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Business Notes: May 4

Here’s a list of local business news for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

Restaurants & Spirits

Chuy’s Tex-Mex, 1035 Parkside Main St., Cary, has opened at Parkside Town Commons, the fourth Chuy’s in North Carolina.

Hickory Tavern, 1156 Parkside Main St., Cary, has opened at Parkside Town Commons in Cary. This is the second Triangle location with a restaurant in Carrboro.

Chatham Street Wine Market, 111 W. Chatham St., Cary, will celebrate its six-month anniversary from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 6, with wine specials, Qspresso Cuban food truck and a raffle.

Live Middle Eastern music and entertainment will be featured from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the grand opening of Sassool Mediterranean Cafe, 1347 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, in the Shoppes of Kildaire. The restaurant, which opened in December, also will feature food specials and special wines and desserts as part of the event.

Brüeprint Brewing Company, 1229 Perry Road, Suite 101, Apex, will celebrate its two-year anniversary from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with live music, food trucks, a dunk tank and small batches of beer. 919-387-8075,

Restaurants and catering services are invited to participate in the Taste of Holly Springs at the Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Contact the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce by May 15 at 919-567-1796.

Business doings

Coworking Station, the new coworking center at 104 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, Friday, May 6. An open house will follow at 3 p.m. 919-335-5739,

An open house will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Lauralee Gifts, 8111 Tryon Woods Drive, Suite 207, Cary.

Waverly Place has signed on two new tenants. CorePower Yoga and Parlor Blow Dry Bar expect to open this summer at the shopping center, 575 New Waverly Place, Cary.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa will display “Immersion,” artwork by Elena Madden, starting with a reception with wine from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary.

The Garden Hut will host a garden party with hot dogs on Saturday, May 7, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina., 919-552-0590.

Mad Hatter’s Kentucky Derby Celebration with cupcakes and tea is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 107 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 919-557-5771.

Marketing and communications company S&A Communications of Cary has launched The North Carolina 100, a free e-newsletter featuring 100-word stories and 100-second videos on various topics.

Aqua Squad pool and spa service has opened a retail store at 7301 Vanclaybon Drive, in Security Business Park, in Apex. The store will offer chemical and other supplies, water testing, and service or maintenance calls.

Coastal Federal Credit Union and Freedom Credit Union have announced the intent to merge, with Coastal as the continuing organization. Coastal said it would maintain Freedom’s branch locations, including one in Cary at Western Wake Medical Center, 1900 Kildaire Farm Road. The boards of both credit unions recently approved the merger, which will become effective July 1, pending final approval from regulators and Freedom's membership.


The Heart of Cary Association will have its next meeting at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at The Mayton Inn, 301 S. Academy Street. Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht is the featured speaker. The association’s Ashworth Award will be given to George Jordan, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, also at The Mayton Inn. Tickets are $40.

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce will have a membership appreciation and awards social from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at the Bob Barker Retreat Center. 919-552-4947 or

Registration is under way for the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s KNOW Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Jenna P. Carpenter, dean of the School of Engineering at Campbell University, will speak on “STEM is Everywhere and for Everyone.” Cost is $35 per employee of member firms, $50 per nonmember and $315 for corporate table. RSVP by Tuesday, May 10. To register:

The Cary Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Excellence Awards, which recognize local companies and people who make an impact in the community, will be given out at an event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at Embassy Suites Hotel, Cary. Tickets are $35 per person.

Representatives of the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer free, confidential mentoring to business owners 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. Call to make an appointment: 919-856-4739,

The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to Croatia in November. Prices start at $2,899 per person.


Charles Frank of Fuquay-Varina, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has completed a five-day training program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.

Christopher Johnson has joined CALYX Engineers and Consultants in Cary as a project manager for the building structures group.

Matthew King has been promoted from chief credit officer to executive vice president of Fidelity Bank, which is based in Fuquay-Varina.

Eric Midkiff, formerly with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, has joined CALYX Engineers and Consultants in Cary as the North Carolina planning group manager.


The Bob Barker Company’s Green Team recently hosted the company’s Dash for Trash event. Teams from the company and other Fuquay-Varina businesses picked up trash around the town.

Nearly 200 people received free dental care at the recent Dentistry From the Heart clinic at Cary Family Dental, 1149 Kildaire Farm Road. Dr. Allan Acton and a team of dentists, staff and volunteers provided about $80,000 in free dental care to 197 adults at the fifth annual event. The first 100 patients in line also received free T-shirts and toothbrushes.

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