Retail Notes

Cabarrus County Kannapolis

Cloverleaf Plaza merchants and other retailers will give refreshments and special discounts when the TIGI "Livin' the Dream" Traveling Salon Tour Bus visits the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Cosmetology Center from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cosmetology students will also conduct a haircut-athon and bake sale. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Details: 704-216-3927;

Iredell County Mooresville

Retro Music & Sound opened recently at 126 S. Main St. in downtown Mooresville.

Partners Zach Leiner, Allen Rufty and Jeff Lackey have about 60 years of combined experience with musical instruments and audio/video/home theater equipment.

Retro sells electric and acoustic stringed instruments, PAs, brass and woodwinds. It also offers repairs, consignments and home theater installation.

Details: 704-660-0150;

Creative Blu Specialty Store held its ribbon cutting Wednesday at 181 N. Main St., Suite 211, in the Old Downtown Business Center.

Creative Blu designs and hand-makes wedding, baby, party, corporate and other invitations.


The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host a free social media workshop on blogging from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St.

Reservations: 704-664-3898.


Lake Norman fishing guide and Observer columnist Gus Gustafson will discuss how to market your business at 8 a.m. Tuesday at The Gardens of Statesville, 2147 Davie Ave.

Gustafson will speak at a free Business Improvement Group seminar. Check-in is 7:45 a.m.

Details: 704-873-2892; Joe Marusak