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A popular outdoor shopping center in Cary could be in store for a massive makeover.Houston-based Hines, the developer behind the town’s newly opened Fenton development, has submitted a rezoning request to turn a portion of Waverly Place into a mixed-used development. The plan was first reported by...
A popular outdoor shopping center in Cary could be in store for a massive makeover.
Houston-based Hines, the developer behind the town’s newly opened Fenton development, has submitted a rezoning request to turn a portion of Waverly Place into a mixed-used development. The plan was first reported by the Triangle Business Journal.
Among its proposals: up to 750 apartments and an additional 30,000 square feet of commercial space with buildings up to seven stories.
The redevelopment would largely focus on 6.5 acres of the property at 2001 Kildaire Farm Road, including two parking lots and the CMX CinéBistro. It’s unclear if the project would include any affordable housing for households making certain percentages of the area’s median income.
Hines declined to comment on its application.
A neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposal will be held Sept. 6, and it could take months before the project comes before Cary Town Council.
Waverly Place, which opened in 1988, is anchored by Whole Foods Market and features a lawn for concerts and other events. Hines bought the 22.5-acre property from Dallas-based Northwood Retail for $88 million in 2022.
The acquisition was influenced, in part, by the company’s “positive” experience developing Fenton, Hines’ managing director, Paul Zarian, said at the time.
“The prospect of continuing to invest in Cary was compelling,” he said, describing the shopping center as a “core asset” surrounded by “excellent demographics.”
As malls struggle nationwide amid the rise of e-commerce, Waverly Place joins a growing list of malls across the Triangle that are being redeveloped to survive.
Northgate Mall in Durham closed in 2020 and is now being redeveloped. In 2021, Cary-based Epic Games purchased Cary Towne Center for $95 million, then demolished it to make room for its new headquarters. University Place in Chapel Hill and The Streets at Southpoint are also being transformed into mixed-use developments with residential, office and retail components.
Hines, meanwhile, is growing its presence in the Triangle.
It opened Fenton last year, its 92-acre mixed-use district featuring retail, office, restaurants, a hotel and apartments.
The firm is also behind the expansion of American Tobacco campus in Durham, a 782,000-square-foot mixed-use project including a 14-story residential high-rise with 350 units, two office buildings and retail space.
This story was originally published August 21, 2023, 12:26 PM.
Cary, N.C. — Group pairings for The Soccer Tournament happening this summer at WakeMed Soccer Park have been announced.The 5-Day Event encompasses a 32-team, winner-take-all tournament that will bring the focus of the soccer world to the Triangle. The tournament features ex-professional players and celebrities.The competition will feature 32 teams playing 7-on-7 soccer...
Cary, N.C. — Group pairings for The Soccer Tournament happening this summer at WakeMed Soccer Park have been announced.
The 5-Day Event encompasses a 32-team, winner-take-all tournament that will bring the focus of the soccer world to the Triangle. The tournament features ex-professional players and celebrities.
The competition will feature 32 teams playing 7-on-7 soccer in a winner-take-all format with a top prize of $1 million. The format of The Soccer Tournament will mirror that of the World Cup, with group play, a knockout round followed by quarterfinals, semifinals and a championship on June 4.
Weds, May 31: Arrivals Thurs, June 1: Group play starts Fri, June 2: Group play ends Fri, June 2: Knockout round (16 teams) Sat, June 3: Quarterfinals and semifinals Sun, June 4: The $1 million championship
GROUP A Dortmund (featuring goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller as well as social media influencer Noah Beck) Hoosier Army (Indiana Alumni) Kingdom FC Newtown Pride FC
GROUP B Wolves (EPL) Blade & Grass FC (featuring former U.S. players Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea) DMV Diplomats Villita FC
GROUP C Club Necaxa (LIGA MX) Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israeli Premier League) SLC FC Virginia Dream
GROUP D West Ham (EPL) Culture by Mo Ali FC Dallas United Far East United
GROUP E Wrexham Red Dragons (owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney) Como 1907 (Serie B) US Women (featuring former U.S. stars Heather O’Reilly, Lori Lindsey, Kristine Lilly, and Cat Whitehil) Say Word FC
GROUP F Hashtag UTD (Isthmian Premier League) Conrad & Beasley UTD (Featuring Jimmy Conrad and DaMarcus Beasley) Nati SC (featuring former NFL wide receiver Chad OchoCinco) Gracie FC
GROUP G Team Dempsey (coached by Clint Dempsey and includes former U.S. men's national team teammates Eddie Johnson and Jermaine Jones) Sneaky Fox FC (roster includes former USMNT players Landon Donovan, Alan Gordon, Nick Rimando, and Jay DeMerit) Zala FFF Jackson Boom
GROUP H Charlotte FC (MLS) Duke Sevens (Duke Alumni) NCFC (USL) Raleigh Rebels
No compatible source was found for this media.If you've ever walked through the streets of downtown Cary around dusk, you've likely heard the brassy tones of Larry Kingsley's trumpet echoing down Academy Street.Almost every evening for the past three years, he's stood on the sidewalk with his trumpet – playing patriotic songs, well-known hymns or classic melodies. His music has become part of the twilight comings-and-goings of downtown Cary's culture.He's Cary's 'Trumpet Man.'You'll see him around sunset, st...
