Finally something will happen with the fantastic centerpiece building in City Market. Formerly Greenshields Brewpub, this building is currently under renovation and will become Cobblestone Hall, a space for “wedding receptions, corporate functions or social gatherings” in downtown Raleigh.
Cobblestone Hall is scheduled to open in January 2009 and includes 7,500 square feet that will hold groups from 10-600. This could become the premier place to hold events in downtown (what about music festivals inside???) and make the Moore Square even more lively than it already is. Just think if many of the festivals that occur on the square could actually have an interior component as well. Some of the bars/restaurants in the area attempt to open their doors for patrons but a huge open space like this could revamp the whole location.
Although this is a great addition for downtown, it’s still too bad it wasn’t King’s Barcade as the rumor mill continues to state.