Downtown Culture


Feedback on Outdoor Dining in Downtown, PUPS

Dear members of the Raleigh City Council, I want to write to you today with some concerns about the proposed change in hours for outdoor dining in downtown Raleigh. In my opinion, closing down outdoor dining areas earlier will reduce the noise levels a negligible amount to be useful at the expense of economic vitality […]


Outdoor Seating Ordinance Changes Being Discussed

Email readers: This blog post has embedded video. Read the post on the blog if you can’t see it. If the video doesn’t show for you, watch it here. I’m into this outdoor seating “controversy” and wanted to get some ideas and thoughts out there on the blog. First, let’s start with some history. If […]


Pic of the Week

The Raleigh [ ] Space parklet on Salisbury Street is looking real good this Spring.


Glenwood South Crosswalk Art In The Works

I recommend email readers click through to the website to see the embedded video if you can’t see it. Story via ABC11. Go to Video of Downtown Raleigh Takes Art to the Streets.


Municipography, City Staff Responds to Downtown Vibrancy and Raleigh Union Station

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]


Pic of the Week

Click for larger I spotted this poster right in front of the Raleigh Space Parklet located on Salisbury Street. It gives you a good idea where Raleigh’s first parklet is heading. Since we last saw it in November, the space is hugely different and looks to be almost finished with phase 1.


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 […]


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