Original Mattress coming to Matthews
The Crossing shopping center in Matthews will soon be home to a The Original Mattress Factory store.
A company spokesperson told Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly this week the shop at 10046 E. Independence Blvd., suite A, hopes to welcome its first customers within four weeks. The company currently has five stores in Charlotte (including the Ballantyne and Northlake areas) as well as stores in Monroe, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, Lake Norman and Rock Hill.
In support of the new business, Matthews commissioners voted Monday, July 9, to amend the existing Master Sign Plan to add the color blue to the list of colors allowed for signs. This will allow the Original Mattress store to use its company logo, which contains black and “intense blue.”
Previously, only the colors red, white and green were allowed according to the town’s plan. The plan was amended one other time, in 2001, to add the color black when H&R Block opened nearby.
7-Eleven wants bigger Windsor Square store
The 7-Eleven convenience store in Matthews’ Windsor Square shopping center may soon get a facelift.
Matthews commissioners held a public hearing Monday, June 9 to discuss zoning changes that would allow the store, 1700 Windsor Square Drive, to expand its retail facility. No residents spoke at the hearing. The zoning proposal will go to the Planning Board on July 24 and commissioners could vote on the proposal Aug. 13.
The project would include extending the part of the building facing Highway 74 to where the gas station’s canopy currently ends and extending the canopy further out toward 74, according to Matthews Senior Planner Jay Camp.
The store would continue housing six fuel dispensers, and no car wash would be allowed on the site. The building would not have to be torn down as part of the expansion, Camp said.
Several commissioners were concerned about the disturbance of existing vegetation, but Camp assured them the greenery wouldn’t be touched. Commissioner John Urban also said he would like to see some improvements made to the façade facing Highway 74.
Give food, get free health screenings
Through July 31, HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab in Matthews will host a “Christmas in July” canned-food drive to benefit the Matthews HELP Center food pantry.
Area residents who drop off nonperishable items will receive posture screenings and wellness checks, which can help track down the underlying causes of neck and back pain and headaches, according to a news release from the company.
“Many people don’t realize that this can be one of the toughest times of the year for the local food banks and shelters. We tend to forget about those in need outside of the holiday season. Even though we’re still half-a-year away from the holidays, we thought an early celebration could help jump start the collections for local food donations,” HealthSource CEO Dr. Chris Tomshack said in the release. “Together, we can all help build a stronger, healthier community.”
HealthSource is located at 2940 Senna Drive, suite B, in Matthews.
For more information, call 704-847-4044.
Massage therapists helping nonprofits
Two massage therapy studios in Matthews will offer special events to help raise money for nonprofits during the national EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week July 16 to 20.
The event is sponsored by the Colorado-based Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.
Massage Heights, 1915 Matthews Township Pkwy., suite 1200, will donate $10 from every one-hour massage booked July 16 to July 19 to the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation program. The program allows people to dedicate their participation in endurance events like marathons, half-marathons and triathlons to the fight to save lives from cancer.
One-hour massages start at $39.99.
Guided Hands Wellness Spa licensed massage therapists will give free chair massages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 17 to 20, to raise donations to benefit Cindy’s Hope Chest, a local organization to support women emotionally and financially as they battle breast cancer. Cindy Summers of Cindy’s Hope Chest will join Guided Hands, 10931 E. Independence Blvd, suite D on Wednesday, July 18, selling T-shirts and other items to raise money for the cause.
For more information about Massage Heights or to book an appointment, visit www.massageheightsmatthews.com or call 704-814-8888.
For more information about Guided Hands, visit www.guidedhandswellness.com.
Businesses host senior center fundraisers
Pizza Spiga in Mint Hill and Captain’s Galley in Matthews will both host fundraising events for the nonprofit Levine Senior Center this month.
Pizza Spiga, 3509 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, will host a breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 where 15 percent of sales will be donated to the center’s scholarship assistance program.
Captain’s Galley, 11032 E. Independence Blvd., will host a fundraiser from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, and also will donate 15 percent of sales to the center’s scholarship assistance program.
A senior center flyer must be presented at the cash register for both events. Flyers are available at the center, 1050 DeVore Lane, in Matthews.
Santé, Café 157 part of Queen’s Feast
The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week will return for its Summer 2012 program Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 29. And among the record 107 participating restaurants is returning participant Santé Restaurant and newcomer Café 157, both in downtown Matthews.
The metro-area promotion offers a three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person, not including tax and gratuity, at upscale restaurants. The previous Charlotte Restaurant Week in January 2012 generated approximately 120,000 dinners and an estimated economic impact of more than $5.5 million in revenue for the 102 participating restaurants, according to a news release from the organization.
Some Queen’s Feast restaurants, including Santé, will sell a $50 gift certificate to AAA members for $25. The gift certificate will not be redeemable during Queen’s Feast.
Find more information, including a complete listing of all participating restaurants, online at www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Free financial workshop
The nonprofit Society of Financial Awareness will host a free workshop July 24 titled “Maximizing Retirement Income and Protecting your Money.”
The 7 to 9 p.m. workshop will be presented by APG financial planner Bill Romeo, who serves as president of the Matthews chapter, at the Matthews Woman’s Club, 208 S. Trade St. Advanced registration is required.
For more information or to register, call 704-708-5001.