Carolinas Gateway Partnership to relocate headquarters to Station Square

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The area’s business and industrial recruiter is shifting from a building just northwest of downtown to a location in downtown.

Carolinas Gateway Partnership President and CEO Norris Tolson told the Telegram the plan is to bid farewell to what has been the public-private agency’s home at 427 Falls Road across from Braswell Memorial Library.

Tolson said the plan is for the agency to begin anew on the second floor of a building abutting the south to southeast side of the Station Square business and professional complex.

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New Owners Take Over Trax Coffee Bar

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A popular downtown business has a jazz musician and his business manager as new owners and operators.

Artist Marcus Anderson and artist manager Allohn Willis are partners at Trax Coffee Bar in the Station Square business and professional complex.

He said Willis had been researching coffee shops and that he and Willis have friends in the coffee business who told them about Trax being available.

“I love everything about Trax Coffee. I just kind of want to take the brand and make it a little bit more well known, use my brand as an artist and a musician to bring a little bit more attention to not just Trax Coffee, but also Rocky Mount because it’s a great place to be,” Anderson said.

Anderson said he wants to have musicians play in Trax and plans on performing there himself.

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Tutoring Service Relocates to Station Square

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A tutoring service has relocated from the Douglas Block to the Station Square business and professional complex.

Lucas said the tenants at Station Square were warm and welcoming and said the leaders of Station Square helped make the transition an easy one.

Lucas said the tenants at Station Square were warm and welcoming and said the leaders of Station Square helped make the transition an easy one.

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Furniture Store to Move to Station Square

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Little and Luther are preparing to relocate the business to a permanent place in a storefront at Station Square in downtown Rocky Mount. The plan is to have the location at 322 S.W. Main St. ready at the start of next month, with the official opening set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 13.

Little and Luther take old but unique antique furniture and re-purpose it. The two also do custom painting and home decor.

As for why Little and Luther chose to relocate the business to Station Square, the mother said she loves downtown.

Little said she and her husband, David, moved to Rocky Mount approximately 5½ years ago and she remembers seeing the city center.

“And it was just such a vision that I saw for the downtown, just flourishing and just blooming,” Donna Little said, noting she saw restaurants and shops.

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Station Square Throws 2nd Annual Food Truck Rodeo

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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