Events: Party at the New Waverly Place

Story from staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Since last summer, Waverly Place has been under construction during a major renovation of the iconic Cary shopping center. This Wednesday, August 17, 2011, the public is invited to see the new Waverly Place at “Preview the Promenade.” Read more


Business Meets Beauty: JustNeem


Story by Leslie Huffman. Photos by Leslie Huffman and provided by JustNeem.

Cary, NC – Sometimes a business starts with just a seed. An idea to create a quality product and at the same time make a positive change in the world.

That is what Peter and Magda Radtke have done with their Cary-based company JustNeem. Read more

Opening a Business in Cary Gets Easier

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – At a Heart of Cary meeting a couple of months ago, public frustration at a cumbersome Inspections and Permitting (I&P) process boiled over in front of senior town staff and officials. Since then, real progress has been made on the issue.

CaryCitizen spoke with Town Manager Ben Shivar about changes already in place and others still to come for I&P. Read more

Hospitals: There’s an App for That!

Story by Lindsey Chester

Cary, NC – There seems to be an application developed for everything these days. WakeMed has just developed one too. Read more

Downtown Impact Fees Temporarily Shelved?

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Cary Town Council voted in a recent work session in favor of temporarily eliminating impact fees for development downtown. This is a change that could substantially increase the incentive for developing a business in the center of our community. Read more

Short Ride From Cary: Downtown Apex

Salem Street in Downtown Apex

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC- Last week I spent quite a bit of time in Downtown Apex where my daughter attended a camp at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Salem Street has got it going on! Read more

Business: A Southern Season is Sold

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Jessica Yin.

Chapel Hill, NC – A short drive from Cary is A Southern Season, one of the state’s most wonderful and famous places to buy food, cooking implements, home wares and more. CaryCitizen was interested to learn that the business was sold to a prestigious group of local investors. Read more

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.