@NewRaleigh sharing that Berkeley Cafe re-opens Friday, full menu Saturday

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Hot dogs, pastries, and restaurant name confusion in store for Downtown Raleigh

There's been a flurry of news related to Downtown Raleigh in TBJ this week, in no particular order: March 20: Five-star Umstead Hotel's pastry chef leaving to open bakery in downtown Raleigh "LucetteGrace will be located at 235 S. Salisbury St. … [Read more...]

City of Raleigh appeals Board of Adjustment decision on modern Oakwood house

via WRAL.com: City of Raleigh appealing decision on modern Oakwood house “The appeal is being filed with Wake County Superior Court because of concerns about procedural irregularities,” the city said in a statement. Read the full story at … [Read more...]

Groucho’s Deli to open in Raleigh tomorrow

Announced on Twitter today, a new "neighborhood deli" will be open on Horne Street, near NC State University, tomorrow (Thursday, March 20). @GrouchosRaleigh has been CLEARED FOR LANDING! We will OPEN tomorrow at 11am! Can't wait to serve you! … [Read more...]

Christensen back in the running for James Beard Foundation award

Thew News & Observer's Andrea Weigl is that Poole's Diner/Chuck's/Beasley's/Fox's Liquor Bar, etc. owner Ashley Christensen is a finalist for a second year in a row for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef Southeast" award. Raleigh chef Ashley … [Read more...]

Isaac Hunter’s Oak City Tavern announces farewell event

I'm sad to say this fixture in my Fayetteville Street rotation of "bars that are good for at least one drink" will be coming to a close this month. The official send-off event is posted on Facebook. Well gang, it's been an amazing run but … [Read more...]

Happy and Hale hiring delivery drivers for new storefront location on Fayetteville Street

Posted to the Facebook feed of one of the proprietors: CALLING ALL BIKERS WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD: Happy+Hale is a new salad & cold pressed juice delivery company in downtown Raleigh and we're looking for delivery drivers to drop the goods to … [Read more...]

Person Street Bar now open

Although their Person Street Bar is open for business daily from 4pm-2am at 805 N. Person Street. Described on their website as:A local, independent, neighborhood bar on the outskirts of downtown in the North Person Street corridor. We are … [Read more...]

Public input session on Hillsborough Street

via WRAL.com: http://www.wral.com/public-can-weigh-in-on-hillsborough-street-upgrades/13483149/ City leaders will hold a public meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 201 Dixie Trail, to hear public opinion on a set of planned … [Read more...]

City of Raleigh seeks bold ideas for future

via NewsObserver.com: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/14/3701585/three-bold-ideas-for-downtown.html Raleigh’s new downtown planning process has barely begun, but big ideas for the city center are already flowing in. Consultants working on … [Read more...]