Features

2022 Maggy Awards: Shopping

Rescued Wood Rehab Best Home Furnishings and Decor, Honorable Mention Best Gift Store

Part woodworking studio, part gift shop, Rescued Wood Rehab offers custom-made decor items and assistance with tools, planning and building DIY projects. Owner Marty Woodward founded the shop with the help of shop dog Bud, also known as Director of Marketing,... Read More

Celebrate Earth Day at Apex EarthFest!

In celebration of Earth Day, the Town of Apex is hosting its first Apex EarthFest on Saturday, April 23 (not to be confused with Apex PeakFest, which is coming up on May 7)! In an effort to show a commitment to keeping our planet and the community healthy, the festival will feature engaging and interactive... Read More

A Free Day of Fun: Kids Appreciation Day

Attention, parents! The 18th Annual Kids Appreciation Day is on Saturday, May 7, so mark your calendars for a free day of fun hosted by the Kiwanis Club, in partnership with the Town of Holly Springs. The event, open to the public, will be located at Sugg Farm Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All kids... Read More

2022 Maggy Awards: Services

Salon Revive Best Hair Salon

Open in Town Hall Commons for two and a half years, Salon Revive is owned by Holly Springs residents Julie and Keith Olschner.

“I wanted a salon with top-quality services that was still welcoming and casual,” says Julie.

Salon Revive hosts 11 stylists, with a range of specialties, including men’s... Read More

Food & Dining

Restaurant Spotlight: Zeera Indian Restaurant

Since opening in 2017, Zeera Indian Restaurant has steadily built a reputation for its quality cuisine, friendly service and serene locale. Fittingly, the family-run establishment recently earned a 2022 Best of Main & Broad Maggy Award.

“We are grateful that the community has responded to this concept, and we are passionate about what we believe... Read More

Dig In & Drink Up: Smoked Cocktails at The Blind Pelican

Dreamed up by the husband and wife bartending duo Josh and Devyn Self, Smoked Old Fashioneds and Smoked Manhattans are two of many top-shelf cocktails at The Blind Pelican, winner of Best Cocktails in The Best of Main & Broad Maggy Awards.

Premium liquors, including Woodford Reserve and Elijah Craigh Rye, mix with house-made cherries... Read More

Life & Style

See & Do: Swing into Spring Bucket List

Hunt for Easter Eggs April 9, 10 A.M. Fleming Loop Park

The Easter Bunny will be on site to kick off the egg hunt with Mayor Blake Massengill. Don’t forget your baskets and cameras for pictures. The hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m. for ages 10 and under. Afterwards head to the Downtown Candy Hop.

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Meet & Greet: Tan Uckan

Background: When I was growing up in Istanbul, my mother worked, so I helped with cooking. After high school, I trained in culinary arts in Turkey.

Ownership Opportunity: My family knew Mustafa and Sibel (recently retired owners of Nil’s) in Turkey. I call him Uncle Mustafa, and I’m grateful he sold the restaurant to me.

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Home & Garden

How does your garden grow?

Earlier this year, the annual Fuquay-Varina Garden Tour, hosted by the Fuquay-Varina Garden Club, showcased eight homes to nearly 400 guests.

Main & Broad got an inside look at four of them.

The Andersons’ Downtown Garden

Since moving into their downtown Fuquay-Varina home more than 15 years ago, sisters Linda and Kim Anderson have worked... Read More

Renovation Realities

If these walls could talk, they wouldn’t say anything because they are brand new — all except one.

When Diana Klar and her husband purchased a fixer-upper in downtown Fuquay, they intended to keep as much of the original structure as possible. Demolition uncovered problem after unexpected problem, including lots of rotted wood and even... Read More

travel

There & Back: Favorite Parks & Playgrounds in Wake County

With parks like Fleming Loop in Fuquay-Varina and Parish Womble in Holly Springs, you never need to leave town for an afternoon of fun and fresh air. But one of the benefits of Triangle living is that you can when you want.

Buckle the kids in the car and head to these amazing parks and... Read More

It’s Go Time

Recreational travel is on the rebound — thank goodness — though still with a fair share of challenges. Main & Broad checked in with three local travel professionals for insider tips on the destinations that these experts are booking right now.

Your next getaway, near or far, awaits.

Andrea Fermanis Elegant Elephant Travel, Holly Springs

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