Sushi Republic – A New Day Dawning

Sushi Republic – A New Day Dawning Sushi Republic is not a new player in the GSO restaurant scene but it does have a fresh perspective. In August, Chan Kang along with his brother and father, purchased Sushi Republic from Ms. Lim. She founded the restaurant over 10 years ago and had another business as well. The burden of running two successful companies became too much for her. Kang’s mother is close friends with Ms. Lim’s sister and when they heard she would be interested in selling the restaurant, they jumped at the chance. This is the first time owning
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Meraki Handmade A Year Later

Meraki Handmade A Year Later  By: Ray Morgan There’s a blissful respite from the everyday world just a short walk down Elm Street in Downtown GSO. Cross the threshold into Meraki Handmade and be transported to a place where local artists thrive, refreshing NC craft brewed beers are ready for the sampling and friendships are formed. A year ago, Madeleine Fraher opened Meraki Handmade and is very pleased she has weathered her first year. With help from her family, she wanted to create a relaxing place where people would feel comfortable and reflected her passion for nature. She began her
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Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques, Down the St and Back In Time

Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques, Down the St and Back In Time    By Ray Morgan On a recent Friday morning, I stopped by and spent a pleasant hour talking with Larry and Ryan Laster, father and son owners of Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques. Regular visitors know they will find a wide collection of fine art, antiques and unusual items, all mixed with a healthy dose of humor! I asked Larry if he bought items or worked on consignment and learned he does both. Consignment represents about 30% of his business, however, for items of a higher caliber, in construction
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Tre Nonne: Local Taste of Italy

Tre Nonne: Local Taste of Italy…  By Sarah K Wilson Nestled into a complex at 177 Jonestown Road stands Italian restaurant, Tre Nonne, named for three grandmothers. This gem is family run, and got its start close to three years ago when owners Tony, Alice, and Debby Maresca decided that the Triad needed an authentic taste of Italy. The owners and head chef stay true to their roots in Naples by making everything fresh from scratch, just like their grandma’s used to. As soon as you enter Tre Nonne, you are met with savory aromas you would expect to find
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