— Susan London • December 2016
I Love Juice Bar Wake Forest is coming to the Shoppes at Heritage Village, 1040 Forestville Road. The store will offer a variety of vegetarian, gluten-free and organic juice combinations, smoothies, sandwiches and snacks. “Health and fitness is a way of life for us, and we enjoy juicing at home,” said Lori King, who is opening the store with her husband and co-owner, Jason. After traveling to the I Love Juice franchise headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., “we just instantly clicked with everyone and knew this was what we wanted to do,” Lori King said. The couple expects construction to be completed in February to March. This is the first Juice Bar location in the Triangle. Find the franchis on Facebook and Twitter at @juicebarwakeforest and on the web at http://ilovejuicebar.com/locations/northcarolina/wake-forest/.
ShipOnSite of Wake Forest is celebrating 13 years in business by expanding its offerings with a GiftsOnSite addition, selling unique novelty gift items for all occasions that can be purchased, wrapped, packaged and shipped all in one spot. The business held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and anniversary celebration on November 11. During the celebration, the store donated 15% of all proceeds to Mickey’s Fight, a fundraiser supporting the local Macholl family whose 4-year-old son, Mickey, is battling neuroblastoma. ShiponSite of Wake Forest, located at 12400-3 Wake Union Church Road, offers shipping via FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS. Visit the store on the web at shiponsite-wakeforest.com. Phone: 919-570-6015.
Old Town Market Shops opened in August at 11900 Louisburg Road at the intersection of Route 96 and Route 401. Joaquin and Monica Fernandez own and operate the shops. Their goal is to create a retail shopping destination offering specialty shops filled with wares made by local craftsmen. It will also be the venue for the Rolesville Farmers Market, as well as a Master Gardener program. “Think about it as a mix between Hill Ridge Farms, a flea market and the State Farmers Market,” Joaquin Fernandez said. Already, the business hosts pop-up markets every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., mainly to bring awareness to the location and encourage small businesses in the area. Vendors have included woodworkers, potters and artists, LuLaRoe consultants, a baby boutique, food trucks, live music and kids entertainment. In the spring of 2017, the family will expand into a main building on the site, with a café and permanent spots for vendors. Visit on the web at www.oldtownmarketshops.com and on Facebook @oldtownmarketshops. Phone: 919-495-0061.
If you love your dog but feel like your schedule doesn’t leave enough time for playing, Woofinwaggle offers a unique solution. Owned and operated by Carol Frasso, Woofinwaggle is the first fitness center in North Carolina for both people and dogs. Frasso, who is both a Certified Personal Trainer and a K9 Fit Club Certified Master Trainer, offers a variety of classes, including a 6-Legged Bootcamp – a high-intensity class combining strength, agility and cardio designed to help dogs and humans achieve better health together. The facility also offers a do-it-yourself dog wash as well as party rentals. Woofinwaggle is located at 8471 Garvey Drive, Suite 115, in Raleigh. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 10-6; Saturday, 9-6; and Sunday, 12-5. Visit their website at www.woofinwaggle.com. Phone: 919-249-9663.
Wayne Cottrell celebrated the grand opening of his State Farm insurance office on October 29 at 7530 Ramble Way #105. A Rolesville Chamber ribbon cutting took place on November 17. Cottrell’s team of agents and customer service representatives offer auto, homeowners, business, life and renters insurance. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 919-782-1912, or visit online at www.myagentwayne.com.
The Olde English Tea Room and Gift Shoppe at 219 S. White St., Wake Forest, will close permanently on December 23. A Wake Forest staple, the business was purchased by the Esguerra family in April 2012 from Tom and Judy Wishart, who had operated it since 1996. “We’ve had an amazing outpouring from the community. … I had probably 150 emails within the first week of announcing the closing,” said Allison Esguerra, who acknowledges it will be a loss for customers, many of whom have held wedding and baby showers there over the years. Esguerra spent six months unsuccessfully looking for a buyer. She is closing to spend more time working with a ministry for abuse victims and said the physical and time demands of the business became prohibitive. “It’s time to leave. I wish it wasn’t under the circumstances,” she said. For more information, visit www.oldeenglishtearoom.net or call 919-556-6910. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9-5 Saturdays until December 23. The Sugar Magnolia Café & Emporium will open in the location in February, offering coffee, tea, food, art, jewelry and crafts.