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Filling Empty Spaces The BEST Way Possible

The Hue storefront on January 29th A fun scavenger-hunt style post series I have are a few that talk about empty storefronts in downtown that should be filled with businesses. The latest was written back in May 2011 and I don’t think it’s been long enough for an update. Click on the link to visit […]


Pic of the Week

The Walk Raleigh project is brought to you by the good folks at CityFabric. Their latest tweet is interesting, with an equivalent Facebook post mentioning more permanent signs. Incredibly positive response to our signs! We have a meeting with the city in a month! #walk #raleigh #community #health #interaction — WalkRaleigh (@WalkRaleigh) January 23, 2012


Solar Projects In and Around Downtown

Examples of sustainability in Raleigh are becoming easier and easier to spot these days. In a city filled with different government bodies, solar projects, hybrid cars, and rain collection systems are just a few examples of the things that all the government players in Raleigh have or will have in the coming years. The city, […]


Electric Vehicle Chargers A Plenty

Downtown’s green and sustainability cred is certainly rising these days. Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are being installed into the newest parking deck on Edenton Street. As of this weekend, six, five shown in the picture above, stations are installed on the ground floor of the deck and wiring is run for more. There is […]


Video of the Week

Watch a video of Raleigh City Farm from Laurel Varnado on Vimeo. We envision a small central farm located in downtown Raleigh that grows and markets food in the city. Core operations are self-sufficient, sustained by revenue from sales to Raleigh residents and restaurants. We are part of a sustainable food system that provides competitively […]


Arena Alternatives For Downtown

Isn’t talking about an arena in downtown thrilling? Mayor Charles Meeker seems to be pushing it but the Triangle Business Journal’s poll indicates that many readers are not in favor of it. I welcome the sports arena much closer to downtown but only when it makes sense. I feel it is too early to start […]


Downtown Wifi Is Live

The downtown Raleigh wifi, provided to you at no cost, is up and running. I’m actually writing this blog post while sitting on a bench on Fayetteville Street and the results are very satisfying. I have all my social media applications running just fine and checking my e-mail is pretty snappy. I’m actually quite impressed […]


City of Raleigh | Downtown WiFi Network Available Soon

Raleigh residents will soon have another reason to visit downtown Raleigh. The City’s free, outdoor public WiFi network will be available on Oct. 23 for those looking to get online, just in time for the grand opening of the City Plaza and the Raleigh Wide Open 4 celebration on Oct. 24. City of Raleigh | […]


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