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North Carolina charm resides in downtown Apex

Posted April 6, 2012

A stroll down North Salem Street in downtown Apex can yield a variety of things – a great meal, a new outfit or even a bottle of North Carolina made barbecue sauce. 

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WRAL's Out & About recently took a trip to downtown Apex to explore some of the unique shops. We found boutiques like Fedora, which had cute summer dresses for around $30, and Flaunt, where we fell in love with a great pair of boots!

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We discovered cute baby clothing, toys and nursery essentials at GreenPea Baby.





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Another great find - Tirzas Wine & Artisan Gift Shop, which has Aviator beer on tap and North Carolina wine on the shelf. The store has tons of cute gifts, art and pottery, many of which made by North Carolinians. 




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The Rusty Bucket is another place with the pulse on the local market. In addition to their local crafts, they also sell North Carolina made barbecue sauces, honey and preserves. 



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Lilly's Home and Garden caught our eye for its amazing doorway. The inside is home to great garden accessories.




All of this and we didn't even get to the food!

Anna's Pizzeria is known for its pizza and bread. Peak City Grill and Bar just opened back up to serve lunch again. 

There were so many places to talk about, we figured that we should just show you. Check out Our Lens on Downtown Apex.


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  • mrsmhz Apr 8, 2012

    Downtown Apex is the best ever!! There is plenty of parking just maybe not close to your destination, however every store is so close to the major parking area that should not be a problem. With the new parking lot in front of the new public safety building not much keeps me from going downtown to visit my favorites shops or to bring my mother who loves our downtown shopping area!

  • cyndistevenson Apr 8, 2012

    I nave NEVER had a problem parking in downtown Apex. If you can't find a spot on Salem Street, there's tons of parking in the huge public lot right across from the new police station.

    Anyone who says parking is a problem, doesn't know what they are talking about.

  • changein2016please! Apr 7, 2012

    Downtown Apex is wonderful! Add to all the stores mentioned above, there is also the Halle Cultural Arts center which hosts musical performances, art exhibits, movie nights, etc. It has great coffee and ice cream shops and some darn good clothes shopping.

  • LucyLooo Apr 7, 2012

    never had a problem with parking for just normal days. Parking lot off of Saunders st and gravel lot behind that...I am sure when it is a "special: event ie...parade or such parking is limited as it would be anywhere...

  • LuvLivingInCary Apr 6, 2012

    if you can find parking. typical apex that overbuilt with no parking to match the needs.