Winter Weather – January 22 /23

The majority of Factory is closed due to Winter Weather on January 22nd

The Ice House and MVP Sports may open – please check their website for additional details

for other businesses within the factory please call or check their website / Facebook page for up to the minute details.


Stay Warm!


Kidaround Kidsale @ MVP Sports – March 18-20

visit –  for additional information

Virgilio’s to host cooking classes – January 11 and 18

Virgilio’s will be hosting their first in shop cooking class on January 11th, called “Italian Lunch”.

Space is limited. Everyone cooks and cleans, keeps the recipes, takes the left overs home, and a glass of wine is included.

The cost is $50.00 per person

The registration for this class will begin on Jan 2nd, so please register early.

The class will begin promptly at 7pm, you will be cooking 4 dishes which they will announce at the start of the class. This particular class you will be cooking from Naples, Sicily, Rome and a Tuscan appetizer.

Next class is January 18th called ” Italian Cafe”


Holiday Ice Skating

Come visit us at The Factory and The Polar Ice House for some Holiday Skating Fun !

Public Ice Skating Times Include:

December 23 – 12:30 – 4:30 pm and 7:15 – 10:00 pm

December 24 – 12:30 – 4:00 pm

December 25 – CLOSED

December 26 – 12:30 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 10:00 pm

December 27 – 12:30 – 4:00 pm

December 28,29 and 30 – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

December 31 – 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Pricing $5 for 5 and under, $8 – 5-12 years old , $9 – 13 and up
Skate Rental for all ages – $3.00

Thanksgiving Day

We are closed on Thanksgiving Day – Have A Happy Holiday !


Virgilio’s Grand Opening – November 7th

From The Owner –

“It’s fast approaching, our Grand Opening Celebration. Saturday, Nov 7th is the day! Yep, all day we will be celebrating our new location here at The Factory next to Lily Mae’s and Clay Fusion. We have so much going on and we just keep adding new things as we go.

The Olives are getting ready to make their grand appearance for the first time in Wake Forest. They’ve made such a name for themselves already.

Olivio and I are cooking up some good stuff to munch on and Vito he is getting the wines and beers ready. Virgilio, well he’s the boss, so he just oversees everything we do. Heehee

The line-up is as follows:

8am to 11am — free mini mimosas made with some pretty delicious Champagne. Coffee drinks (lattes, americanos, etc), hot chocolate, and baked goods will be available for purchase as well.

11am is the Ribbon Cutting with the Wake Chamber.

12pm-1pm the Olives arrive and they are very excited. They’ll be passing out candy to the kids, info about the days activities and a little something interesting to adults.

1pm to 3pm we’ll have face painting and tattoos for the kiddos. Pizza samples provided by Ziggy’s and their new owners from New Haven CT, serving New Haven style pizza.

3pm -4:45pm the Olives are out and about again.

4pm-7pm The Triangle Sons of Italy will host a wine tasting. They are charging $9.00 per person. Check out their facebook page for details.

8pm-10pm it’s live music with Mariah and Anthony, wine tasting, free appetizers and a bunch of fun. I have some pretty cool customers and friends, so come hang out with us. You’ll have a great time. Bruno from Bruno’s Seafood and Steaks is a friend of mine and is cooking up a little something to add to the flavor of the evening.

We’re going to have a blast. Come join us. It’s always a big deal at Virgilio’s. The Olives wouldn’t have it any other way.

Ciao for now. See you here! Margarita”


Factory Spooktacular – Friday, October 23rd – 5-8 pm



Come join us for a night of fun as we celebrate our annual Spooktacular!

The fun begins at 5 pm and runs till 8 pm.

The event is free and open to kids of all ages.

Both Inflatables at Jumpin Beans will be open,  A giant slide will be in MVP Sports, A Magic Show with Shaun Jay the Magician and Movies will take place in the mill room,  and stores will have specials during the night.

Trick or Treating for kids in costume at participating merchants.

Fee based activities include a haunted house @ The Tumble Gym $4 and many more surprises!






Lily Mae’s 10th Anniversary Celebration – October 9th- 11th

Limited Time Groupon from MVP Sports – Open House October 10th !

2 or 4 Kids Open Play Sessions, or 1 or 3 30-Minute Sports Lessons at MVP Sports Factory (Up to 75% Off)

Polar Ice House

from $12


Value Discount You Save
$24 50% $12
  • Limited Time Only!
  • Be the First to Buy!
Limited quantity available

In a Nutshell

Kids expend energy during open play inside a multi-purpose sports facility, or learn the fundamentals of a sport or three during lessons

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. May redeem across visits. Valid only for option purchased. Lessons will be held during Open House on 10/10/15. Sessions are used in 2 hour increments; no credit for time forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $12 for two 4-hour open play sessions ($24 value)
  • $24 for four 4-hour open play sessions ($48 value)
  • $7 for open-house session with one sports lesson, valid October 10, 2015 ($20 value)
  • $15 for open-house session with three sports lessons, valid October 10, 2015 ($60 value)

On October 10, 2015, MVP will host the following sports lessons at the following times:

  • Basketball: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Ice skating: 12–2 p.m.
  • Soccer: 2–5 p.m.

Other activities include free open play, free ice skating, free face painting, free food and drink, and giveaways.

MVP Sports Factory

Despite having the word in its name, MVP Sports Factory isn’t a factory in the classic industrial sense. It does, however, produce something: young athletes equipped with a potent blend of skill and enthusiasm. That’s thanks to their signature training programs, which welcome kids 18 months old and older to learn and play the likes of basketball, indoor soccer, and “Blastball”—a gender-neutral blend of baseball and softball. The large, fully-equipped facility features twin basketball courts, a multi-purpose turf room, an indoor soccer field, and a volleyball court, while ice skating is offered at the Polar Ice House. All this space ensures participants always have enough room to master the key elements of becoming a successful athlete: understanding the fundamentals of their chosen sport, exhibiting sportsmanship, playing as a team, and looking cool in a sweatband.

Jenn’s Vin and Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery special event – September 3

Jenn's Vin Logo

EVENT: September 03rd, 2015, Thursday from 5 – 8

LOCATION: Jenn’s Vin NC Wines in The Factory (Ziggy’s Side)

Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery, #1 in NC, will be pouring 6 of their award-winning wines!

Come enjoy NC Wines, appetizers catered by Leli’s Diner, acoustic guitar and refreshments by

Espresso Self Café opening soon in The Factory, sample cheeses by Ormann’s Cheese Shop

located in Lafayette Village, sample Jenn’s NC JvD Blackberry Wine Ice-Cream partnering

with Lumpy’s Ice-Cream in downtown Wake Forest and enter to win one of two spa gift certificates

from D’Roc Spa opening soon in The Factory!