Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2018

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 | Winter 2018 19 "Come in, we're OPEN and Awesome!" "Personally, what's hip for me is I like to work on old cars," said Custer, who before being an audio engineer was a Jaguar me- chanic for 15 years and whose piercing blue eyes belie his 65 years. "e younger generation," he said, "wants to live in town. ey don't want to drive or own a car." Not so much for baby boomers, he said. "To my generation, we bought a house right outside of Durham. We like being out of the clutter." at, however, didn't exactly put him in the mainstream. "Actually, we had a Bud- dhist wedding. Kind of shocked her Catho- lic mother," he said of his betrothal to fellow artist and shop owner Karen Casey, who kept her maiden name. A true native can be found next door at e Durham Hotel, a mid-century modern boutique hostelry that opened in 2015 and has breathtaking views from its rooftop din- ing area. He's omas Day, the front officer supervisor. "e Durham I knew growing up and the Durham now are very different," he said. "ere's a resurgence I'm seeing every day." He knows of the vibe in Raleigh and in Chapel Hill, but here, he said, it's different. "It's not as warm," he said of those places. Another native, 20-year-old Alexis Mul- lin, can be found working the counter at e Parlour, an otherwise old-time ice-cream spot if not for the vegan cookies and brown- ies. "We're pretty diverse," she said. "We've definitely progressed a lot." Fanning the flames of hipness is the fact that North Carolina, and the Triangle in par- ticular, is benefitting from a "brain drain" from other parts of the country, with media giant Bloomberg ranking Raleigh and Durham among the Top 10 metro gainers. Continued on Next Page ❱❱ KATHRYN RENDE The vinyl-record comeback, deemed a product of hipsters' nostalgic yearnings, is evident at the Record Krate, a sibling of a shop by the same name in Raleigh and now found inside Olde Towne Antiques in downtown Wake Forest.

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