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Pike piques interest of job seekers; job fair Friday

There are at least a half-dozen jobs o​pen at the newest location of one of​ the nation’s largest independent garden retailer​s. Pike Nursery says it thrives on selection and service—in spite of having both Lowe’s​ and Home Depot less than a mile away. There will be a job fair on Friday at the new store, located at 18234 Statesville R​oad, from 11 am to 5 pm. 

​Positions open here and in Charlotte include cashiers, sales associates, delivery drivers, visual merchandisers and manager trainees​. Pike also has stores in Ballantyne and Matthews.

“Pike Nurseries has received an overwhelming amount of support in the Charlotte market, and we are thrilled to add a third location for our loyal customers,” said Mike Kunce, Pike Nurseries CEO. “Charlotte’s growth in recent years has demonstrated an increased interest in horticulture among residents looking for the best selection and expert advice. This new store is primed to serve the Lake Norman community with our signature variety, selection and knowledgeable Pike Nurseries team.”

The 40,000 square foot store will offer a​n assortment of seasonal annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, houseplants, patio furniture​,​ garden décor​ and​ landscape services​. Pike dates back to 1959, and has weathered a variety of market ups and downs and trends.