New restaurants and shopping announced for Fenton in Cary, some stores open Monday ::

— Stores begin opening Monday in the new Fenton mixed-use shopping center, and the grand opening is a month away.

According to developers, Sephora and Athleta will open Monday, although there is still work to be done to finish the community, which, in addition to shopping retail, will feature restaurants, more than 800 apartments, Hotel Fenton and 1 million square feet of office space.

There will also be a movie theater with pod and zero-gravity seating and an open space for concerts or, during the holidays, an ice skating rink.

Fenton is located across from the old Cary Towne Center site, where demolition is in progress so the space can serve as the new headquarters for Epic Games.

Fenton renderings

Developers believe Fenton’s mixed-use space is what people want and told WRAL News the response from the community has been positive.

Fenton’s grand opening is slated for Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. A family day is already scheduled for Saturday, and Fenton’s Sports Day will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Here are some businesses that have already been announced.


Colletta – Italian food and wine
Crawford Brothers’ Steakhouse
CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
Dram & Draught
Honeysuckle Gelato
M Sushi
Superica – Tex-Mex and cocktails


Altar’d State clothing
Archer Paper Goods
Arhaus Furniture
Arula clothing (mid and plus-size redefined)
Athleta activewear
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Free People
Madewell (quality jeans and T-shirts)
Pottery Barn
Southern Tide
Sports & Social
Vestique boutique
Williams Sonoma


Paragon Theaters

Health and beauty

Club Pilates
LunchboxWax waxing studio
The Joint pain relief and prevention
One Medical (membership-based primary care)
Von Kekel salon
Zen Nail Bar


Fifth Third Bank