Apply in August for JC Penney jobs
JC Penney will begin accepting applications for its Matthews location Aug. 1.
When the store opens in the Windsor Square shopping center in October, it’ll include about 96 people in full and part-time positions, according to company spokeswoman Sarah Holland.
Applications can be picked up at JC Penney locations in Pineville or Monroe.
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.
Cinebarre now hiring
The Cinnebarre movie theater, which will offer meals and drinks during shows, is accepting applications Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The new business, 8008 Providence Road, in south Charlotte, is seeking servers, food runners, ticket sellers, line cooks, kitchen supervisors, projectionists and bartenders. The Arboretum shopping center theater plans an Aug. 3 opening. The company also has locations in Asheville, Charleston, Denver, Salem and Seattle.
For more information or to download an application, visit http://cinebarre.com/locations/charlotte-nc.
Free cookies for canned goods
Fuddruckers’ Matthews location will give customers one free cookie for each nonperishable food item they donate to the nonprofit Matthews HELP Center.
The Cans for Cookies promotion is ongoing and area residents can drop off donations at 1643 Matthews Township Pkwy. during regular business hours, Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, call 704-849-6360.
McDonald’s celebrates reopening in Arboretum
The McDonald’s in south Charlotte’s Arboretum shopping center celebrated its grand reopening this weekend by giving away prizes to customers.
The restaurant reopened with a new look, including a double-lane drive-thru, new interior designs and improved seating, and added 10 new positions. Customers at the Saturday, July 21, opening event got prizes like free Big Macs for a year to meeting Ronald McDonald.
A portion of the day’s sales went to the Butler High School booster club, and the school’s drum line performed at the opening.
The restaurant is located at 3315 Pineville-Matthews Road.
Carolina Place readies for tax-free shopping
Pineville’s Carolina Place Mall has a few plans to lure in shoppers on the upcoming tax-free weekend, Aug. 3 to 5.
The mall will give away two $500 gift cards and offer tax-free shopping on items at more than 100 retailers. People must sign up to win the two gift cards from 9 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 4. People also can spin the “prize wheel” to win various other gifts and gift cards, and CMC-Pineville will hold a health and safety fair Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The mall is located near Pineville-Matthews Road and Interstate 485. Find more on tax-free weekend at www.dor.state.nc.us/taxes/sales/salestax_holiday.html.
Harris Teeter customers raise $222K for troops
Customers of Matthews-based Harris Teeter donated more than $222,500 during a recent campaign benefiting the USO and Wounded Warrior Project, according to a news release from the company.
In May, Harris Teeter asked customers to help the troops by making $1, $3 or $5 donations during its Support Our Troops campaign. Thanks to the donations, the USO will be able to:
• Provide 8,900 care packages to deployed military members
• Have 24,504 bed time stories read to children by their deployed parents
• Deliver 14,833 phone cards to deployed troops
The Wounded Warrior Project will be able to:
• Provide 12 Wounded Warriors with equipment, including a specially equipped bicycle, riding gear, bike jersey and T-shirt to participate in the Soldier Ride program for a week
• Provide a computer to explore information technology as a potential career field to 79 injured service men and women enrolled in the Transition Training Academy
• Invite 49 Wounded Warrior caregivers to a Family Support Retreat to receive a weekend of relaxation and companionship with fellow caregivers at no cost
Dollar General gives $3K to A Child’s Place
Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to local nonprofit A Child’s Place, according to a news release from the organization.
The nonprofit, which serves the area’s homeless children, will use the money to buy classroom materials for its My Place Summer Day Camp, according to the release. The camp currently serves 150 homeless children. Camps are held at three Mecklenburg County schools until Aug. 10 where rising first through sixth grade students refresh their math, science and English skills for three hours each day and participate in field trips, swimming and photography lessons and much more.
“Homeless children struggle in school, particularly since they move and change schools so frequently,” Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth said. “They risk falling behind or repeating a grade in school, which is why My Place is so essential for our client children. Thanks to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, our campers were given the educational materials they need to help them succeed academically not only this summer, but continuing into the new school year.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $6.4 million in grants to 593 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools in 39 states. The funding supports programs such as adult literacy, GED preparation and English language acquisition. More than 410,300 people are expected to benefit from literacy services provided by the grants, according to the release.
Dollar General has a location in Mint Hill at 9229 Lawyers Road, suite M.