TBJ Plus: Cary mansion sold for $6.5M; Digital kiosks in Downtown Raleigh; Fox show filmed in NC canceled

Cary mansion sold for $6.5M

A Cary mansion that hit the market in early 2022 for $9 million has finally found a buyer – after a $2.5 million price reduction.

When it was first listed for sale, the home at 2029 Giovanni Court was the highest-priced home in the history of Triangle Multiple Listing Services.

The nearly 13,000-square-foot home across the lake from Koka Booth Amphitheatre, sold to Jarrod and Monica Purvis for $6.5 million, according to the deed.

The home was built in 2015 for Dr. Stefan Simoncic, an oral surgeon, and his wife, Kelly. Built by luxury homebuilder Jon Rufty, the home’s amenities include a pool, exercise room and more. It has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and three half baths.

A home in Cary is for sale a record price of $9 million.

Digital kiosks coming to Downtown Raleigh

Soon, digital kiosks will dot Downtown Raleigh, in an effort to serve as digital tour guides to the area.

In an announcement made by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, IKE Smart City, and the City of Raleigh will unveil new interactive kiosks called IKE (Interactive Kiosk Experience) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony later this fall.

Five kiosk sites are currently under construction with an anticipated 15 sites total to be completed over the next few months as part of this initial deployment, the DRA said. The network will be installed throughout Downtown Raleigh.

Each multilingual IKE is programmed with geographic coordinates that automatically populate detailed directory listings for businesses situated within a customizable radius of the kiosk’s location. A multimodal trip planning application will help users navigate to destinations around downtown with mapping and real-time transit information.

In addition to functioning as an interactive tour guide, the kiosks will be equipped with an emergency call system.

RAL IKE digital kiosks

A rendering of what the digital kiosks will look like.

IKE

Largest private entities in the Triangle

On Friday, Triangle Business Journal released its latest list of the region’s 50 largest private entities, ranked by the number of companywide employees. Nearly 220,000 employees work at the companies on the list and record tens of billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Here are a few interesting tidbits from this year’s list:

  • There are five companies on the list that employ more than 10,000 people companywide.
  • There are 20 companies on the list that have at least $500 million in revenue.
  • The largest entity on the list is Duke University and Health System. Over the last five years, its overall employee figure has jumped 10 percent and now sits at 45,502.

Check out the entire list below.

The List

Rank Prior Rank Business name/

1

1

Duke University and Health System

2

2

Syneos Health

3

3

Golden Corral Corp.

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Show filmed in NC canceled

A show that was filmed mostly in Wilmington and Burgaw called “Welcome to Flatch” has been canceled, according to a statement from the Fox network on which it aired.

The show aired for two seasons.

The show was a mockumentary that starred Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley and Taylor Ortega. It was inspired by the British format “This Country.” The last episode aired in February.

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