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Entries for November 2016

All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day. We will operate on a one day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday).

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A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 26. The Celebration continues all month long with the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express. The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 26th – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m. Sundays – Thursdays and from 6 – 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ride the train thru the park and enjoy over ...

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A major component of the Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Plan is the infrastructure and streetscape improvements planned for West Avenue and the surrounding streets. Over the past year staff has been working with DFI and Land Design to examine options for the best design for a streetscape that is unique, has green space, outdoor dining and social hubs, maintains traffic flow and parking options, encourages pedestrian activity, provides interaction between businesses downtown and preserves th...

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Architects Populous and Creech and Associates, Inc. were introduced to the Kannapolis City Council during the regularly scheduled council meeting Monday. The City has entered into an interim agreement with the firms to engage them as the designers of the Kannapolis Downtown Sports and Entertainment Venue. The venue will be the home of the Kannapolis Intimidators. The venue is expected to have an intimate atmosphere for small and large groups with numerous seating options to enjoy baseball, co...

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BioArmor is a start-up company that is changing the field of infection control with proprietary formulations of non-toxic, non-alcohol based hand sanitizers, topical antiseptics and hard surface disinfectants that use nanotechnology to kill harmful microorganisms for up to 12 hours.  Headquartered in office space on the third floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, BioArmor is the most recent company to locate at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC).  Member Mana...

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The City of Kannapolis has approved an amended economic development incentive grant to ISE Enterprises, Inc. for investment in a 40,000 square foot facility at 5885 Davidson Highway. The company has been in Kannapolis since 2004. In July 2016, an incentive grant had been approved for a 30,000 square foot facility at 840 Biscayne Drive. The City will now provide a three-year grant which totals $48,195 versus the $44,179 which was approved earlier this year. After this three year period, the co...

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The Kannapolis City Council approved incentives for Linder Industrial Machinery on Monday night. Linder Industrial Machinery will locate a regional headquarters on property they have purchased at 5733 and 5625 Davidson Highway. The company sells earth moving and paving equipment. The incentives will total $37,500. In exchange, Linder will build a 39,000 square foot facility with a total investment of $7.6 million, over the next five years. The firm will relocate and hire a total of 105 employ...

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Monday night, the Kannapolis City Council approved a brewery production and taproom business, in downtown Kannapolis as part of the Kannapolis Revitalization Plan.  Third Dimension Brewery will lease property located at 100 West Avenue. The property is located adjacent to the proposed future home of the Kannapolis Intimidators. Bill Collins of Third Dimension Brewery owns Firefly Hollow Brewing in Bristol, Connecticut. He is expanding his brewery operations to Kannapolis after hearing abou...

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Monday night, the Kannapolis City Council will hear a proposal, which may result in a brewery production business, locating in downtown Kannapolis as part of the Kannapolis Revitalization Plan.  Third Dimension Brewery would like to lease and eventually purchase the property, located at 100 West Avenue. This property is located adjacent to the proposed future home of the Kannapolis Intimidators and was purchased by the City last year. Bill Collins of Third Dimension Brewery owns Firefly Ho...

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The Kannapolis City Council will consider incentives for Linder Industrial Machinery on Monday night. Linder Industrial Machinery would like to locate a regional headquarters on property they have purchased at 5733 and 5625 Davidson Highway. The company sells earth moving and paving equipment. The incentives would total $37,500. In exchange, Linder will build a 39,000 square foot facility with a total investment of $7.6 million, over the next five years. The firm will relocate 40 existing sales...

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