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Playa Bowls Opens New Location in Chapel Hill

We’re delighted to announce that Playa Bowls is joining the Chapel Hill community soon.

Using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, Playa Bowls offers healthy, delicious açai, pitaya, coconut bowls, and smoothies with sustainability and community in mind.

With the help of York-broker James Troxler, the company signed a 10 year lease on 1,625 SF at 104 East Franklin Street. We expect them to open this summer and can’t wait to welcome them to the neighborhood!

Stay tuned for updates and visit their website to get a sneak peek of what’s to come!

Postino Wine Café Coming to the Village District

Construction on the new Postino Wine Café in the Village District is in full swing! In the coming weeks, demolition will continue as crews work on the roof, foundation, and interior buildout of this unique industrial-chic wine café.

Though an opening date is still yet to be determined, foodies can look forward to indulging soon in Postino’s scrumptious bruschetta, paninis, charcuterie boards, and expansive wine list. This Arizona-based café will be a welcome addition for sipping, snacking, and socializing when its doors open later this year.

Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of the Village District’s latest hot spot!

York Supports Note in the Pocket

This month we collected new and gently used clothing to support Note In The Pocket whose mission – to clothe impoverished children and families with dignity and love – truly resonates with our group!

What we know about clothing insecurity is that when kids feel “out of place” or that they don’t fit in because of their clothing, they often lack the confidence to draw any attention to themselves – whether that’s raising their hand in class or making a new friend.

Thank you Note in the Pocket for all the work you do to clothe Wake (and now Durham) County school children in confidence!

Meet Our People

This month we’re taking a moment to highlight Bloomsbury Landscapes’ very own, James Richardson. Born in Asheville, NC, James currently resides in Greensboro, NC.

Five years ago, James transitioned from having his own roofing company to joining the Bloomsbury team where he now serves as the Field Manager and is focused on maintaining great relationships amongst team members and clients.

James says from the moment he learned about the company and met the team, he knew this was the place for him. “This is a family here,” he said. James lives by the motto “teamwork makes the dream work” and he encourages the team members to do quality work safely and efficiently.

When James is not in the Greater Triangle area for work, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 30 years, Rhonda, and his two children and four granddaughters. He tells them that they can do anything if they believe and work hard for it. James also hopes to cross “meeting LeBron James” off his bucket list some day. In the meantime, he looks forward to enjoying life to the fullest.

Thank you James for your hard work and dedication to the team and the company. Everyone could use a James on their team!

P.S. If you see him around this month, be sure to wish him a happy (early) birthday. His birthday is on March 18.

The Brass Tap Opens New Location at 400H

Exciting news for downtown Raleigh! The Brass Tap, a popular taproom and restaurant chain out of Florida, has just signed a lease to open its first North Carolina location at 400H.

The locally-owned franchise location will feature over 3,500 sq ft of space, including outdoor dining. Food and beverage options include an extensive craft beer selection, cocktails, wine, nachos, wings, burgers, and flatbreads. It’s a great addition to the new 20-story 400H tower and surrounding downtown neighborhood.

York is proud to represent the Landlord in retail leasing at 400H.

For opportunities reach out to John Koonce: [email protected] ● (919) 645-2765

Ace Hardware Coming to Lake Boone Shopping Center

Owens Hardware has signed a long-term lease to open a 9,600 square foot store at 2462 Wycliff Road in Lake Boone Shopping Center. Slated to open in the spring/summer of 2024, this will be the sixth location for Owens Hardware, a family-owned home improvement retailer whose relationship with Ace Hardware provides national chain buying power, access to hundreds of thousands of products, and premium merchandise brands like Craftsman, Scotts, Benjamin Moore, EGO, Weber, Stihl, Yeti and others. Residents and shoppers can look forward to access to top national brands and attentive customer service right in the heart of the west Raleigh community.

Owner-operator Paul Owens says he is excited and looking forward to growing the business. “When the opportunity came up to open a new store in our backyard, we jumped on it. We are confident that this expansion will not only benefit our business, but also give us more opportunities to give back to the community we grew up in. We want our customer’s shopping experience to be elevated and enjoyable. We plan to offer a large gift section, as well as the traditional items you expect to find in a hardware store.”

Commercial real estate broker John Koonce of York Properties represented the landlord in the transaction. York is a leading commercial real estate services firm based in Raleigh, NC. With over 1 million square feet under management, York is committed to delivering strategic solutions and white-glove service to building owners and tenants across the Triangle. John serves as Senior Vice President of Brokerage and has been instrumental in developing and revitalizing retail corridors across Wake County during his 25+ year commercial real estate career. York was pleased to work with Bell Commercial who provided tenant representation in the transaction.

York’s Partnership with the Sansom Family

We were delighted to have Julian Sansom-Goodman, local senior at Enloe High School, intern with us last summer and assist the brokerage. Enloe’s academy design club required students to complete 120 hours of intern work to supplement the club’s learning objectives and we were happy to offer Julian that opportunity with us.

Julian’s first choice for college this fall is Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he hopes to receive a baseball scholarship. Julian would be the third generation of his family to attend. He is planning to major in business administration.

Our relationship with the Sansom family goes back many years. Julian’s grandfather, Joseph Sansom (pictured), has partnered with our company on several business deals. One of the most notable of which is managing Southgate Plaza, a popular shopping center in southeast Raleigh.

Joseph worked at IBM for many years after graduating college. During that time, he was also drafted to serve in the army. Joseph later retired from IBM and became the first Black N.C. Deputy State Treasurer. He has been involved with Mechanics & Farmers Bank throughout his professional career and is currently Chairman of the Raleigh City Advisory Board.

The goal of Mechanics & Farmers Bank is to serve the community by providing essential services as a full-service commercial bank. M&F Bank was founded in 1907 and is the second oldest minority-owned bank in the US.

Joseph’s long term hopes for his working relationship with York is to continue serving the community for years to come and expanding the business throughout Raleigh. His favorite part of being business partners with us is collaborating with the creative and open-minded people on our team.

York HOA Mobile App

We are thrilled to introduce York HOA, a mobile app from York Properties that allows Homeowners and Board Members to manage home needs whenever, wherever.

Some exciting features include the ability to view and update account information, make online payments, view association documents, submit architectural requests, keep up with community news, and more!

The app is FREE and can be easily downloaded from the Apple and Google Play Store.

Grand Opening of W.E.L.D. Wine & Beer in Lochmere Pavilion

We are thrilled to introduce W.E.L.D. Wine & Beer, a local craft beer and wine bar bottle-shop located in Lochmere Pavilion in Cary.

Creating a “neighborhood shop” for patrons, you can enjoy the perfect glass of wine from a variety of selections, beer from 1 of 13 rotating taps, and purchase the perfect wine/beer by the bottle or can to indulge in at home.

We invite you to join us for a toast and celebrate the Grand Opening of W.E.L.D. Wine & Beer on Saturday, December 16th, from 2-10 PM.

Located at 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 301, in Cary.

York Properties manages Lochmere Pavilion with Amy Rogers as the Property Manager. Jack Forbes, Property Manager and Construction Manager, served as the General Contractor for W.E.L.D. Wine & Beer’s fit-up.