The Triangle Business Journal is reporting that the deal is done. Trader Joe’s will open in Holly Park Shopping Center (Wake Forest Rd/Beltline) in 2009. Recently the Taco Bell closed and will squeeze into the A&W/KFC space on Six Forks, across from the side of Costco. The Intrex Store is going to move up Wake Forest Road to Eastgate Shopping Center (where Aldi is).
It will be interesting to watch the reorganization of Holly Park. It is by far the biggest bang for the buck shopping center in Raleigh. The Melting Pot is popular and I frequent the Jersey Mike’s, Wake Paint and Decorating, Intrex, Overton’s, shabashabu, Taco Bell, and Intrex, yet the place looks awful.
I don’t know about about you, but I just love the football-sized Car-selling Badger. The ads for Johnson Lexus, were produced by Richmond, VA ad firm The Martin Agency. The firm which produced the Gecko ads and Caveman ads for Geico Insurance was approached by Johnson Lexus for the ads. Surely the campaign will be snapped in place for ads across America because they area proven hit in this market.
By far, the best way to be nosy is to use the Wake County Real Estate Search page. You can read all about sales transactions, see photos, and get fairly accurate square footage on houses.
Check out this 8,500 square foot house which recently burned to the ground. The family was at the hospital visiting their daughter in the ICU. Word is that two firefighters nearly died as the chandelier fell when the ceiling collapsed.
I like to periodically check the RBC Center’s roofcam and see what the crew is working on.