Business: Ask a Lawyer Day at WakeTech

Cary, NC – For small businesses, consulting with a lawyer can be a daunting task. You may have a simple question but wonder if it will cost you a lot of money just to get an answer.

Good news: Wake Tech is offering 30-minutes with a small business lawyer, one-on-one, next Thursday at the Cary campus.

Best of all, it’s free. Read more

Food Factory Closes in Cary

Cary, NC – The Food Factory, a longtime favorite for breakfast and lunch downtown, closed its doors in Cary for the last time on Saturday. The restaurant is relocating to Duke University in Durham. Read more

Talking About: Cars in Cary

Story and graphics by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – You can’t spell Cary without C-A-R. And for lovers of the automobile great and small, there’s a lot to talk about in Cary this summer. Let’s start by squaring away the difference between Cary Auto Park and Cary Automall.

Automall vs. Auto Park

Like many perhaps, I was confused – or rather, conflated – Cary’s Auto Park and Automall on Highway 64. They are in fact two separate businesses, competitors if you will, living side by side.

Auto Park is a Leith Automotive development off 64 at Autopark Blvd. It has Honda, Acura, Smart, VW, Jaguar, Chrysler, Jeep, Mercedes, Land Rover and Porsche.

Cary Automall is a Hendrick Automotive Group development. It is split into two areas.

The main entrance is Mackenan Drive off 64. That section has Kia, Buick GMC, Chevrolet, Dodge and Fiat.

Off Old Raleigh Road just behind the main development, Hendrick also has Cadallic, Saab, Hummer and Spyker.

Also on Old Raleigh Road, but unaffiliated with Automall or Auto Park is Johnson Hyundai and Suburu.

Cary Autopark / Automall Map

We’ve created a one-of-a-kind CaryCitizen Auto Park/Automall map, available no where else, to help you navigate your way to the dealerships on 64.

New Toyota Dealership

While other regions are losing dealerships, we’re getting more automotive badges and brands.

The new Toyota dealership on Laura Duncan and NC 64 is open. They also sell Scions.


And, as previously mentioned, Fiat has its first NC dealership in the space formerly occupied by Saturn in Cary Automall.

Other Car Dealerships in Cary

The other big dealership development in Cary is at Crossroads where US 1 and I-40 cross.

It’s a little bit more spread out the Autoparkmall, but it’s where you’ll find Ford, Mercury, Lincoln and Mazda.


The local Volvo dealership is on Maynard near the corner of High House. Nissan is in Apex on NC 55 at the intersection of 64.

31 Badges and Brands

That’s a total of 31 car new car dealerships right here in the greater Cary metroplex.

Car-heaven for car-lovers. Plenty to talk about.


Technology: A Brief Introduction to Google+

Story by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – You’ve heard the buzz. Now, Google+ has come to CaryCitizen. Here’s a brief introduction to the application that’s sweeping across the internet.

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Money Matters: Managing College Debt

Story by Peter “Coach Pete” D’Arruda, RFC, President of Capital Financial Advisory Group and the host of Coach Pete’s Financial Safari on WPTF,  WEEB and  WFNC. 

The average college student today is almost certain to leave their university with student loan debt – in fact, they are more likely to leave with debt than they are to leave with a diploma.

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Technology: An Inside Look at Lenovo’s Product Pipeline

Lenovo's Morrisville Headquarters

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – My family is made up of diehard Mac fans, always have been. Before we bought our first Apple, we had a Commodore. Last week I got a tour of Lenovo’s innovations, and I must admit, I was impressed. Read more

Business: Lord Corp Staying in Cary

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Earlier this week, North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue announced that LORD Corporation, headquartered in Cary, would be expanding their footprint and adding jobs and investment in Wake County. Read more

Wanted in Cary: Yacht Designer

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Janis Behan.

Cary, NC – How’s this for a bullish indicator: Setzer Design Group in Cary is advertising for a mid-level Yacht Designer. Read more

Park West Village To Open This Fall

The first phase of Park West Village opens this October

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester

Cary, NC – You can see the building and the signs have been up for months… A new Target will be opening in Park West Village October 9th at the corner of Chapel Hill Rd and Cary Parkway. Read more

Business: Subway Ad Agency to Open Cary Office

Cary, NC – The Asher Agency, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, announced that it is opening a North Carolina office. In Cary, NC. Read more