Business Announcements - April 2023

Rachel's Crafty Corner is Open for Business!

We are pleased to welcome Rachel & Bryan Gaitin and their new business, Rachel's Crafty Corner to 106 Court Street in Downtown Statesville! 

Rachel & Bryan are beyond excited to bring a fun and unique business to the Statesville, Lake Norman area. They are very happy to be involved in the community. Bryan has been a leader in Transportation, Logistic and Retail-Direct to Consumer Services. While Rachel has experience in Public Safety and Retail Management…not to mention her love of crafting from a young age. She is a craftaholic, supply hoarder, and overall Artist. Who loves to share her talents with those around her as well as online on multiple platforms.

When Rachel & Bryan aren’t creating, they love spending time with their family and friends, including their 2 girls, and their 3 dogs. They love hopping in the car for a spontaneous road trip to somewhere new, meeting new people, and enjoying great food. They have made it their life's passion to see the US and hopefully soon the world! Rachel & Bryan believe in great customer service and have a great love for entrepreneurship. They believe in giving back to other local businesses and allow them to flourish in this amazing shop! It’s nearly impossible for a small business to flourish without a strong foundation of service. With this in mind, they look forward to creating great memories, a strong community, & awesome experiences!

Rachel's Crafty Corner | 106 East Court Street 

Randy's BBQ Expands Statesville Hours

Randy's BBQ has decided to consolidate both locations to one location in Statesville. This allows us to extend hours at our Statesville location. By weighing the advantages of each location with consideration of parking & drive-thru (with the lack of ability to add a drive-thru in Troutman), as well as the traffic congestion & potential road improvements/rerouting that may be needed very soon in Troutman, (without blame to anyone just natural progression) Statesville is the most feasible for Randy’s BBQ.

It is with a heavy heart we have come to a very hard but necessary decision. We are so blessed and grateful to our employees’ dedication & hard work. We have been able to hire & retain almost a full staff but still struggle at times to cover some of the expected & normal staffing issues (sickness & vacations etc).

We will be closing our Troutman location as of April 1st at 8pm. We will be open at both locations this week Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM. We are planning to expand the hours in Statesville in a week or so: We will be announcing those hours soon on Facebook.

Randy's BBQ | 213 Salisbury Road | 704-873-4444

Key to Escape Reopens with New Rooms Expected Soon

Key to Escape has built a reputation as one of the best escape rooms in the country! After a long hiatus from the covid years, Kim & Roger Seigrest are open to the public once again! Key to Escape is a renovated church from the 1890's that currently hosts 2 escape rooms (Redemption & Under Pressure) with a Wizard of Oz room in the works. 

What is a Destination Escape Room? "The goal is to excite enthusiasts and create enthusiasts for escape room entertainment. We are a bit out of the way but well worth the trip. Since so many of our customers travel over 40 miles to play, we make sure we work hard to provide a value added experience for your entertainment."

Book your visit on their website to enjoy this unique and entertaining experience!

Key to Escape | 150 East Sharpe Street | 704-253-4559

Emilio Lopez with State Farm Insurance Celebrates One Year in Downtown.

Emilio Lopez has created quite the name for himself in Downtown Statesville over the past year. He and his excellent staff have done a myriad of things to boost our spirits and our community. From hosting blood drives, to sponsoring local schools to volunteering and hosting events in Downtown and greater Statesville as a whole! Join Emilio and his family & staff as they celebrate on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) from 11am to 3pm with authentic street tacos and more!

Emilio Lopez, State Farm Agent | 219 South Tradd Street | 704-500-2548

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