CharBar no. 7 now open
Tyler Hager opened burger and steak joint CharBar no. 7 more than a year ago off Carmel Road in south Charlotte. Now the son of the Hickory Tavern founder has made his move into Matthews.
The McKee Farms shopping center off Weddington Road is now home to a CharBar no. 7. It’s eatery No. 2 for Hager.
The eatery at 3118 Fincher Farm Road welcomed its first customers last week in the former Just Fresh storefront near Dunkin’ Donuts. The patio eating area has been transformed to include a fireplace and couches.
Offering “a premium level experience for a mid-level price,” CharBar serves burgers from $8 to $10; steaks from $16 to $29; salads beginning at $8 and specialty hot dogs on the grill from $6 to $7. Most kid’s menu options range from $4.75 to $5.50 but a five-ounce sirloin steak is available for $8.
CharBar is open Monday to Thursday 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to midnight.
For more information, call 704-814-0208.
Why not shop local?
Area residents have a chance to participate in two events this weekend to shop at locally-owned stores in Matthews and Mint Hill.
The grassroots marketing campaign RelyLocal is promoting the national “Plaid Friday” Friday, Nov. 23 where residents are encouraged to shop at local stores. The event started in 2009 in Oakland, Calif., according to RelyLocal’s website, www.RelyLocal.com.
“It represents the colorful diversity of local merchants in our community,” RelyLocal organizer Nancy Bradley said in a news release.
Matthews-Mint Hill businesses participating include Abbey Rose Floral Artistry, Backyard Wild, Beantown Tavern, Jersey Mike’s Matthews, FastFrame Matthews, Matthews Holiday Haus, Near & Far Scottish and Stitch Traders and more.
For a complete list of participating businesses, visit www.relylocal.com/matthews-north-carolina/shift-your-shopping.
And American Express is again offering its “Shop Small” Day on Saturday, Nov. 24 urging people nationwide to support local businesses for Small Business Saturday. Visit ShopSmall.com for more information including how American Express customers can get a $25 credit for participating.
In honor of this day, Natural Blendz, 10020 Monroe Road, near Matthews, will offer customers 10 percent off and double check-in points on Nov. 24.
For more information, call 704-708-4997 or visit www.naturalblendz.com.