Local Business Love It Promote It, LiPi Selling Downtown Wares Online

These days, the retail scene in downtown Raleigh is more about quality than quantity. Growing by a few more shops each year, we’re not quite at the point where mass Raleighites visit for a day of shopping. While we’re waiting for downtown to be a shopping destination, there may not be a more innovative way […]

Municipography, Downtown Retail

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]

Retail Rises In Downtown Raleigh

Retail is coming. Retail in Downtown Raleigh is the next frontier. Compared to the Eats crowd, shopping is just the little brother that’s finally coming out to play. Creating somewhat of a shopping experience here has been the slow moving gear in this revitalization. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is certainly trying but we’ve yet […]

The Wine Feed, Your Community Wine Shop

Recently I was invited to The Wine Feed, a wine retailer located in Glenwood South, for a tasting class on Rosé wines. In addition to the history of the style, the group of about 16 participants were given samples of Rosé from select old and new world locations. The class pretty much debunked a popular […]

The State of Seaboard Station

Seaboard Station sits at the northern end of downtown Raleigh and is a unique area compared to Glenwood South or Fayetteville Street. Over the last few years, the area seems to be riding with the downtown revitalization wave but there’s just something that’s holding it back. Why don’t people come to Seaboard and stay for […]

Pic of the Week

Renovated retail spaces popping up on Wilmington Street. One will be a flip-flop shop, Feelgoodz, and the other a jewelry store, Moon & Lola.

BeerCon: Tasty Beverage Company Coming To The Depot

The website for Tasty Beverage Co. says it all: There is a lack of a dedicated beer store in Raleigh and we plan to fill that gap. We plan to offer an impressive selection of beers from the American craft beer industry as well as the world. Tasty Beverage Company will also feature a selection […]

Seldom Seen Vintage Open On Salisbury Street

A guitar and amp shop, Seldom Seen Vintage, has opened on the 100 block of South Salisbury Street. The space, directly behind Isaac Hunter’s, has been empty since the arcade games were taken out of the Fayetteville Street Tavern a few years ago. With the growth of the local music scene, a vintage guitar store […]

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