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Old 03-09-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Union County
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Can I ask why you say that?

If you think the "Mooresville crowd" (assume you are making a generalisation about people that live west of I77 near the Lake) would find North and West too rural then you could also say that many wouldn't live over on the east side of I77 either, as the Lake is the attraction.

Don't forget that there are a whole host of other older and more "rural feel" subdivisions on the west on I77, not just the Farms and the Point!

As for the next big thing- you may have to eat your words. I think Mooresville has much more to offer than other towns at the North of the Lake, but it's a personal opinion.
The bold part? I was saying that based on geography - they need to widen Brawley School to attempt to accommodate who lives down there now. Adding more homes/people would just offset the widening. I know there's plenty of older homes down there... I was saying there won't be substantial new development down that peninsula unless they can get people off it another way. If you live down there, I don't see how you would want it differently. As far as rural, I was talking about down 150 towards Denver - Lincoln county.

It was really Ani who called Mooresville the "next big thing"... I was trying to figure out where in Mooresville that would happen. That's where I said it won't be on the Brawley peninsula - traffic being one reason. The better schools over on the East side means it likely won't happen up Perth. So, that left me with guessing that the next big thing in Mooresville would be East of 77... best MGSD schools, best access to 77, and the actual downtown of Mooresville. There's your diamond in the rough.

I agree that the lake has always been the draw for Mooresville... that alone isn't going to make it the next big thing.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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Yes, the Mill was supposed to be made into condos & retail 2 yrs ago, they had plans drawn up & everything & then it just died. I'm not sure why, but I think it had to do with their financing & the drop in new construction in the area.

I haven't been in Brawley's Furniture Warehouse recently, I usually stop in to see what they have about every other month or so. It is hit or miss, but I like that place. I've purchased several pieces of furniture from them in the past at good prices.
yes, you need to go every few weeks and just see what they have in there.

Think it's great that downtown is getting the Daily grind and JJ Wassabis too.
Not sure about The Bathtub Gins. Great if it doesn't attract trouble.It's members only I think, but only because they aren't serving food and that was what the state said it had to be.
I wasn't ever sure why La Patisserie move out of Mainstreet. I know they wanted larger premises. Maybe rents were too high on Main.
We love downtown, or DoMo, as I saw it called recently!
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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It was the rents. That's why several shops closed in DoMo (LOVE IT!!) I remember the wicker that was there. They closed because someone had purchased the building & wanted to double their rent.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: 502 E Center Ave, Mooresville, NC
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Hi Rosie, How long you been livin in Mooresville. My wife and I moved down here is July 2008 and really enjoy it. The only things we miss are the City and the Jersey Shore. Glad we disn't have to deal with the Winter they had this year.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Interesting article related to the subject:

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Old 03-11-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Hi Rosie, How long you been livin in Mooresville. My wife and I moved down here is July 2008 and really enjoy it. The only things we miss are the City and the Jersey Shore. Glad we disn't have to deal with the Winter they had this year.
Moved here in Aug. '06 from Putnam County, NY. Now that was a rural place...lived in the woods, so I miss the wildlife we had on our front lawn. We go back at least once a year to see family & stock up on Italian bread, lol. Don't miss the very cold weather & the snow we used to have to deal with up there.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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Very descriptive - and helpful. So does Mooresville have a "center"? An original little village/town with older main street type homes and walkable areas to anything?
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