According the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, nine new shops and restaurants have opened up during the first quarter. Four more are slated to open in the coming weeks.
A few of the businesses that opened last quarter are Coglin’s Raleigh, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Dos Taquitos Xoco, Fiction Kitchen and Fifteen. Slated for completion this quarter are the NC State Bar building, State Employees Credit Union tower and the Wake County Justice Center.
via Triangle Business Journal
According to to the News & Observer, Oaktree Capital Management and Northview Hotel Group acquired the 353-room hotel last week for $20.236 million from the Gencom Group of Miami, which bought the hotel for $22 million in September 2006.
The new owners of the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown plan to make many major improvements to the property to give it a more urban feel. Some of the updates include updating the lobby, common areas as well as the 4,600 square foot restaurant space along Fayetteville Street.
Looks like the Raleigh Times, will be expanding this summer. The popular bar located on Hargett Street will have more indoor seating in the location formerly occupied by Brass Grill. Not only will the new addition include rooftop seating over Holly Aiken Stitch, but it will also feature a take-out window.
Krave, a new restaurant opening in Glenwood South not only will serve food until 4am on the weekends, but patrons will be able to order menu items via an iPad. The “social media type restaurant” will be opening in the space formerly occupied by Red Room at 510 Glenwood Avenue. Expect Krave to have a soft opening in May. However, the grand opening won’t take place until the first week of June or so.
Since the first of the year, 10 new businesses have opened in downtown Raleigh. These included The Architect Bar and Social Lounge on Hargett Street, The Junction Salon & Bar on West Davie Street and Vault Yoga on Fayetteville Street. For the complete list of businesses that have recently opened or closed down, check out the Triangle Business Journal.
Mondays are quickly becoming one of my favorite days. Every week the Monday-Funday gang and I try to meet up to go riding. Each time we choose a different route and pick different locations around Raleigh to visit.
This time we took the Capital Area Greenway towards New Bern Avenue where we rode past Wake Medical Center and the Raleigh Country Club and then into Downtown Raleigh where we ended up in the Warehouse District. It was a steady uphill battle for a good part of the way. I’m so glad we took a different route back to our starting point at Kiwanis Park. All in all we biked about 15 miles.
I hope you enjoy the photos – Raleigh is beautiful and has so much offer. Hopefully the weather will be just as nice next Monday too. I’m looking forward to our next destination. Maybe the Farmer’s Market? Stay tuned to find out!
- And we’re off!
We have seriously lucked out on the weather lately.
Love this bridge.
Bridge over-looking a marshy area.
I'm already falling behind...
Instagram photo taken at the Capital Area Greenway.
Our first stop after biking up all the way down New Bern Avenue from Capital Boulevard... David and Will outside Remedy Diner in downtown Raleigh.
Rose relaxing by the road in front of Remedy Diner.
Our next stop... New Belgium beer tasting at Tasty Beverage in the Warehouse District.
Apparently their Pale Lager goes really well with Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.
Rose checking out the awesome selection of beer at Tasty Beverage Co.
I was very impressed with their beer selections. They've got beer from all over here.
Will found his favorite IPA.
Finishing up our beers before heading back. To get back to Kiwanis Park, we rode through Glenwood South to Five Points. It was a really nice ride through some of my favorite neighborhoods.
Once again, it was an awesome Monday with Will, Rose and David. We missed you Georgia... Perhaps you'll join us next Monday.
Meet my biking buddies - Rose, Georgia and Will
The weather these last few days has been awesome. It’s been sunny, warm and we recently gained an extra hour of daylight. Not to mention my allergies were starting to kick in too. Spring was definitely near… It was the perfect day for a bike ride.
I met my friends at the Bell Tower on Hillsborough Street. From there where we made our way to Centennial Campus. It’s a really nice campus – they’re even building a giant new library that sort of looked like it belonged in a Star Wars movie. There’s a golf course, walking trail and disc golf course on the campus also. We even found a great spot by the lake to watch the sun set.
On our way back from Centennial Campus, we decided to stop at Sushi Blues on Glenwood Avenue for some BOGO sushi rolls. I really like the new outdoor patio area they built recently. It’s much better than the little parking lot that was there before. The sushi was pretty good there. The house salad with ginger dressing looked really good too. I’ll have to get that next time.
To complete our night, we hit up The Alley on Hillsborough Street. On Monday nights, you can bowl all you want for just 5 bucks! If I wasn’t so exhausted from the bike ride, I would have stayed longer than just one game. However, at this point my legs felt like jelly, and all I could think about was how great sleep was going to be that night.
Overall, it was a really fun day – the weather was really nice, I got a good work out from bike ride around town, enjoyed delicious sushi, and went bowling – all in the company of great friends… Not bad for a Monday night in downtown Raleigh!