NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Adalina could open as soon as next week on Northside Parkway, a representative for the Italian restaurant confirms. They’ve been teasing followers on Instagram and Facebook with the news. The restaurant, owned by Dennis Lange (Five Seasons Brewing Co.), is located at the Post Riverside apartment complex in the former River Room space. Adalina’s men...

The year was 2000 and South Beach was still riding high on its status as a sizzling sandbox of celeb-saturated clubs, bars and restaurants. There was Level, Bar Room, and The Living Room and even the bar at the Marlin Hotel where the likes of Martha Stewart and Bono boozed it up to a reggae soundtrack. There was, and always will be The News Cafe, b...

Due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda is moving its celebration of all things Italian to its 13th annual Festa Italiana on October 20 from 11am-5pm on the grounds of the vineyard, 450 Groce Road. Tickets will be $20 the day of admission. They will be accepting donations of canned and non-perishable goods to help ass...

CCI-NC is pleased to welcome The Honorable Pier Forlano to the state of North Carolina. He was appointed Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia on August 14, 2017, and this will be his first official visit to North Carolina. Join CCI-NC in welcoming him to the state! The afternoon will feature two events: 1. An Italian Community lunch, which also...

Carol Shina never planned to open a restaurant. She grew up in New York, where on Sundays, she reveled in the aromas of fresh garlic, basil, mushrooms and Italian sausage, along with the sounds of sizzling pans in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Shina and her husband started a nuclear imaging company in their garage; they now have about 40 emplo...

Arper, an Italian maker of modern home and office furniture, has opened a 100,200-square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina. The announcement comes soon after the company opened another showroom in Los Angeles. Claudio Feltrin, Arper board chairman and son of company founder, said the company sees incredible potential in the...

Anthony (Tony) DiMare, age 77, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was a recent resident of North Ridgeville, Ohio and long-time homeowner in Westlake, Ohio. He and his wife Ruth also are residents of The Villages, Florida. Tony is survived by his wife, Ruth Razem DiMare, his beloved son John, grandchildren Hannah, Aar...

Despite vowing never to open a restaurant, Marie Stitt, the daughter of James Beard Award-winning chef Frank Stitt, is opening a restaurant. But she won’t be running it. That job goes to her husband, Edward Crouse.  Crouse said Babas on Cannon will be an all-day cafe inspired by those the couple frequented in northern Italy while attending Slow Foo...

Corinth will soon be home to a Marco’s Pizza, one of the franchise owners said. Marco’s Pizza, which started in Ohio 40 years ago, will open in the former Papa John’s location in a strip mall on U.S. Highway 72 East just west of the South Harper Road intersection. Peter Morgan of Collierville, Tennessee said he and business partner Jeff Friedrich o...

Starting with the month of September, the Chamber announces its upcoming calendar of events and networking gatherings. We will begin with an IACC Business Luncheon starring our guest of honor, the new elected  Mayor of the City of Miami, Francis X. Suarez. The event will take place at the famous Italian Restaurant Cipriani on September 21st. On Oct...

A bus shelter may not seem like it’s worthy of world-class Italian design. But Miami Beach is no ordinary city. In a bid to make a fitting impression, city officials have chosen Pininfarina, the firm best known for designing some of the most beautiful cars ever made, to create waiting areas worthy of the beach’s penchant for flair. “Miami Beach lea...

A Knoxville father-son team spent a week in the Alps of Northern Italy recently. Not hiking, not seeing the sights, but securing the latest technology. Dr. Steven Brock, a dentist; his son, Nate Brock, a registered dental assistant, both with Dental Images at 1725 Downtown West Blvd.; and Nate’s wife, Grace Brock, a nurse at UT Medical Center, pack...