One of our favorite new downtown hangouts happens to be a bike shop. Oak City Cycling Project opened just North of Peace Street last year but moved to the corner of Franklin and Person Street a few months ago. Since the move, the group have continued to add bikes and accessories. As well, music and voices can be heard most nights funneling out of the basement retail spot. This Friday, Oak City gets into the First Friday game for the first time with an event sponsored by New Raleigh and featuring some of our favorite local treats.
Artists Jason Whitman will be showcased. If you're a fan of the shop, you're already familiar with Jason's work in the Squirrely shirts that adorn the walls and chests of downtowners. Come say hey to Jason, check out the shop, purchase some art and get to know more about Oak City Cycling Project. This is Oak City's first First Friday event so they are also looking for other artists
Crumb will be joining the event with samplings of their delicious baked treats (Mini Chocolate Slingshot XO Cake Puddings). Slingshot Coffee Co. will have it’s very first pop-up coffee bar debuting for the masses to enjoy at Oak City Cycling Project’s First Friday evening of bikes, brews and art. The Slingshot Cold Brew Pop-Up Bar will have drinks available for purchase, including Slingshot Cold Brew Summer seasonal, and two new Slingshot Cold Brew cocktails, The Franklin Street Fizz and the other called Oak City Summer. Also on hand will be the ready to drink and concentrate bottles of Slingshot Coffee for your weekend enjoyment.
There will also be some homebrew and a smattering of classy, cheapo beers will be available by donation! So come on out, say hello, grab a drink and let’s weekend!
Friday, August 3, 2012
212 East Franklin Street, Raleigh