photo by OrionPozo
The Historic Oakwood area has needed its own neighborhood pub bad. I've eyed various locations that would be perfect myself but of course don't have the financial ability that someone like Hibernian owner Niall Hanley does. I still think one of the buildings at the corner of Bloodworth and Lane would be perfect.
Rumors have been swirling over the past few months that Hanley would convert the building formerly occupied by the, a bit ahead of its time, gluten-free restaruant Rosie's Plate on Person Street into a pub. Andrea Weigi, over at the N&O, confirms those rumors today. The coming pub doesn't have a name yet, but considering Hanley's success on Glenwood and the thirst and deep pockets of Oakwood residents, we are quite sure that this location will thrive as a pub.
From the new condos being built, to Rapid Fitness opening, a new bakery, Market Restaurant and a grocery store coming, Oak City Cycing Project and Raleigh City Farm, the Person Street corridor continues to thrive.