Former Rosie’s Plate Building in Historic Oakwood Area to Become Pub

Former Rosie’s Plate Building in Historic Oakwood Area to Become Pub

September, 26, 2012 , by Jedidiah

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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.








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  • downtown fella
    09/26 10:59 AM

    I wonder how they will deal with the parking issues in that area.

  • Mike Rotch
    09/26 11:11 AM

    I’m skeptically hopeful about this… but, this guy has a spotty track record.  Didn’t he do both Solas and The Diner?  Both of these spots are / were pretty corny to me.

  • Dana Deaton
    09/26 11:22 AM

    Thanks to everyone involved with the Person Street Partnership for helping to promote and build momentum in this important business district within the Mordecai CAC.  Neighbors are looking forward to this and more new businesses opening up.  http://www.mordecaicac.org/partnerships

  • Seen it happen too many times
    09/26 11:41 AM

    Wait until it tanks and he turns it into an “urban” place like he did with Solas.  Oakwood will be overjoyed, then.

  • RaleighRob
    09/26 11:47 AM

    Since it is a small building, a small neighborhood pub where people mostly walk to it from nearby areas could work decently well.  Hopefully better food than most downtown pubs would help, particularly with Tylers’ not far away.
    PieBird doubles as a neighborhood bar up untill 11 and then they’re closed, so it’ll be great to have something open significantly later nearby.

  • raleighing
    09/26 04:26 PM

    Let’s just hope he leans more towards The Hibernian than Solas.  He knows how to run an establishment and a comfortable, homey neighborhood pub is what I think would work in that space.

  • JZ
    09/26 09:13 PM

    I am so pleased to see Person Street (and Seaboard) evolving. It’s a great time to be living in Oakdale!!! Now for the streetscape improvements!

  • Francesco Zappa
    09/27 08:04 AM

    I was told that it is going to be an absinthe bar and the staff will all dress in fin de si├Ęcle style costumes. It will tread the line between elegance and demimonde decadence. Music will exclusively be the soundtrack from the Mr. T film “DC Cab”.

  • Trevor Davis
    09/27 09:46 AM

    “DC Cab?” Seriously? I am so there! “DC Cab” is one of the finest achievements in the history of cinema, ranking alongside such enduring masterworks as “Citizen Kane,” “Rashomon” and “Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.”

  • MLS
    10/04 01:19 PM

    I won’t go unless he serves gluten-free beer.

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  • arthurbr
    10/15 05:55 PM

    Hibernia is ok. Solas is too exclusive.

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