Diversified Eyecare opens in Matthews
Matthews has a new eye doctor in town: Dr. Nicholas Graham at Diversified Eyecare.
The Florence, S.C. native opened the practice at 855 Sam Newell Road, suite 203, last month. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Claflin University and received his doctorate of optometry and master’s degree in vision science from The Ohio State University.
The practice, which celebrated its grand opening this week, offers eye exams, contact lens fittings, treatment of eye diseases and injuries and more. Licensed optician Stephen McGuinness, who has experience working with Lenscrafters, South Park Optical and Precision Eye Center, can help customers with selecting frames and contact lenses.
Graham said he moved to the Matthews area and decided to locate his practice in town because of the “small-town feel.”
“As soon as I got here and drove around this area I knew this was (the right location),” he said. “It’s so homey, yet you’re close to everything you need.”
Graham said patients will notice a difference at his office.
“The thing that differentiates us from other eye care providers is we’re big on education,” he said. “You want to know what going on with your vision.”
Visitors to the office are greeted by Graham’s fiancee, Tikita, who serves as front desk coordinator. The couple have a son, Nicholas, 9, and a daughter, Jordyn, 2.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 704-321-0202 or visit www.diversifeyecare.com.
Now hiring: Genghis Grill
The under-construction Genghis Grill in Matthews will begin accepting applications for about 60 full-and part-time positions Tuesday, April 9.
The Mongolian stir-fry restaurant will be hiring servers, hosts, bus and prep staff, cooks, dishwashers and more. Residents should apply in person at the restaurant, at the corner of East Independence Boulevard and Windsor Square Drive, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Robert Hubbard, of the Arlington, Texas-based restaurant group Spring Creek Restaurants, said the about 3,900-square- foot restaurant is expected to open May 16. A second space inside the building will be used for a restaurant but the company hasn’t decided which of their other restaurants will come to town. The company operates three Genghis Grill locations in the Carolinas, including one in Ballantyne, which opened almost two years ago and one inside the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The other restaurant is located in Greenville, S.C.
Matthews HELP Center to benefit from Whole Foods event
Charlotte’s Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of all sales Tuesday, April 9, to the nonprofit Matthews HELP Center.
The center, 119 N. Ames St., provides local residents in need with basic needs including shelter, food and clothing. Whole Foods is located at 6610 Fairview Road and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information about the HELP Center, visit http://matthewshelpcenter.org.