Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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"I think it's got great redevelopment potential," Cahoon-Tingle said. "Restaurant would denitely be top of the list." Yet, the wish list here has just taken a dramatic turn. Enter Eastville Crossing, a $300 million, 400-acre development that Mayor Cheryl Oliver has called "a game changer," with hotels, retail, medical uses, and — ultimately — 387 residences now in the works by AdVenture Development LLC. Œat prom- ises to pump people — and revenue — into a town now known largely as an "antiques capital." One of the antiques stopovers is mainstay Reid's Country Sampler, a family business that promises "three buildings, three 'oors, and three times the fun." Here, you'll likely to nd Don Reid. Right over Reid's shoulder behind the counter is an eye-catching wall-mounted bar light whose beams, activated by the 'ick of a switch, emerge from the front end of a 1949 Ford truck. "Œat's the original grill," he said of the creation. Œe winding rooms might include a stop by a wall of tags, from such locales as the Empire State, circa 1952. "Œe license plates are really popular," Reid said. Continued on Next Page kk Below, is the circa 1916 building where Vicks VapoRub got its start. "This is the birthplace. This is it," said Randy Cahoon-Tingle, Selma's planning director. The iconic salve was created by Selma pharmacist Lunsford Richardson, left, who, it is said, named the product for his brother-in-law, Dr. Joshua Vick, because "Richardson's" was too long XS½XSRXLIWQEPPNEV´WPEFIP LEFT AND ABOVE: NC DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES BELOW: BOB KARP

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