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Summer 2014 Restaurant Roundup

Summer nights in Raleigh are good for sweets and ales. Maybe not at the same time but if you happen to like a beer after a sweet treat, this season’s eats news has you covered. For a complete list of eats, drinks, and coffees in and around downtown, make sure to bookmark the DT Eats […]


Raleigh [ ] Space Kickstarter Seeks Funds For First Parklet in Downtown Raleigh

Go to the Raleigh [ ] Space Kickstarter page The folks behind the Raleigh [ ] Space project, which plan to bring a parklet to Salisbury Street, are trying to raise awareness for their Kickstarter campaign. I want to pass along the message that an anonymous donor has emerged with plans to match the funds […]


Medical Services Expanding in Downtown Raleigh

I noticed recently that 131 South Wilmington Street, the space where the Pop-up Ice Cream Parlour used to be, was made into a small medical office. By chance, they then contacted me to in order to try and get the word out about the new business. Restaurants and bars are great but residents needs stuff […]


Weekend Reel: The State of the City 2014

City of Raleigh – State of the City address 2014 on YouTube Embedded and linked above is Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s 2014 State of the City speech. Lots of downtown activities were mentioned including major topics like transit and the future of the Dorothea Dix campus.


Raleigh Planning Director Mitchell Silver Taking Job in New York City

Exhale. Yes. I am the new @NYCParks Commissioner. Thank you Mayor de Blasio and New York City. — Mitchell Silver (@mitchell_silver) March 21, 2014 Congratulations to Mitchell Silver on the new job. Raleigh has accomplished a lot while he was here. What’s next for Raleigh planning?


RalCon Turns Seven Today, Stride Isn’t Slowing Down

Downtown Raleigh in July, 2006. Lucky number seven? The blog has made it another year and maybe this time I will figure out something to do to celebrate it. A Raleigh beer perhaps? What I do like to do is use this time to dig into the photo vault and take something out. Sure we […]


RalCon Down For A Few Weeks

Connoisseurs, I’m slowing things down for awhile. I have some extended travel coming up soon and since my work schedule and other commitments are busy, I thought I’d step away from the blog for a bit. It’ll only be for a few weeks though. See you in September.


Two Triangle Startup Spaces Announce Expansions in Downtown Raleigh by Derrick Minor

[I'm reposting this article with permission from the Innovation Raleigh blog and author Derrick Minor. Rather than rewrite last weeks big news of the expansion of the local startup community, Derrick is the perfect person to be sharing all the details. Thank you, Derrick for allowing me to repost for RalCon readers. - Leo] The […]


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