Consignment shop comes to Matthews Station
Matthews has a new consignment shop: Vintage Vixens Venue.
The Matthews Station store at 131 Matthews Station St., suite 1-E, offers men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, home décor, furniture and more. The shop is the pride and joy of Charlotte resident Debbie Stewart.
The Cincinnati native owned a hair salon there for 35 years as well as two antique shops. Her Matthews store is an expansion of space she recently rented at The Depot of Gibson Mills in Concord. Employees Gwen Izzi, a former Talbots stylist, and her interior designer sister, Kellie Izzi, are eager to help customers create coordinated outfits and homes.
Stewart said she wants her shop to be a friendly, welcoming place where employees know customers by
“I hope for us to be part of the community,” she said. “I want people to feel like they can visit and say ‘hello’ and feel like it’s their home.”
The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday “by chance.” Consignments are accepted Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and clothing should be for spring or summer. Appointments are available, but not necessary.
For more information, call 704-708-4835.
Chambers welcome new businesses
The Matthews and Mint Hill chambers of commerce will host ribbon-cutting ceremonies this month for new local businesses.
In Matthews, the chamber will welcome new member Diversified Eyecare Associates, 855 Sam Newell Road, suite 203, April 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. with an open house to follow.
In Mint Hill, officials will welcome member Forrest & Forrest Family Dentistry, 14798 Lawyers Road, in their new location in the Steven’s Mill Shopping Center near Mint Hill with a grand opening from 1 to 2 p.m. April 18.
A grand re-opening celebration is planned at 10 a.m. April 20 at Cottage Yarn, 7717 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. The shop will re-open with its new owner, Lyn Millward. The event will include drawings, giveaways and free refreshments.
All ribbon-cutting events are free and open to the public.
Chick-fil-A hosts book drive
Matthews’ Chick-fil-A will offer a free sandwich to area residents who donate at least five gently used books during an upcoming book drive for the Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Books will be collected at the Matthews location, 9905 Matthews Park Drive, from 5 to 8 p.m. April 8 to 13. All books will be donated to the library for its annual book sale April 12 to 20 at 1330 Central Ave. in Charlotte. Proceeds from the book sale benefit the library system.
Donation drives also will take place: April 1 to 6 at the Cotswold Chick-fil-A, 4431 Randolph Road, and at Northlake Chick-fil-A, 8411 Northlake Commons Blvd., and April 8 to 13 at the Arboretum Chick-fil-A, 3217 Pineville-Matthews Road from 5 to 8 p.m.
‘Dine Out’ for charity
Area restaurants, including Matthews’ Santé, will offer special meals from April 12 to 21 to raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank as part of the inaugural Dine Out Charlotte.
Participating restaurants will offer three- or more-course meals for either $22 or $32. Of each meal sold, $2 will be donated to Second Harvest’s Feed Hungry Kids program. A complete list of participating restaurants is available at www.dineoutcharlotte.com. Reservations are accepted.
Central Piedmont launches ‘Career Coach’ website
Central Piedmont Community College now offers “Career Coach,” a free online tool allowing local residents and students to explore potential careers, according to a news release.
The tool, available at www.cpcc.edu/careercoach, allows users to learn about local jobs and provides local employment statistics in real-time. Site visitors can view detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with careers, connect to CPCC programs that match their specific job search and search for similar jobs to identify skill gaps they need to fill in order to transition into a new career, according to the release.
Career Coach also includes a built-in resume builder.