors, where they got their start.
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – After months of planning and construction, the Cabarrus Center has opened in downtown Concord in the former Cabarrus Saving Bank Building with a ribbon cutting held on March 2nd in partnership with the Cabarrus Chamber. Flywheel, a leader in creating coworking communities committed to growing businesses, has designed and is now managing this historic space.
“Cabarrus County has embraced this project beyond our wildest expectations, and we are sincerely grateful to the Cannon Foundation for their support of the capital improvements, and Truist for their title sponsorship of Flywheel and our programming,” said Flywheel founder Peter Marsh.
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – The City of Concord and the Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) have formalized a new quasi-public partnership to enhance downtown revitalization efforts and support to small business owners.
According to a news release, under the agreement, which took effect on January 25, 2021, the CDDC will now operate within the City of Concord Planning and Neighborhood Development Department.