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Old 03-23-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't think the location is terrible (I'll actually be living relatively close), but I can't help wondering how cool it would be if it had been placed in the immediate outskirts of DT. A million reasons why that wouldn't work, but it'd definitely be something unique down there, and some welcome shopping for the people that live inside the beltline and DT.

Also, just fyi, you can see a couple newer hotels in Brier Creek from 540, but for the life of me I don't know why that would make anyone stop to see if there's stores...
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't believe that North Raleigh would ever want a SouthPoint-esque shopping area along I-540. It seems so residential in nature, and in my opinion I-540 won't ever become a commercial/industrial interstate, but rather a convenient connector from residential North Raleigh to I-40, US-1 and beyond.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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We already have Brier Creek and Triangle Town Center along 540, plus all the existing development in strip mall type places. Maybe farther east towards Knightdale... And I'm sure we will see another huge commercial development off the new 540 around Cary.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Prison!
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The posted average income in their website is not right...

Look at the income tax filing
Raleigh Tax, Raleigh, NC, 27615 IRS Tax Return and Tax Rate Data

34% of the total popuplation of zipcode 27615 made over $100k and up while their website average income
Average household income 2009
1 Mile Radius 3 Mile Radius 5 Mile Radius
$ 131,637 $ 107,273 99,008
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We already have Brier Creek and Triangle Town Center along 540, plus all the existing development in strip mall type places. Maybe farther east towards Knightdale... And I'm sure we will see another huge commercial development off the new 540 around Cary.
I really like the concept of Lafayette Village! I'll have to check it out. As far as 540 and 55, I know they have signs near there for Parkside Town Commons. Look at this link posted in another thread... Cary News | Railway deal may bring mall, road work to Cary
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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Too bad they do not have last weekends weather for the grand opening but a nice concept for shops nonetheless. Spice shop gets my top prize.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Went by yesterday. Found yet another tale told by an investor, full of styrofoam and foo-foo, signifying nothing.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hubby and I went to the grand opening today. Antonio's looks impressive. Had many free samples that were all tasty. Plenty of folks walking around, even though it was cold. Not sure it will be one of my regular stops, even though it is only about 5 min. away.

Vicki
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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On my 2nd viewing, my opinion remains unchanged from my first viewing: looks like a poor man's Epcot. Not even remotely European.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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I've been to Europe and it's a really cute Europeanesque collection of shops. On the outside, that is, but that's facade only. Inside, it's strictly typical domestic commercial enterprises (at least the ones we visited). Bakery was very good. Antonio's was interesting to browse. I made some purhases to try out. A few things I'd definitely purchase again, others I'll pass on.

The complex may take on a different, new flavor once summer gets into full swing. The music was playing outside already, and if they have occasional live entertainment it will be a fun place to linger. I think the place is a refreshing change from the typical mini-mall blight on the landscape.
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