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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 Dental Office Provides Free Day of Dental Services

Cary, NC – For people who cannot afford dental care or have been too fearful to see a dentist, Preston Dental Loft is holding a day of free cleanings, fillings and extractions this July.

Preston Dental Loft team, photo courtesy their facebook page
The Preston Dental Loft Team
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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

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

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

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.com

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.

Cary Business

Business Bits: Waverly Place, New Restaurants and More

Cary, NC – Several new restaurants opened in Cary and Morrisville this month, plus new businesses are open in Waverly Place and much more.

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Study Ranks Cary’s Apartment Rentals Highest in the Triangle

Cary, NC – A new study on apartment rentals shows, as peak rental season starts up, the average apartment rental in Cary is more than any other municipality in the Triangle, and one of the highest across all of North Carolina. Read more

Cary Business

New Cary Business Pairs Weight-Loss Programs with Personalized Coaching

Cary, NC – Profile by Sanford is opening two locations in Cary, with programs and guidance to help people with weight loss, pairing them with coaches and personalized plans that take into account lifestyle, schedules and family history. Read more