LKN - Midway Marina closing.....

Discussion in 'Carolinas' started by CliffA, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    there are some rumors floating around that the Lancaster Family in Mooresville, NC has bought the Midway Marina on Lake Norman and plans to tear down the marina and build condos on the site....

    can anyone confirm that?....if true we may be interested in buying one of the new condos if the price isn't too bad....i am retiring in July and the Admiral will retire in the next year or two so the timing is good....

    cliff
     
  2. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    Boatless
    Boatless
    I thought they bought it 4-5 years ago? Rumor at that time is they were going to move the dock building business there from next to Skipper's in Troutman.
     
  3. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    don't know Steve.....i guess we'll just have to wait and see....

    cliff
     
  4. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    with all of the damage to the covered docks from the snow a few weeks ago i wonder if they will repair the docks or use this opportunity to go ahead with any plans for changes at the marina....and those docks were in really poor condition, even before the snow damage....

    cliff
     
  5. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Rumors about that site have been around for years, here is an article from when the Lancaster's took over in 2009. They talked about big plans then, but I don't think much has changed. Apparently they had a 10yr lease on the property, which would be up this year, so maybe something is about to happen. It's a pretty run down place, but I do like the BoatHouse Restaurant.

    https://www.lincolntimesnews.com/ne...cle_4e9bb90a-7bd8-5354-8a2b-301f4b6a1472.html
     
  6. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Those docks are in rough shape. There was a guy on this sight that kept his boat there. Scootdog I think his handle was.
    Nice guy. Moved up to Cat's Paw condos. Sold the boat I think.
    It would be nice for a refresh. Spent a lot of time at the BoatHouse when I had my boat.
     
  7. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    Yeah, i grew up hanging around that marina some....i had a good friend that worked there part time during the high school term and full time in the summer....i used to visit him frequently at the marina....it would be sad to see it go but progress is also good....i imagine it would be VERY expensive to restore the docks to decent condition so it might be cost prohibitive....especially if the lease has terminated....

    cliff
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  8. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    Boatless
    Boatless
    I bet it will be $$$. Curious as to who pays for the 17 slips that are reserved for the BoatHouse?
     
  9. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    I would think, even if they do build condos, there would be a demand for slips.
     

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