Exploring The Apex, NC Area

Your Apex Chiropractor at Omega Chiropractic Center - Sports Performance & Nutrition recommends the best places to visit when exploring the Apex, NC area. Don't take our word for it, check them out today! Check out the other recommendations here: SET 2, SET 3, SET 4, SET 5


The Temple Theatre

The Temple Theatre was constructed in 1925 by Robert Ingram, Sr. The Temple is a cultural center and the top year-round attraction in Lee County. The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, the Red Clay Ramblers, The Kingston Trio, the Glenn Miller Band, Count Basie, Mark Wills, The Embers, and Nantucket (band) are among the artists who have performed at the Temple Theatre.

Today, The Temple Theatre Company produces seven Main Stage shows per season ranging from musicals to dramas, with each show running for three weeks. All the actors are paid professionals brought in from across the country. The Temple Theatre is also a Comedy Zone venue and has hosted a number of high-profile stand-up comics in recent years. Special events at the Temple range from pop concerts to dance recitals.
The Temple attracts people from the Research Triangle, the Piedmont Triad, and the Sandhills areas on a regular basis. In all, around 40,000 people visit the Temple each year. All funds raised during the annual fund drive go to the maintenance and operation of the facility (utilities, insurance, equipment, security, etc.). Production expenses come from ticket sales, sponsorships, grants, and advertising. The Temple Theatre is a non-profit organization.


Depot Park

In 1997, the City of Sanford and Downtown Sanford Inc had a joint vision for a park in Sanford's historic downtown that would highlight the city's roots while giving people a clean, relaxing place to come together. After much hard work, that vision was realized in Depot Park. The park is now used for concerts, celebrations, and special events. There are picnic tables and benches for visitors to enjoy. The park includes the Railroad House, the Railroad Depot, and the surrounding land - which has been shaped into a unique and inviting landscape with picnic tables, benches, and fountains that encourage people to meet in downtown Sanford for work, play, or simply to relax in a peaceful environment. With the incorporation of the Railroad House Museum housed in the Sanford Railroad House, historical education is also an important component of the park. The park draws over 50,000 visitors a year that help support the business expansion that has occurred with the properties bordering the park, including an antique store, three restaurants, and several office spaces.

ADDRESS: The park is located at 601 N. 5th Street Sanford, NC 27330

HOURS: Park Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Hugger Mugger Brewing

Hugger Mugger Brewing celebrates the secretive in a city where masonic symbols are written right onto the architecture. Come enjoy any of the 18 beers brewed on-site while trying your hand at unraveling the meaning behind the symbols on the tapestries adorning the walls of our spacious beer hall. The first meeting of the owner/brewers was held under an old Masonic poster in a dark bar. Sharing a similar vision for concept, beer & the role of brewery in community. David & Tim started a brewery in the coolest downtown no one knows about in North Carolina. David brings extensive experience in brewing and hospitality to deliver a diverse array of beers on draft in the taproom.

The least secretive aspect of Hugger Mugger Brewing is owners David McComas & Tim Emmert. David & Tim's passion for craft beer is expressed through a broad repertoire of craft beer styles for an audience of diverse palettes. The brewery building is designed to accommodate large crowds and includes a beer hall and an outdoor beer garden where food trucks are set up. The beer hall is a family-friendly & kid-friendly environment.

ADDRESS: The brewery is located at 229 Wicker Street, Sanford NC 27330.


Pfizer

The 230-acre site in Sanford, North Carolina, just south of the famed Research Triangle, is home to one of the largest U.S. biotechnology hubs. The site has flexible, multi-product manufacturing capabilities and facilities focused on vaccines intermediates and drug substance, and gene therapy drug substance and drug product.

The vaccine manufacturing capabilities center on large-scale microbial fermentation, purification, conjugation, and cell banking. Gene therapy capabilities include cell culture, purification, drug product formulation and filling, and inspect, label, and primary packaging.

Sanford has been certified as a Carolina STAR site since 2007; the equivalent of an OHSA VPP certification recognizing safety excellence.

In 2017, Pfizer invested $100 million in a state-of-the-art gene therapy facility. In 2019, Pfizer announced an additional investment of $500 million for the construction of its facility for the production of gene therapies. This is expected to add 300 jobs to its local workforce of 650.

Sanford is one of three North Carolina sites where Pfizer carries out gene therapy Research & Development. A significant portion of North Carolina’s gene therapy activity occurs within the Raleigh/Durham region of which was ranked number 8 in the most recent annual GEN A-List of Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters.


Coca-Cola

Sanford Coca-Cola Bottling Company was founded in 1907. The Company's line of business includes the manufacturing of soft drinks and carbonated waters. It is a vending machine supplier in Sanford, North Carolina.

Sanford Coca-Cola Bottling Company is the exclusive Coca-Cola bottling system franchisee for the territory centered on Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina. Sanford is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. Sanford Coca-Cola’s territory encompasses substantially all of Lee County and extends into both Chatham and Harnett counties, all three of which are included in the area known as the Research Triangle Region, home to 1.3 million people. Sanford was built sometime between 1912 and 1917.

During the 1920s, the old bottling works building on the north side of the intersection of Chatham and Charlotte streets was probably remodeled to its present polychrome Art Deco appearance by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

ADDRESS: It is located at 1605 Hawkins Avenue Sanford, NC 27330 The building is in the Downtown Sanford Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is considered a pivotal property- its presence is essential to the character of the historic district. It currently employs approximately 100 people.