The State of Glenwood South

The weather was great this weekend so I took the time to go through Glenwood South and check up on all the projects. You get a different view of things during the day compared to at night when I usually have a few pints in me. This list should cover all the highlights and take us into next year.

222 Glenwood

Remember how this seven story condo project was a flat wasteland for so long and progress seemed so incredibly slow last year? Those days are done and 222 Glenwood keeps on taking a new form. We’ve come a long way and the outer façade is being built all around the building. Windows and balcony doors are in place. The parking deck, for the most part, looks finished with a second entrance now off Jones St., next to 518 West. Brick has been going up for the past few weeks and should finish on the Glenwood facing side. Take note that the exterior is not entirely brick. Here is the building rendering off their website.

630 North

This one kind of fell off the radar and the church still sits on the site. The poster for the condo/office building is there so maybe one day we’ll see this one rise up. And yes, this is a church that will be destroyed but read up on the situation first. Sounds like a good deal to me. Website info.

West at North

I reported earlier about the progress at West. It is cool to see this one top out before the end of the year. See for yourself!


You know, I’m a fan of the dark, gray brick. Once the glass gets put in it will really start to look like the rendering. If I was the developer I would get this thing up and running before it starts to get warm in the spring.

The Lofts at Glenwood South

I posted before that no activity was happening. I guess I spoke to soon because there is now foundation work occurring at the site. I think they were planning for phase I to open in summer of 2008. I would bet against this unfortunately. Website info.

Glen on Peace


Peace Street

Peace St. still looks like crap. The Streetscape project cannot come any sooner.


  • A nutrition store has opened right on glenwood, very convenient to anyone that works out at Peak Fitness. All Pro Nutrition has opened this newest location at 402 Glenwood.
  • I’m really not into fashion or trendsetting but if you are, Catch 22 seems like the place for you and I believe this store recently opened up. This sort of reminds me of the late night boutiques on south beach Miami or what I would imagine in trendy Los Angeles. After researching a bit, I was right. The website states, “Inspired by LA boutique style, Heather Long bridges the gap between Raleighwood and Hollywood.” I think Heather Long is bold for opening up her shop here in downtown. At this point, any retail in Glenwood south is a pioneer and I hope success for Catch 22.
  • I have always thought that The Paramount was a condo only building. I stumbled upon a very small retail store, maybe 250-300 sq. ft., on the corner of Boylan and Johnson St. I have no idea what kind of store could work here. It is currently empty. Maybe if RalCon takes office space, this might be something worth looking into.


  • The restaurant, Globe, has opened up in the space next to Red Room. From what I can see, it looks very nice. They do not have a website but the Downtown Raleigh Alliance describes them as “Eclectic, New American”. I’ll add it to the to-do list.
  • The George still has an “Opening Soon” sign. Zspotlight claims that they will have a New Year’s Eve party. Not sure where to go with this one.
  • The Pourch and The Bassment have taken over the old Aura and Rush spaces. Every night I’m out there, I continue to see emptiness. Has anyone seen differently?

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  1. I tried the Globe recently and highly recommend it. Same owners as Bistro 607 and although a tad more casual and a different cuisine focus, the attention to detail, good food and good service is the same. I believe even some of the staff came over too.

    As for the small corner of the Paramount, it is odd. I can’t help wonder if the only reason it’s there is so they could sell the project to the city as a “mixed-used” building. Otherwise maybe they intended a small coffee shop or tiny bar there as an amenity to the residents. A small real estate office could work there too.

  2. Thanks for that recommendation. I’ll try to make it out there soon. The place seems pretty small from the outside. If Globe becomes popular it may be hard to get a table during prime dinner hours.

    A small coffee shop might work for residents in the paramount and the future lofts at GS. But with starbucks right around the corner, not sure if someone wants to compete.

  3. I went to the Pourch and Bassment when it first opened and we were pretty much the only group in there (lucky them, it was about 10 of us for a bachelorette bar crawl) but we had a great time and the staff was great.

    A downtown-loving friend of mine told me yesterday that she ended up at The Pourch on Saturday night and that they had a good crowd up there but she hasn’t yet ventured downstairs to The Bassment so not sure how much growth they’ve really seen…

    I think they may have had some of the same issues with “membership” (as far as people not understanding why bars have to do them and getting impatient) as we did at Buckhead for the first few months.

  4. Oh, PS: I heard Catch 22 is a NICE addition to the DT retail scene with trendy stuff that doesn’t break the bank!

    I don’t mind shelling out big bucks for a great pair of jeans, but “wardrobing” (check out Marshal Cohen on this topic) is the current concept of pairing investment-priced classic style with affordable trend pieces. I can’t wait to check out Catch 22 for myself and see if it really fits the bill.

  5. Globe is a great bunch of guys, from Bistro 607. I hope they do well. It is very small, and not really a late night destination. Can’t speak for the food, but I expect it to be great. The Pourch and Bassment are the two newest soul-less bars in Raleigh. They don’t offer great drinks, beer, or wine, let alone atmosphere. They are just kind of there to take the crowd from Lucky B’s (around the corner, lucky 13’s, or whatever else)that no one else really wants.
    If you can’t wait to see how Bud Light tastes out of Raleigh’s newest cooler, this is the place to go.

  6. I just found your site and I am a loyal fan of the Pourch and the Bassment!!!! Also a fan of the Lucky B’s. I guess I am one of the undesireables dave (moron) talks of. It did seem there are some faces from other bars there working, which I like. But I thought the bassment was rocking and the energy was awesome!!! The music constantly kept me guessing and there were some hotties shakin’ their ass. Have fun at the globe. No bars have soul in Raleigh.

  7. Great overview!

    It’s amazing how much this area has transformed over the last decade.

    With North Carolina having twice the national average of job growth, it’s really no surprise that downtown Raleigh is seeing a boomlet of sorts.

  8. What’s wrong with Peace Street? West of Glenwood it’s a nice, quiet extension of the Cameron Village area, and East it’s just part of the downtown area. Glenwood South can stick to Glenwood South.

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