Carolina Beer Temple opens in Matthews
Carolina Beer Temple poured its first craft beers last week in Matthews.
Rob and Megan Jacik opened Carolina Beer Temple at 131 Matthews Station St., suite 1C. The Charlotte couple says their passion for craft beer fueled their dream to open a shop in downtown Matthews.
The shop features 16 beers on tap, a walk-in cooler and focus on beers made in North Carolina. The business also sells books and T-shirts for beer enthusiasts. Indoor and outdoor seating offer customers a chance to sit back and relax with neighboring business Royal Café and Creperie offering a 15 percent discount to customers who bring in a receipt from Carolina Beer Temple. The Jaciks allow patrons to bring in food purchased from area local restaurants and eat while they enjoy a craft beer.
The shop is open Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, call 704-847-2337 (BEER) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blockbuster closing in Matthews
The Blockbuster store in Matthews will close by May 30.
The location at 9600 E. Independence Blvd. is one of 300 stores the Colorado-based company is closing nationwide, Barbara Ellis, Blockbuster’s director of marketing, said this week. The Matthews property is “in the process of being sold,” Ellis said, adding she couldn’t name the potential buyer because the sale isn’t final.
It was unclear at press time how many people work at the Matthews location, but employees have been offered the option to transfer stores if there are openings in the area, Ellis said. Nationwide, the company expects about 3,000 employees to lose their job as a result of the store closings, she said.
Blockbuster also has locations in Gastonia and Cornelius and South Carolina’s Rock Hill and Lancaster, according to the company’s website.
The store is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Movies and games are being sold at 10 to 50 percent off this week and the store also will sell its furniture, fixtures and equipment.
For more information, call 704-845-2113.
Genghis Grill welcomes first Matthews customers
Genghis Grill now has a location in Matthews.
The Mongolian stir-fry restaurant opened to the public Thursday, May 16 at 9727 E. Independence Blvd., suite A, in the lot last occupied by Elliott’s barbecue.
The Matthews Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 3,900-square- foot restaurant from 5 to 6 p.m. May 22, a Wednesday. The event is free and open to the public.
Genghis Grill is owned by the Arlington, Texas-based restaurant group Spring Creek Restaurants. The company plans to use a second space inside the building for another of their restaurants, but the company hasn’t decided which one will come to town, the company’s Robert Hubbard said.
Spring Creek operates four other Genghis Grill locations in the Carolinas, including one in Ballantyne, which opened almost two years ago, one inside the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, one in Winston-Salem and one in Greenville, S.C.
For more information, visit www.genghisgrill.com.
Best Tek back in Matthews
A Matthews-born computer sales and support company has moved back to Matthews.
Best Tek Support recently moved from Charlotte’s Sardis Road North to downtown Matthews’ Griffin Square at 167 S. Trade St., suite J. The five-year-old company was launched in Matthews by husband and wife Matthew and Nancy Galimi where they still live with their daughter,
“We’re very happy to be back in Matthews,” Matthew Galimi said. “We love the community feel and being (in Griffin Square), we are in the center of the
The company offers computer sales, service, server and network administration, workstation management and website hosting packages for individuals and businesses. The company supports about 630 clients now in locations across the world.
The shop is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
For more information, call 704-321-4775 or visit www.bestteksupport.com.
Matthews doctor nets national award
Dr. Philip Arnone, of The Balanced Body Center in Matthews, recently received the Flynn Lynch Award from the American Chiropractic Association, according to a
The award is the highest honor the association gives to a delegate of less than five years. Arnone serves as a representative for North Carolina chiropractors to the association and also serves as the chairman of the association’s education committee and is responsible for coordinating all the webinars and seminars given nationally by the association, according to the release.
Arnone has been practicing for 23 years, 18 of those in Matthews.
The Balanced Body Center is located at 10550 Independence Pointe Pkwy., suite 100, in Matthews.
For more information about the
center, call 704-849-9393 or visit www.knowbalance.com.