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Delicious steaks, chops, and like dishes are always popular at “An American Table”

The state of North Carolina has long been known for its wide array of incredible and unique food offerings ” The city of Rocky Mount NC Restaurants can certainly offer up a wide variety of dining options and one of the most unique and delicious experiences you will find state wide is just minutes from the premier North Carolina golf community at Belmont Lake Preserve , at Lou Reda’s” An American Table Restaurant.

An immediate favorite among Rocky Mount NC Restaurants since opening doors in the Fall of 2013, Lou Reda’s has impressed both the local residents and travelers passing through town on either US Highway 64 or I-95 with what they refer to on their own website as “ a wide variety of tantalizing upscale American cuisine.” The uniqueness of such an incredible array of choices on the brunch, lunch or dinner menus is unparalleled by any other Rocky Mount NC restaurants and combines all of the elements and menu options from your favorite steak houses, seafood restaurants, and comfort food joints.

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A variety of succulent seafood dishes and pastas are a staple of Lou Reda’s menu

Continuously striving to build on a reputation for their commitment to that “one of a kind” dining experience, as well as to set the standard for authentic quality taste and freshness among Rocky Mount NC Restaurants, Lou Reda has spent over two decades in the culinary field and prides himself on every item from sauces to butters being made in house.

The local favorites on the ever-evolving menu at Lou Reda’s is nearly impossible to list with so many popular items and such a wide variety of choices. However, mouth watering items such as the slow cooked brisket and ribs, fresh cut varieties of fish and seafood options, chicken-n-waffles, or a juicy 14 ounce rib eye steak are just a few staples that keep the locals choosing Lou Reda’s as their number one among Rocky Mount NC restaurants. Additionally, they take the Rocky Mount NC Restaurants experience “across the globe” on a weekly basis, changing menu options to represent a different area or ethnicity, possibly offering a Creole-style Cajun menu one week, to be followed by one resembling an Irish or British pub, with maybe more Asian themed dishes the next.

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Lou Reda’s sandwiches and burgers are some of the best in the land!

With an unbelievable variety on their lunch, dinner, and brunch menu, Lou Reda’s: An American Table restaurant is sure to please every appetite at your own personal table, one way or another. They also offer several catering options for all your special events and much like their food menus, boast the widest selection among Rocky Mount NC Restaurants behind the bar also, with an incredible list of “bourbon infused” cocktails, all featuring home made syrups and puree’s used in the drinks.

Lou Reda’s: An American Table is located at 3646 Sunset Boulevard in Rocky Mount, to see their full menu and all the details on what is sure to be your most unique experience among Rocky Mount NC Restaurants, check out their website at www.louredas.com

 

(Photos Courtesy of Lou Reda’s American Table)

Rocky Mount Economic Development

With an influx of new jobs and businesses coming to town, Rocky Mount Economic Development continued on a huge upswing last week with the announcement that Rocky Mount has been selected as the location for an all new $272 million CSX rail-to-truck terminal project that will bring about 900 jobs to the area and another 1,500 state wide.

Announced on July 19 in a press conference held next door to the Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community, at the Dunn Center by Governor Pat McCrory, was the news of the project’s financial awards that were unanimously approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee. These include $110 million from the N.C. Transportation Department in performance incentives, $4.3 million in Job Development Investment Grants, and $7.8 million in intermodal tax credits. Ensuring the huge spike in Rocky Mount Economic Development is the fact that for CSX to receive the above incentives, they must invest $160 million into the Rocky Mount facility by 2024, meet all local hiring goals and keep 876 jobs that are already in the state.

CSX CEO, Michael Ward spoke on the selection of Rocky Mount for the 500 acre terminal, which will transfer freight containers that hold a variety of consumer goods between trains and trucks by electric cranes before being  sent to their drop off destination. Ward noted that the ideal location, the growing industrial market in Rocky Mount, and its existing CSX rail operations all weighed into the project that will be a huge boost to Rocky Mount Economic Development.

