Western Boulevard Kmart closing by EOY


#21

That’s what I was referring to in my previous post. I just didn’t know the name. I also didn’t care enough to research it.


#22

I work in downtown Raleigh, but I live in Cary. It’s a big deal to me and I hope they get started on it soon. I suspect a lot of Raleigh residents will come visiting once it opens…


#23

I wasn’t saying that it wasn’t a big deal. I was just saying that I didn’t care enough to find out the name. That’s all. No hidden agenda or hating.


#24

It’s called Fenton because it’s the middle name of Samuel Fenton Cary a prohibitionist who was a US Representative from Ohio. And of course whom the town of Cary was named after. I gave you some context so that maybe you would care a little more… haha


#25

Interesting…Cary is named for a prohibitionist. Is this where Cary gets its prohibition of color?


#26

Really? I didn’t know you were one of those people… City of Raleigh is 59% white. Cary is 69% white. While that is a difference I wouldn’t say that it is all that significant. Anyway, I am definitely done with this conversation. Have a great day!


#27

Lol he meant the ordinances about buildings needing to be beige and earthtones


#28

Yeah that’s what I got from that as well…

This thread didn’t turn awkward at all LOL.


#29

OMG. My comment had NOTHING to do with race. It was a joke about how everything in Cary is beige. I apologize that I wasn’t more clear.


#30

Uh, yeah. That’s exactly what I meant. Thanks for seeing that and for interceding in the conversation. I wouldn’t want any unnecessary and unintended triggering to continue to fester!


#31

Sarcasm and jokes pretty much require an emoji or hashtag these days.


#32

I tried using a sarcasm tag once <"/"Sarcasm> (sans the quotes) and it actually tried to make it a tag. Two things the internet needs is an actual sarcasm font (maybe like italics but the other direction) and widespread use of the interrobang. (‽)


#33

I wonder if I should create an official sarcasm “how-to” for this site. As in, I encourage it. :grin:


#34

I’m hoping that TedF is seeing these follow-up comments to the misinterpretation.


#35

I saw them. Sorry that I interpreted your comment wrongly. I have been on the receiving end of Cary critics about race before so I thought it was just more of the same. Cary is very beige but then again so is downtown Raleigh if you ask me…


#36

So, back to the subject at hand. Does anyone know if the Kmart on Western is closed yet?

Thanks!


#37

Yes, it has closed. It has closed, I say (20 character minimum)


#38

Closed, I do declare


#39

A treasure lost! (looking for the facetious icon)