Business Briefs – June 2014

Dollar Tree opens in Gateway Commons

Dollar Tree Opening

A new Dollar Tree has opened in Gateway Commons in Wake Forest. It is one of almost 5,000 stores in the United States and Canada that stocks anything from health and beauty items to food and snacks, toys, party supplies, household cleaning products, glassware, electronics, and books – all for $1. This particular Dollar Tree will not be carrying frozen food items, said Manager Jessica Lindsey. A grand opening on May 24 featured Dora the Explorer and Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck. For more information visit

Meineke Car Care Center

MeinekeA new Meineke muffler shop is open in Wake Forest’s Gateway Commons Shopping Center as of June 9. The national company’s locally owned shops offer tune-ups, oil changes and maintenance of brakes, steering, suspension, air conditioning, and more. Their goal is to help customers drive smarter. Store hours will be announced soon. Visit the website at

Pink Cherry Trees Boutique offers affordable fashion

Pink Cherry Tree Downtown Wake Forest welcomes to its diverse retail shops a new hip clothing store specializing in ladies’ and young ladies’ apparel. Heather Brogdon started Pink Cherry Trees Boutique online a year and a half ago and decided it was time to expand to a retail storefront. Excited to be part of the dynamic growing downtown scene, she offers her customers both staples and trendy seasonal pieces that are not only cute but affordable. The bright and airy store offers clothing, shoes, and accessorizes to fashion- and budget-conscious consumers of all ages. Brogdon says nothing in the store costs more than $40. Monogramming and embroidery are also available. Brogdon is married with 4 children all under 7 and has lived in Wake Forest for eight years. Being in downtown Wake Forest gives her the opportunity to be part of the small business scene and give consumers a local alternative to mall shopping. She is also pleased to have “give back projects” part of her business plan, and partners with a local or national not for profit every month. In May she sponsored a fashion fundraiser from which 10 percent of the proceeds went to Lupus research and support. For more information visit

Cellular City Rolesville brings wireless choice to area

Cellular City offers the Rolesville area options in multi-carrier, no-contract phone plans, including but not limited to Boost, Virgin, Page Plus, Selectel, and Net10 wireless. It is now the only store in Rolesville who offers Boost Mobile. In addition to a wide and ample supply of phones in stock, the store offers accessories, phone repair, bill payment, and phone flashing. Flashing is changing a phone of one provider to another. The owner is in Buffalo, New York, and its four stores include one in the Garner area. The new manager, Miche Cromartie, will start soon at the Rolesville location. For more information call 919-500-9560.