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Biz briefs 12/4

Don Miguel’s now open on Jake Alexander West

Don Miguel’s Mexican Cuisine is adding another option for Mexican dining in Salisbury.

Don Miguel’s opened at 635 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. (at the intersection of Jake Alexander and Lincolnton Road) on Oct. 17. The restaurant is owned by Miguel Aguirre.

Beatriz Dorantes, Aguirre’s wife, said that she and her husband live in Winston-Salem, but have friends in Salisbury.

As translated by Antonio Requena, the restaurant’s manager, Dorantes said they thought Salisbury would be a good location to open a restaurant.

The restaurant offers traditional Mexican dishes, like burritos, quesadillas and fajitas. There are also salt-free dishes for those on special diets.

Earlier this week, Requena said the restaurant was waiting on its liquor license to open the restaurant’s bar section, but he expected it to be approved soon.

Dorantes said it took about five months to get the space ready to open to the public.

“It was just an empty building,” Requena said.

They painted the walls different colors, hung art on the walls, installed divider walls for the booths and outfitted the kitchen.

Requena said this is the first restaurant Aguirre has owned, but he has at least 18 years of restaurant experience.

The restaurant has not been too busy so far, but Requena said everyone who has come in has enjoyed their experience.

“…They like the location, they like the place, they like the food,” he said.

He said they will advertise more once they get the liquor license.

Don Miguel’s is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. all week, and will most likely have late night hours when the liquor license is approved.

“Give us a try,” Requena said. “You won’t be disappointed.”

For more information, call 704-603-8840.

Women in Business

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business series will hold a Progressive Downtown Holiday Party on Dec. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The night will begin at New Sarum Brewery at 109 N. Lee Street and then break into groups to visit four other downtown shops: Lettered Lily at 109 Fisher St., Winsome Hanger at 105 N. Main St., Abigail’s Bakery at 113 N. Main St. and the Kitchen Store at 121 W. Innes St.

For more information, contact the chamber at 704-633-4221.

Waste Management partners with Food Lion to honor local veterans

For the second year in a row, Waste Management fired up a grill to serve those who served and sacrificed for our country’s freedom.

Held at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, Waste Management representative Joseph Leszcynski said the event is held each year to coincide with Veterans Day.

“We all know the sacrifice veterans make for our country, their loved ones and their fellow Americans. This is something we do to show our appreciation,” Leszcynski said.

Joined by several Waste Management team members who are former veterans themselves, the event was also sponsored by Food Lion.

According to Leszcynski, the grocer was a true life-saver.

“The turnout for the event was much larger than it was last year, so we really appreciate the assistance we received from Food Lion,” he said.

Food Lion donated and cooked hot dogs for the service men and women who came out to celebrate the annual service day.

Leszcynski said the veterans seemed genuinely touched to be honored.

“Many of the veterans expressed what an unbelievable act of kindness this was on behalf of the Waste Management and Food Lion teams, but the honor is all ours,” he said.

HoneyBaked Ham to donate free meals to Rowan Helping Ministries with purchases

During the holiday season, customers can give back to Rowan Helping Ministries by purchasing items at HoneyBaked Ham in its new location at 120 Summit Park.

With the purchase of 10 boxed lunches, the business will donate two meals. An order of $100 in VIP catering will lead to a donation of three meals.

A purchase of $250 in gift certificates or catering order for employees will result in a donation of 10 meals. When the purchase of gift certificates or catering for employees goes up to $500, the business will donate 20 meals.

S.A. Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning recognized as new Lennox Premier Dealer

Lennox Industries announced S.A. Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. as a Lennox Premier Dealer, a designation based on superior customer satisfaction and dealer performance.

This distinction means homeowners can put full confidence in S.A. Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. proven commitment to customer service.

“It takes commitment and dedication for businesses to meet the requirements and standards set by the Lennox Premier Dealer program,” says Paul Redman, Lennox regional manager. “It is our privilege to accept S.A. Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. into the Premier Dealer program and recognize their excellence in customer satisfaction and quality service.”

Lennox Premier Dealers not only offer the most quiet and innovative home comfort products in the industry, they are also required to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and participate in Lennox factory training to remain in the program.

“We are very appreciative of our customers rating us high with their satisfaction surveys and we have strong faith in the Lennox product line. We will always strive to provide excellence in installations and service,” says Stanley Sloop, owner. “We are honored to be included in the Lennox Premier Dealer program since it requires exceptional customer satisfaction from its participating dealers.”

For more information on selecting the right home comfort system or HVAC contractor for your home, call S.A. Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 704-857- 5684.

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