A couple of seasonal favorites are back just in time for the holidays.
See's Candies is again selling nuts and candy at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh.
And The Peanut Roaster is back for the holidays with six temporary stores in addition to its one year-round Triangle store in Cary's Arboretum.
The stores are in Cameron Village and North Hills in Raleigh, 11721 Retail Drive in Wake Forest, 6727 Knightdale Blvd. in Knightdale, 5176 N.C. 42 West in Garner and at the Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield.
In Durham, the state's first Nordstrom Rack store will open in the Renaissance Center shopping center, across from The Streets at Southpoint. It will open next fall. ... And across the street at the mall, jeweler Pandora is open.
Also in Durham, Native Creations is opening a store and two holiday kiosks at Northgate mall Tuesday. The independent company sells clothes and outerwear with a Himalayan sort of theme. The shop will be near customer service. The kiosks will be near the food court. One will carry hats, scarves and accessories, and the other will sell "pillow pets," soft pillows that look like various animals.
Longtime Raleigh retailer Lou Serotta is opening a new branch of his women's fine clothing and fur store in Olde Raleigh Village on Edwards Mill Road. Serotta's should open midweek.
In Raleigh, the GolfTEC at 2513 Atlantic Ave. closed. The GolfTEC center in the GolfSmith store at 6254 Glenwood Ave. remains. Employees at GolfTEC help you analyze your swing.
And the Continental Golf store and custom fitting service center I wrote about in October are now open and operating at 1401 Capital Blvd.
The ice cream shop inside The Factory in Wake Forest has had another ownership change. The store, which was once a Carvel, was most recently Hershey's Ice Cream and Java Café. The store still sells Hershey's ice cream, but it is now Cups 'n Cones Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe. The Factory is at 1839 S. Main St.
Other items: In Durham, Grayson's Café is open at 3211 Shannon Road. It's the latest venture from Art Grayson, who operates a restaurant at the Museum of Life & Science and one on Duke Street in Durham. ... RadioShack is open in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Chapel Hill at 1800 E. Franklin St. ... Also in Chapel Hill, the Varsity Theatre reopens today at 123 E. Franklin St. and will show "The Wizard of Oz" and other movies for $3. ... Gap at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh reopened following its renovation. ... Sonya's Portrait Studio is open at 162 W. Smithfield St. in Angier.