Today is the official opening for Fork restaurant in Cornelius. Fork is committed to bringing diners the freshest ingredients from local Farmers markets when in season. Entrees are served a la carte and menu items change seasonally due to buying locally from farms. They focus on a daily menu filled with creative small plates. The new Fork restaurant is located in the former Meatballs on Main location – 20517 N. Main Street , Cornelius. Visit ForkRestaurantCornelius.com for more information.
Whole Foods Market Inc. is planning to open a store in the Lake Norman area in late 2014. The location has not yet been announced. Cornelius currently has two other grocery stores in early development stages, a Harris Teeter in the Antiquity neighborhood and a Publix in Magnolia Plaza.
“The Lake Norman area is robust with shoppers looking for healthy food options,” said Marc Mastropaolo, Executive Coordinator of Whole Foods Market South region. “The Charlotte area has proven to be a great market, and many customers have been asking when we plan to open farther north. We look forward to opening our doors in this community.”
Whole Foods also operates a store in SouthPark, which opened last August. This will be the grocers 12th North Carolina location.
Work on phase two of Robbins Park will begin this fall. Phase two will include a connector trail from the Westmoreland Athletic Complex to Robbins Park, picnic areas, fishing piers on the two ponds, a volleyball court and gaga pit. A gaga pit is an enclosed dodge ball pit constructed of wood in the shape of a circle. NC Wildlife Resources are donating two piers as well as stocking the ponds with fish.
Source: Huntersville Herald