2020 was not the greatest year…. so we wanted to bring some hope and excitment back to the Lake Norman area with upcoming Grand Openings, updated attractions and new management!
Quest Center Opening at Carolina Raptor Center
The Carolina Raptor Center is scheduled to open its new state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot facility in late spring/early summer. The new Quest Adventure Center will feature interactive indoor exhibits, expanded raptor observation deck and gift shop, and Duke Energy Amphitheater for its popular flight shows and performances.
Birkdale Village’s New Ownership Group
The area’s popular outdoor shopping mall, Birkdale Village, will be under a new property management group. North American Properties has a lot of new things in store for Birkdale including a makeover. They also plan to enhance the entertainment aspect by putting together events (once it’s safe to do so) that will fully take advantage of the greenspace the area has to offer.
The new retail and office center, Birkdale Landing, is scheduled to open in 2021 which will feature new restaurants with three plazas for outdoor seating & dining. Shake Shack, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, and Inizio Pizza Napoletana will takeover the new spaces. Fairway Investments expects the three new retail buildings to total over 44,000 sq.ft of space.
Summit Coffee Opening in Huntersville
Summit Coffee which started in Davidson and has grown to several franchises across North Carolina has plans to open a 2nd local location in Huntersville. Summit Coffee has partnered with Swim Club Management Group and the Town of Huntersville to operate a shop in the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center. The cafe will include an espresso bar serving coffee and tea as well as nitro cold brews and kombucha on tap. Summit will make its food on site which will feature healthy focused items including smoothies.
Hoping this will put a smile on your face and back out exploring the LKN area! May this year bring you health and happiness!
(Source: Visit Lake Norman )