As any growing city does, Raleigh has had many staple businesses that have come and gone over the years. Natives often lament over their closings, and fondly remember the days you could go see a movie on Fayetteville at the Ambassador Theatre, and get fresh milk home delivery from the Pine State Creamery. If you were a kid, your first stop when going downtown would be Royster’s candy shop. Adults were more likely head for a bite at the Upstairs restaurant (the chairs of which grace the downstairs of the Morning Times today).
What is your favorite business from Raleigh’s past? Could be from last year or thirty years ago. First 10 people to post their answer and why they miss it win a copy of the Raleigh City Museum’s book Businesses that Built Raleigh.
If you have won one of the Olde Raleigh contests before, you are ineligible to win a book, but we’d still love to hear your response. Winners will be notified at the email address provided in order to comment.
A few Raleigh businesses that aren’t around anymore…
The Globe Clothing Company
Boone Iseley Drugstore
All images courtesy of the Raleigh City Museum