Business Roundup: New Family Dollar store open in Spencer’s downtown plaza

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 18, 2015

The new Family Dollar has opened in Spencer’s downtown plaza. The store was built in the parking lot and replaces the Family Dollar in the row of shops. The 8,000-square-foot brick building has an arched entrance way and is along Salisbury Avenue.

The brick facade and entrance way were designed to allow the building to better reflect the downtown historic district. The store is open each day from 9 a.m to 9 p.m.

Local chef opens second restaurant downtown

Chef Jose Santos has opened Café Brazil at 121 E. Innes Street.

The café serves traditional- and Brazilian- style pizza, whole and by the slice. It also has salads and an array of entrées including Copacabana chicken. Beer, wine and liquor are also available.

Hours are: Lunch — Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner — Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cafe is open from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.

The restaurant has Wi-Fi and the telephone number is 704-431-6737.

Santos also owns Chef Santos by Goodfellas Restaurant on East Fisher Street.

Workshops focus on health care planning

Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care is partnering with Trinity Oaks to facilitate monthly Advance Healthcare Planning workshops beginning Tuesday.

“Got Plans?” workshops will be held the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Trinity Oaks at 728 Klumac Road in Salisbury.

The workshops are designed to assist individuals in making informed medical decisions so their loved ones can legally honor those wishes. Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care believes that families should also plan for end-of-life care to avoid potential stress when medical emergencies and life-threatening illness arise.

There is no charge, and workshops are open to the public. A current, government-issued picture ID is required. For more information, call 704-637-7645 or visit

Harrington reaches 20 years at Alan F. Burke.

Jenny Harrington recently celebrated 20 years with the accounting firm Alan F. Burke in Salisbury.



As Para Professional Services Manager, she oversees bookkeeping, payroll preparation, payroll tax compliance, and QuickBooks setup and training.  She is an enrolled agent with the IRS and is the firm’s designated QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

She joined the firm Jan. 9,1995.

Seminar will discuss Alzheimer’s Disease
Comfort Keepers will continue monthly lunch seminars at Carillon Assisted Living in Salisbury on the fourth Thursday of each month. The goal is to keep seniors updated on the latest in healthy living lifestyles with the most current information presented by professionals in the area.
The next seminar, “Signs and Living with Alzheimer’s,” is Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Carillon Executive Director Wendy Livengood has both the experience and knowledge to discuss the proper care of living with someone with Alzheimer’s. This program will be of  help if you are caring for someone at home as well. Carillon Assisted Living has a special unit, The Garden Place, for the comfort and care of those with this disease. Livengood will discuss early signs as well as services offered.
Carillon Assisted Living is at 1915 Mooresville Road. RSVP by noon Tuesday  to 704-640-5152 or