Retail


Hargett Street Retail Shakeups Announced

Future home of Father and Son on West Street This week, a few bits of news came out related to the downtown Raleigh retail scene. First, long-time favorite Father and Son will be moving from their spot on the 100 block of West Hargett Street to the Warehouse District. They’ll squeeze into the warehouse that […]


New Upfit Activities in the Moore Square Historic District

Rendering for new storefront at 211 South Wilmington There’s work taking place in the Moore Square Historic District that may see new life in older buildings. Currently under review by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is a new storefront for 211 South Wilmington. The building will be upfit with a new storefront that aims to […]


Pic of the Week

The convenience store king of downtown Raleigh, Taz, has opened up Oak City Market House of Fresh in the Skyhouse tower. The shop is part deli, part grocer with a wide selection of produce, meats, and other essentials. What I like about this one is that the items are packed in there, as an urban […]


A Peek Inside Google Fiber’s New Shop in Glenwood South

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. I recently had a meeting that was held over at Google’s new shop on Glenwood and took a VR photo inside the new space for the blog. There’s a lot of hype about this new space […]


Dollar General Express Now Open in Downtown Raleigh

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. A new concept for the company, this store, Dollar General Express, is now open in The Edison Lofts at the corner of Davie and Blount Streets. The store contains more convenience items rather than cheaper home […]


The Citrix Opening and More Warehouse District Retail Space

Over the last few months, the polish has wrapped up on the new Citrix office site along West Street and today employees are moved in. In case you haven’t seen them, there are some fantastic photos of the new complex up on the company’s Flickr page that you should take a look at. The opening […]


Pic of the Week

New to downtown this year, every Wednesday from 4-7pm City Market hosts the Raleigh City Farmer’s Market. I stopped by yesterday and saw Boulted Bread, Raleigh City Farm, Color Fields, and others set up under the awnings of the historic building. Great to see more markets and weekly events like these selling food in and […]


2013 Top Places of Empty Spaces, Adding Retail In Downtown Raleigh

A friend of mine made a reference to an old post here on the blog and looking back at it after all these years makes for a great followup. In 2008, I made a list of ten retail spaces that should be filled. Today six places off that list are now occupied. It’s not just […]


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