For the first time in three decades, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds will not host the Fourth of July Fireworks celebration. Instead, City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh will be the destination for thousands of Wake residents.
The South’s first post-Civil War post office will close in July.
In case you are looking of a place to watch the parade or streets to avoid in the morning, here’s your map.
Time to rotate the pieces of art in city plaza. Submit yours.
Here are a few favorites from back in the day.
I guess the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association would like a lump of coal in their stocking this year.
Dinner featuring Thai Fondue, along with Asian beers and a selection of organic wine.
Catering company’s Fall Open House in one of the newest galleries in Downtown Raleigh.
The area’s favorite watering hole from the late 1700s plans to reopen on Fayetteville Street.
Thursday night Raleigh’s most homegrown conference, SPARKcon, launches with ideaSPARK featuring 10 influential Triangle Residents sharing their big ideas for their community.
Announced as a post script in their email newsletter.
Could there be retail on Fayetteville Street soon?
For the inaugural edition of a new feature series In the Spotlight, designed to highlight local destinations that stand out among the crowd, I decided to shine the spotlight on Foundation Bar because of their inventive seasonal cocktails, commitment to North Carolina draft beers, stunning architectural design, and of course, their new Summer drink menu. I recently sat down with Foundation’s owners and head bartender, Drew, to sample several drinks from the new menu and can say without hesitation that these are the best cocktails I have ever tasted. Thankfully they were generous enough to allow me to take some pictures of the new drinks which I have published below the fold.
Best cocktails in town
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.
Come out and support Preservation North Carolina’s efforts to preserve historic downtown Raleigh properties! The Taste of Downtown Raleigh takes places on Tuesday, May 19 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm and includes a reception and tour of several newly-renovated properties on Fayetteville Street. Participating restaurants will offer “buy one, get one free” entrées immediately thereafter. Highlights of the tour include the Carolina Trust Building, the Mahler Building, Briggs Hardware Building, and Foundation bar. Tickets required. Learn more below the fold…
With plenty of deck parking the council says its time to meter.
Let’s play name the bar game!
Old school goes out the door.
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