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Molly’s Wax Shop relocates to larger digs

Molly’s Wax Shop owner Molly Ingle, right, works with client Shante Johnson at the salon Wednesday. Ingle moved the shop from near Five Points to a larger space on Person Street near downtown Raleigh.
Molly’s Wax Shop owner Molly Ingle, right, works with client Shante Johnson at the salon Wednesday. Ingle moved the shop from near Five Points to a larger space on Person Street near downtown Raleigh.

When Molly Ingle opened Molly’s Wax Shop in 2011, she had no idea how much unwanted hair there was in the Triangle.

A little less than four years later, she’s realized that the demand for on fleek brows and bikini lines was much more than she could handle in a tiny 300-square-foot shop with no real waiting room and space for only one client at a time.

And since being waxed is a bit like “torture,” she said, she wants her expanding list of clients to be comfortable and have a salon-like experience.

In order to do that, she had to move.

Ingle opened a much bigger 1,000-square-foot Molly’s Wax Shop Tuesday, complete with a waiting room large enough for two chairs and a sofa and two waxing treatment rooms.

The one thing she hasn’t changed, though, are her services.

“Everything is the same,” she said. “Same services, same everything. Just a lot more space. It’s a lot more client friendly and client-oriented. … And there’s more accessibility.”

Ingle specializes in personal wax treatments for every part of the body, from the face to the feet.

Her most popular services are eyebrow waxing and Brazilians (Google it at home if you don’t know what it is). She also offers hair removal for lips, chins, arms, stomachs, underarms and legs.

Prices range from about $20 for brows to about $60 for Brazilians. Cucumber-infused water and hot tea are free.

Ingle said she and her staff of two work to teach clients about their hair and skin, along with what to expect before and after a waxing session.

The shop accepts only female clients and doesn’t take walk-ins.

“I want to keep it very female-oriented, female-centered,” she said. “This is where (women) can come and feel comfortable.”

Ingle understands that what she does is very personal and hopes she’ll be around awhile to continue helping others feel good about themselves.

“(I won’t change) until one day when the new trend is to keep every hair on your body,” she said.

Molly’s Wax Shop is at 715 N. Person St., near Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery.

The Bearded Lady Bottle Shop might be opening in Garner.

All it needs is approval from the town council on April 6.

If approved, the bar would offer craft beer and unfortified wine, and be the first of its kind in that area.

“We’re trying to provide more of a location that people can come and get these types of craft beers that they want, that they don’t have to drive to Raleigh to go get,” said Antares Nicklow, who co-owns the company with his girlfriend Shannon Cummings. “Right now if you wanted to get those you would have to drive to Raleigh or at I-40/N.C. 42 there is one that is a smaller location, but it is not Garner proper.”

The 2,400-square-foot proposed store and bar will seat 38 inside and out. Eighty percent of the place will be retail; the other 20 percent would be devoted to the bar.

The Bearded Lady Bottle Shop hopes to open mid-summer at 1350 Fifth Ave., Suite 170 in the Fifth Avenue Shopping Center near Highway 70 and Vandora Springs Road.

Zin Yoga Studio and Wine Lounge is having a grand opening and ribbon cutting March 26 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The event will include a craft beer and wine tasting, live music and made-to-order woodfire pizzas from Backyard Bistro.

Zin is at 1411 Aversboro Road, Suite 309 in Garner.

Cabela’s, a hunting, fishing and outdoor gear store, will have a grand opening at its Garner location April 16.

The 105,000-square-foot store will have wildlife displays, an indoor archery range, a mountain replica, an aquarium, along with a boat shop, a fudge shop and a deli.

The opening event will include entertainment at 8 a.m., followed by a ribbon being shot with a bow and arrow at 9:45 a.m. The store opens at 10 a.m.

Cabela’s, the first in North Carolina, is at 201 Cabela Drive at White Oak Shopping Center.

Fleet Feet Sports, a shoe store chain that offers apparel, fitness programs and running and walking shoes, has moved about 50 feet from its former location.

The corporate headquarters and its flagship store, which opened in late 2014, are now both in the same building at 310 E. Main St. in Carrboro.

Moonshine and rum producer Broadslab Distillery is opening a tasting room March 19.

The facility, which will offer beer, wine, spirits and company merchandise, will be at 4870 N.C. Highway 50 in Benson.

Resale store Plato’s Closet is opening at 7920 Skyland Ridge Parkway in Raleigh March 13.

The store specializes in buying and selling gently used, name-brand clothes and accessories for teens and young adults.

Two Northgate Mall stores have moved within the shopping center.

A.B. Fitness, a workout facility that offers classes for kids, adults and all fitness levels, has moved from Suite 710 to Suite 680, next to Dress Barn. ... Uniform Land has moved from Suite 217 to Suite 244. The shop sells uniforms for professionals such as medical workers, construction workers, law enforcement and hospitality workers. It also offers footwear brands such as Crocs, Converse, Skechers, Dansko and Birkenstock.

Reporter Jonathan M. Alexander contributed.