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Business: CineBistro Moves Ahead

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CineBistro will open in Waverly Place later this summer.

Cary, NC — CineBistro, set in Cary’s Waverly Place Shopping Center, is finally closer to its opening date. CaryCitizen attended a behind-the-scenes media tour to watch the installation of a new movie screen and to learn more about what’s coming.

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Whisk Celebrates First Anniversary

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Cary, NC– Whisk, the kitchenware store located in Waverly Place, celebrated their one year anniversary last week with a French Dinner Menu class taught by the owners. Read more

Restaurant: Toast Set to Open Late September

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Cary, NC — The husband and wife team of Dean and Beth Kessel have moved from Charlotte to open Toast in Waverly Place, an upscale restaurant concept that will offer breakfast all-day and includes a full service bar. Read more

Farmers Markets Open in Cary this Weekend

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Cary, NC- We are fortunate in Cary to live where we can easily shop for healthful food selections. We have organic grocers, international grocers and giant grocers. We also have 3 (count ’em) farmers markets. Two of them open this weekend, with the third opening later this month. Read more

Whole Foods Breaks Bread in Cary at Grand Opening

Store Manager and district amnager breeak the 6 foot long challah bread instead of the traditional ribbon cutting at the grand re-opening of Whole Foods in Cary at Waverly Place on March 5,2014

 District manager, Marc Mastropaolo and store manager, Dan Thomas, (center L->R) break the 6 foot long challah bread  at the grand re-opening of Whole Foods in Cary at Waverly Place

Cary, NC — Temperatures were in the low 40’s when a crowd gathered to celebrate Whole Foods Cary’s recent expansion and renovation at Waverly Place on Wednesday March 5, 2014.

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Whisk Opens in Cary

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Cary, NC – Whisk, a store focused on gourmet kitchenware and culinary instruction, opened its doors to customers today. If cooking’s your thing, you will like this store. Very much.

Whisk – Gourmet Kitchenware

Whisk, located in Waverly Place, is chock full of splendid and exotic kitchenware.

It’s a treat for the eyes and I spent a happy hour wandering the aisles.

In addition to Le Creuset and other other top brands you may recognize, Whisk had an extensive stock of items you won’t find in Macy’s or Williams Sonoma. Staub had some very sturdy looking cookware. And Emile Henry featured casseroles specifically designed to cook tajines and risotto.

Guys will enjoy Whisk, even if they’re not into cooking. The store has an eclectic collection of barware (like the Black & Tan turtle) plus a gourmet grilinbg section. There’s even a stovetop smoker, fellas!

Owners Dan and Diana Saklad were on hand. They’d been living the corporate life in St. Louis and decided to pursue their dream of entrepreneurship. “How did you find Cary?” I asked.

“We Googled ‘Best Towns to Live in America,'” Dan said.

“So you’ve read CaryCitizen,” I speculated. They both laughed and said they had. Ah, the power of search.

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Classes at Whisk

Whisk also offers a full plate of culinary classes. In October, they have 13 classes on offer including Knife Skills, the Art of Jam and A Taste of Spain. See the schedule.

Store Details

Whisk
Waverly Place
316 Colonades Way
Cary, NC

Open 7 days a week. For more info, visit http://www.whiskcarolina.com.

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Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

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Retail coverage on CaryCitizen is sponsored in part by Waverly Place in Cary.

CineBistro Luxury Theater Coming to Cary

cinebistroCary, NC – Waverly Place announced today that it has signed a 20 year deal with CineBistro, a luxury movie theater with in-theater dining. CineBistro will occupy approximately 35,000 square feet on two floors at Waverly Place. Read more

Whole Foods Signs Up for 15 More Years at Waverly

Cary, NC — RP Realty Partners, LLC,  has announced the renewal of Whole Foods Market for an additional 15 years at Waverly Place in Cary. Rejoice, foodies!

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Whole Foods Renovation

Whole Foods Market has been the anchor at Waverly since 1999 and is set for a multi-million dollar interior renovation. RP Realty, based in California, plans to do a multi-million dollar exterior renovation that includes a new facade and updated parking lot.

“We are so thrilled to extend the Whole Foods Market lease. They are an integral part of Waverly Place and are a strong anchor to making the center successful,” says Jenn Olevitch, Director of Leasing for RP Realty Partners.

2 Boutiques to Open

In addition to the Whole Foods Market renewal, Olevitch has also signed Gigi’s Boutique and Finley’s Boutique as tenants at Waverly.

Relocating from across the street at Crescent Commons, Gigi’s Boutique offers affordable fashions for everyday lifestyles. Finley’s Boutique will offer women’s fashions from more notable brands.

Both stores are family owned by Cheryl Reinert. They are Waverly’s first clothing boutiques since its renovation. Both boutiques are slated to open in late summer. Reinert has been in business since 2008 with Gigi’s Boutique, naming both stores after her oldest granddaughters.

 “In addition to these two new boutiques we are currently in negotiations with several more specialty retailers and restaurants and have a great deal of momentum with getting the unique and diverse mix of restaurants and retailers that is setting Waverly Place apart from other centers in our market” said Olevitch.

Newly opened stores include Green Pea Baby, relocating from Apex and Barberito’s Southwestern Grille & Cantina. In August, bothWhisk~Kitchenware & Cooking Classes and Esteem Me Montessori & Creative Play are set to open.

For the full slate of merchants, visit WaverlyCary.com.

Events at Waverly

Waverly Place has kicked off their summer season with their signature events including the Waverly Farmers Market, Wind Down Wednesdays, plein air painting and more.

Waverly Place’s signature events have doubled their attendance this year due in large part to the growing interest in both the location and new tenants.

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Community coverage is sponsored in part by Waverly Place in Cary.

Waverly Place Oktoberfest

Cary, NC – Break out your lederhosen for Oktoberfest at Waverly Place on Saturday, 10/15. Read more