MEET OUR MAIN ST. CHAMPIONS!
Paul and Kristin Thompson, owners of Broad Street Place, have been named Downtown Mooresville’s 2021 Main Street Champions during a virtual recognition ceremony by the North Carolina Main Street Program in March 2022. The MDC is an active member of the program, which works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation across the state. The award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to downtown improvements and the betterment of their communities.
Paul and Kristin jumped into Downtown Mooresville in a big way. In 2019, the couple bought the building where DeLuxe Ice Cream was founded by Mooresville Ice Cream Co. in 1924 (the oldest Ice Cream production company in NC). For decades, the building had been used only for manufacturing, a few upper floor offices, and the long-standing Mooresville Ice Cream parlor; the rest of the building was vacant.
However, Paul and Kristin had a vision for the property, and they brought it to life. With their personal investments, time, and dedication, they renovated almost all of the 21,000 square feet, creating six new retail spaces plus eight new upper floor apartments,
bringing not only new vitality to Broad Street, but adding crucially needed residential spaces in Downtown. Currently, all of the retail spaces are leased to local, female entrepreneurs who chose to share their characteristically unique businesses with our community. And of course, the Thompsons made sure to keep the beloved Mooresville Ice Cream corner shop.
The MDC nominated the couple as Main Street Champions, for their keeping of historic character while bringing modern amenities, and new life to an underused space in Downtown Mooresville. Paul and Kristin truly created a gem from a dark shell, and Downtown Mooresville is grateful for their commitment, hard work and passion. Paul currently serves as a Board of Directors member for the MDC, and brings his expertise as a retired Global Chief Operating Officer & Global Chief Financial Officer at Barings to our table. Kristin is Licensed Realtor at eXp Realty Greater Charlotte and High Country. We, at the MDC, are so fortunate to have such committed investors choose our Downtown as their home.
#SpringIntoDowntown is HAPPENING!!!!!! Thanks to our oh-so-creative partners Brawley Garden Center chose romantic, bohemian, and recycled as the theme of this year’s beloved display of gorgeousness. The beloved display of gorgeousness is in the heart of #downtownmooresville in JF Moore Park (corner of Main Street & Center Ave.) Don't miss this great selfie spot – the full bloom is ON!
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