Leonard Wiggins, the Chairman of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners spoke on several topics that residents may have been wondering about following the CSX announcement, as he had recently toured a similar facility in Ohio. “We stood right under this massive crane and you couldn’t hear it operate,” he offered up clearing the air for any residents who may have worries about any noise disturbances. Wiggins went on to remind residents that the terminal will also bring Rocky Mount back to its roots. “This is a railroad community,” he said. “ Railroad lines in Rocky Mount date back as far as 1840.”

This latest project in Rocky Mount Economic Development, the terminal, will be known as “The Carolina Connector” will also bring more public benefits and economic output for both the Rocky Mount community and the surrounding area. The Carolina’s Gateway Partnership noted that more than $310 million in public benefits and upwards of $125 million in statewide economic output. Gateway Partnership CEO, Norris Tolleson spoke to the huge effect this will have on the Rocky Mount Economic Development and the surrounding municipalities, stating, “This is the beginning of a new era of quality jobs in the Twin Counties.

The terminal is set to open for business in 2020 and CSX will host two open house events for the public to find out more and ask any questions they may have about the project. These will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at 6-8 pm at the Edgecombe County Administrative Building in Downtown Tarboro and on Thursday, July 28 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount from 6-8 pm.

(Photo Credit: Nate Beal)

Greenboro Coliseum Concert Lineup

Less than two hours up the road from your new home at Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community, world class music, comedy, and all other forms of entertainment await you as “when you are here, you are never too far from the Greensboro Coliseum Concert Lineup.

Greensboro Coliseum Concert Lineup

The Greensboro Coliseum is one of the nation’s most famous concert venues, for acts of all genres and styles.

While many look to the cities of Raleigh and Charlotte when they think of world- renowned music, comedy, and entertainment acts, located in between the two larger municipalities, the Greensboro Coliseum Concert Lineup would beg to differ with anywhere having a more impressive lineup of entertainers appearing on their stage.

In addition to the famous 22,000-seat arena, the Greensboro Coliseum complex also is home to a 167,000 square foot Special Events Center featuring three separate exhibition halls, a 4,500-seat mini-arena, the White Oak Amphitheater, the Odeon Theatre, the Greensboro Aquatic Center, and the Terrace. As the Coliseum itself is synonymous with Atlantic Coast Conference college sporting events, the complex also is host to the ACC Hall of Champions.

On average, the Greensboro Coliseum Concert Lineup combined with the happenings at the other on site venues makes the Complex one of the most actively booked in the country with about 1,100 events taking place there annually.

Greensboro Coliseum Concert Lineup

The long time host of the ACC Basketball tournament, the Coliseum Complex is host to the ACC Hall of Champions

Upcoming events scheduled for the rest of August alone as part of the Greensboro Coliseum Concert Lineup include 3-time Grammy award winning singer Jill Scott on August 18, multi-platinum selling and Grammy award winning artist, Drake on August 23, and legendary Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers, AC/DC on August 27.

Outside of the coliseum itself, highlights of the upcoming events at the Complex will see the White Oak Amphitheatre feature comedian Jim Gaffigan on August 13 and the 14th annual Taste Carolina Wine Festival on October 1. Pet lovers can enjoy the Carolina Kennel Club Dog Show, at the Special Events Center on August 18-21 and the annual Central Carolina Fair will be held in the Coliseum’s parking lot daily from September 9-18.

With so many options in entertainment to the north, south, east or west, the location of your new home at Belmont Lake Preserve truly puts you in a position where “when you are here, you’re never to far from there.” Under two hours away, the Greensboro Coliseum Concert Lineup and the great events there year round can help you in your quest for “Lifestyle Redefined.” For more details on the Coliseum, each of its venues, and a full schedule of events, visit, greensborocoliseum.com.

on Saturday, July 30 for the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo

on Saturday, July 30 for the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle ExpoThe downtown Rocky Mount community will once again be “revving up their engines” in anticipation for one of the area’s great summertime traditions as auto enthusiasts will gather just a few short minutes from your new home at Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community on Saturday, July 30 for the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo.

