Downtown Cary

Business Bits: Downtown Cary, Preston Corners and More

Cary, NC – This April, there is more news about developments in Downtown Cary, plus new openings in Preston Corners and several new restaurants coming to Cary.

Downtown Cary

Downtown Cary

Women’s clothing boutique Monroe.26 in Ashworth Village in Downtown Cary is now open.

Chatham Street Commercial has purchased the Rogers Motel property in Downtown Cary along E Chatham Street. We do not yet have details on this plan but Jordan Gussenhoven with Chatham Street Commercial said when redeveloped, “the uses will likely include retail and office.”

Preston Corners

Postal Express, a parcel shipping service, is now open in Preston Corners.

And coming to Preston Corners is the Japanese restaurant Ramen Bar.

Cary Business

Other Business News

In Preston Walk, Korean restaurant Honey Pig is coming soon, opening in the former Panera Bread location.

And in Amberly Square, café Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is opening in May.


Story by staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree and Lindsey Chester.


 

19 replies
  1. Gabe Talton
    Gabe Talton says:

    I have my own questions about the validity of the historical property survey done by an architecture firm in the late 90’s. I have a home built in 1919 as the parsonage for First Methodist. My home was not designated historic because my grandfather put a brick veneer over clapboard in the late 50’s. However, a cinder block single car garage on my lot was designated historical. While it is possible that the cinder block construction was done 100 years ago I don’t believe cinder block buildings became common in eastern NC until after The War. While obviously many structures are historic without dispute, I would not hold the late 90’s survey as gospel.

    • Brent
      Brent says:

      The ’90s survey was updated a few years ago.

      You can’t just simply say that something is “historic” or not. The Methodist Church parsonage was designated as a non-contributing structure to the Town Center National Register Historic District, based on alterations as you describe.

      The garage was designated as a contributing structure because it was largely intact and is a part of the church’s history.

      A structure need not be 100 years old to have historical significance. It might have important architecture or association with important people or events.

  2. Leah Campbell
    Leah Campbell says:

    I think that you both have valid points. However, there is no reason to be calling people names because someone respectfully disagrees with you. It actually weakens your argument when you do that — and makes you look like the very thing you accused Brent of being. You should want to be better than that.

    • George Jones
      George Jones says:

      & done with passive aggressive bs you have done the same. but you are right, his condescension got the best of me.

        • George Jones
          George Jones says:

          I’ll simply go back to what I originally said, if you think that motel is something that Cary should “preserve” your opinion, however “informed”, is meaningless.

          • Brent
            Brent says:

            Many informed people share the opinion that Rogers Motel & Restaurant is a valuable historic resource worth preserving. There are many ways to do such preservation besides keeping an entire structure intact onsite.

            Preserving history is not only about protecting architectural gems or the very oldest buildings. Preserving history is not in conflict with “progress”. I encourage you to learn more about this topic and to be open to opinions that aren’t the same as yours.

            No one’s opinion is meaningless.

          • George Jones
            George Jones says:

            If it were not kept as is then that would be a situation similar to the Williams house redevelopment that you vehemently opposed as a “travesty”. No sir, opinions aren’t meaningless to you if they happen to align with your’s. This thing needs to go, nice memorial plaque & move on.

          • Brent
            Brent says:

            Sigh.

            I encourage you once again to learn more about this topic and to be open to opinions that aren’t the same as yours.

            If you’d like to learn more about Cary’s history and the history of Rogers Motel, I’d be happy to meet with you.

        • George Jones
          George Jones says:

          meet with you? your ilk is the reason why regular interested people stay away from organizations like this. there are always those like you and they are always the most vocal. this motel is a prime example of the stupidly that can come out of these societies. SIGH!

          • Brent
            Brent says:

            I’m sorry you feel this way and prefer personal attacks over being open minded and being educated.

            If you change your mind and want to meet, I’m available.

            Otherwise, reply again with insults and I promise you can have the last word, which seems important to you.

            SIGH

  3. Brent
    Brent says:

    The list was done by professional historians and prioritized by the Town’s Historic Preservation Commission. They are educated in historic preservation and know what they’re doing.

    Cary is proud of our history …we’re gearing up to celebrate our sesquicentennial.

    If I’m not mistaken, name calling and personal attacks violate CaryCitizen’s comment policy. Hal?

  4. Brent
    Brent says:

    Cary has more than 300 properties in its historic inventory. 30 years ago, Cary was a boom town with about 45,000 people.

    Cary should do all we can to protect our history and ALL of our historic properties, your unsubstantiated, ill-informed opinions notwithstanding .

  5. George Jones
    George Jones says:

    Hopefully the Rogers Motel is the motel across from the Cary. If so, thank goodness! Please just tear it down until you make a decision. Very much an eyesore.

    • Brent
      Brent says:

      How sad that you don’t recognize a historically important part of Cary’s history.

      I hope this doesn’t mean that the Jordans plan to purchase and obliterate Cary’s History. This appears to be their second attempt.

      • George Jones
        George Jones says:

        sometimes old w/NO value is simply old w/NO value. your reply is ridiculous!

        I LOVE Cary but the reality is that apart from a handful of historical properties Cary was a one horse town 30 years ago. We should do everything we can to protect this handful but I welcome the progress. your comment on this “motel” make all your other comments (which are many) seem ridiculous as well.

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