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If you've ever walked through the streets of downtown Cary around dusk, you've likely heard the brassy tones of Larry Kingsley's trumpet echoing down Academy Street.
Almost every evening for the past three years, he's stood on the sidewalk with his trumpet – playing patriotic songs, well-known hymns or classic melodies. His music has become part of the twilight comings-and-goings of downtown Cary's culture.
He's Cary's 'Trumpet Man.'
You'll see him around sunset, standing behind a collection bucket and a sign with two words in bold: Alzheimer's Research.
He keeps track of the nights he's been out there: It's been almost 300 performances, and in that time he's raised an astonishing $14,000 in donations to help fight the disease.
It's a cause that's close to his heart.
"My wife of 23 years had Alzheimer's," Kingsley said. "She passed away seven months ago."
For five years as her symptoms progressed, he took care of her.
Kingsley is an Air Force veteran and charter member of the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club. He's a church-goer who spent years singing in choir. When he met his wife, he found she shared his love of music and going on mission trips.
"I graduated from high school in 1957, and then signed up for the Air Force in 1960. My last station was Seymour Johnson Air Force Base," he said.
His wife Georgeanne began having symptoms of Alzheimer's five years ago.
"It got progressively worse, which is one of the markers," Kingsley said.
When her sons came to visit, he'd remind them to introduce themselves again, to say their names and that they were her sons.
"She may or may not recognize you," he said.
Whether or not she always remembered who he was, Kingsley took his vow "in sickness and in health" seriously. For five years, he cared for her – even taking her on little trips and outings to keep her spirits up and make memories together.
In the end, after years of progressing symptoms, Kingsley said she probably didn't remember him anymore.
"It's the longest goodbye," he said.
While she was still alive, Kingsley had already begun playing trumpet to raise money for Alzheimer's Research. Some locals may remember that when he began playing the trumpet several years ago, he'd often have a woman sitting behind him, snuggled beneath blankets in a wheelchair.
These days, Kingsley is often joined by friends and fans who stop by to hear his music. When children pass by, he hands out stickers and stars.
"It's a good reason to get out of the house and interact with the community," he said. "I consider it my ministry."
Whenever he's out here playing his songs and raising money, he said people often share their own stories of Alzheimer's impact on their own lives.
"Every time I play trumpet, somebody will come and tell me about their own wife, their own mother," he said. "It's pervasive."
Maybe, he said, his time and money will help prevent more 'long goodbyes' and lost memories in the future.
"Hopefully, it'll help somebody," he said.
The next time you're walking through Downtown Cary and hear the sound of a trumpet, take a moment to visit with the "Trumpet Man." You can add a donation to his bucket.
Kingsley also has a children's book for sale called Grippo the Friendly Shark.
If you'd like to donate to the Cary Trumpet Man's fundraiser for Alzheimer's Research, contact the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club or send a donation to P.O. Box 452, Cary, NC 27512.
CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A seven-acre park under construction in the heart of Downtown Cary continues to catch the attention of many.Downtown Cary Park, which was expected to open earlier in the summer, is now planned to open this fall. The $68 million project, located near Academy Street and East Park Street, includes a town square, plaza, pavilion, skywalk and much more. Park staff said it will also be a hot spot for classes, special events and about 500 programs a year.Park General Manager, Joy Ennis, said the Town of Cary ...
CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A seven-acre park under construction in the heart of Downtown Cary continues to catch the attention of many.
