The Bi-Lo supermarket chain could close up to 200 stores before filing for bankruptcy protection as soon as next month, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. There are 21 Bi-Lo stores in the Charlotte area.
Novel Stonewall Station, the Crescent Communities development in Charlotte NC with a Whole Foods on the ground floor, is welcoming its first residents. Construction, including on the Whole Foods, should be finished by June.
Developers targeting Charlotte’s older apartments for “value add” deals improve the buildings and add nice touches like granite and hardwoods, but they decrease the supply of naturally occurring affordable housing.
Northlake Mall will be hosting a Shark Tank-like contest for local entrepreneurs that challenges them to submit “innovative retail concepts.” The winner of the challenge will get a rent-free space at the mall for four months.
The popular garden retailer Pike Nurseries is hiring about 30 workers to prepare for its busiest season of the year. Interested applicants can visit the company’s new Cornelius location Feb. 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.