New restaurants and retail at Waverly Place in Cary


Pineapple Sol, a women- and minority-owned restaurant, is one of three new businesses to join the lineup at Cary’s Waverly Place mall.

Courtesy of Northwood Retail

Three new tenants join the roster of restaurants and retail at Cary’s Waverly Place Mall.

Pineapple Sol, iCRYO and Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls will join the 39 occupants of the mall, nestled at the intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Roads.

The location of Waverly Place will be Pinapple Sol’s first brick-and-mortar store. The female- and minority-owned restaurant launched in 2021 with an online-only concept. Its menu offers “picnic-style” breakfasts, lunches and weekend brunches. The rotating selection includes fresh pastries, custom charcuterie boards, sandwiches and desserts.

“The food we serve is inspired by our different cultures and backgrounds, especially the fresh pastries,” said Aleena Azhar, co-owner of the restaurant with Dahiana Vitabar. “We want space to be the place of travel that everyone visits and the community likes to know. We plan to hold special events, such as tea parties and other fun activities, as well as popups with different chefs so we can bring different flavors to our seasonal menu.

The restaurant will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on March 5. Grand opening activities will include a special brunch menu, henna tattoos, face painting and gift cards.

iCRYO, a national cryotherapy chain, recently opened its second Triangle location at Waverly Place. The Pain Therapy, Beauty and General Wellness Center offers IV Infusions, Whole Body Cryotherapy, Body Sculpting, Infrared Sauna, Compression Therapy and more.

“There’s a great range of health and beauty tenants in the project, and I think iCRYO really enhances that,” said Jonathan Stewart, vice president of leasing at Northwood Retail, the management company of Waverly Place. . “There have been a number of additions in this area, and I think iCRYO really complements them.”

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls will arrive later this spring, said Stewart, at the mall plaza next to StretchLab. Founded in 2014, Mason’s serves “mouth-to-mouth” Maine lobster. Its lobster rolls are prepared “according to tradition, without bells, whistles or pretensions,” the company says.

“In general, we look for unique operators, unique operations, unique concepts,” Stewart said. “…We’d like to think we’re creative when it comes to retailing and renting food and beverages, finding unique options for the community.”

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Lars Dolder is a business reporter at The News & Observer focusing on retail.