Morning Minute: Wednesday, December 5, 2018


News About Town: The Board of Commissioners Mini Planning Conference is coming up this Friday and Saturday (December 7 – 1:00 PM  til 7 PM and December 8 from 8 AM til 1 PM) in the Hood Room of Town Hall. The Board of Commissioners and Town Staff will check in on items from the previous Planning Conference, review town demographics, discuss the vision of and possible property acquisition for expanding Stumptown Park, refine roles for town committees, discuss branding and aesthetics throughout the town, consider expanding parking measures such as a parking deck, and review the town Code of Ethics. The meeting is open to the public but there will be no portion for public comment.


News About Town: According to an SEC filing and The Charlotte Observer, after the September announcement to close their Family Dollar headquarters in Matthews, Dollar Tree offered 700 employees the opportunity to transfer to Virginia with the company. Nearly 500 of those employees declined the offer.


One Fun Thing: This Saturday, December 8, from 12 PM to 3 PM we’re co-hosting another Hyperlocal Pop-Up Market with Good Cup Coffee and The Loyalist. Join the Matthews Beacon and 15 local artists, craftsmen, food vendors, and small businesses in the pocket park at The Loyalist (435 North Trade Street #102, Matthews). Stop in The Loyalist for a hearty bowl of the best soup in town, then head outside to sip on Good Cup Coffee and shop with a few of our Hyperlocal Gift Guide participants. This is a great opportunity to support some of our areas most talented movers, shakers, and makers.