By: Amanda Jones Hoyle
Triangle Business Journal8/14/2014
The Carolina Ale House restaurant group has been named as the first tenant to commit to the expansion of the White Oak Crossing shopping center in Garner that will be anchored by the landmark Cabela’s outdoor retail store.
Rich Barta, partner and founder of Core Properties of Charlotte and developer of White Oak, announced the deal with the Raleigh-based restaurant chain at the Garner Chamber of Commerce’s Connect Conference on Aug. 14.
The Carolina Ale House will occupy a new 9,000-square-foot building that will also have a 2,000-square-foot patio at the entrance into the Cabela’s shopping center adjacent to Interstate 40, Barta says.
A seven-story tall, 180-room Drury Inn hotel is also planned on a lot near Cabela’s, and Barta says construction of the hotel should begin in 2015 with opening in 2016.
Core Properties also has another outparcel for a 6,200-square-foot restaurant that Barta says he expects to be able to announce soon, and retail space for another 7,200 square feet.
“We have seven active leases in negotiation right now, and we expect to be able to open those roughly the same time as Cabela’s,” he says.
The 100,000-square-foot Cabela’s is projected to open in April 2015.