Tap room to reinvigorate Old Town Cornelius

CORNELIUS – Dan Alvarez, Melissa Alvarez and Case Warnemunde plan to open Old Town Public House, a craft beverage bottle shop and tap room, next month at 21314 Catawba Ave. 

A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting could coincide with Bella Love’s ‘Tawba Walk Music and Arts Festival, pending the necessary permits.  

The shop will carry craft beer, wine, cider, Kombucha, and other non-alcoholic options including juice, cold brewed coffee and artisan beverages. 

The taproom’s bar will serve draft beer and wine. OTPH is partnering with a local restaurant to provide menu options, like sandwiches, salads and wraps.

The shop will work with breweries, businesses, artists, distributors, food trucks, the Cornelius Cultural Arts Group and Bella Love to bring a craft cultural experience to the emerging Old Town Cornelius arts community. 

The owners plan to incorporate Old Town Cornelius’ history in unique ways. 

They will also cultivate an educational atmosphere for patrons, offering tasting events, beer exchange sessions and home brewing workshops using the Sabco Brew Magic system.

Wilber & Associates serves as the architect.


Schafer earns Five Star Agent Award

CORNELIUS – Linda Schafer, of Lake Norman Realty, earned the 2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent award, given to agents who provide quality service to their clients. 

This is the fifth consecutive year Schafer has been named a Five Star winner. She has been listing and selling homes since 1999.

“In my experience, a home isn't a dream home because of its room dimensions,” Schafer said. “It's all about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.”

Details: www.LakeNormanRealty.com.


Realtors graduate from training

CHARLOTTE – Allen Tate Realtors has announced that the following individuals have graduated from the company’s Winner’s Edge training:

• Huntersville office – Michael Puckett and Lisi Ward.

• Cornelius office – Jolene Handysides, Scott Regene, Alex Ruby and Krista Viglione.

The curriculum includes national real estate trends, technology, license law, sales and marketing techniques.


Gym celebrates milestone

CORNELIUS – LaKova GYMNASTICS is celebrating seven years of offering gymnastics classes to families. LaKova GYMNASTICS started in 2007 as a mobile gymnastics business, offering 30-minute classes to children attending private preschools in the Cornelius area.

Located in Jetton Village for the last four years, LaKova GYMNASTICS now offers a wide range of classes for the recreational child, and also offers USAG Team Levels 1-4, for those students interested in a personal challenge and experience of a team atmosphere. Gymnastics classes start at 3 years old to young teens. 

The gym has camps 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for holiday school closings and can be rented out for parties. 

LaKova GYMNASTICS will celebrate its milestone by offering $7 registration discounts to new students 3:30-6 p.m. Aug. 7.

Details: www.LaKovaGymnastics.com or 704-582-2662.


Miller to manage Business Center

DAVIDSON – Ohio native Steve Miller, a former insurance executive, business owner and entrepreneur, brings more than 15 years of management to his new role as manager of the Business Center at South Main Square.

The center offers a wide variety of meeting rooms, including conference rooms and three-location video conferencing center. Other amenities include wireless Internet, presentation boards and onsite kitchen.

“It offers small business owners facilities and tools for doing business right in the heart of Davidson,” he said. “Thanks to the Project for Innovation, Energy and Sustainability, there’s a network of creative, diverse business teams at work here every day.”

Details: davidsonbusinesscenter@gmail.com or 704-897-8341.


Realty firm adds associate

CORNELIUS – Bob Crowley joins Lake Norman Realty as an associate licensed by the N.C. Real Estate Commission.

Crowley had successful career in the restaurant industry, managing up to 1,000 employees, before deciding to become self-employed in real estate. He has lived in 10 states including Hawaii.

He is among five new associates added to Lake Norman Realty’s Cornelius, Denver and Mooresville offices. Others include Jo Anne Barron, Cami Ferguson, Kristi Lauffenburger and Jenifer MacDonald.

Details: BobCrowley@LakeNormanRealty.com or 704-892-9673.