Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Opening New Cary Office

Cary, NC – To serve a new Medicaid plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield are opening two new offices in the Triangle, including one in Cary.

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Ashley Christensen Launches New Triangle Restaurants, Including Cary Location

Cary, NC – Cary is getting a new fried chicken sandwich restaurant, backed by the branding of Downtown Raleigh restauranteur and James Beard Award-winner, Ashley Christensen.

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Annual Transit Meeting Hears About Potential “Hyperloop” in the Triangle

Cary, NC – Hyperloop transportation boasts airplane-like speeds at train-like costs, all without immediate pollution or emissions. Local leaders in both government and business gathered in Cary to hear a presentation and see if the state that was first in flight will be first in loop.

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Cary Towne Center

Plans at Cary Towne Center Continue to Change as Dillard’s Announces Closure

Cary, NC – Over the past few years, there have been numerous plans for changing the layout of Cary Towne Center, and all of them have kept Dillard’s standing. Now that’s set to change as the Southern department store announces it is closing this year.

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Cary Theater

Cary Theater Hosts 10 Plays About Fortune, Luck and Wealth

Cary, NC – NC 10by10 is back in Cary, with 10 plays, each 10 minutes long, all about fortune and all by North Carolina playwrights.

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Cary Theater

The Cary Theater’s First Musician Returns Five Years Later

Cary, NC – Five years ago, Claire Holley performed at the Cary Theater’s first concert. Now, she’s back on the anniversary of that performance, promoting a new album of hymns.

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Tech Company in Cary Helps Companies While Giving Women a Foot in the Door

Cary, NC – This Dot opened its consultancy and tech lab in Cary earlier this year, focusing on how local businesses can use new technology to best organize their workplace while also creating more opportunities for women in development.

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Hickory Tavern Opens in Morrisville

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Morrisville, NC – Hickory Tavern now has its third location in Wake County, opening up in Morrisville’s Park West Village this month.

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Money Matters

Money Matters: How to Dig Yourself Out of Debt and Save at the Same Time

Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.

Cary, NC – Paying down debt may seem like an impossible task but it doesn’t need to be. By following a basic three-step plan – tracking your monthly income and expenses, establishing good saving habits and then using what you have learned from the first two steps to begin reducing what you owe – you can rid yourself of the debt trap over time.
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Cary Restaurant

kō•än Opening This August in Former An Location

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Cary, NC – The former owner and chef at bu•ku both open kō•än in Cary this August, sharing food from around Southeast Asia in the former An location.

New Flavors and Dishes

kō•än is set to open in the Arboretum in Cary in late August, and in addition to popular Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes, Executive Chef Drew Smith said he wants to put a spotlight on food from countries such as Laos, Cambodia and the Phillipines that are not as common in local restaurants. Smith was also a chef at bu•ku as well as so•ca.

“I spent a lot of time in that part of the world and I wanted to share my experiences,” Smith said. “Our guests are going to experience a part of me, my story and the reason I will always be humbled and inspired by Asian cuisine. I will never master this food. It’s not meant to be mastered. It’s meant to tell a thousand stories to anyone who will listen.”

Some examples are a popular dish in Laos called larb, with minced meat mixed with vegetables, herbs and citrus. Smith also said they will do their own twists and takes on some of these dishes, such as Vietnamese pho soup.

“We’ve had pho on the menu for a long time but this is going to be reimagined,” Smith said.

kō•än will also offer an omakase dinner, where diners leave it up to the chefs to select several dishes for them, which Smith said he and his team will develop over time.

“It’s a difficult program to create but it gives us a shot at giving a customer a great experience,” Smith said.

kō•än owner, and former bu•ku owner Sean Degnan, said this is part of what he calls “radical hospitality,” to try and give the customer a special experience.

“I want to offer the customers what we offer our best friends and family,” Degnan said.

kō•än is located at 2800 Renaissance Park Pl.

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Story by Michael Papich. Photos courtesy of Cara Grace Powell, f8 Photo Studios.