Costco is almost ready to open its doors in Apex. Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park has opened its first North Carolina location in Cary, and Newk’s Eatery has taken over the former Hibernian.
Here’s a look at some business happenings in western Wake County.
Costco will open Wednesday, March 16, at 8 a.m. at 1021 Pine Plaza Drive, in Nichols Plaza, at the northeast corner of U.S. 64 and Laura Duncan Road.
The membership warehouse will occupy 152,000 square feet. It’s the third Costco in the Triangle with stores in Durham and Raleigh.
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“They have been asking us to open here for a long time, and we already have made an impact on the local job market,” said Warehouse Manager Chris Manzo in a news release.
The gas station at Costco opened in late January. Nichols Plaza will include stores that are expected to open this summer, including Chipotle, McAllister’s Deli, Ruckus Pizza and Pasta, Mattress Firm, Great Clips, Harris Nails and T-Mobile.
The 26,000-square-foot space is at 111 Walnut St., and is the first trampoline park in Cary and the 17th for the company.
The location has wall-to-wall trampolines, basketball and dodgeball courts, a mechanical bull, stunt jump air bags and a children’s area for 7 years old and younger.
The company planned to hire 50 people, according to a news release. The venue is available for private parties and corporate functions.
“Cary was an ideal city for our next opening,” said Mark Goldman, Jumpstreet’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “We were drawn by its beautiful surroundings, its energy and its people.”
For hours and pricing, go to www.gotjump.com/cary.
The transformation of Cary’s Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant is complete.
Instead of an Irish pub, diners will find Newk’s Eatery at 1144 Kildaire Farm Road, which bills itself as a “foodie restaurant” known for its “obsession with bold flavors” and made-from-scratch entrees.
The menu features an array of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and homemade soups.
The restaurant is the second of the chain’s “Generation 2” design, which has a modern vibe with its subway tiles, lighting and upholstery.
There is indoor and outdoor seating in the 4,700-square-foot space. It’s open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and also features grab-and-go meals.
It is the first of at least six restaurants planned in the Triangle. Others are elsewhere in North Carolina.
For details, go to Newks.com or the restaurant’s Facebook page.