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It has been a year since the 2017 fire and things are still not cleaned up on Jones Street. The Link apartments seem back to normal on the outside and West Street is now open. The Metropolitan, shown above, is rising up again but across the street, there’s still lots of work to be done. […]

City of Raleigh Museum’s Time Warp is on April 21

For those of you that don’t know, I currently sit on the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum board. New to this term year, I have stepped up to the plate and am helping plan the friend’s annual, flagship fundraising party, Time Warp. I want to invite all readers to check it out on […]

Help The Downtown Raleigh Alliance Form Their Latest Strategic Plan

From my inbox to yours. Keep these community events on your calendar if you’re interested in helping the Downtown Raleigh Alliance form their 2018-2020 plan. They are looking for citizen input and this is a great way to meet the team and weigh in on downtown topics. More information here. Community Meeting #1: Assessing the […]

2018 Downtown Raleigh Hotel Roundup

Marriott Hotel on Fayetteville Street. I recently was having a conversation about downtown Raleigh hotels with some out-of-town coworkers. That got me thinking that it’s a good time to take a look at the current and upcoming hotel options to see how things are coming along. This is more of a wrapup post and I […]

Pic of the Week

The bike parking scene is strong these days on the 200 block of South Wilmington Street. Two bike corrals have popped up near the crosswalk into GoRaleigh Station. The first incorporates street art and decorative planters. The second is shaped like a car, a common tool used to show that multiple bikes (people) consume much […]

Pic of the Week

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. Click Here. Dillon. #downtownraleigh A post shared by Leo Suarez (@dtraleigh) on Feb 22, 2018 at 2:12pm PST I’m getting lots of love on the above photo I posted on Instagram and wanted to share it […]

Historic Homes Should Be Saved After Council Approves Land Sale

Old homes along West Street, planned for demolition. The two houses in the photo above should be saved after all. The city council last week approved the sale of city-owned land along Bloodworth Street to become the new home for these two houses. March 19 was the demolition date for them so this comes quite […]

Plans Show New Townhome Project for St. Mary’s Street

St. Mary’s Street near Calvin Road. February 2018. Plans on the city’s website (S-050-17) show a small project that will include six townhomes for an area on St. Mary’s Street near the intersection of Calvin Road. (between Tucker and North) Three lots are being combined for the townhomes and currently, only a single house sits […]

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