One of the nicer restaurant/bar interior spaces in Downtown Raleigh which was designed by Vernacular Studio and originally occupied by 101 Lounge + Bar has come under new ownership. Calavera (the spanish word for skull) will be the name of the new restuarant and bar. They will specialize in Empanadas and other Latin American tapas as well as high end cocktails. The resturant has all of their licenses and inspections done so we expect it to open very soon.
We are interested on how the beautiful and simple space has been transformed considering the spanish skull theme. Doesn't seem to fit in our mind but we'll wait and see the final outcome soon. Glad to know that the space filled up fast after 101's quick closure.
The bar is located at 444 South Blount Street at the corner of Davie Street and at the bottom of the Palladium Plaza condo building.