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Trophy Brewing Expansion on Morgan Street

Trophy Brewing on Morgan Street. June 2018. Trophy Brewing is expanding. The brewery that started in a small retail building along Morgan Street has taken over the entire building now and site plans were submitted for a small expansion. The plans suggest that more of the angled parking in front will be used for outdoor […]


Options on the Table For New City Hall Tower

Raleigh Municipal Building. June 2018. During a March 27, 2018 meeting of the Economic Development and Innovation (EDI) Committee, there were some good details discussed over the future Civic Campus Master Plan. I wanted to bring out some details from the meeting minutes here today. You can watch the video of the meeting on YouTube […]


Pic of the Week

One Glenwood is really coming along with the lower floors having their facade being put in place now. The parking deck, seen on the right from this angle, flew up and is giving Morgan Street an urban feel. At the pace I’m seeing, it seems the building will be ready by this Winter for sure. […]


Pic of the Week

The Rogers House has landed at its new home at the corner of Bloodworth and Cabarrus. It’s one of the two homes that were saved from West Street where The Fairweather, a 45-unit condo building, is planned to go. The second house, larger home, the neighbor to The Rogers House, could not be saved. I’ll […]


South Street Townhome Plan Flips to Condos, Adds More Units

The site of 611 West South. April 2018. A plan for townhomes at 611 West South, which has seemed to stall throughout 2017 has changed and now includes more units. Site plans (SR-48-18) show 87 units across two, 3-story condo buildings. Renamed to South Street Condos, in short, the plan has changed from this: Plan […]


Pic of the Week

The corner of Blount and Morgan is looking very colorful these days. Marbles have demolished the car service shop here and, for the time being, installed this colorful mural and plaza. It’s a dramatic difference for sure and with evening shade is quite pleasant to walk through. With expansion plans on the horizon, Marbles is […]


State of Downtown Raleigh 2018: Highlights Part 1

Every Spring, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance releases their “State of” report and it’s full of data goodness about our city’s core. If you want to dive into it, go here. Having seen a few of these, there are some stats that I go for each year and I wanted to put them down here for […]


Introducing the DTRaleigh Community

I’m excited to announce that I’m making a drastic change to the commenting that has been taking place for years on this blog. Soon, it will be closed for good. Instead, I’m hosting a much more powerful platform for online conversations and discussions that will all take place on the DTRaleigh Community. Built on Discourse, […]


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