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The Metropolitan is Lost in Overnight Fire

Not much to say here about the fire that took place this weekend. The Metropolitan apartments had just recently topped out and is now burnt to a crisp. Nearby buildings including the Quorum Center and The Link apartments suffered damage as well. Above is the view from East Raleigh, about 12 blocks away. See the local news […]


8 Thoughts After 10 Years of Blogging

[Quick note. This post will be at the top for a few weeks as I have a work-related trip out of the country. I’ll pick things up when I return.] Ten years ago today, this blog, this side project, this hobby of mine, got started. Today, there’s over 1100 posts written and photographed to what […]


Upcoming: Smokey Hollow, Peace Street, and Seaboard Station

This is what it is like to take a walk downtown with @dtraleigh A photo posted by Jennifer Suarez (@jenniferraleigh) on Aug 7, 2016 at 5:42am PDT Readers of the blog should not be surprised that there is a lot of momentum coming soon to Peace Street. The Smoky Hollow project near Peace and West, […]


Pic of the Week

Motorcycle only parking has been installed on Glenwood Avenue. The nine spaces replace two vehicle spaces and they are located in front of Devolve Moto. The same rates apply to these spaces as any other.


New Office Space Coming to the Former Dr Pepper Warehouse on Dawson Street

Former Dr Pepper Bottling Plant on Dawson Street The former Dr Pepper Bottling Plant is being renovated for new office space. The recruiting firm Personify will be moving about 70 employees to the new space on Dawson Street from their current Cary location. Maurer Architecture has a great blog post about the work taking place […]


Market and Exchange Plazas Now Complete

Setting up for the official opening of the new Exchange and Market Plazas The new Exchange and Market Plazas are finally complete and the city held a ribbon cutting ceremony for them in late April. To the best of my knowledge, the last traces of the former Fayetteville Street Mall are now gone. The plazas […]


Pic of the Week

This may not be new news but it is new for the site and for readers to start following. It was reported back in January of this year that the site of Killo Pest Control, at the corner of Martin and Person Streets, was sold to the same developer behind The Lincoln for $1.1 million. […]


2016 State of the City Video

If the embedded video doesn’t show for you, watch it on YouTube. The mayor’s 2016 speech, added here for your viewing pleasure.


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