Dialysis center opens in Mint Hill
Colorado-based DaVita has opened a 6,200-square-foot clinic at 11308 Hawthorne Drive behind the Carolinas Medical Center building near downtown Mint Hill.
Area residents are invited to attend a ribbon cutting and open house at the clinic Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The company, which also operates five clinics in the Charlotte area, can provide dialysis services for up to 20 patients at one time in Mint Hill with the opportunity for later expansion, company spokesman Justin Forbis said. The clinic currently is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the possibility to add services Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as the clinic grows its staff and number of patients, he said.
DaVita is leasing space from building owner RHGC Investments of Garner, which bought the building and its 1.08 acres from Novant Health in June 2011 for $800,000, according to online Mecklenburg County records.
DaVita operates or provides administrative services at 1,777 dialysis facilities nationwide, including 63 clinics in North Carolina. Locally DaVita operates branches at 2321 W. Morehead St., 3204 N. Sharon Amity Road, 6450 Bannington Road and 6620 Old Statesville Road, all in Charlotte, and 1975 Carolina Place Drive in Fort Mill.
For more information or to RSVP for the open house, call 704-573-2549.
Mint Hill to get new Circle K
The Circle K at 9201 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill will come down soon to make way for a new, expanded store.
Town commissioners approved the company’s plans during a board meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. The remodel is the first work done at the site since 1988, Scott Beard, facilities director for the company, said.
The transformation will be drastic, he said.
The new business will have four gas pumps and boast a 3,600-square-foot retail store – more than four times the size of the current store. The current carwash will be eliminated and 14 parking spaces will be added in front of the store, which will include 14 walk-in coolers, a beer cave and fresh sandwiches, parfaits and salads. The business will sell diesel fuel for the first time and use more energy-efficient LED lights inside and out, Beard said.
Construction can’t begin until the company gets permits from the county, but once started the project is expected to take about four months to complete. The store’s current employees will work at other area Circle K locations during construction, Beard said.
In Matthews, the Shell gas station and Circle K convenience store at 3424 Matthews-Mint Hill Road is expected to come down March 18 for similar renovations, Beard said.
The current 1,300-square-foot convenience store and car wash at the corner of Matthews-Mint Hill and Idlewild roads will be razed and a 3,100 square-foot store will be built separate from the canopy that covers gas pumps, according to the application submitted to the town. An additional four gas pumps also will be added, increasing the shop’s total to 12 pumps. The project will remove vehicle vacuums and air compressors will be moved farther away from adjacent homes. The tall “pylon” sign will be removed during construction and replaced with a ground-mounted “monument” sign, to comply with town code.
The store could open to customers by July.
Restaurant Week returns
Three Matthews eateries are participants in the upcoming Queen’s Feast Restaurant Week.
Amor de Brazil Steakhouse, Café 157 and Santé Restaurant are among the more than 100 upscale restaurants in the area to offer three dinner courses or more for $30 per person, not including tax and gratuity. The event runs from Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 27. Reservations are recommended.
For more information including a list of all participating restaurants, visit www.charlotterestaurantweek.com.