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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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Autumn 2017 25 — at Elm and S. White streets — a mix of new retail and residential in three- and four- story buildings with at least 45 apartments. As for any negatives, Ellison doesn't appear particularly concerned. "We'll still have a small-town feel," she said. "We're getting buildings that are actually going to look older." To be sure, the architectural designs of some of the new townhouses to rise have a "new urbanism" feel about them, with close to the sidewalk front doors, rear-load garages, even rooftop terraces. Today, a downtown shop window — builder Stanley Martin's newly opened sales office — is a display of an artist's rendering with the slogan, "Your Life is Our Blue- print." At least some have taken notice. "I've got three people who want to buy our model already," said Donna Canipe, the sales manager on duty one afternoon. "It's the right time to buy because of what it's going to be in 3 or 4 years." Across the street at Ollies Café & Gifts, proprietor Denise Floyd has just converted some of her floor space to individual artist studios, cementing the downtown's reputa- tion as something of an artist colony. Behind the counter is Eden Calhoun, a 17-year-old staffer who handles orders for the shop's fresh pastries, lemonade, and muffins. To Floyd, the near future will hopefully bring more specialty shops, independent restaurants with outdoor seating, and live music. Soon, she is invoking a comparison to Manhattan. "Kind of like New York," she said of the ambiance. "I love it in the fall with all the leaves blowing up against the windows." PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATHRYN RENDE Phillip Cashwell of For Old Times Sake Antiques: "How do you get people in?" he said. "You move them in." Eden Calhoun, a 17-year-old staffer, behind the counter at Ollies Café & Gifts, which has just converted some of its floor space into artist studios.

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