Our Marketplace



McAdenville, N.C., (Nov. 28th , 2016) –Belmont Land and Investment Company recently announced the third location of William Henry Signature Salon will open on Main Street in McAdenville in 2017. Additionally, The Christmastown Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery will relocate to a new space, remaining downtown.  
“We’re excited to welcome William Henry Signature Salon to Main Street McAdenville. Their decision to set roots here, along with the gallery’s continued support to grow with our downtown, serve as a catalyst for our historic downtown’s evolution to a more retail-oriented business base,” said Bill Carstarphen, president of Pharr, parent company of Belmont Land.  
To commemorate the announcement, Pharr Yarns and Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA will sponsor a Networking After Work event on Nov. 29. The celebration is at 131 Main Street from 4—7 p.m. to discuss growing interest in the downtown McAdenville area. Media is invited and encouraged to attend. 
William Henry Signature Salon has been a part of the Gaston community for over 60 years, previously known as Ballards Barber Shop, and currently has two locations, in Belmont and Mount Holly. The new salon will take residency in early 2017 and will be located at 131 Main Street, neighboring the Kinkade art gallery at 129 Main Street. 



"One of the primary reasons we chose McAdenville for our newest location is because of our passion for vision and legacy, we see the opportunity to lock arms with a town rich in this kindred spirit to continue to grow and carry on our legacies together,” said Somer Wilson, co-owner of the salon.  
Jay McCosh has been proprietor of The Christmastown Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery since 2007. In 2008 they relocated from Pineville, N.C. and have called Main Street McAdenville home since. The gallery is moving two storefronts down from their current location this month. The move will allow for a reconfiguration of restaurant space downtown. 
“Of course it was a no-brainer to be a part of the charming downtown that Christmastown USA calls home. It’s an exciting time to be in McAdenville. This is a step in the right direction toward prosperity downtown,” said McCosh. 
The opening of the William Henry Signature Salon and relocation of the Christmastown Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery are direct results of ongoing interest Belmont Land has received in regards to the downtown McAdenville area. More announcements are expected to be made in 2017.  
The celebration, co-hosted by the Gaston Regional Chamber and the Montcross Area Chamber, is free to attend for members, non-members interested in joining the chamber or the sponsors and media. 


Helping Your Business Grow
“We moved our gallery to McAdenville in 2008 and have expanded and upgraded our space from 500 to 2000 square feet since relocating here. There is a genuine interest and commitment for businesses to succeed here. Pharr Yarns and the entire town gets behind you in fostering a fantastic situation where everyone works together in support of helping your business grow.”

Jay McCosh, Owner,
Thomas Kinkade Gallery


Relationships in the Business Community
“There is a real sense of relationship building within the business community here in McAdenville. The businesses are in many ways the pulse of the community and are interested in helping one another and the community as a whole because we all know this is a special place that we want to continue to serve and be a part of for many years to come.”

Travis Nixon, DDS, PA,
Nixon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry



Do you have a lifestyle or retail business that is meant to be in a quaint town like McAdenville? To learn more about incentives and property available, contact us online, or email us at info@McAdenvilleNC.com.

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Upscale Destination Restaurant:

With its rich history, quaint environment, and easy access off of I-85, McAdenville beckons to a destination restaurant that will draw foodies from near and far. With one-of-a-kind options including properties on the riverfront to accommodate water-view dining, the Old Town Library, and other historic buildings, the ambiance is guaranteed to be a hit. During the Christmas Town USA celebration of lights, your restaurant would be an ideal place for guests to linger before or after the tour of lights, while being a destination year-round for people seeking a unique experience.

Coffee & Tea Shop:

McAdenville is a town where people naturally step out of their homes and take strolls to the center of town, down along the J.M. Carstarphen Bridge and wander along the walking trails. It is a place with a deep sense of community, a place where neighbors join together, which is why they are longing for a coffee and tea shop for a “hot spot” to connect, converse, and linger.

Organic and Natural Foods Grocer or Farmers Market:

With more than three miles of walking trails in place (and the Carolina Thread Trail continuing to expand) coupled with a bordering Blueway for kayakers and canoe enthusiasts, McAdenville already attracts families and active adults living a healthy lifestyle. There is a deep desire for a marketplace that carries organic, natural, and locally-grown foods to feed our health-conscious in-town and outer lying residents who are seeking nourishment for their mind, body, and soul.

Ice Cream Parlor:

Talk to some of the regulars at the historic Village Restaurant and you will still hear stories of Mr. Pratt and his soda shop located in downtown McAdenville more than 50 years ago. Our residents’ longing for a traditional, neighborhood ice cream parlor represents a business opportunity that we would like to see licked with the right mix of flavors and flair.

Nostalgic Hardware & Mercantile:

An establishment with a blend of household necessities and nostalgic collectibles, keepsakes and souvenirs is the type of establishment every historic town should have, especially when the residents are asking for it. However, don’t just consider the residents, but also the holidays and Christmas Town USA visitors - where the right merchandising and business hours could bring good cheer to your cash register too.