Jay Pithwa, owner of Tastebuds Popcorn in downtown Belmont, chose to open his gourmet eatery there to take advantage of local traffic and avoid complications he expected to find in other areas. The city’s historic downtown district earned recognition as a “Great Main Street,” much in part because of its vibrant small-business sector.
Jay Pithwa, owner of Tastebuds Popcorn in downtown Belmont, chose to open his gourmet eatery there to take advantage of local traffic and avoid complications he expected to find in other areas. The city’s historic downtown district earned recognition as a “Great Main Street,” much in part because of its vibrant small-business sector. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Jay Pithwa, owner of Tastebuds Popcorn in downtown Belmont, chose to open his gourmet eatery there to take advantage of local traffic and avoid complications he expected to find in other areas. The city’s historic downtown district earned recognition as a “Great Main Street,” much in part because of its vibrant small-business sector. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Small businesses add bustle to Belmont’s ‘Great Main Street’

April 22, 2015 2:00 AM