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Cary’s Waverly Place adding new tenants, resuming summer concert series

Waverly Place in Cary has announced the upcoming additions of CorePower Yoga and Parlor Blow Dry Bar. The shopping center also hosts Final Friday Wine Walks, which benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, and Wind Down Wednesdays, which are free outdoor concerts.
Waverly Place in Cary has announced the upcoming additions of CorePower Yoga and Parlor Blow Dry Bar. The shopping center also hosts Final Friday Wine Walks, which benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, and Wind Down Wednesdays, which are free outdoor concerts. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Waverly Place announced last week the addition of two new tenants – CorePower Yoga and Parlor Blow Dry Bar, according to a news release.

Northwood Retail signed deals with the companies, which both will add new Triangle locations in Cary, the release said. Both are expected to open some time this summer.

CorePower Yoga will be in 4,983 square feet on the upper level of the two-story shopping center. Core Power Yoga has studios in 20 states across the country. This will be the second Triangle spot, with the first one in Cameron Village in November 2015.

Parlor Blow Dry Bar, founded in Raleigh in 2014, has two other Triangle locations. This third site will take over 1,500 square feet on the upper level.

“It is important to provide the customer a variety of quality services and destination-retail offerings that engage the shopper on a more frequent basis while also curating the overall tenant mix,” says Ward Kampf, president of Northwood Retail, in the news release.

Northwood Retail is a division of Northwood Investors, which bought Waverly Place in January 2015.

Waverly Place, at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm roads, added The Joint chiropractor earlier this year and CineBistro last summer, along with new restaurants.

Waverly Place is gearing up to begin its fifth season of Wind Down Wednesdays, which are free outdoor concerts. They are 6 to 9 p.m., June 1 to July 27.

All concerts are free. Chairs and well-behaved dogs are welcome. There is a toddler playground and splash pad. Outside alcohol, glass containers and coolers are prohibited. Go to waverlycary.com for the lineup.

The shopping center also has Final Friday Wine Walks to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The next walk is Friday, May 27, from 5 to 8 p.m.. Attendees receive a sampling glass with a $10 donation.

From staff reports

Affordable housing dedicated in Cary

Willow Creek, a $7.6 million affordable apartment community for seniors, was dedicated Monday, April 25 in Cary.

The development, with 53 units, is targeted to seniors ages 55 and older who earn 60 percent or less of Area Median Income. (That’s $32,200 for a single person). Rent is $365 to $795, depending on the number of rooms and income.

Willow Creek is off of Davis Drive in Cary near the Morrisville Market shopping center. Tenants have access to Resources for Seniors, a nonprofit that connects residents to services promoting independence.

Elected officials were scheduled to attend.

Affordable housing for seniors in Cary has been an ongoing need in Cary. In 2015, the town’s Aging Issues Task Force issued a report that said while the town serves seniors well, but the area may lack adequate housing for the growing population. There are lengthy waiting lists at retirement communities throughout the area.

The task force recommended encouraging the construction of more affordable housing, among other proposals.

From staff reports

Survey: Triangle hospitals among N.C.’s safest

Most Triangle hospitals received top safety marks in a biannual survey conducted by the nonprofit Leapfrog Group.

Leading the region with A grades were UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, Duke Raleigh Hospital, WakeMed Cary, Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, Duke University Hospital in Durham and Johnston Health in Smithfield. WakeMed Raleigh got a B.

Of five hospitals statewide that have consistently received A grades since 2013, four are in the Triangle.

Washington, DC-based Leapfrog issues its safety rankings in the spring and in the fall. The current rankings assess 2,571 hospitals on 30 measures, such as medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections.

Leapfrog is a voluntary assessment program that uses data from its own surveys and from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

According to Leapfrog, there is a 35 percent higher risk of avoidable death at a C-rated hospital than at an A-rated hospital. The risk at a B-rated hospital is 9 percent higher compared to an A hospital.

John Murawski

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