The Factory is located on Main Street in Wake Forest and truly offers a little bit of everything for everybody.
This old factory was meticulously cared for and revamped to provide a place for shopping, dining and sports activities. Little by little the spaces have been filling up and The Factory is truly a destination spot.
The sculpture in the fountain stands in front of The Factory and during the warmer months you will always see people making wishes and tossing in pennies and kids running around playing tag. Two restaurants that are part of the complex but located separate are Las Palmas which has great Mexican food and The Village Deli and wow, they sure do know how to make an awesome sandwich and their soups are great. Also outside you will find GO-KARTS! Really!
Moving inside you can visit Ziggy’s which has great pizza. My personal favorite at Ziggy’s is the Italian Panini – in the words of Rachael Ray, deelish……
They have a wonderful full-service salon called Cris Scot Hair Studio located on the first level. If you are interested in an appointment book well in advance! Lily Mae’s Jewelry & Gifts is an awesome shop! Unique gifts, personalized items available and one of the area’s only vendors for Pandora Jewelry. I love it in there! Are you creative? Check out Works of Clay -It is a Paint Your Own Pottery shop and they offer private parties, specialty pieces and birthday parties for children. I have been there numerous times and come away with some beautiful pieces. I have even surprised myself! Wedding in the future? Check out Sweet Loralee Pastries…..Beautifully designed cakes make the day special. They also have a wide assortment of other pastries and dessert items. There is a myriad of other shops that welcome you and offer a great assortment of items to choose from. Everything from a health store to children’s clothing – yes, it is here.
Now for the really big WOW is The Polar Ice House. This indoor ice skating arena is home to public skating, youth ice hockey camps, ice skating lessons, curling lessons, and they even just recently hosted the 2008 Eastern Sectional Championships. The onsite pro shop offer skate sharpening, custom skate fitting and logo work on jerseys.
The indoor soccer field is home to the Lil’ Kickers which is a soccer program for kids from 18 months to 9 years old. There are also programs for youth and adult soccer.
Now, what’s that behind The Factory? Well, that’s for another blog post at another time……