Lumber Liquidators starts work without permit
The national flooring store Lumber Liquidators is planning to open a location in Matthews. But work has stopped at the 11121 E. Independence Blvd. site after the company was found doing interior construction without a county permit.
Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency inspector Jay Garbus posted an order at the building March 20 demanding work stop. It was actually the second time Garbus found work being done at the site without a permit, he said. Contractors did not obtain a permit for inside demolition work, either, Garbus said.
According to county records, the company hasn’t applied for the necessary permit. Lumber Liquidators was granted a demolition permit for the interior of the building Nov. 23, according to county records.
Company representatives did not return calls by press time.
PURE contest to raise cash for nonprofits
Through the end of April, PURE Taqueria in downtown Matthews will be in full-scale fundraising mode for nonprofits.
The restaurant, at 111 Matthews Station St., has launched Give Back, a contest designed to let customers have a say in which charities see a portion of their sales. Customers will have a chance to designate a charity – any charity, whether local or national – to receive 5 percent of their pre-tax check total. At the end of the month, staff will tally the “votes” and split the money raised between the five charities who get the most nods.
Co-owner Michael Ott said he’s set a personal goal to raise at least $5,000, which would give each winning nonprofit $1,000.
“We thought this would be a good way to get involved in the community,” he said.
For more information, call 704-841-7873.
Visiting Angels of Matthews now open
Matthews has a new in-home care provider: Visiting Angels of Matthews.
Registered nurse Kevin Daniel opened his own Visiting Angels franchise this week with an office inside the recently-renovated building at 10931 Independence Blvd. Pennsylvania-based Visiting Angels offers senior clients companionship and non-medical services such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing or dressing and running errands.
The company has one goal, Daniel said.
“We want seniors to be able to stay at home,” he said. So far, Daniel has hired five part-time caregivers eager to serve their first clients.
The business offers free in-home assessments and doesn’t require a long-term commitment for services.
For more information, call 704-841-1160.
Paintball Central settles into new home
A newly renovated building at 10931 E. Independence Blvd. is now home to Paintball Central.
The paintball supply business, previously located in Sycamore Commons, joins Exclusively You Bridal by Lisa Michelle and Mooresville-based Above Board Flooring in the 22,000-square-foot building in Matthews.
The shop is open Monday noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 7 p.m., Friday noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call 704-321-9999.