After a month of ‘renovations’, Wild Ginger is closed for good.
The popular downtowner’s pizza retreat is staying Angelo’s for now.
If you need some cool vintage clothes, stop by get dressed this weekend.
The BBQ chain is closed, without so much as a goodbye note.
No more doughnuts on Peace Street?!?
In a heart-felt letter the owner of Joe’s place thanks his customers and announces his closing after 29 years. “This Friday, January 30th, we’ll serve lunch at Joe’s Place for the last time,” says the letter. Full letter below the fold.
Today is the last day of business at Capital City Grocery in Downtown Raleigh.
We are hearing from several sources that two of downtown’s nicest restaurants are both at risk of closing. After Riviera’s abrupt end early last week, it is sad to hear that two others may be in trouble.
Sad news today: Riviera Bistro is closing
The Urban Food Group, owners of Frazier’s, Porters, and Vivace is closing North Hills South Restaurant on June 7th only to reopen later this summer as a French Brasserie. A Brasserie is a cafe that serves casual dining faire. The Urban Food Group will unleash its crack team of chefs to form an appropriate menu, something completely unique to this restaurant. The Johnson Studio has been hired to completely redesign the location- the most major change? Replacing the floor to ceiling windows with accordion style folding doors opening each side of the restaurant to the street, and adding a patio area with seating for 30. Even if it is in a mall the restaurant sounds like it will set one hot scene. “A French brasserie has always been part of our long term plans; this is a fabulous location, situated in the heart of North Hills, and has the perfect floor plan for a lively French restaurant with a sidewalk café and patio,” explained owner Kevin Jennings.
New Raleigh gets word that The Downtown Event Center, formerly Raleigh Music Hall, formerly Martin Street Music Hall has once again closed.
Sad news for the modernists in our audience (and staff). GoGoRaleigh brings us word that Cherry is closing. Cherry was the only dealer of brands like Alessi, Knoll, Cassina, Kartell, and Blue Dot between Washington DC and Atlanta. Louis Cherry, a local architect and his wife Ann Marie Baum opened the store, originally on Glenwood Avenue, then moved to Cameron Village last spring.
After three years of vacancy the Raleigh Depot was occupied by three nightclubs owned by a New York based developer. A few months after opening- all three have closed overnight. The clubs each targeted their own demographic but were marketed together both traditionally and non-traditionally with a blazing spotlight shot into the sky. During the club’s tenure several successful block parties had been thrown- with large crowds teaming in the streets for the surrounding blocks. Drama in da Club, Below the Fold
In what was apparently a surprise, Gumby’s, Hillsborough Street’s budget pizza delivery has been closed after scoring a 60.5 on its most recent inspection. Gumby’s is best known for 4 dollar pizzas with a grease topping and a side of ranch dressing. Many State graduates fondly remember the searing heartburn of cheap liquor combined with the pizza product. WRAL brought out the fear mongering 5 on your side with a block of text that sums it all up: The most serious violation cited by the inspector was food-temperature concerns. The inspector noted a lot of cheese, chicken wings and other food was being left at potentially dangerous temperatures.