HomeArama Draws Large Crowds – Showcases Mint Hill’s Cheval neighborhood

By Michele Dotson   dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 10.52.54 AMThe Home Builders Association of Charlotte has selected Mint Hill’s Cheval as the site for this year’s HomeArama event, currently in its 25th year. The show opened November 9 and will continue through the 24. Ticket holders enjoy a self-paced tour of six luxury homes which are open and superbly adorned with the latest innovations in home design and décor. Anthony and Tina McNeill from Charlotte spent time at Cheval doing some shopping and idea gathering. “We are in the market, but we’re looking for decorating ideas, too,” says Tina. “We’re doing a little of both.” Barbara Fox and Fay Tran from Huntersville were looking for ideas for their homes, but also wanted a chance to see what Mint Hill had to offer. “I love HomeArama,” says Huntersville resident Barbara Fox. “We have the best time and get to see a new area and get lots of ideas.” Sunday totals were a bit lower than expected because of the rain, but official totals for November 18 were at 907. According to Yvonne Case, accounting manager for the Homebuilders Association, the crowds have been very encouraging and they are very pleased with what they’re seeing. “So far we’ve had a total of 4,581 people come through,” says Case. “That’s really great.” HomeArama continues through November 24, but is closed on Monday. Advance Tickets are $12 each. Children 12 years and under are free. To purchase advanced tickets, go to http://charlottehomearama.com/homearama-tickets/ Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $15.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mint Hill

Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 10.52.39 AMThe Christmas wreaths are up in Mint Hill, a sure sign that Christmas is on its way. The lighted wreaths can be found on both sides of the street all the way down High 51 through downtown Mint Hill, as well as at the intersection of Lawyers Road and Margaret Wallace Road. The wreaths, coupled with a brief period of snow that fell last week, usher in the holiday season.



Texas Roadhouse of Matthews to hold fundraiser for Bain restoration project

Texas Roadhouse, located at 10450 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC (704-814-0285) will donate a percentage of its food sales on Sunday, November 24, to the Historic Bain Academy Restoration, as well as any donations received that day.

Patrons should present the Texas Roadhouse coupon between 11 am and 10 pm, and the Bain project will receive 10 percent of those sales.  Proceeds from the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser will go toward restoring Historic Bain, which was established 1889 and has served thousands of students in its 124-year history. Continue reading


Small business Saturday to be held on November 30

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30. Mint Hill residents are encouraged to shop in Mint Hill for gifts or every-day shopping items in order to support local businesses.