Wild Ginger Asian Bistro and Sushi Now Closed

June, 27, 2011
Wild Ginger Asian Bistro and Sushi Now Closed

After a month of ‘renovations’, Wild Ginger is closed for good.

Angelo’s Is Not Closing, Yet.  Soon to be Battistella’s Cajun Kitchen

November, 23, 2010
Angelo’s Is Not Closing, Yet.  Soon to be Battistella’s Cajun Kitchen

The popular downtowner’s pizza retreat is staying Angelo’s for now.

Get Dressed Going Out of Business Liquidation Sale Saturday, Sunday and Monday

May, 08, 2010
Get Dressed Going Out of Business Liquidation Sale Saturday, Sunday and Monday

If you need some cool vintage clothes, stop by get dressed this weekend.

Red Hot & Blue on Hillsborough Street Closes

February, 08, 2010
Red Hot & Blue on Hillsborough Street Closes

The BBQ chain is closed, without so much as a goodbye note.

WTF - Krispy Kreme to Close?

February, 09, 2009

No more doughnuts on Peace Street?!?

Joe’s Place is Closing

January, 26, 2009

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.

It’s Official - Capital City Grocery Closing Today

November, 22, 2008

Today is the last day of business at Capital City Grocery in Downtown Raleigh.

The Mint, Fins At Risk of Closing?

November, 11, 2008
The Mint, Fins At Risk of Closing?

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.

Riviera Bistro is Closing

November, 03, 2008

Sad news today: Riviera Bistro is closing

South Closing, French Brasserie to Open

May, 30, 2008

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.

Downtown Event Center Closed Again

April, 30, 2008

New Raleigh gets word that The Downtown Event Center, formerly Raleigh Music Hall, formerly Martin Street Music Hall has once again closed. 

Cherry Modern Furniture Closing

April, 27, 2008

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. 

The Hurricane, Blazin’ Saddles, and Soho East: Closed

November, 13, 2007

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

Students, Late Night Drunks, Enraged at Gumby’s Closing

October, 02, 2007

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.