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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42 Autumn 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine To walk inside is to experience true grit, not the least of which can be found in Gus, a Blue Heeler, or Australian cattle dog, with a fondness for competing with a pull rope. But it doesn't stop there. "We're not going to play Frisbee right now," Jerry Lucas says as the playful canine jumps up to reach a red one on a shelf. is little slice of Bay Leaf life provides a curious contrast to the high-end neighbor- hoods of Bay Leaf nearby, an otherwise exclusive piece of Raleigh, whose appeal, not unlike the bait shop's, is a closeness to Falls Lake. "It's gotten very wealthy," Lucas said of his domain. ere's a certain loyalty to the Bay Leaf name here, it being attached to a Baptist church, a volunteer fire department, a rec center, a veterinary hospital, a tire and auto service, and — of course — such pricy com- munities as Bay Leaf Farm. "ere aren't that many gated communi- ties," Mollie Owen, an agent with Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, said of Bay Leaf Farm. Her $4.99 million listing there of a 16,630-square-foot estate on nearly 4 acres was built for retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Continued on Page 46 ❱❱ PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ The faded BAYLEAF USA sign, at left, beyond the parked truck, remains outside today's Outhouse Tackle shop in Raleigh's Bay Leaf. The shop dates to the 1880s. Passing motorists can spot the small Bay Leaf sign at Six Forks and Possum Track roads, just 3 miles south of Route 98. Jerry Lucas, who actually lives in Wake Forest, in his bait and tackle shop. "We kind of carved out a little niche out here, and we're enjoying it," he said.

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