Retail Notes

The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently unveiled a "Where Racing Lives" racecar and marketing trailer.

The car features the logos of local hotels and attractions. The trailer is a mobile visitor center that doubles as a hauler for the car, said Donna Carpenter, the bureau's president and chief executive officer.

"One look will let visitors know that Cabarrus County is 'Where Racing Lives,' driving traffic to our website and raising brand awareness," Carpenter said.

To schedule an appearance, call 800-848-3740.

Owners Jennifer Hecht and her stepmother, Barbara Hecht, opened Sweet Magnolia Style Boutique recently at 140 Marketplace Ave. in Mooresville's Morrison Plantation development at Williamson and Brawley School roads.

The store sells such fashion lines including Luna Luz, Alberto, Parasuco and Alternative, and hosts such events as its Ladies Night every first Thursday of the month.

Hours are noon-6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. It's closed Sundays.

Details: 704-360-4402;; and on Facebook.

Liz Parham, director of the N.C. Main Street Program, will discuss how to improve and promote Davidson's shopping district from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the town hall boardroom, 216 S. Main St.

Parham's free address is open to everyone. Details:

Origin Holdings Inc. announced recently it is moving its Zocalo furniture division's North American headquarters from San Francisco to Statesville, where it will share offices with several other divisions of the company already here.

The move will create 10 to 12 local jobs, primarily in sales, accounting and human resources, said Michael Smith, executive director of Greater Statesville Development Corp.

Details: 704-871-0062.

32 Flavors Boutique, 250 N. Main St. in Mooresville, will host its first artist show during Friday's downtown Mooresville Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. The boutique will feature N.C. artist Celia Flock.

Details: 704-658-1132;; and on Facebook.

Max Geller, 17, of Mooresville has launched an online course for people interested in buying and selling cars on the Internet.

Details: 704-746-8505;;