The day of “fast fun” at the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo will start at 8:30 a.m. where participants can register their cars. Registration runs for two and a half hours, finishing up at 11:00 a.m.. The Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo will not only feature a cool assortment of classic cars and motorcycles on display in the downtown area, but the morning and afternoon will see some fantastic local live bands and area vendors serving up delicious food and refreshments throughout the day as well.

As in prevous years at the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo, some of the area’s top collectors and enthusiasts in addition to others traveling from all across the state of North Carolina are expected to be on hand to showcase their classic automobiles and cycles . These will be judged throughout the days’ festivities, starting once registration ends at 11:00 a.m. This years’ categories which the entries will be judged upon include, Best Import, Best Ford, Best Chevy, Best of Show, Sport Bike, Harley Cruiser and more. The general public will also have a chance to select the winner of the “People’s Choice” award, and trophies will be handed out for all winning entrants.

The live music and entertainment at the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run until 2:00 p.m., when the presentation of the winning entries will take place on the event’s Main Stage. Once all winners have been announced, the annual Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo parade will commence at 2:45 p.m., with all entered vehicles and bikes being shown off as they maneuver through beautiful downtown Rocky Mount.

The full schedule of events for the 2016 Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo is as follows:

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.- Car Registration

10:00 a.m. -Rockin’ Classic Begins

11:00 a.m. – Judging Begins

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. -Live Entertainment

2:00 p.m. – Presentation of winners

2:45 p.m. – Motorcycle & Car Parade

The Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo is only the next in what is a continuous string of great events held in Downtown Rocky Mount NC. For full details on this event and all on the upcoming schedule, visit the Downtown Rocky Mount NC website at downtownrockymount.com.

Rocky Mount Summer Events

A sure sign that the sunshine and warmth of the new season is growing near is one of the great outdoor traditions just a few minutes away from your new home in the Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community, as the Downtown Live concert series will kick off the Rocky Mount Summer Events this Thursday, May 12.

Running every other Thursday night throughout the late spring, into the summer and straight through until early fall, the Downtown Live concert series has become one of many community themed Rocky Mount Summer Events that is greatly looked forward to by residents. The Summer Music Series is free of charge and takes place in the heart of downtown on the lawn at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, located at 270 Gay Street. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. each Thursday and the music starts rocking at 6:00. While there are not coolers allowed, food and beverages are available each week at these Rocky Mount Summer Events.

The schedule for the Downtown Live series has been announced and week one of the Rocky Mount Summer Events will feature the popular grooves of Legacy Motown Revue this Thursday. Then, following a week off on May 19, the concert series returns on Thursday, May 26 with The Entertainers. The June lineup for Downtown Live will see Jim Quick and Coastline take the Imperial Centre stage on June 9 and The Castaways on June 23.

Keeping the Rocky Mount Summer Events schedule “red hot” heading into the month of July, The Band of Oz will headline the July 7  Downtown Live concerts, with the sounds of Liquid Pleasure filling downtown Rocky Mount on July 21. August’s lineup should prove to be equally as fun, with Hip Pocket playing on the 4th and The Tams on the 18th.

Rounding out the Rocky Mount Summer Events at the Imperial Centre lawn for Downtown Live will be three September concerts. These include Steve Owens and Summertime on September 1, East Coast Rhythm and Blues on the 15th, and then closing out the series will be The Embers featuring Craig Woolard.

For further information on the Downtown Live concert series and all the great upcoming Rocky Mount Summer Events, visit rockymountnc.gov.

(Photo Courtesy of the City of Rocky Mount)

Retire in NC

With over $10 million already invested into the spectacular 1,400 acre North Carolina golf community, Belmont Lake Preserve, the Maryland-based, Halle Companies, continues in its beautification and expansion of the Rocky Mount property. The most recent part of the expansion plan is the Villas at Belmont Lake, an 83-home development aimed to suit the needs of Northeast transplants as well as commuters to Rocky Mount and current residents nearing retirement or getting ready to Retire in NC.

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The outdoor swimming pool at the BLP Community Clubhouse

A recent article penned by Rocky Mount Telegram staff writer, Corey Davis, detailed the optimism shared by both the Halle Companies and the support and appreciation shown by the surrounding Rocky Mount community in speaking of Halle’s investment in the property to date and the further expansion of Belmont Lake Preserve giving people even more reason to Retire in NC.

