New businesses coming to Sycamore Commons, now hiring
Matthews’ Sycamore Commons shopping center was bustling this week as three new businesses prepare to open.
Amor de Brazil Steakhouse, Grapes Wine Bar and Massage Envy are all coming soon to the shopping center off Matthews Township Parkway. Crews from Charlotte-based Bradley Construction worked this week inside Grapes Wine Bar and Massage Envy. The two are going up next to each other near Qdoba Mexican Grill.
Amor de Brazil Steakhouse will open in about three weeks across the parking lot, restaurant manager Filipe Monteiro said.
The restaurant, at 2225 Matthews Township Pkwy., suite C, will feature all-you-can-eat meats and a Brazilian dinner buffet for $29.99. The steakhouse is now hiring about 20 part-time employees to serve as hosts, wait staff and bartenders. Apply in person after 10 a.m. Monday to Friday.
The spot used to be home to Phil & Tony’s restaurant.
Lily Greenthumb’s moving
Downtown Matthews’ Lilly Greenthumb’s Floral Artistry is moving to uptown Charlotte.
The shop, at 100 W. John St., suite E, will close July 1 and reopen at 1440 S. Tryon St., owner Karen Greenoe said in an e-mail.
The business, which has been in Matthews since December 2009, is moving to be closer to where most of their clients host weddings and special events, Greenoe said.
For more information, call 704-845-5459 or visit www.lilygreenthumbs.com.
Cheap Joe’s opens in Galleria
The Galleria shopping center near Matthews is now home to Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.
The art supply store opened this week in its new location at 1848 Galleria Blvd., suite D. The company moved from its Charlotte Monroe Road location to the Galleria to be closer to its customer base, said David Cowart, regional retail manager with the Boone-based company.
The about 6,300-square-foot store will keep all its employees from the Monroe Road location, Cowart said.
Cheap Joe’s is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hill Bar & Grill creating team for cystic fibrosis walk
The Hill Bar & Grill in Mint Hill is looking for area residents to join their team in the May 19 Charlotte Great Strides 5K walk to benefit cystic fibrosis research, education and care through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Gateway Village Promenade in uptown Charlotte and will go around the Carolina Panthers training field. Food and live music will be available at the Promenade after the event. The Hill has a fundraising goal of $2,500.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States.
For more information or to donate or join the Hill team, visit www.cff.org/great_strides/TheHill or call 704-321-7852.
Matthews Allstate agent nets award
Curtis Ireland, of Allstate Insurance’s Ireland Agency in Matthews, was recently awarded the National Conference award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth, according to a news release from Allstate.
Ireland was one of six local agents honored with the award.
For more information, call 704-846-0488, or e-mail email@example.com.
Registration open for free women’s self-defense seminar
The Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy, 1115 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Matthews, will host a free women’s self-defense seminar from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on May 12, a Saturday.
Participants will learn life-saving information to protect themselves in life-threatening situations, including the four stages of an assault and how to protect themselves from becoming a victim.
To register, call 704-573-3830.