Historic Downtown Mooresville: New Shops, Art Galleries and Restaurants!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with LKN Realty, LLC 242267

Historic Mooresville gets a face lift!

Don't let the last phase of theHistoric Downtown Mooresville street beautification keep you from exploring and enjoying an amazing array of new shops, art galleries and restaurants!  If you haven't been downtown in just 6 months you will be amazed at the changes!  Most of the historic buildings have had beautiful face-lifts, the sidewalks and crosswalks have inlaid bricks, the park next to the Mooresville Artist Guild Depot has brand new landscaping and there is new signage and lamp posts.


Final phase of Downtown Mooresville's streetscape



Behind the temporary cement barriers on the north end of downtown Mooresville, there are some exciting new shops ready to welcome you!







202 North Main Fine Wines




Right on the corner just down from Cotton Ketchie's renowned Landmark Galleries you will find the new 202 North Main Fine Wines store which offers a great selection of higher-end wines and wine tastings.





The Savvy Chef



Due to open next week is the exciting new upscale culinary, catering, learning and retail store:  The Savvy Chef.






 Gallery 206 in Mooresville




 Another new Art Gallery:  Gallery 206!






The Garden Party



The Garden Party is an exceptional, upscale store with unique gifts from Vietri Italian dinnerware to incredible baby gifts.  A perfect place for a bride or mom-to-be to register!









The owners of our wonderful Soiree Restaurant have taken over the location of the old Histories/Lucky Tavern and are planning a fun, "happening" restaurant called SPEED with entertainment to draw in a later evening, younger crowd.






ArtWorks on Main St


 Artworks on Main , which just opened in May, is a beautiful art gallery offering artist supplies, art classes for adults and children, workshops and seminars. 

Be sure to check out "The Corner of Art and Main", Downtown Mooresville's Artwalk featuring live music, art and festivities.  Enjoy wine and cheese as you browse the many shops on Main and Broad Streets that will be featuring the works of local artists on the second Friday evening of every month.



If you haven't visited Historic Downtown Mooresville lately, now is a great time to go!  



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Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY

Hi Diane;

Great news for your community, it is always good to see these re-development happening.


Jul 12, 2008 06:21 AM #1
Dick Betts
Dick Betts National Speaker - The Villages, FL
National Speaker to the Real Estate Industry

I am headed your way this fall to speak at Mingle!  I will plan a side trip, looks like a fun time.

Jul 12, 2008 06:22 AM #2
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Diane, This was a nice stroll downtown Mooresville. You did a really nice job with this. I wonder if these stores appreciate that you included them here on the Internet, all for free and they are paying the local newspaper with local ads that no one reads ( very much). A fun new way for marketing the merchants in a community.

Jul 12, 2008 06:23 AM #3
Jimmy McCall
JimmyMcCall.com - Cunningham, TN
The Ex-Mortgage Consultant

Diane,  Great review of your community.  I love walking around downtown of different communities.

Jul 12, 2008 06:42 AM #4
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

O.K. I'm inspired.  I'll take a walk down King Street in Leesburg tomorrow.


Jul 12, 2008 09:28 AM #5
Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte

I like how you took the whole street photo, then broke it up into each picture with a story!!!  Reminds me of our time together in downtown Hendersonville :)  Loved it.... but Missy & Ant sure were stragglers in the shops :) And you, me, and Sarah with our cameras :) haha.

Jul 12, 2008 03:02 PM #6
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Diane - Outstanding community update...  I love the "SPEED" restaurant concept...  there is something about a "one name" title that is very fresh. 

Jul 13, 2008 01:23 AM #7
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

Seems like downtown Mooresville will be alive and revitalized.  Your blog contains excellent information!

Jul 13, 2008 03:04 AM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Diane - this is a really nice Localism piece. Plenty of information and great photos make you feel like you are there. Looks like a really cool area that is growing and changing.


Jul 13, 2008 04:14 AM #9
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Anthony:  Yes, I'm doing my best to support them as many people have not visited our historic downtown in years.  Thanks!

Dick: What are you teaching?  I'll take you out to lunch...call me!

William:  Many of the owners are my friends and I am so supportive of their efforts.  In this economy they need all the help they can get.  I watched the same process in Pasadena and now their Old Town is THE place to go!

Jimmy:  Thanks!

Lenn:  I'm so glad I inspired you:)

Kim:  Very true...and such great memories and photos.  Actually, Hendersonville is a larger version of our little down town but the same feel.

Leolinda:  Thanks, I hope so as I think it is so important to keep our historic towns vibrant.

Jeff:  As I said to William...we are about where Old Town Pasadena was about 30 years ago.  I'm hoping to see the same success here in a smaller scale.

Jul 13, 2008 08:22 AM #10
Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

It is amazing the way the small towns in your area continue to grow and blossom.   Looks like there is going to be lots of good things for residents and visitors.

Jul 13, 2008 10:08 AM #11
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I love it when cities make it easy to keep the downtowns in tact... there's just something about being able to take the stroll down Americana. New meets history- I love it.

Jul 14, 2008 04:31 PM #12
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Cynthia:  Yes there are!  The challenge is getting the many newcomers to visit the historic side of town.

Chuck: Me too, I am so encouraged by all of the new businesses and am doing my part to support them by writing posts!

Jul 16, 2008 09:24 AM #13
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

Diane, Great post.. It's been a while since I have been there.  We love Cotton Ketchie, we have purchased many paintings from him for our TN cabins..  Maybe, I can get that way again soon.. God bless,,

Jul 18, 2008 09:36 AM #14
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