Business Briefs: August 2016

Beauty Restored by Alaina has opened at 9 East Mason St, Franklinton. Alaina Allen offers massage and organic products including facial cleansers, handcrafted soaps and shea butters. Allen is a licensed massage therapist and second generation organic soap maker. “I began making soaps and shea butter for myself, and the results were dramatic. People started asking me for the products, and the business grew from there,” Allen said. Her organic products are available in the shop and range from $5 to $27. She also has samples available. Massages start at $35 for half an hour. “I tell my clients that if I see them consistently, they will see results, so I offer pricing that gives them incentive to visit multiple times a month,” Allen said. Call 919-426-5530 or email berestored2day@yahooo.com. http://www.restored2day.com/. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. The shop is closed Sunday and Monday.

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Details, a pre-owned bridal shop, has opened at 221 S. White St. in downtown Wake Forest. The shop features pre-owned and consignment bridal gowns, formal wear and accessories offered in a boutique setting at a fraction of the cost. “We opened Details because we realized no one else was doing it. Lots of brides we know were spending lots of money and having not good experiences. We want to flip that. At Details, you will have a wonderful experience without spending a fortune,” said co-owner Julie White. Details performs alterations and can remake an heirloom gown. And Details will work with the bride to find the perfect dress and accessories to meet her individual needs. Details is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. They can be reached at 919-608-5444 or www.detailsbridalgallery.com

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Work from home and need a change of scenery? Hatch Coworking opened on July 22, at 100 E. Roosevelt Ave. in downtown Wake Forest. This community coworking office space has a modern vibe. “Our plan was to give people who work at home a place to go to get out of the house and collaborate if they want,” owner Liz Johnson said. “We hope people will come to work, then meet friends and family for dinner afterwards. It is the whole work, play, live in the same area appeal.” Hatch Coworking has a variety of monthly price options starting at $100 and a daily drop-in rate of $25. Conference rooms can be rented for $25 an hour. Johnson says she was inspired to start Hatch because of the success of coworking spaces in Raleigh and Durham with community managers. Hatch will host two events a month, one for members and one for the public. Members are able to receive their mail there. For more information, call 919-556-6590, visit www.hatchoffice.com or email hatchcowork@gmail.com

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The Rolesville Annexation Bill has become law. The bill annexes, on behalf of the town of Rolesville, U.S.  401 Business (Main Street) and on both sides of the U.S. 401 Bypass from Lily Liles to Zebulon Road. This allows public safety to better serve the town, and, as far as the high school is concerned, it offers the town the ability to put in sidewalks for safety, Rep. Chris Malone said. “We would like to offer kudos to Mayor Frank Eagles and every member of the town board for their leadership and input on this matter. It is an example of good stewardship,” Malone said.

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To show appreciation for local law enforcement, Chris Leith Kia www.chrisleithkia.com hosted a luncheon for the Wake Forest and Rolesville police departments on July 13. According to Johnny Dudley, Chris Leith Kia operations manager, owner Chris Leith felt that law enforcement has had a difficult time lately, so he wanted to show his appreciation for all law enforcement does for the community. “This was all Chris’ idea. He wanted to take the time to stop and say thank you to our local law enforcement,” Dudley said. Leith lives in Wake Forest. He and his family own Leith Cars, and he operates three dealerships in Wake Forest. The catered lunch was provided by Clyde Cooper’s BBQ.

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East Coast Wings has opened at 12646 Capital Blvd., Suite 168, in the Wake Forest Crossing II shopping center. In addition to wings done your way, the menu offers popular appetizers like buffalo chicken dip ($6.99) and fried pickle spears ($5.99). Additionally, there are quesadillas, burgers, sandwiches and a selection of entrees including fish and chips ($10.49). Kids eat for $4.49 from a menu that includes mac ’n’ cheese, mini corndogs and chicken tenders. “We’re happy to be in the neighborhood and looking forward to being the place people go to get wings and hang out,” general manager Peter Herschaft said. Visit www.eastcoastwings.com, or call 984-377-3294 Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

— Susan Ware Flower | susan.flower@rolesvillebuzz.com | August 2016