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Cherry Street expanding, two new tenants announced at Vickery Village
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Since Vickery Village changed ownership in July, an artificial turf field has been installed in the Village Courtyard. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH – A popular mixed-use development in southwest Forsyth is set to welcome two new retailers to its line of storefronts and the expansion of two existing businesses.

The Phase Shop opened on Oct. 30 in the 200,000-square-foot live-work-play center at the corner of Post and Major roads, while Pinspiration signed a lease to open in the first quarter of 2017, according to a news release.

“Commitment to the community is imperative. We purchased Vickery Village in order to restore it to the vibrant work, live and play

development we know it can be,” said Russell Scaramella, a partner at Vickery Village Community Inc., which bought the development in July.

Owned by parent company Orange, The Phase Shop offers gifts to “celebrate each phase of a child’s life from birth through graduation as well as a selection of gifts for the entire family.”

The Phase Shop is part of the Commons at Vickery Village, a gathering a workspace available for rental and private events.

Pinspiration is a Phoenix-based retailer that describes itself as a do-it-yourself craft studio space where patrons can choose from more than 50 Pinterest-inspired projects and receive all the supplies and materials needed to make the project in the studio while also being provided snacks and drinks.

“Vickery Village is the perfect fit for Pinspiration,” said Brook Roe, founder and CEO. “We were looking for a space that would inspire, and we can’t wait to get creative with our new neighbors.”

Roe said the center itself and the “strong sense of community we feel here” were main reasons for moving into the development.


The Dojo and Cherry Street moving and growing


The Dojo, a karate and marital arts studio, is set to move into a new 2,390-square-foot space to accommodate its growth and to allow for the expansion of Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative.

Cherry Street will be doubling the size of its current brewing operations and retail space.

Since the change in ownership – the commercial portion opened in 2006 – capital improvements have included the installation of artificial turf and pavers in the Village Courtyard area, improvements to landscaping, drainage and external power and other property repairs and upgrades, the news release said.

“We have always been, and continue to be,” Scaramella said, “committed to supporting the small local businesses in the center as well as the broader Forsyth County community.”