JC Penney to add nearly 100 jobs in Matthews
When JC Penney opens in Matthews’ Windsor Square shopping center this fall, it’ll include about 96 people in full and part-time positions, according to company spokeswoman Sarah Holland.
Interior work has already started on the department store which is scheduled to open in October, she said. The store will include a Sephora make-up shop, she said.
The company will begin accepting applications in August. Interested residents will need to pick up applications at JC Penney locations in Pineville or Monroe, Holland said.
JC Penney will occupy two anchor storefronts for a total of 91,202 square feet. A path was cleared for the company to come to Matthews in September 2010 when town commissioners approved a new two-lane right in/right out only driveway off Independence Boulevard into the center. The driveway, Windsor Square officials said then, was essential to lure the company to town. In August 2011, town officials approved a landscaping plan to overhaul the center’s parking lot. Since then, the amount of landscaped parking lot islands have increased and about 50 trees and 90 shrubs have been added. Plans also included replacing about 30,000 square feet of mulch with grass and adding 38 shrubs, 2,500 square feet of ground cover, 17 understory trees and eight canopy trees at the driveway entrance and roundabout.
Firehouse Subs donating to Idlewild Fire
The Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department in Mint Hill will receive five sets of firefighting turnout gear worth more than $12,000 from Firehouse Subs next week.
The restaurant’s Public Safety Foundation is providing the donation, which will be given Tuesday, May 8 during a ceremony at the Matthews location, 1808 Windsor Square Drive, according to a news release from the company.
Since 2005, the foundation has donated more than $329,000 to public safety entities in North Carolina, according to the release.
Capel Rugs offers discount for Habitat donations
Capel Rugs, 9632 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews, will offer a 25-percent discount to customers who bring in a gently-used rug to donate to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores in Matthews and Charlotte.
The event is part of the store’s fourth annual “Trade In, Trade Up” event, which runs through May 30.
Capel Rugs is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, call 877-398-3287.
New credit union grand opening May 8
The new branch of the State Employees Credit Union in Mint Hill will host a grand opening Tuesday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. A ribbon-cutting and free refreshments will be part of the event.
The credit union moved from its rented Mint Hill space off Blair Road to a new building at 11529 Lawyers Road last month.
The credit union is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call 704-573-3447.
Win free home services
The real estate company Henderson Properties will give four local homeowners or renters a free half-day of exterior home services as part of its Great Spring Spruce-Up Contest.
Contest winners will receive free outdoor services including grass cutting, shrub trimming, gutters cleaned, pressure washing driveway and sidewalks and blowing pollen from porches and decks, according to a news release from the company.
The contest is open to all Charlotte-area homeowners and renters.
To enter, visit www.hendersonproperties.com and click on “Great Spring Spruce Up Contest.” Winners will be contacted, announced and posted on the Henderson Properties website the week of May 21. Spruce-ups will take place the week of May 28. No substitution services are allowed.