Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

FALL 2017

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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22 Autumn 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine STANTEC Lighting the bridge to create "a memorable gateway to downtown" is doable within 5 years, according to the 2016 update of Wake Forest's Renaissance Plan. Long Island hamlet of Greenlawn, N.Y. "It's cute," Jill Ferro said of the town while shopping at For Old Times Sake Antiques. "It was nice," daughter Diana said of their downtown stroll. "No Starbucks. No chains. Very authentic looking." To Phillip Cashwell, stationed at the register that day, what comes next is filling up the "dead spots" in town, in particular with restaurants. e residential component, he said, is key. "How do you get people in?" he asked before quickly answering himself. "You move them in." In the meantime, there are some not-so- subtle hints of downtown positioning. Look no further than the menu at Over the Falls restaurant, which just happens to be the up- close neighbor of builder Stanley Martin's 85 townhouses on the verge of rising down- town. e specialty sandwiches carry such names as "DOWNTOWNER," "OUTTA- TOWNER" and "MIDTOWNER." And speaking of Midtown, there might soon be more of an alternative given the coming "perfect storm" of downtown resi- dential combining with a promised influx of new specialty shops and the like. "You won't have to go to North Raleigh," said Albert Barneto, a San Francisco transplant STANTEC It's all about re-imagining, says the town's Renaissance Plan, including turning a garage building into a vibrant brewery.

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