Retail notes

Bruce Guild, former owner of Cool Breeze Cyclery in Mooresville, recently opened a business in downtown Mooresville called StudioVelo, offering bicycle fit, custom bikes and bicycle consultation.

The store also sells custom bikes from Seven Cycles, customized frames from Blue Competition Cycles, and a large inventory of performance wheel sets.

Guild founded Cool Breeze Cyclery in downtown Mooresville in 1988. Cool Breeze moved to the Mooresville Gateway center at Interstate 77 Exit 33 in 2006.

StudioVelo is at 133 N. Main St. in the remodeled Knox building beside Wachovia; 704-775-5226;;

PetSmart plans to open a 20,732-square-foot store at Innes Street Market in Salisbury.

Centro Properties Group announced recently that it had executed a lease with PetSmart for the space. An opening date hasn't been announced.

Innes Street Market is southeast of Interstate 85 Exit 76, at Innes Street and Faith Road.

The Mooresville-South Iredell and Greater Statesville chambers of commerce will host Industry Appreciation Week Aug. 23-27 with tours of Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Custom Products, Doosan Infracore, and Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station.

A golf tournament will conclude the week on Aug. 27 at Fox Den Country Club.


The Boat Rack, 7565 N.C. 150 East in Sherrills Ford, recently hosted an eight-day photo shoot for Chaparral Boats that included photographs of 15 new boats.

"We've used locations throughout the South and Eastern seaboards for our photo shoots, and we'd rank The Boat Rack among the finest areas we've ever operated from," Chaparral president Jim Lane said.

Starting on Monday, Lawrence "Trey" Weir III will join Cornelius-based Aquesta Bank as executive vice president, director of business banking, and Tim Beck will join as senior vice president, chief credit officer.

Kenneth "Buddy" Caldwell, who was instrumental in forming the bank and is its chief credit officer, will become the bank's chief lending officer.

Weir most recently was senior vice president and market manager for Fifth Third Bank, retail banking manager for First Charter Bank and previously regional manager for Centura Bank.

Beck began with Bank of America and later was a market area commercial lender for South Trust Bank.