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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56 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ A vintage cross-stitch image of Macclesfield, above, and the railroad that led to its being. "That was Macclesfield's calling card," Mayor Trey Lewis said of the link. Sunny Kumar and his father, Hari (pictured at right), took over the Macclesfield Grocery more than a decade ago, new arrivals from the borough of Queens. "We went to visit a couple weeks ago," Kumar said. "Then I realized how stressed I was in New York." We went to visit a couple weeks ago. en I realized how stressed I was in New York." Just minutes from downtown, there is something else about to put this off-the- beaten-path locale in the national spotlight. e place is called "It's a Zoo Life," which touts "private hands-on encounters with exotic animals." Visitors, on one warm after- noon recently, could be spotted hopping out of cars with New York and Massachusetts license plates. And the family that runs "It's a Zoo Life" and the 90 animals that call it home are about to get a national audience on cable television in a reality show that oldest daugh- ter Hali Pavelka, 21, says will be titled "Our Wild Life." "We've been filming for a year," she said. "at's exciting." Here, you'll find Leo, the camel, and Joey, the zebra. ere's also a wolf — securely penned in — named "Axl Rose." "Mom was a total Guns N' Roses groupie," she said of the hard rock band. "He's so sweet. He stayed in the house when we first got him Continued on Page 58 ❱❱

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