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North South Trading Company Coming soon to Station Square

As featured in Rocky Mount Telegram

A native of Canada with a can-do spirit is planning to open a woodworking designs and arts and crafts business in downtown Rocky Mount.

Kim Dayus, 38, has been setting up the future North South Trading Co., in space by the courtyard of the Station Square business and professional complex at South Church and Nash streets. Dayus said she hopes to have the business open within the next week or so.

The North South name is a play on Dayus being from Calgary, Alberta, and her husband, Mike, 38, a U.S. Army veteran, being from southern California. The couple has relocated from southern California, where they operated a business called North South Wood Works.

How the couple ended up in the Twin Counties is an interesting story….

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Station Square Throws 2nd Annual Food Truck Rodeo

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

The event — set for Saturday at Station Square in downtown Rocky Mount — will host 16 food trucks, four craft breweries and a variety of activities such as face painting and bounce houses, said Anne Craig, director of operations at Station Square.

The food and fun will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the Nash Street side of Station Square. Station Square is a microcosm of downtown, Braddock said. His general theory is that his little corner of downtown can be a pilot for Main Street.

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Owner of Station Square Receives Award

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount real estate investor Ben Braddock has been named an N.C. Main Street Champion.

Braddock is sharing his recognition with Station Square, the downtown shopping center he developed. Braddock received the award at the 2019 Main Street Conference.

Station Square Records, Trax Coffee Bar and Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles are just a few of the new businesses to open at Station Square in the past 16 months.

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Station Square named Small Business of the Month

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month winner for November is Station Square.

Station Square offers a variety of flexible and collaborative work spaces for businesses and organizations of all sizes. It has a large meeting space for a classroom that will seat up to 50 people or a networking function that could hold up to 75 people. The furnished office space rents for $500 per month and includes utilities (water, electric, HVAC), internet, janitorial services and ample parking. Its meeting space is currently renting for $100 per month and includes a training room, board room that seats 10 and meeting rooms that seat four. All spaces have access to Wi-Fi.

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Wine Shop Aims to Fill Niche in Area

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

Sarah Hicks saw more people than expected when Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles held a soft opening for its wine shop and bar last weekend inside Station Square in downtown Rocky Mount.

“It was very word of mouth, but it got around more than we expected,” said Hicks, who co-owns the business with her husband, Ryan. “We had about 20 to 25 people that came and that’s when people asked about buying wine for Thanksgiving. We had the wine so we said why not open it up during the week of Thanksgiving. We had good wine sales and we had a few people buying cases of wine.”


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Station Square to Host Art & Wine Event

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

Station Square will host A Night of Wine and Art starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at its location on 301 S. Church St. in Rocky Mount. In addition to the art reception, people will get the chance to sample wine from Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles. Owners Ryan and Sarah Hicks are looking to open their small high-end wine retail boutique and bar in the courtyard of Station Square in November.

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Downtown Wine Shop to Open

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

A young professional couple is using their expertise in the wine industry to start a business in downtown Rocky Mount.

Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles will occupy 719 square feet of space in the courtyard area of Station Square at 177 Nash St. The wine boutique will have some inside and outside seating in the courtyard.

“We’re going to have a good mix of everything and our prices aren’t going to be ridiculous,” she said. “We’re doing everything from your everyday wines, high-end wines to your special occasion wines.”

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Coffee Shop to Open Downtown

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

A colorful ice cream cooler aside, the 900-foot stow away in Station Square has a rustic feel; a mellow hardwood finish with similarly brown-shaded shelves, well-thought out seating areas and a black chalkboard for a menu.

Enter from the Station Square parking lot and you’ll see the coffee bar to the left, an intimate arrangement of sofa chairs to the right and a work bar with bar stools in the middle with plug-in outlets on the side — the bedrock of an internet cafe that was previously missing in Rocky Mount.

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Station Square Plans Food Truck Rodeo

As featured in the Rocky Mount Telegram

A first-time free community event called the Spring Affair being co-sponsored by Station Square, the Rocky Mount Event Center, Station Square Records and Muttley Crew will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. April 14 on the Nash Street side of Station Square.

Anne Craig, director of operations at Station Square, said Spring Affair will consist of food trucks, craft breweries and a variety of activities such as face painting, bounce houses, yoga and a corn hole tournament hosted by N.C. Wesleyan College’s Eastern North Carolina Center for Business & Entrepreneurship.

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Grand Opening for Station Square

As featured in the Main Street Rocky Mount Blog

Ben Braddock, operating partner of Station Square, will be on hand to meet and greet all of us this afternoon at 5:30 for the ribbon cutting of this revitalized property. I hope you have admired the beautiful new paint on the exterior of the buildings retaining their historic colors. Inside the buildings, you will find a fresh, vibrant, busy, place that reflects the economic development going on in the community. This is a great opportunity to see for yourself what is going on so you can spread the word. You remember the song in the movie, Love Actually? Well, instead of singing the words...love is all around us, you can feel it in the air.….we can sing….economic development is all around us, we can see it for ourselves.

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