Wood manufacturing technology supplier Biesse announced the grand opening of its new 23,000 sq.ft. showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 7 & 8, 2016. Construction is now completed and Biesse says it is ready for tours of its new showroom, filled with over $3 million in machinery under power and ready for demonstration.   T...

by Ken Elkins   A Italian-owned company plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte by 75 percent. In September, Biesse America Inc. announced at a trade show in Atlanta that it would add 28,800 square feet to its current 38,000-square-foot facility in LakePointe Business Park. Biesse will spend about $3 million on construction...

Italian lighting brand Foscarini has opened a store in New York's SoHo neighborhood, its first stand-alone showroom outside of Italy.In addition to showcasing its lighting in the 3,500-sq.-ft. space, the brand will explore art, culture and design through different installations and artistic pieces.   To start, artist Stefano Arienti has crea...

by Lynn Trenning December was a busy month for Giordana Andretta. She celebrated a birthday (36), got engaged to be married, and set up the Giordana Cycling Pop-Up Shop in the former Colony Furniture building on Providence Road, which is open through Jan. 9.   Giordana is a brand of Italian-made cycling clothing created by Gita Sporting Goo...

by Katherine Peralta   Another pizzeria opens Tuesday at the Metropolitan Shopping Center in midtown Charlotte. Pizzeria Omaggio takes the place of Revolution Pizza between Which Wich and Zoe's Kitchen. Before it was Revolution, that space was home to another pizzeria called Pizza Fusion.   According to its website, Pizzeria Omag...

By Helen Schwab   OGGI – "oh-jee" – means today in Italian. That's both a nod to the pastas and desserts made in-house, and an interesting irony, when you consider how old-school the place is.   It's run by chef-owner Eloy Roy, a native of Argentina who left accounting and began working in restaurants when he came to Miami in 1984. He...

A family-style Italian restaurant is in the works for uptown Charlotte. Demolition on that roughly 8,000-square-foot space started Monday in the 300 block of North College Street, says Tim Dolan. The restaurant will be located in the former Cosmos site, which closed earlier this year. He and Jason Astephen are behind 300 Bar Group, which...

Bacci America has opened a technical and sales services branch in Charlotte, NC, to provide direct support to its North American customers.   The U.S. office has two specialized technicians on staff to install new machines and service existing machines. Among U.S. customers are Vaughan-Bassett Furniture and Hunter Douglas.   Read more...

This is a busy weekend in the Charlotte area for local Italian festivals. We will be at the 19th Annual St. Philip Neri Italian Festival in Fort Mill from 11am-8pm on Saturday so please come see us! This is a significant source of revenue for our club so we really need your support! Then, on Sunday, the 9th Annual St. Anthony Festa Italiana is at...

Tria SpA, the Italian maker of granulators, is expanding its U.S. operations in Charlotte, N.C., by adding a new test facility.Daniele Finazzi, vice president of operations at Tria America LLC, said customers can visit Charlotte to run material tests, or send in the material for testing by Tria staff.