Kirkland’s coming to Matthews
By Christmas, Matthews could be home to a Kirkland’s location.
The home décor chain has signed a lease for 9,000 square feet of space at 1834 Matthews Township Pkwy. next to Target and A.C. Moore, spokeswoman Pam Veach Schmidt said. The business expects to hire 15 to 18 people in full and part-time positions, she said.
Crews were busy this week breaking through an exterior wall creating a new entrance for the Kirkland’s location.
The center is owned by Cortland, Ohio-based Ross Development Corp. A 20,523 square-foot space between A.C. Moore and the future Kirkland’s is still available for lease, according to the Ross Development Corp. website. The center attracts an estimated 28,000 vehicles per day, according to the website.
Windsor Square secures Visionworks
Visionworks is scheduled to open a location in the Windsor Square shopping center by Nov. 30.
The Matthews eye care location will be the first in the region to use a new design format and other local locations will be remodeled to match, Visionworks Territory Director Glenn Collins said. The 4,100 square-foot store will be located at the north end of the center, in the same section as the Outback Steakhouse, but on the opposite corner.
Dr. Nicolette Zawilinski has signed a lease with the company to locate her practice inside the store. A Michigan native, Zawilinski has practiced in Charlotte since 2008 but will be a practice owner for the first time. Her business will be called Element Eye Care, she said.
The Visionworks store will include a full-service optical center with 2,500 to 3,000 frame styles to choose from with the help of licensed opticians, Visionworks Senior Vice President of Operations Steve Strong said. The store at 9623 E. Independence Blvd. will house a lab and will be able to make most prescription glasses within an hour, he said.
Free adjustments will be offered for all area residents.
Visionworks is excited to become part of the Matthews community, Strong said. The company will hire a general manager, a retail sales supervisor, a lab supervisor, five to eight eye-wear specialists and two or three licensed opticians. Interested applicants should visit www.visionworks.com.
“Matthews is a fast-growing community that we feel … just fits right in with our community approach and our value proposition,” he said. “We’re thrilled to be coming to Matthews. We looked at several locations and Matthews clearly won out.”
Cut-a-thon to benefit breast cancer research
Attitudes a Salon, 3321 Siskey Pkwy., will host its third annual Cut-A-Thon Monday, Oct. 8 to raise money for the Pretty in Pink Foundation in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Customers at the McKee Farms location can receive haircuts for $30 with all proceeds to benefit the nonprofit. Pink extensions will be available with a minimum $10 donation. The Presbyterian Hospital mammography bus will be onsite giving mammograms and the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive from 4 to 6 p.m. Customers who give blood during the event will get 20 percent off their next service.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 704-814-4454.