Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2018

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46 Winter 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Open less than a year is Wine & Beer 101, owned by David and Rachel Williams. At right, the seating at Griffith's, a downtown eatery since 1985, includes a special place for "the locals." include American country music artist Jason Michael Carroll. Today, arguably, the mover-and-shaker is Farrell, who was once a finalist for Inc. Magazine's "North Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year" award for his many business ventures. "We look at this as Phase I," he said of Main Street Village. "We'd like to do more of this." At Scoops on Main, an ice-cream parlor occupying one of Farrell's newly renovated buildings, owner Cameron Stephenson dishes up treats amid vintage photographs of Hershey Ice Cream trucks and the like. ere is a modern intrusion, however. It's a jukebox, but one that doesn't have a single 45-record. "at'll play anything on the in- ternet," said Stephenson, who commutes in from Louisburg. His customers this day include Tom Rogers, whose beaming smile is a reflection of the company he's keeping, granddaughters Bailey, 3, and Sadie, 21 months. "Yes, I count my blessings," he said. "Yes, I do." Up the road, on a far end of downtown, there's typically an older crowd, at Wine & Beer 101, which — curiously — opened April 1, April Fools Day. "We're really open. It's not a joke," manager Kelly Mergenthaler said of her remarks that day. ey've got 12 beers on tap. And they're aiming to add to the vibe too. "We have live music and food trucks ev- ery Friday and Saturday," she said. "Stuff's happening, and they have enough people building houses!" At Scoops on Main, an ice-cream parlor on Youngsville's Main Street, proprietor Cameron Stephenson stands ready to serve as Tom Rogers and his granddaughters, Bailey, 3, and Sadie, 21 months, sample the flavorful fare.

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