Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 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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14 Summer 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine The Coffee Lodge in Rolesville is "nice and cozy," said staffer Kylie Puetzer, whose teammate serving lattes this day was Zoë O'Kobrick, above.. The lodge, which takes its theme from Oregon and the yeti Big Foot, draws such regulars as this golden retriever at the drive-in. A complimentary dog biscuit awaits. e downsizing, too, is evident in every- thing from the "flash retailing" of temporary pop-up shops to a consumer fascination with food trucks, those eateries-on-wheels. ere's a personal pull, too, in what to some is an increasing impersonal age. "It's nice and cozy," said Kylie Puetzer, who with co-worker Zoë O'Kobrick make up the 16-year-olds staffers who tag-team drive-up customers with a fondness for pumpkin spice lattes at the Coffee Lodge in Rolesville. e lodge's theme — with its mascot Yeti and T-shirts that read "Big Foot's Favorite Brew" — stems from owners Mike and Jenn McRoy's roots on the West Coast, she said. "In Oregon, there's a ton of little coffee shacks," Puetzer said. "at's the inspiration for this place." In a few minutes, the pair greet a regular, Barry Echols, who pulls up to the window with his two golden retrievers, Herbie and Harley. "Every morning," he says of the stopovers. Out comes a 5-pound jar of dog treats. "We really enjoy people bringing the dogs because we give them treats," Puetzer said. Some 9 miles away in Youngsville, 21-year-old Caitlin Lewis of Wake Forest finds herself in a much smaller "Packhouse Coffee," taking orders from drive-up java aficionados along the railroad tracks. "It's nice and small," she says in something of an understatement. It's just 96-square feet. And the customers do take notice. "e main question is 'Where do you go to the bathroom?'" she said. (It's a nearby antique store, she said.) Continued on Page 16 ❱❱ PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATHRYN RENDE

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