New Raleigh has received word that Fayetteville Street Tavern, formerly The Capital Room, in downtown is being cleaned out today. Maybe its lack of business or maybe their lease is up, either way it looks like there isn’t enough room for all the bars in this area. Move over old school Raleigh, here comes the, er, new Raleigh.
It was a great place for a late night pool game or to have a beer and watch the Fayetteville Street celebrations and parades. Until a couple of years ago, it was the only place to do this. Let’s hope something good takes its spot. I know the apartments above were due for a renovation years ago, but that stalled and hasn’t moved forward since.
FST will be missed by downtown and the many regulars that frequented the space.