News About Town: If you’re a Matthews resident who has been looking for a way to be more involved with the town, apply to be a member of the Appearance & Tree Advisory Committee. The committee meets the third Monday of every month (7 p.m. at the Community Center) with staff liaison (and Master Arborist) Ralph Ramsaur. The group discusses landscape beautification, visual characteristics, and ways to create a greener, more aesthetically pleasing town. They have openings for a few more people. Send your application (online here) to Lori Canapinno, Town Clerk.
News Around Town: Ashley HomeStore licensee Broad River Retail announced plans to open a HomeStore Outlet in the former Capel Rug Outlet store (9632 E Independence Blvd.). Just down the road, Discount Tire has requested rezoning at the former Tilted Kilt location (1625 Windsor Square), which has been vacant since 2015. The tire retail chain would like to raze the current building to construct a new store. In 2018 the ABC Board applied to rezone the site but was denied. Since the ABC Board was denied rezoning within the last 12 months, Discount Tire must request special permission from the Planning Board to apply for rezoning.
One Fun Thing: If you missed tickets to the Town Valentine Dance, there’s other fun to be had. Brakeman’s (225 N Trade St.) is hosting their 2nd annual Daddy Daughter Valentine's Date Night. This year you can choose between February 8 and 15, with tea times starting at 5:30 and 7 pm both days. The tickets are $10 each and are available at the register. Space is limited so get yours ASAP.