Meineke Car Care Center
The lot between Advance Auto Parts and O’Reilly Auto Parts is getting a new resident. Meineke has been approved to build on that parcel. The strip of road between Cayman Avenue and Steedmont Dr. on Holly Springs Rd. is now officially the best place to have car problems in Holly Springs. In a 1,000-foot run, there’s Gerber Collision, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Fast Lube Plus, Just Tires, Splash N Dash Car Wash, and soon to be Meineke. If you’re over 40 years old, you may still think that Meineke is a muffler shop. They are now full service offering oil changes, brakes, tires, A/C service, steering and suspension, and yes – mufflers.
Pine Springs Preparatory Academy
Pine Springs Preparatory Academy is a K-8 charter school that has been granted approval to open by the NC State Board of Education. The school will open as a K-6 school in the first year, adding a grade level per year thereafter. To be located in Holly Springs, NC, Pine Springs Prep will provide families in Holly Springs and surrounding communities a high-quality education option. Stephanie Needham has been
selected as their School Principal/Academic Dean.
The school is scheduled to open in August of 2017.
At the other end of Hickory Tavern located in South Park Village, you’ll find Firehouse Subs under
construction and nearing completion. Firehouse falls into a restaurant category called “Fast Casual.” Firehouse is a sub shop. There are nuances that make this shop different than the competitors. The sandwiches are made from hot meat, rather than made with cold meat, then heated. Their tag line is that it was started by firefighters, which is true. They also donate a portion of each purchase to their Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, to be used to provide lifesaving equipment to first responders. In 2017, .13 percent of your purchase goes to the foundation. Since starting the foundation, they have give over $25 million to provide equipment, training, and support to local firefighters.
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O2 Fitness will be opening in Holly Springs Towne Center in the last quarter of ’17 or the first quarter of ’18 based on construction. The construction is already underway. The fitness center will be opening right next to Pure Bar. When completed, it will be about 30,000 square feet, with a 2 1/2-story ceiling. The building is being modeled after the facility that they have in Fuquay-Varina, so it will be similar, with slight changes that are yet to be confirmed. They currently have 23 locations throughout North and South Carolina.
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Coastal Federal Credit Union is coming to the corner of Village Walk Drive and Ralph Stevens Rd. (across Village Walk Dr. from Burger King). Coastal is based in Raleigh, NC, and is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative. They currently have 18 locations throughout Raleigh and surrounding suburbs. They have a location in Apex and already have 8 surcharge-free ATMs in Holly Springs.
Buckhorn Elementary School
The new school is being built at 5651 Honeycutt Road in Holly Springs. The project is on 22 acres, and the school is set to be over 112,000 square feet. The expected opening date is August of 2018. This will be the third use of the Moseley Architects prototype – 780-student elementary school, with a core to support 900. It has three classroom wings that will be perpendicular to the main corridor. Two wings will be two stories.
PROPOSED PROJECTS – NOT YET APPROVED
Panera Bread is looking to build a 4,300 square-foot restaurant and drive-thru at Holly Springs Towne Center as a stand-alone building, north of where Freddie’s currently sits. Panera has locations in Beaver Creek Commons in Apex, and three locations in Cary. Panera started in 1987 in Kirkwood, MO. Ten years ago, then chose to remove all artificial trans fats from their menu, securing a reputation as one on the healthier restaurants on the circuit. In 2010, they became the first national restaurant to display calorie information on their menu boards. In January of 2017, they announced that all of their food was free of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors and colors. There are a lot of residents in Holly Springs that hope this is approved, to join the over 2,000 other locations throughout the US and Canada.
Peterson Station is a big undertaking, if approved. The 6-building complex will offer a combination of housing and retail space.
Building A would offer 20,647 square feet of commercial space on the 1st floor, and above that, 3 studio apartments, 18 one-bedrooms, 18 two-bedrooms and 6 three-bedrooms.
Building B would offer 6,525 square feet of commercial space on the 1st floor, and above that, 3 studio apartments, 24 one- bedrooms, 22 two-bedrooms and 8 three-bedrooms.
Building DE would offer 6 studio apartments, 48 one- bedrooms, 48 two-bedrooms and 16 three-bedrooms.
Building E would offer 3 studio apartments, 16 one-bedrooms, 24 two-bedrooms and 8 three-bedrooms.
It’s unclear what building C would house, but it is the smallest of the buildings, aside from the clubhouse. It’s unlcear what the schedule to build would be.
Thales Academy Holly Springs
Thales Academy Holly Springs will serve grades Pre-K through 5 and will be located at 11244 Holly Springs New Hill Road. The campus is expected to open in July of 2018 and will be a welcome addition to the area, as the 2016 waitlist at the current Apex K-5 campus was lengthy. The new campus will expand opportunities for families throughout the Holly Springs, Apex, and Fuquay Varina communities.
The mission of Thales (THAY-LEEZ) Academy is to provide an excellent and affordable education for students in Pre-K to 12th grades through the use of Direct Instruction and a Classical Curriculum that embodies traditional American values.