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Raleigh Denim has revealed plans to move its operations from South Bloodworth Street to Downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District. The duo will be moving into the Empire Properties West Martin Street building next to Designbox. The space was occupied years ago by Serentec and has also hosted a few First Friday art shows and the Design Expo Raleigh (DXR). It’s a fantastic wide open space for Raleigh Denim.
Raleigh Denim will use the space as the headquarters for its workshop for denim construction and for the first time in the company’s young history, have a retail component built in. More to come on all of this and we’ll keep you updated.
This is a very exciting addition to the Warehouse District and West Martin Street. Retail is still the biggest gap in the Downtown Raleigh experience. While we wish that Shotbox was still around, we look forward to Raleigh Denim and CAM moving in over the next year.
There are also still two empty storefronts (formerly Stuff Consignment and White Rabbit Books) on West Martin. We can only hope that retail will move into these spaces soon. Slowly, but surely, the Warehouse District is coming up. If only we could get that music venue that’s been rumored for years.
Check out the UNC-TV spot on Raleigh Denim here.