Downtown Cary Park, which was expected to open earlier in the summer, is now planned to open this fall. The $68 million project, located near Academy Street and East Park Street, includes a town square, plaza, pavilion, skywalk and much more. Park staff said it will also be a hot spot for classes, special events and about 500 programs a year.
Park General Manager, Joy Ennis, said the Town of Cary has been planning for the park for more than 20 years. It will be the town’s first urban park. During the process, Ennis said they received a lot of public input to make the area for the people. She said Downtown Cary Park has already started to stimulate economic development and revitalize downtown.
Since 1990, Ennis said Cary’s population has grown significantly from about 45,000 to 180,000 people. Among the historic buildings and homes, the general manager said they have noticed the number of new businesses and homes that have expanded with it.
Among those new businesses is Filly Coffee. Owner, Rosanna Mirabal, who operates out of a cute, turquoise horse trailer, said she started her coffee roasting business in Pennsylvania and opened in Cary about three weeks ago. Mirabal said, “It’s thriving, it’s such a great location… The Cary Park is opening and I think that’s going to be such a great acceleration for a lot of businesses.”
Staff at nearby businesses said they’ve been eager to see the park open after it was originally planned to open in early summer. Ennis said the reason for delays was not just because of the size of the project, but also the wet, rainy season that slowed construction earlier this year.
“You might remember the weather was cold in winter and it rained a lot this past spring. And when it comes to construction and planting, that’s the kind of stuff that delays,” said Roy Dahoquist with Cotton House Craft Brewing. Located next to the construction site, the bartender said they’ve been able to closely watch the progress of the park and talk with construction workers.
Dahoquist said their business isn’t just looking forward to the park, but also the social district that is expected to begin when the park officially opens. Dahoquist said their brewery will be able to sell beer and wine in open containers to customers that will be allowed in the block near the park from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
“All and all, it will just bring more people, bring events and it brings for us as a business. Obviously, with the being a social district, it’ll bring us more customers, more people come in not staying here, but coming in just to grab a drink and go,” said Dahoquist.
Park staff said Downtown Cary Park will open to the public in November with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for November 19.
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The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival will return to Booth Amphitheatre in Cary in November, the venue announced Wednesday.The popular lights display will run from Nov. 17, 2023, through Jan. 14, 2024. This is the eighth year the festival has been held in Cary.The annual event will include more than 40 all new hand-crafted displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts, and thousands of LED lights. Cultural arts performances will take place each night on the main stage.“Cary’s signature festival of l...
The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival will return to Booth Amphitheatre in Cary in November, the venue announced Wednesday.
The popular lights display will run from Nov. 17, 2023, through Jan. 14, 2024. This is the eighth year the festival has been held in Cary.
The annual event will include more than 40 all new hand-crafted displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts, and thousands of LED lights. Cultural arts performances will take place each night on the main stage.
“Cary’s signature festival of light returns with new lanterns, performances, and unique experiences,” says William Lewis, Cary’s Cultural Arts Manager. “Last year’s festival drew guests from all 100 counties in North Carolina, plus visitors from 50 U.S. states and territories. Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre is proud to host this treasured destination event.”
"Any Night" tickets and special packages go on sale Saturday, July 1 via eTix.com and the Booth Amphitheatre website. "Any Night" tickets allow flexibility for visitors who aren't sure which day they plan to attend. Those tickets are $30 before Nov. 17. That price goes up to $35 once the event beings.
Day specific tickets will go on sale Aug. 4 at noon.
Twilight Ticket - Enjoy the lanterns during the “Golden Hour”, which is 90 minutes prior to opening. This ticket allows you early entry and reduced crowds as you witness the lanterns come to life in the night sky. This opportunity is perfect for those that want a little extra time and more room to move around. It also presents the perfect backdrop for pictures. Twilight Tickets will be offered Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and not available on holidays.
VIP (Very Important Panda) Tour - Want to know more about how the lanterns are made and how they make their way from China to North Carolina? Why not take a North Carolina Chinese Lantern VIP Tour. For approximately 45 minutes a CLF Tour Guide will walk you through the festival and share insider information on how this magnificent festival comes to be each season. Learn more about the tiny village where the lanterns are handmade and the rich history and meaning of Lantern Festivals throughout China. Reservations are required for VIP Tours as we will limit crowds. Tours will begin at 4:35 p.m. and take place on Monday.