Halle Companies assistant vice president, Eric Rifkin, spoke with the reporter on a variety of topics, beginning with the Villas at Belmont Lake and how the company is trying to help give a boost to the housing market across the entire area. “It’s going to be patio homes or ranch-style homes going into that subdivision (the Villas). We’re not going to be building 83 homes at one time…we’re going to build as buyers come.” Rifkin went on to say, “After the lots are completed, we’re hoping sales will start to pick up in the area. We understand that Rocky Mount doesn’t have a lot of sales every year…and our biggest goal will continue to be driving traffic and driving sales in the area.”

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A spectacular over head shot of Belmont Lake Golf Club

Rocky Mount Mayor, David Combs, also spoke in the Telegram piece, detailing the positive impact that the Halle Companies purchase has had and that he foresees it continuing to have on the local community. “They’ve made major investments here and they’re going to keep investing in Rocky Mount,” Mayor Combs said. “They’re adding to the tax base by building homes and building lots.” He concluded, “From a city perspective, as Belmont continues to develop, its like new industry coming here.”

Later in the article, Rifkin shared in the Mayor’s optimistic take on great things that lie ahead for the community and spoke of the continued beautification of Belmont Lake driving both locals and commuters in addition to those relocating from out of state to want to come to Rocky Mount to Retire in NC.

“We have a beautiful piece of property and we hear a lot of things going on potentially downtown that is extremely reinvigorating for the area,” Rifkin stated. “We hope since there are people living in the Triangle and commuting to companies like Pfizer, Cummins, and Honeywell that they will start to look at Belmont Lake Preserve and see that they can drive five minutes and be back home in this beautiful community.” He concluded, “We’re definitely trying to capture those people.”

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Delicious crab cakes one of the signature dishes at the Main Course at Belmont restaurant

Since being purchased by the Halle Companies, Belmont Lake Preserve, has under gone an incredible face lift, catching the eye of baby boomers across the nation who are looking to Retire in NC as they were recently named by “Where to Retire” Magazine among its prestigious annual list of the Top 50 Master Planned Communities in the United States.

Among the vast improvements seen at Belmont Lake since the Halle purchase is the gorgeous, new, 12,000 square foot Community Clubhouse, complete with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art gym and training facility, and dining and hosting facilities. Equally as impressive, is the Golf Clubhouse, complete with a full pro shop facility, an on site PGA professional available for instruction, and one of the top rated restaurants in the area, The Main Course at Belmont, serving a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu seven days a week.

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The pro shop at the BLP Golf Clubhouse

Adjacent to golf clubhouse is yet another investment that may entice many to Retire in NC at Belmont Lake, the Belmont Lake Golf Club. A David Johnson Golf Design 18-hole championship course, Belmont Lake has been named to the “Top 100 to Play” in the state of North Carolina and proves to be a fun, yet challenging course for golfers of all skill sets.

For more on Belmont Lake Preserve including available homes, floor plans, and full details on all the incredible on site amenities, visit www.belmontlakepreserve.com .

North Carolina golf community

With the fairways greening up beautifully and the crisp summer air already having you itching to get out on the course, now is the perfect time to look for your new home in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve and take advantage of the membership perks at the North Carolina golf community.

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The Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Clubhouse

Offering many home sites either right on the course, or with in walking distance, looking for your dream house at Belmont Lake Preserve will not only bring you into a friendly new community, but also will have you ready to “tee off” as a member of the championship North Carolina golf community as well. With several club events already scheduled for the upcoming months, your membership is a great way to interact and meet new friends at the course as well. On June 26 at 1 p.m., Belmont Lake Golf Club will play host to a “Four Man Captain’s Choice Tournament,” while on July 18 and 19, their will be a “Member Handicap Tournament” with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. The prestigious “Club Championship” tournament is scheduled to take place over the weekend of August 15 and 16.

