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Ballantyne Weekly December 15, 2010

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Scott Martin. Publisher, Ballantyne Weekly.

Welcome and thank you for clicking through!

Welcome to the new Ballantyne Weekly.

A note about Ballantyne Weekly. I started this weekly email three years ago this month. It was time for some changes. In the ‘new’ Ballantyne Weekly, you’ll find…

News from the area just as before. Plus…

Links to local jobs.
Non-profit information.
Scott’s list…deals, classifieds, and other information from subscribers.

And a lot more coming soon.

What would you like to see in the new Ballantyne Weekly? Leave a comment below.

For the remainder of December, Ballantyne Weekly will include paid advertisements. Beginning January 5, Ballantyne Weekly will be free of paid display advertisements and will be subscription-based. For information about saving $100 through ‘early bird’ subscription, go here now.



Popular restaurant anticipates reopening just after the holiday season.

Due to an electrical fire two weeks ago, Firebirds in Stonecrest remains closed for dining. However, the company is embracing the holiday spirit by giving back to their employees.

“We are a people based company and we always want to do what is right,” said  Mark Eason, chief executive officer.

“We decided the best thing we could do was continue to pay our hourly employees their usual wage as well as compensate for lost tips,” said Eason. Salaried managers will continue to receive their salary and benefits in full. Some hourly and salaried employees are working at the two other locations in town.

“Even a fire can’t stop us,” said local owner Dennis Thompson. “We have set up a drive-through outside of StoneCrest to sell holiday gift cards and sales are up at our other two Charlotte locations. We’ve had great support from the community and we look forward to getting our flagship store back open as soon as possible,” he said. “We celebrated our 10 year anniversary on December 6, so this has been a little sad timing wise,” Thompson added, “but we will be back.”

With crews working around the clock, Firebirds anticipates opening just after the Christmas holiday. Firebirds has three locations in the Charlotte area: StoneCrest in Ballantyne, SouthPark at the corner of Sharon and Colony Road and Northlake Mall. For additional information, go here.

Services continue at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church. A fire caused significant damage recently. For the church’s website, go here.

Betsy Mapes, owner of Dilworth Coffee in Ballantyne, is making the business available for sale. Call (704) 369-5120.


Opera Carolina singers caroling at Ballantyne Village

Opera Carolina Christmas Caroling on Saturday, December 18 from 7-8 p.m. at the fountain in Ballantyne Village followed by teenage pop artist “JAZ” performing at Dilworth Coffee from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The “Active Adults” group meets at Elon Recreation Center to play cards (Bridge, Pinochle, Canasta and Poker) 4 times per week. Bridge lessons are also available for new players to experts. Visit or call the Elon Recreation Center or call Paul Mitchell at (704) 246-7774 for more info.

Subaru South Boulevard is organizing Subaru South Boulevard Dog Day this Saturday. All proceeds benefit ASPCA organizations in and around Charlotte. Adoptable dogs and cats provided by CMPD Animal Care and Control. Pet Photographer with optional holiday theme. Raffle. Subaru South Blvd. Saturday, December 18, 2010. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Subaru South Blvd. 9201 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28227.



Guliani's in Blakeney for Diamonds and more

Guliani’s Fine Jewelry wishes you a holiday season that sparkles! The most wanted gift by women are diamonds and Guliani’s Fine Jewelry has them. The owners of Guliani’s travel to India where 92% of the world’s diamonds are cut and they hand-pick the finest selection. They are a family-owned jewelry boutique without any markups, just competitive everyday pricing and great finance options. Stop in today and let them show you how to add sparkle to your life! Guliani’s Fine Jewelry in The Shoppes at Blakeney. (Rea Road & Ardrey Kell). Call  (704) 542-2980. Find them on Facebook here.

South County Regional Library

Events at the South County Regional Library over the next two weeks. Click here.


Ballantyne Village click here.

Stonecrest click here.

Beginning January 5, Ballantyne Weekly becomes a subscription publication. Special low pricing and benefits available for early-bird subscribers. Click here now for more information.

Upcoming events at the Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne.

December 16th. Jersey Mike’s Y Night at 5:00 p.m. to close. Eat at Jersey Mike’s and a portion of the proceeds benefit Annual Giving Campaign.

December 16th. Open Mic Night at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join us for this FREE fun night at the ‘mic’ in the Rachel Giblin Teen Center.

December 18th. Cookie Craze at 2:00-3:30 p.m. Hands-on parent/child cooking class that parents can enjoy together. Learn to make great cookies and take home the recipes! Registration required.

December 18th. Middle School Madness at 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  This event is open to 6th-8th graders.

For the Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne website, go here now.

Worthy Endeavors

Kiwanis Club of Ballantyne meets weekly, noon – 1 p.m., except for second Wednesdays, when meetings are at 6:30 p.m.; lunch meeting at City Tavern at Stonecrest, 7282 E. Rea Road; evening meeting location varies; contact Peter Rieke at (704) 575-1993.

The Meck South Rotary Club meets every Friday at TPC Piper Glen at 7:30 a.m.

Ballantyne Rotary Club meets every Friday at lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at TPC Piper Glen.

Subaru South Blvd, 9201 South Blvd – across from the Lynx light rail station near I-485 is a collection point all year long for Classroom Central.

Stay at the Staybridge Suites Ballantyne and receive a $25 Gas Card with a paid package reservation. Ranked #1 overall for Guest Satisfaction and Quality Assurance. Mention Ballantyne Weekly when you reserve. Call (704) 248-5000.


