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

Kannapolis unveils first phase of downtown revitalization project

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.

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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.