If you’re going to spend money this week, please spend it in Matthews!

This week Matthews witnessed a storm unlike any seen in decades! A tornado touched down in various locations in Matthews. Extremely high winds and rain did the rest of the damage. Massive trees fell, cutting power lines and splitting houses in half! Rooftops got blown away, windows broken, the damage can be seen throughout Matthews.

As a result, many downtown merchants had to close for up to three days due to a lack of power. If you are going to spend any money this week, please spend it in downtown Matthews. Not only did local, small businesses lose three days of revenue, our employees…many of whom are part-time or work in the service industry, lost up to three days of wages! So please tip heavily too as these employees depend on your generosity to make a living. The following businesses definitely lost 1-3 days worth of business this week:

Thai Taste

Salon 131

The Royal Café & Creperie

Carolina Beer Temple

The Black Chicken Market

Moe’s Original BBQ

Pizza Peel

Nails 3 Salon

Edible Art

Beantown Tavern

Kristopher’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Jekyll & Hyde Tap House & Grill

Umami Sushi & Japanese Restaurant

The Loyalist

Birra Burger

The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Jet’s Pizza

Brakeman’s Coffee

105 Cigar

Seaboard Taproom & Wine Bar

The Exchange Pizza Depot

Temple Mojo Growler Shop

Mojo Cycles

Matthews Help Center

Sante Fine Dining

Grace O’Malley’s

Stumptown Station

Zab’s Place

Mac’s Speed Shop

The Portrait Gallery

Renfrow Hardware

And many more…

If the business was located in or near downtown Matthews they lost business and employees lost wages. To make matters even worse, due to the extended power outage at some locations, restaurants had to trash food because they could not keep it refrigerated – often resulting in $100’s to $1,000’s of dollars in expense!

So please support your local Matthews’ businesses and tip well for our local employees!

Cheers & Thank you!

(And thank you Brendan Ciganek for the photos)



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