Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 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 | Spring 2018 53 PHILIP M. READ N. Second St. is one of the main drags in Macclesfield, with a view of the brick Macclesfield Presbyterian Church. "I was baptized in that church," said Mayor Trey Lewis, now a church elder. home beautification projects — all making for a stark contrast to the Macclesfield of old. "Each year it got a little sleepier," the magazine said of Macclesfield's long decline. "e rusty tin awnings … sagged a little more at the edges and leaked a little more at the middle. … A little more plaster fell each year from the ceiling of the 'community house' and piled up in sad little mounds around the potbellied stove and scarred pews abandoned by the Episcopalians when they pulled out years before." Today, beneath the Stars & Stripes flying atop a pole on the town green, a brass tablet — dulled by time and weather — makes note of the Better Homes & Gardens honors. It is here where the town's spirit shows itself today during 4th of July festivi- ties, attracting more than 2,000 people by the mayor's count. "at's over four times the population of the town," he said of the turnout. ere are, in fact, some relative newcom- ers about. Since 2006, the downtown Macclesfield Grocery has been run by Sunny Kumar and his father, Hari Singh. ey hailed from the New York borough of Queens. "A lot better than New York," Kumar said. Continued on Page 56 ❱❱

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