Ayrsley has been in development for about a decade — but there’s a ton changing there right now.

This little pocket is right where South Tryon meets I-485 and it’s transforming from a sleepy suburban commercial center into something a lot more active: Steele Creek’s downtown.

A year ago, there was a fish store, salon and dirt in the heart of Ayrsley. Now it’s becoming — dare I say it? — downright cool.

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