• 'I hope they say, ‘Wow!'': Kannapolis unveils first phase of downtown's revitalization project

    By: Susanna Black

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    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - If you haven't been to Kannapolis in a while, you probably wouldn't recognize it.

    West Avenue, the main drag through downtown, has been closed for almost two years.

    [ALSO READ: Kannapolis breaks ground on sprawling new downtown district, VIDA]

    Leaders unveiled the brand-new West Avenue Thursday night. It’s the first phase of the city’s downtown revitalization project.

    >> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9’s Susanna Black explains why some are calling it Kannapolis’ second chance.

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