Cabarrus Avenue closures for historic building project

CONCORD – Motorists and pedestrians traveling through Downtown Concord will encounter a detour on Cabarrus Avenue this week. From Tuesday, July 7 through Friday, July 10, Cabarrus Avenue E will be completely closed to vehicles between Union Street and Church Street.

As part of the ongoing renovation of the historic Bell and Harris-Maxwell Brothers Furniture Store building at 29 Cabarrus Avenue E, the entire roadway will be closed while crews connect utilities to the building. In the evening, crews will be working to remove bricks from the Cabarrus Avenue side of the building, similar to completed work on the other sides.

A detour will be established using Spring Street SW, Corban Avenue, and Church Street S back to Cabarrus Avenue. The main entrance to the Cabarrus Avenue Parking Deck will remain open. Pedestrians will be able to continue on Cabarrus Avenue through the street closure, but must use the sidewalk across the street from the work site as the adjacent sidewalk will be closed.

The Lofts 29 project is transforming the three-story, 1920’s commercial structure into 26 market-rate apartments. Construction will be completed late summer. To learn more about this project, visit rehab-development.com or call 339-215-7849.

Click here to read about Concord's role in the project and other city news
Click here to read about Concord’s role in the project and other city news

Coming up at the Concord library

A class on Zinio for Libraries will be given on Tuesday, July 14 @ 6pm in the Meeting Room of the Concord Library. Do you want easy access to our online magazine collection? Learn how to easily download the newest magazines issues we offer for free! Spaces are limited & registration is required; to register & for more information, call the Information Desk @ 704.920.2053.

An orientation meeting on Volunteer Opportunities at the Concord Library will be held on Tuesday, July 14 @ 6:30pm in the Auditorium of the Concord Library. General duties include shelving, collection management & administrative tasks. You must complete a volunteer application & attend an orientation session. You must be 13 or older to volunteer. Contact Kyle White @ 704.920.2066 orkbwhite@cabarruscounty.us for more information.

Lee Street Theatre will perform on Wednesday, July 15 @ 3pm in the Auditorium of the Concord Library.Watch as Lee Street Theatre brings the theatre to the library with a brand new play, specially written for this year’s “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program theme. For more information, call theChildren’s Room @ 704.920.2058.

Minecraft Mania for rising 5-9 graders will take place on Wednesday, July 15 @ 5-7pm in the Auditorium of the Concord Library. Test your creative and survival skills with others within the world of Minecraft! Registration is required; to register and for more information, call Derrick @ 704.920.2053.

Escape the Ordinary: Genealogy on the Internet will take place on Wednesday, July 15 @ 6pm in the Meeting Room of the Concord Library. Beginners in genealogy can learn how to utilize the Internet to do genealogy research to find family surnames & ancestors using free genealogy resources and subscription sites like Ancestry. Attendees are welcome to bring personal laptops to follow along. Registration is required; to register and for more information, call the Local History Room @ 704.920.2061 or email pschandler@cabarruscounty.us

Every Hero Has a Story: Wild West for ages 5-12 takes place on Thursday, July 16 @ 3pm in the Children’s Program Room of the Concord Library. Give a big yee-haw for the heroes of the Old West! Hear tales of cowpokes, lawmen, and sharp-shooters, have some rootin’-tootin’ fun, and make yourself a cowboy vest.For more information, call the Children’s Room @ 704.920.2058.

Take a break from the heat & cool off with a free film from the Summer Film Series on Thursday, July 16 @ 4pm in the Auditorium at the Concord Library. We will be showing a 2006 film (rated PG) about a monastery cook who dons a mask to moonlight as a luchador (Mexican wrestler) & stars Jack Black & Ana de la Reguera. For more information, call the Information Desk @ 704.920.2054.

Minecraft Mania for rising 5-9 graders will take place on Saturday, July 18 @ 2-5pm in the Auditorium of the Concord Library. Test your creative and survival skills with others within the world of Minecraft! Registration is required; to register and for more information, call Derrick @ 704.920.2053.

An orientation meeting on Volunteer Opportunities at the Concord Library will be held on Saturday, July 18 @ 4pm in the Meeting Room of the Concord Library. General duties include shelving, collection management & administrative tasks. You must complete a volunteer application & attend an orientation session. You must be 13 or older to volunteer. Contact Kyle White @ 704.920.2066 or kbwhite@cabarruscounty.us for more information.

The 40th Season for Old Courthouse Theatre

old courthouse theatre

Old Courthouse Theatre is getting set for its 40th Season of shows, the 2015-2016 season. This is a season of shows all new to the OCT mainstage and includes 2 regional premieres.

“The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum

With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard – Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classical Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

August 27 – Sept 13, 2015

“The Trip to Bountiful” by Horton Foote

October 8 – 25, 2015

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Charles M. Schulz

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

December 3 – 20, 2015 *REGIONAL PREMIERE*

“A TIME TO KILL” by Rupert Holmes based on the novel by John Grisham

February 11 – 28, 2016 *REGIONAL PREMIERE*

“THE 39 STEPS” by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan

April 21 – May 1, 2016

 

 

 

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