Construction at Academy/Chatham Street will close the intersection during nights and all day Saturdays. Photo by Michael Papich.

The Shocking Discovery Under Academy Street

Cary, NC – Why is the construction on Academy Street taking so long? One of the reasons is the discovery of massive electrical lines buried far too close to the surface. Read more


Bond Brothers Grand Opening

Cary, NC – The weather was iffy and the parking was dicey, but that didn’t keep the crowds from turning out for the Bond Brothers Brewery grand opening and food truck rodeo.  Read more


Orion Silver & Accessories in Downtown Cary

Cary, NC — I’ve walked by Orion Silver & Accessories in downtown Cary a dozen times. Today, I finally went inside. Read more


Elizabeth’s Home & Garden Opens New Apex Shop

Apex, NC — Elizabeth’s Home & Garden, a beloved two-story downtown Cary shop beside Ashworth Village, just opened a second, smaller location inside a popular downtown Apex bookstore. Read more


Downtown Construction Affects Local Businesses

Cary, NC — We visited the small businesses that are in the midst of – or close to – the construction from downtown Cary’s Academy Streetscape Project to hear their praise, concerns and overall thoughts about the work. Read more


Updated: Downtown Dining Map

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Cary, NC — We’ve updated the Downtown Dining Map, adding a few new places and deleting a couple that have closed. Read more


Belle Restaurant Closes Downtown

Cary, NC — The news began popping up on social media around lunchtime. Belle Restaurant on Academy Street in downtown Cary had closed. A yellow legal notice was taped to the window near the front door. Read more


A First Look at The Mayton Inn

Cary, NC — The Mayton Inn, Wake County’s first boutique hotel, is expected to open in downtown Cary at the end of this month. This week, during a media preview, I got to see the inside of the inn for the very first time. Read more

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Photos: Cary Christmas Parade 2015

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Cary, NC — The weather was perfect on Saturday, December 12, 2015,  for the Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade. We got a few pictures in case you missed the fun.

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Ricky's Rickshaws

Ricky’s Rickshaws – Downtown Cary’s Newest Thing

Ricky's Rickshaws

Cary, NC — It’s no secret that Downtown Cary is in the middle of a renaissance – the Academy Streetscape Project is underway, and new business and developments keep popping up. The newest to this mix is a man named Rick Kelley, who is bringing his own spin to this energy surge – a hip, new transportation alternative that will solely serve Downtown Cary. Read more