Retail Notes

Cabarrus County Concord

Home décor retailer Kirkland's will celebrate the grand opening of its 6,600-square-foot Concord Mills store July 23-25.

Kirkland's, based in Nashville, Tenn., has 281 stores in 28 states, including 17 in North Carolina. They sell furniture, wall décor, decorative accessories, mirrors, textiles and floral items.

Charlotte interior designer Tanya Broun, owner of Metro Dwelling Designs, will give free one-on-one design advice to homeowners 1-4 p.m. July 24 and July 25.



Empowered Personal Training Studio, 4250 Main St., Suite 105, will host a boot camp fundraiser to support Jackson Laskowski and his family 8-9:30 a.m. July 24.

Jackson, 3, was diagnosed in January with Stage IV Hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer that had progressed to his lungs. He has undergone seven rounds of chemotherapy as well as lung surgery to remove some tumors and is on the waiting list for a liver transplant.

The boot camp is free. Donations will be accepted to assist the Laskowski family.

Details: 704-455-1980;

Iredell County Troutman

Owner Jake Hosegood recently opened Northlake K9, a private, in-home dog training company that specializes in marker training.

"Old-school dog training is out," Hosegood said. "No more yanking on the leash or cranking up a shock collar."

Northlake K9 works on basic obedience, rehabilitation from aggression or separation anxiety, and therapy dog training.

Details: 704-746-6654;;


Luncheon tickets are available to hear author Sean Covey speak about a planned leadership program in four Iredell-Statesville schools this fall.

Covey is senior vice president of innovations and products at FranklinCovey.

He will appear at the Statesville Civic Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 22.

Tickets are $20 per person. Register at

Lincoln County Denver

Owner Chris Feigl recently added pickup and delivery service for machines that need repair or warranty work at his longtime All Brand Vacuums of Lake Norman Inc., 665 N.C. 16 N.

The new service is also available from Huntersville to Mooresville, Feigl said. Details: 704-489-1508;

Mecklenburg County Cornelius

Our Towns Habitat ReStore announced it achieved its goal of $1million in sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30 and plans to open a second store soon in Mooresville.

Our Towns ranks first among about 625 ReStores in the United States in volunteer hours used to operate its store, an average 1,100 a month.