This was in fact the first mall I visited in North Carolina - and I understand it may not be the largested but it was a pleasant enough way to spend a late morning and afternoon before returning to the UK.
The advertising for the Mall (owned by CBL & Associates Properties Inc.) tells me that:
"Opportunities are plentiful at Cary Towne Center! Cary Towne Center provides a venue to reach almost 14 million shoppers each year."
Monday - Saturday 10.00 to 21.00
Sunday 12.00 to 18.00
It should be noted that individual staores may have different opening hours and holiday hours tend to vary too.
The info below was from an email sent to a VT member, I will organize it better later time allows.
Where to shop really depends upon the type of things/style/prince you are
- Cary Towne center:
- Crossroads mall (open area): http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3717553521
In Raleigh (which is next to Cary):
- Crabtree mall: http://www.crabtree-valley-mall.com/
- North Hill mall: http://www.northhillsraleigh.com/Directions.htm
- Triangle Towne mall (in north Raleigh, I have never been):
Between Raleigh and Durham (near RTP):
South Point mall: http://www.streetsatsouthpoint.com/html/index20.asp
There are also smaller shopping malls with boutique stores throughout the Triangle region.
In Smithfield (outside of Raleigh), a big outlet mall:
This website gives all the shopping places in the Triangle area:
New, clean and neat, secured self storage. While many others who also claimed to have 'air conditioned' units with doors open to the open air, the air conditioned units in A+ Self Storage actually are indoor units, to garantee the true air conditioned status.
The units are clean and neat, not crockroaches crawling (as we saw in some other places).
What to buy: Storage unit. Some self storage place will cover property insurance to a certain level 'free' (read it as included in the rental cost), A+ does not cover any insurance. Your option: if you already have a home insurance, that should usually covers your property wherever they are, i.e., including those put in the self storage. If you do not have a home insurance, you will have to purchase one if you care. I think this place is very safe: you use access code to enter and exit the place, and the security system monitor the entire place.
They also sell boxes of several sizes and other packing supplies: e.g., a large box (24x18x18): $3.00/box + tax
What to pay: A 10'x10' air conditioned unit: $109/month, and second month free, plus $25 cleaning deposit (which will be refund after end of term and if you clean the unit).