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.

Patty Friedman Named CPM of the Year at the Raleigh-Durham IREM Chapter

Congratulations to our Property Manager Patty Friedman for being named Certified Property Manager of the Year at the Raleigh-Durham IREM Chapter annual luncheon.

Lamont Farmer, Director of Property Management, stated, “Patty’s perseverance in getting her CPM designation in record time, being nominated and then voted as CPM of the Year, and also being installed as Secretary for 2024 is a testament to her passion for and dedication to the property management industry and the Raleigh-Durham IREM Chapter. We are incredibly proud of her!”

York Named One of This Year’s Most Community-Minded Companies in the Greater Triangle

Points of Light started the Civic 50 awards in 2012 to recognize 50 of the most community-minded companies in the nation. Activate Good, as an affiliate of Points of Light, is among five organizations across the country hosting their own Civic 50.

We were incredibly honored to have been selected as part of Activate Good’s inaugural class for the Greater Triangle Civic 50!  We found ourselves among many stand-up companies across the region.

Each Civic 50 honoree has taken an extensive survey which measures the investment, integration, institutionalization, and impact of their business. Congrats to all the honorees!

NBA Legend Scottie Pippen is Coming to the Village District ABC Store

Join us on Wednesday, September 13th, for a slam dunk event!

NBA legend Scottie Pippen is coming to the Village District ABC store to introduce his new bourbon, “DIGITS,” and he will be signing bottles while on site.

Don’t miss the chance to meet Scottie Pippen, savor the taste of “DIGITS,” and get your bottle signed by the legend himself!

The ABC store is located at 420 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605 and the event will run from 5-7 PM.