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Culinary arts school could be headed to downtown Kannapolis – The Independent Tribune: News

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Billionaire David H. Murdock is mulling whether to invest $1 million to develop a culinary arts center in downtown Kannapolis, according to an agenda packet for an upcoming Kannapolis City Council meeting. Source: Culinary arts school could be headed to downtown Kannapolis – The Independent Tribune: News

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Kannapolis, Murdock finalize $7.5 mil. deal on downtown purchase – The Independent Tribune: News

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — After three months of negotiations, the Kannapolis City Council has agreed to pay $7.5 million for billionaire David H. Murdock’s downtown properties. Source: Kannapolis, Murdock finalize $7.5 mil. deal on downtown purchase – The Independent Tribune: News

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Kannapolis Creates Downtown Business District

City council has approved creating a municipal service district — also known as a business improvement district — to allow officials to pursue special obligation bonds that can be used to pay for revitalization efforts in downtown Kannapolis.

Officials said that the district would not impact any established zoning in the area.

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RCCC Cosmetology Program Opens New Downtown Center

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College cosmetology, manicuring and esthetic services are now available at a newly renovated center in downtown Kannapolis located at 120 West Avenue.

“We are so thrilled to open the new West Avenue Center,” said Carol Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

A haircut, shampoo and blow dry is $12, while a manicure is $6 (a gel polish manicure is $15).

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Saturday, June 27th Kannapolis Arts Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival

  It’s Festival Time Again! Don’t forget the Kannapolis Arts and Downtown Kannapolis Inc. organized Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday the 27th in downtown Kannapolis on West Avenue. More than 100 artists/performers at this FREE festival complete with a Kids’ Zone and Food Trucks! See you there! For […]

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Kannapolis uncorks fall wine festival, plans Halloween events

A wine festival is coming to downtown Kannapolis this fall.

Downtown Kannapolis Inc. officials announced plans for the inaugural Kannapolis Fall Wine Festival at the group’s meeting Thursday.

The festival is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, taking place alongside the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival. That festival is organized by Kannapolis Arts, which is a division of Downtown Kannapolis Inc. (DKI).

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Reminder! DKI General Business Meeting – June 16th, 6:30 pm Rotary Hall

Wanted to make sure everyone had on their calendar our DKI meeting Thursday, June 18th at Rotary Hall. We will have many things to discuss and updates on our announcements from last month. Additionally, we will have a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift card. Everyone who attends will have their name put in to […]

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McCrory touts historic tax credits, tours downtown Kannapolis

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory praised Kannapolis’ efforts to revitalize its downtown during a tour Thursday meant to shore up legislative support for renewing historic tax credits.

“I’m going to be looking for historical tax credits before I sign any budget bill,” McCrory said inside the Gem Theatre. Its neon marquee has been a landmark for downtown Kannapolis since the theater opened in 1936.

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Market study aims to identify best downtown options for Kannapolis

Development Finance Initiative, the organization guiding the revitalization of downtown Kannapolis, has begun its market analysis study of downtown Kannapolis.

The analysis, expected to be completed sometime in June, will give officials an idea how much square footage should be devoted to different markets, such as retail, residential and office space.

The market analysis will also help officials when they work toward a “demonstration project” in August. The project will not actually be started in August, but officials will use the information to pick out what project they should start with and begin taking steps in August. A demonstration project is one that officials can use as a “proof of concept” to show developers why they should invest in downtown Kannapolis.

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Kannapolis buying two more downtown properties for $1.2 million The City of Kannapolis is buying two more properties in a move to gain more control over the development of the downtown area. The city has negotiated to purchase the former K-Town Furniture site at 136 Oak Ave. and a property located at 206 S. Main St. The Kannapolis City Council will […]

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