Quail Corners Shopping Center is wrapping up its $6 million redevelopment project, and developer CNL Crosland Commercial said this week that an Asian restaurant and children's cooking school have signed on as the newest tenants.
Flour Power will open a 2,000-square-foot store in July. The company, which has a Raleigh location, will offer weekly classes for kids (and adults), as well as summer camps. Themes for the cooking classes will include "Thankful for Thanksgiving" and "Around the World in Five Days." Owner Susan Caldwell said the classes will build self-esteem, reinforce science, math, and reading, and teach kids an essential skill, cooking.
Nearby residents had expressed worries about the addition of a drive-thru, saying they were worried about traffic. But the restaurant won approval. "Fast food often has a stigma because of perceptions of the worst stores, however bad examples reflect the neighborhoods in which they are located and we would expect a location at Quail Corners to be a strong, vibrant clean restaurant," Quail Corners notes in its online FAQ.
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