Family Dollar coming to Mint Hill?
Matthews-based Family Dollar wants to build an 8,320-square-foot retail store on Lawyers Road in Mint Hill.
The company plans to buy 1.05 acres at 9208 Lawyers Road, adjacent to Walgreens and the back entrance to Lebanon Road Elementary School near the intersection of Lawyers and Lebanon roads. Before it can build, the company needs a rezoning of the property, which was last rezoned in 2007 when a fast-food restaurant was interested in the property, Town Planner John Hoard said. Nothing was built at the site.
Residents can have their say on the proposal at a 7 p.m. public hearing Thursday, Jan. 10 at Mint Hill Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. The land is owned by Bluffton, S.C.-based BayMax of Mint Hill.
The town’s planning board is expected to make a recommendation on the proposal Jan. 28 and commissioners could vote on the project Feb. 14.
Chili Verde closes
Chile Verde Mexican restaurant in Matthews has closed.
The three-year-old business at 3036 Weddington Road served its last customers Saturday, Dec. 29, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The rest closed at the end of its lease because of “outrageously high rental fees.”
All employees will be transferred to the restaurant’s other location, El Valle Mexican Restaurant, at 305 W. John St., according to the Facebook notice.
“Chile Verde staff and the familia Ayala Garcia appreciates the love and support received from everybody,” the notice said.
Matthews firm merges
Dennis D. Toler CPA of Matthews joined Moyer, Smith & Roller, P. A. Certified Public Accountants in a merger Jan. 1, according to a news release. Moyer, Smith & Roller has locations in Charlotte and Monroe.
Toler has industry and small firm experience and will serve as partner working on various audit, tax and consulting engagements. He also will lead the marketing program for the firm, according to the release.
Moyer, Smith & Roller was formed in June 1989. Today, the firm has expanded to a multi-location, full service accounting, tax, and consulting practice with five partners and fifteen supporting staff.
Bojangles customers raise $321K for kids
This holiday season, thousands of children in the community had smiles on their faces when they received new toys, thanks to dollars collected through Bojangles’ 5th annual fundraiser for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. More than 80 Bojangles’ restaurants in central North Carolina and north central South Carolina participated in this year’s fundraiser to help give children in their area a better, brighter Christmas, raising more than $321,600.
During a 16-day promotion, Bojangles’ customers had the opportunity to donate $1 or $5 to Toys for Tots.
Harris Teeter shoppers give $550K to food banks
Harris Teeter customers donated more than $550,000 to local food banks during the company’s Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign, the Matthews-based company announced this week.
The campaign ran during the month of November in all Harris Teeter stores and customers could buy $1, $5 or $20 donation cards.
The dollars donated during the campaign equate to 4.4 million meals to people in need.
The total means the Matthews-based company donated more than $9.1 million to various nonprofit organizations in its marketing areas in 2012 as well as 3.7 million pounds of food to its Feeding America partner agencies, which include the Matthews HELP Center and Charlotte’s Second Harvest Food Bank.