“Bombshells” photo from Cherry Bomb’s Facebook page
UPDATE: Cherry Bomb Grill is now open.
Cherry Bomb has taken down the covers and revealed a brand new look to the former Joe’s spot at the corner of Martin and Dawson Streets in Downtown Raleigh. There’s lots of red and black and a bar full of very bright televisions. On Monday night they held a sneak preview of the space and hope to be open later this week.
There’s a stage for a tiny band to play on and the circular bar takes up about half of the space and faces the corner entry which is a big, but welcomed change. The space looks more like a sports bar than the rock ‘n roll bar it is planned to be, but luckily we hear they have some plans for street music fests and the sort which would be great for the Warehouse District. As well, the fact that the corner will be nice and bright (and open) at night will be a big draw for the district, something Joe’s unfortunately lacked.