CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) –
The City of Concord held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Concord Downtown Streetscape project on Wednesday morning.
According to the city, this project will pave the way for new downtown experiences including more outdoor dining, downtown living, and family fun.
The kickoff took place on Barbrick Avenue SW between Union and Market streets and featured remarks by Concord Mayor Bill Dusch, Planning Department Director Steve Osborne, and Andy Lovingood, President of McGill Associates, followed by the ceremonial dig.
CONCORD, N.C. (CharlotteFive) – The moment you first enter Havana Carolina Restaurant & Bar, it’s as if you’ve been transported to Cuba. From the oversized Cuban flags that welcome you to each carefully chosen pop of culture that’s spread throughout the area, the restaurant immediately promises an authentic Cuban experience without ever having to leave Concord. And, it’s this “Cuban Paradise” atmosphere that draws people from the Charlotte area and beyond.
CONCORD, N.C. (CharlotteFive) – While Charlotte is a place where there’s always something fun to do, it’s surrounded by a variety of charming cities that have their own aesthetic and pockets of excitement that can be a breath of fresh air for those who live in the city.
One of HGTV’s most charming small-town downtowns in America is about a 30-minute drive from Charlotte’s city center in Concord, an area that has locally-owned businesses, a street art scene and more. (Cabarrus County is also known for its NASCAR roots, of course. Plus, Concord is the hometown of the Avett Brothers.)
If you’d like to spend an afternoon enjoying a new area, here are five things to do in Concord for less than $50 a day:
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – Progress continues on the three residential and mixed-use Novi properties that will enhance Downtown Concord as a destination for what the city calls “high-performance living, dining, and entertainment.”
This is the first new construction we’ve seen for a while in downtown where it’s new residential mixed use project going up in downtown Concord,” said Concord Economic Development Manager Joseph Beasley. “We want people to know that downtown Concord is open for business, and that pedestrian foot traffic is accessible on Market Street while that is closed.”
CONCORD, N.C. (WCCB) — Concord has made HGTV’s shortlist for having one of America’s most charming small-town downtowns.
Downtown Concord made HGTV’s list of the 30 Most Charming Small-Town Downtowns in America. The well-known home improvement and real estate TV network chose Concord for its lively historic district with small-town charm, vibrant art scene, and unique boutiques and restaurants.
Concord is the only city in North Carolina to make the list.
CONCORD, N.C. (WCNC) — The City of Concord is one of the fastest-growing cities in North Carolina, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
“The census from 2010 to 2020, we had a growth of about 33% in population,” Concord City Manager Lloyd Wm. Payne, Jr. said. “We anticipate that growth is going to continue.”
Many companies are now investing tens of millions of dollars in revitalizing downtown Concord. The goal is to create a city where residents can live, work, and play.
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – The Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) honored the City of Concord with the Destination Visionary Award on Thursday, December 2 during their annual Celebrate Cabarrus and Golden Helmet Awards event.
The Golden Helmet Awards honor those who make memorable experiences for visitors through exceptional customer service and go beyond the call of duty to wow guests and strengthen our destination’s reputation.
City of Concord Mayor Pro Tem Terry Crawford, and City Manager Lloyd Payne, accepted the award on behalf of Council and the city.
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) – The City of Concord is one of the nation’s top “boomtowns” according to a new study released by SmartAsset. Concord tied New Braunfels, TX for the No. 14 spot with a score of 89.83 and is the highest ranked city in North Carolina.
The study by SmartAsset looked at data from the 500 largest cities in the U.S. to identify the nation’s fastest growing cities or “boomtowns.” The study scored cities based on seven metrics: population change, unemployment rate, change in unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, business growth, housing growth and change in household income.
Concord’s ranking by SmartAsset follows news of the city breaking into North Carolina’s Top 10 most populous cities for the first time following the release of the latest U.S. census data.
CONCORD, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – City leaders and developers in Concord put shovel to ground Thursday and launched work on three new apartment buildings. The Novi Flats, Novi Rise, and Novi Lofts are expected to bring more than 500 people to downtown Concord.
The buildings include 304 units and 15,000 square feet of commercial space. Together, the projects bring more than $70 million in private investment to the city. The three buildings are part of 10 developments currently in the works in Downtown Concord.
Concord Mayor Bill Dusch says now that Concord has several new major developments underway, he hopes the city can stand apart from downtown Charlotte.
CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – From Cabarrus County: A milestone has arrived for one of the most anticipated downtown Concord projects in recent years. The 250,000-square-foot Cabarrus County Courthouse expansion/renovation project is celebrating the placement of the final steel beam.
Cabarrus County Government invites Courthouse workers, elected officials, local businesses and organizations and the community to join in the two-day “topping off” celebration, July 6 and 7 on the front steps of the Government Center at 65 Church Street S.
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.
CONCORD, N.C. (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER) – 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.