Lake Norman & Mooresville

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J.R. Crickets coming to Huntersville

J.R. Crickets, a restaurant chain known for its Buffalo-style chicken wings, is scheduled to open its first N.C. location in January in the Torrence Village retail center off I-77 Exit 23.

The first J.R. Crickets opened in Atlanta in 1982. The chain now has 11 locations in Georgia and one each in Colorado and Tennessee, according to the company's Web site,

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Summit Coffee celebrates a decade

Summit Coffee is celebrating its 10th year as Davidson's Main Street hangout this month, including a 10th anniversary party 6-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

The party will include beer specials, giveaways, free food and live music by longtime Summit performers The Rick Spreitzer Band and Billy Jones and The Pocket. Proceeds will go to the Davidson Lands Conservancy.

For 10 years, Summit has served coffee, pastries, fine teas, wine and microbrewed beer from its only location, in the century-old building at 128 S. Main St.

Summit said in a news release that it has brewed or sold 122,840 pounds of coffee in those years, employed 253 workers and hosted 1,130 musical performances.

The shop promotes organically grown, fairly-traded coffee and has developed direct relationships with coffee farmers. Summit also has raised $120,000 for various nonprofit groups.

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