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Johnson Building/Victorian Square by Albert McDonald. Johnson Building/Victorian Square by Albert McDonald.
oss the room, Matt Hale was working through drawings for a boutique hotel to stand t to a restaurant he’d already designed and built. Anthony Garcia was dreaming up ways nsert a wall of storefront glass into a brick facade along the town’s Roosevelt Street eway. bby Johnson and Taylor Medlin were sketching out a pedestrian mall to link a pristine wn Hall with the messy vitality of commerce on White Street. Albert McDonald was king through plans for a rooftop bar on a restaurant he proposed for the intersection of ite Street at Roosevelt Street. And Brad Burns was reinvigorating a forgotten Art Deco m – transforming it from wood-paneled barbershop to light-infused cafe with indoor and door seating. ll took place in a tight window of time between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with sentations to town officials afterwards. The architects’ concepts are now slated for the ke Forest Renaissance Plan – a toolbox of guidelines for future developers, investors, property owners. d if Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones has her way, each of these sketches will one day ome reality. “As staff and elected officials go forward, and the private sector comes into wntown, they’ll show the ideas and encourage them to follow through with them,” she s. “If they do that with the architects, that would be great – but to follow through on m is what I anticipate.” t would mean a series of positive eventual outcomes, including that daylit, holy grail of a am, meandering in a park-like setting through the center of town. A culinary incubator by Louis Cherry. Food for Thought Anyone considering the idea of pening a n w restaurant in an old building would do well to listen to an expert on the process. A culinary incubator by Louis Cherry.
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