Huntersville-based American Tire Distributors Inc., the nation's largest independent supplier of replacement tires, announced $170,000 in charitable gifts last week in honor of its 75th anniversary.
$100,000 to Boundless Playgrounds to create two "Tread Town" playgrounds. The foundations are made of recycled rubber. The playgrounds will mirror the design of the inaugural Tread Town playground, which opened earlier this year at Richard Barry Memorial Park in Huntersville.
$35,000 each to Hope House Foundation in Huntersville and Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
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The money came from the company and from vendors participating in the 21st Annual ATD Charity Classic golf tournament.
Fashion retailer Michael Kors plans to open a store in mid-November beside Coach Factory Store in Neighborhood 2 of Concord Mills mall.
Earlier this year, Concord Mills added Best Buy, VF Outlet, Kirkland's and Zumiez.
Best Buy Mobile, HANES brands and Tutti Frutti are also scheduled to open at the mall this fall.
Vendors are welcome to participate in the North Mecklenburg Senior Center's open house and wellness fair to celebrate the center's third anniversary.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the center, 18731 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Adam & Eve opened recently at 480B River Highway (N.C. 150) in Mooresville.
The store sells high-end lingerie, bachelor/bachelorette items, shoes and adult novelties.
Adam & Eve has about 40 North American stores and plans for 40 more.
Details: 704-664-1800; www.adamevestores.com.
Modern Nissan/Hyundai, 967 Concord Parkway S., Concord, last week became the first car dealership to enroll its employees in the Murdock Study, a long-term examination of area health issues.
Billionaire Dole Food owner David Murdock provided a $35¡million gift in 2007 to launch the study at the North Carolina Research Campus, his $1.5 billion biotech complex in Kannapolis.
Apricot Lane Boutique in Birkdale Village will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of Celebrity loved Humanity bracelets this month to the Breast Cancer Society to aid Charlotte-area breast cancer patients.