Book now for Global’s New Year’s Eve dinner. Two seatings. Go here now.


Google Just Changed Everything…are you ready? I just organized exclusive access to a webinar hosted by Will Swayne a Google SEO/PPC expert and what he reveals will astonish you. There’s a rare window of opportunity to take advantage of these local search changes. To sign up, go here now.

Holiday Season Shipping

Come to UPS Store in Blakeney and Ballantyne Commons East for all your holiday shipping needs and get a certificate with a retail value worth $100. Items include 50 free black and white copies, three months of mailbox services, $3 off UPS shipping, and 10 free color copies. Go to the store for more details. Or call the UPS Store Blakeney at 704-943-1350 or Ballantyne 704-759-9601.

Rent a Mailbox at the UPS Store in Blakeney, Ballantyne Commons East, or Weddington for a year and get the first three months for no charge.

The UPS Store is your partner for small business. Customers can save time and money by using a ‘one stop location’ to get multiple services. Services, in addition to copying, binding, and shipping, include notary, finger printing, passport photos, mailbox rental, and more.

Holiday Parties


Enlightening your taste buds at Nirvana. Still booking for Holiday parties.

Planning your Company Holiday Party? Tight Budget? Call CAFÉ NIRVANA at (704) 752-3556. Great Value and Great Food. Come try the elaborate daily lunch buffet or the A la Carte Dinner.

Olde Lancaster Town Center. 15025 Old Lancaster Hwy (Corner of Providence Road West and Old Lancaster Hwy). For Nirvana’s website, go here. To book immediately, email here or call 704-315-8899.

Gift Cards 20% off.


Jobs in 28277 and environs from…

Monster click here.

Career Builder click here.

Home of the Week


David Huss. Homes in the Ballantyne area and beyond.

Local Realtor David Huss has a new home listed. It’s the Home of the Week. David also has an updated blog here.

Faith News

Come to Pineville United Methodist Church and find Love at the Crossroads. Located at one of the area’s major geographical crossroads for more than 130 years, the church believes it’s called to meet and help people who find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. The church offers services at 9 a.m. and 11a.m. on Sundays and programs for everyone in your family. Visit us near the intersection of Pineville-Matthews Road (Highway 51) and South Polk Street (South Boulevard).

Dogs/Cats for Adoption News

The PAWS in The Panhandle Rescue & Adoption Group Thrift Store is now open in the Zimmer Business Park on Marvin Road in Indian Land Directions: Turn onto Marvin Road directly in front of Aldi on Highway 521. In 7 tenths of a mile, turn left into Zimmer Business Park and follow road straight into the Park until you come to building 7 on your left. The facility is located at the end of building 7 in warehouse #737. Donations can be dropped off at the store or call (803) 371-0897 for pick-up. All donations are tax-deductible. Purchases help PAWS reach its goal of building a true “no-kill” shelter in Indian Land.

Beginning January 5, Ballantyne Weekly becomes a subscription publication. Special low pricing and benefits available for early-bird subscribers. Click here now for more information.

Facebook Links

Join the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry Facebook page here. Ballantyne Center for Dentistry regularly provides offers and discounts through its page.

Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Business Law

Allen Starrett

If you are a parent, have you named guardians to care for your children if you die unexpectedly? If your estate exceeds $1M, are you ready for the return of the estate tax in 2011? If you are starting or running a business, have you considered the value of working with an attorney who can advise on best legal practices?

Ballantyne attorney Allen R. Starrett helps families and business owners with these and other legal matters and delivers personal and prompt client service. Call 704-887-4944. You can also visit his website here. Allen’s office is located in the Hixon Building at 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place.


BCCI will make your cabling life extremely easy. Owner Britt Alion specializes in printer/copier and PC cabling for small businesses and corporations. Britt also installs  lobby monitors, projectors and screens. Alion has completed work for medical offices, credit unions, corporations with conference/training rooms, and more.  Call for a free estimate (704) 502-7202

Tile Cleaning and Restoration

Mr. Grout will enhance the beauty of your home or business, clean your tile, and help to keep your home clean – wherever you have tile (bathroom, kitchen, patio, etc.). Services include: cleaning, sealing (clear or color), joint repair, caulk replacement, tile replacement, damaged wall repair, and complete re-grout of showers, tub surrounds, kitchen or bathroom vanity counter topsandback splashes. Angie’s List Super Service Award and an A-Better Business Bureau rating in 2009. Our highest achievement comes from the words of our customers…

“My shower now looks like it did when I first purchased my house new. The replacement grout matches the color of the surrounding tile grout perfectly. Tom is very conscientiousandprofessional in his approach and won’t leave until you are satisfied with his work.” – Robert, South Charlotte

Call (704) 543-7775 now.

Mr. Grout –Your Grout, Ceramic Tile & Natural Stone Restorer


Note: Scott’s List will provide a list of services, offers, and items for sale. For the month of December, it’s available to all. Beginning January 3, it will be available to Ballantyne Weekly subscribers. For early-bird subscription information, go here now.


Publisher’s Note…some items feature sponsored links for which advertisers have paid an advertising fee.

You have been reading the December 15, 2010 edition of Ballantyne Weekly. If you have news leads, ideas, or feedback, leave a comment below.

© Scott Martin Creative Services, Inc. 2010
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December 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

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