North Carolina golf community

The bar at the Main Course at Belmont

In addition to “hitting the links,” moving into the Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community also gives you full access to their resort-style amenities. The new Golf Clubhouse finished construction in 2014 and in addition to a full pro golf shop and availability for personal one-on-one instruction with onsite PGA pro, Tim Wilke, there also is the “Main Course at Belmont” restaurant, which serves a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu daily in addition to offering refreshments and spirits at the bar.

To take a closer look at some of the fantastic amenities offered up at the Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community visit their website at belmont lakepreserve.com. To see a full schedule of golf course events or book a tee time at Belmont Lake Golf Club, see the course’s site at belmontlakegolfclub.com

dining in Rocky Mount NC

Just minutes up the road from your new dream home in the premier North Carolina golf community at Belmont Lake Preserve is a “slice of Americana” in edible form, as Lou Reda’s” An American Table restaurant is at the top of the list when weighing out options for dining in Rocky Mount NC

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Since first opening up its doors for dining in Rocky Mount NC, Lou Reda’s has been an immediate favorite with both the local community and travelers passing through town on either US Highway 64 or I-95. Combining all of the elements and menu options from your favorite steak houses, seafood restaurants, and comfort food joints, the uniqueness of the experience you will have dining in Rocky Mount NC at Lou Reda’s is only paralleled by the deliciousness of its ever changing menu options.

Building a reputation for their commitment to that “one of a kind” restaurant experience, as well as to authentic quality taste and freshness, Lou has spent over two decades in the culinary field and prides himself on every item from sauces to butters being made in house.

dining in Rocky Mount NC

Crowd favorite menu items such as the slow cooked brisket and ribs, fresh cut varieties of fish and seafood options, chicken-n-waffles, or a juicy 14 ounce rib eye steak are just a few staples that keep the locals coming back for more at Lou Reda’s. Additionally, Reda and chef, Justin Gaines take the dining in Rocky Mount experience “around the globe” on a weekly basis, as they may opt for an Asian themed menu one week, followed by that of an Irish or British pub, and possibly a Creole-style Cajun the next.

dining in Rocky Mount NC

With an unbelievable variety on their lunch, dinner, and brunch menu, Lou Reda’s: An American Table restaurant is sure to please every appetite at your own personal table, one way or another. They also offer several catering options for all your special events and much like their food menus, boast an incredible list of “bourbon infused” cocktails, with all home made syrups and puree’s used in the drinks.

 

Lou Reda’s: An American Table is located at 3646 Sunset Boulevard in Rocky Mount, to see their full menu and all the details on what is sure to be your most unique experience in dining in Rocky Mount NC, check out their website at www.louredas.com

North Carolina Golf Community

With temperatures in the Northeast reaching record breaking low levels on the thermometer and snow continuing to fall and accumulate consistently throughout the winter months, Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina Golf Community makes for the perfect “relocation destination,” to leave those winter blues behind for good as you enjoy the milder, four season climate and beauty that awaits you in building your new, dream home in Rocky Mount NC.

North Carolina Golf Community

As those frigid temperatures up North, dip again far below freezing and even below zero, the average daily high temperature of 58 degrees in Rocky Mount NC during the cold season between November 30- February 27 makes for a much more enjoyable winter. Likewise, as you stare out the window at the mountainous piles of snow, you can rest assured that according to weatherspark.com, “snow rarely accumulates at this location” and only sees a ten percent chance of light snowfall even during this cold season at our championship North Carolina Golf Community.

North Carolina Golf Community

 

On top of getting you away from the snow and cold, Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina Golf Community boasts one of the top 18-hole NC Golf Courses state wide. In addition to being named among the Top 100 Courses You Can Play by the North Carolina Golf Panel, the spectacular David Johnson designed Belmont Lake Golf Course has been ranked in the Top Ten for Course Design in Eastern North Carolina as well.

With the recent addition of a 3,800 square foot Golf Clubhouse hosting state of the art facilities that include a pro shop and the recently opened “Main Course at Belmont” restaurant, and its incredible Community Clubhouse featuring indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness room, and dining areas, the Belmont Lake North Carolina Golf Community has all bases covered in helping you to “thaw out” and enjoy a warmer way of life in Rocky Mount NC.