Falls River Books of Raleigh is a great little used bookstore in the Falls River Shopping Center. They have a nice selection and have a children's story time.
I went to Frame Warehouse to find a frame for an autographed newspaper for a gift for my husband. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and I was so happy with how the project turned out.
Durant Mirrors and More is a cute little mirror, lamp and home furnishings store on Durant Road. The staff is so very friendly and their selection is very nice. The prices are reasonable too.
Sweet Loralee Pastries at The Factory in Wake forest is yummy! I walked by this shop the first time I was at The Factory and the beautiful wedding cakes and scrumptious cupcakes in the window caught my eye. They are friendly and delicious!
Ziggy's is a great little Italian restaurant in the Factory in Wake Forest. We love their pizzas and spaghetti lunches - fast, yummy and very inexpensive.
Works of Clay in the Factory in Wake Forest is a favorite place for my daughter and I to paint ceramics. They have a wide selection of pieces to choose from and friendly staff who will help you.
I have heard people rave about the chicken salad at Tookie's Grill for years. I finally got brave enough to try a restaurant inside a gas station and wasn't too impressed with the chicken salad. My husband loved it though and the staff was super friendly.
Rita's has a little bit of everything for your home or for gifts. They have items in every price range - from just a few dollars up to several hundred dollars. Everything is displayed beautifully and the staff is friendly.
Crisp Salads is at the food court at Crabtree. Their salads are all delicious - I've had several including my favorite the California. They aren't cheap but you can get half portions.
My daughter and I love to spend some quality time together at Panopolie making beaded jewelry or looking through their wide selection of crafts including stamps.