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Ballantyne Weekly January 12 2011

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News from the Ballantyne Area

Retailers Report Better Results from Holiday Season…Ballantyne Village Owner Optimistic.

Retailers and retail center owners in the Ballantyne area are reporting generally better sales for the 2010 holiday season over 2009.

“We’re seeing much better signs,” said Ballantyne Village owner Bob Bruner. “Our retailers had more good months in 2010 than in 2009. I think that’s very promising for 2011.

Bruner had not fully looked at sales for the most recent holiday season but was also optimistic. A better crop of movies including the popular The Social Network and The King’s Speech are helping in the first two weeks of 2011. Bruner said he would have two significant announcements about the center before the end of January.

Jay Patel, who owns three UPS Stores in the Ballantyne area, reported higher sales, including a 5% increase in his Ballantyne Commons East store. “We’re seeing some positive momentum,” he said. I’m looking forward to a better year in 2011 barring some type of ‘big event’ that has a negative impact on the economy.”

Patel noticed a lot more ‘last minute’ activity during the holiday season. He is also starting to see results from the marketing initiatives he started in 2010 including email marketing. “We’re sending out more coupons and we’re getting more coupons back,” Patel added.

Ballantyne Weekly Adds Reporter

Beginning this week, Latisha Catchatoorian will be an associate editor for Ballantyne Weekly. Latisha is a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill and is on track to graduate this spring with a degree in journalism. Latisha grew up in the Ballantyne area and her father is Dr. Sarit Catchatoorian, the founder of Advance Eye Care in Ballantyne Commons East.


Jobs in 28277 and environs from…

Monster. Click here.
Career Builder. Click here.

I am looking for motivated individuals who want to generate additional income. I’m also looking for local non-profit groups who want to generate funds for their organization. Call me at (704) 517-0241 or leave a comment below with your contact information.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church has a job seekers group that meets on the last Monday of each month. The next meeting is Monday, January 31, at 7 p.m. For additional information, go here.


Lowes FoodsGo here.

Harris Teeter (Ballantyne Commons East). Go here.

Trader Joe’sGo here.

Earth FareGo here.

Ballantyne VillageGo here.


Queen’s Feast Restaurant Week will take place again January 21-30. Participating restaurants in the Ballantyne area will include: 131 Main – Blakeney; Cantina 1511 – Stonecrest; Gallery Restaurant; Global; Maestro’s Bar & Bistro; Mickey & Mooch – Arboretum; Passion8 Bistro; Rudy’s Italian Restaurant; Tria Terra; Trio. For more information go here.

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


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.

South County Regional Library

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



Pictured (left to right). AK High School student dancers sign up - Sophomore Michaela Brodbeck and Freshman Megan Gistinger.

Ardrey Kell kicked off their registration for the inaugural Dance Marathon to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital. The marathon will take place on Thursday, March 17th from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Student participants will be seeking support for their dancing to benefit The Levine Children’s Hospital. Business Sponsorships are available. For more information visit this website,  or contact Karen Stuart.

Ballantyne area schools are in the Southwest Zone of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. For the area superintendent, go here.

School Board member Kaye McGarry has a website and blog here. She welcomes comments on her blog.

Elementary Schools

Ballantyne Elementary. Click here.

Hawk Ridge. Click here.

Elon Park Elementary. Click here.

Pineville Elementary School. Click here.
Polo Ridge Elementary. Click here.

Indian Land. Click here.

Middle Schools

Community House. Click here.

Jay M. Robinson. Click here.

Indian Land. Click here.

High Schools

Ardrey Kell. Go here.

Providence. Go here.

South Mecklenburg. Go here.

Indian Land. Click here.


St. Matthew. Go here.

Charlotte Catholic High School. Go here.

Charlotte Preparatory School. Go here.

Charter School

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. Go here.

The main Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Site is here.

Police Activity (near Ballantyne Hotel). Go here.

New Business Registrations (Mecklenburg County). Go here.


Ballantyne Village click here.

Stonecrest click here.

Upcoming events at the Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne.

January 15. Middle School Madness.

January 17, 21, and 24. Teacher Workday Camps.

February 1. YMCA Member program registrations begins for Preschool, Spring Programs and Summer Camp. Registration for Non-Members begins February 15th.

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

Worthy Endeavors

Red Cross Blood Drive at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church. Saturday, January 22 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The church is located at 8601 Bryant Farms Road. To make an appointment, call Gayle Ireland at (704) 451-4706.

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.

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). For the website, go here.

Pineville United Methodist Church

Wants Women To Experience God through a 13-week Bible study by Henry Blackaby. Thursdays, January 13 through April 7. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register here or Sundays, January 16 though April 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here. For additional information, contact Director of Music Ministries Jane Shutt at 704/889-2022 or

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.


Taco is up for adoption

This week’s dog for adoption is Taco. Call (803) 371-0897.


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.


You have been reading the January 12, 2011 edition of Ballantyne Weekly. If you have news leads, ideas, or feedback, leave a comment below.

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January 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

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  1. I love the new website … so much easier to read!

    Charlene LaRosa

    January 13, 2011 at 12:48 am

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