Cary project anchored by Wegmans announces first restaurant

Some of the offerings at Superica.
Some of the offerings at Superica.

Fenton, the large mixed-use development in Cary that will be anchored by Wegmans, has revealed its first restaurant.

In a news release on Tuesday, the project’s developer, Columbia Development, announced that Atlanta-based chef Ford Fry will bring his Tex-Mex restaurant Superica to Fenton.

Superica already has one restaurant in North Carolina — in the Design Center in Charlotte’s South End. Fry plans to open a second Charlotte location, in the city’s Strawberry Hill section, in early 2019.

At Superica, Texas natives Fry and chef Kevin Maxey pay homage to Tex-Mex classics and more-evolved dishes, such as wood-grilled fajitas and shrimp tacos, all served with fresh-made flour tortillas, the developer said. Locally produced spirits, agave spirits and house-made margaritas round out the cocktail list.

“I’ve always enjoyed visiting the Raleigh/Cary area and appreciate being in such great company with the retailers and restaurants planned across Fenton,” Fry said.

Columbia Development has named just one other tenant for 92-acre Fenton across from Cary Towne Center — grocer Wegmans. Beyond Superica and Wegmans, the developer said it has secured commitments from “an array of first-class retailers” and restaurants that will be announced in the coming months.

Expect Superica to be one of several restaurants in Fenton, said Ron Pfohl, one of the lead leasing agents for the development. “Fenton will bring premier dining experiences to the Triangle by attracting an array of chef-driven concepts from regional and national chefs with a broad range of food genres and price points,” he said.

“Fry’s Superica delivers style, personality and inspired culinary experiences that align perfectly with what we intend to accomplish with Fenton,” Pfohl said. “Bringing on Superica ... really sets the standard for what Fenton will be, and we look forward to sharing more first-to-market concepts in the coming months.”

Columbia Development expects Superica, with 5,500 square feet, to begin serving its tacos, fajitas and enchiladas in 2020.

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