Downtown Culture


Pic of the Week

The Raleigh Space parklet on Salisbury Street continues to evolve and the team is still working on it. The parklet was installed in early October and is Raleigh’s first.


Pic of the Week

Raleigh’s first parklet at Salisbury and Hargett Street opened last week during the city’s Wide Open Bluegrass, an event that was part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. They opened it up with live music and now the parklet is open for use. Come check out @raleighspace and listen to some Kickin' Grass band! pic.twitter.com/Cr514GdtQY […]


Raleigh [ ] Space Brings Parklet, Endless Possibilities, to Salisbury Street

Approved last year, Raleigh folks are now working to bring the first parklet to downtown this year. Raleigh [ ] Space is a new initiative consisting of downtown business owners and members of the NC State College of Design to bring the first parklet to the city. The project is still coming together so make […]


Weekend Reel: State of Downtown Raleigh 2014

State of Downtown Raleigh 2014 – video link Note: I hope the video works for you as Granicus didn’t have a download option and their embedded video isn’t the greatest out there. In the video above you can watch this year’s State of Downtown Raleigh. There’s a good panel discussion that includes O’Hara Macken from […]


Muffled Liberty? [UPDATE: 11-10 All good]

Just a quick one today. On a recent walk around downtown Raleigh, I saw that our Liberty Bell replica, located on the bicentennial mall, has been muffled. Hopefully this isn’t a permanent thing. There’s a bad joke out there, for some anyway, because the liberty bell is located across the street from the state legislature […]


Downtown Raleigh is Just Like a Jukebox

I know I posted about taking some time away from the blog but I haven’t left Raleigh just yet and I had some time to put some thoughts together on something that I’ve been thinking about. I went to lunch with a friend this week and we got to talking about the many events that […]


My Downtown Living Article in the Triangle Downtowner

Last week, the latest edition of the Triangle Downtowner came out and my article about downtown living is there for your reading pleasure. In it, I talk about how residential living is really in its infancy in downtown Raleigh and how what we have today came from almost nothing. In its entire history, downtown Raleigh […]


A Human Definition of Downtown Raleigh

I had a few exchanges on Twitter recently and the question being discussed was simple. Do you consider Glenwood South to be a part of Downtown Raleigh? This followed with more conversation of what is and isn’t consider to be in downtown. In cases of real estate or jurisdiction, hard lines specifying what’s in or […]


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