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Development Beat: Atlantic Lounge Opening Soon, Kale Me Crazy Opens In Cameron Village

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Atlantic Lounge opening soon on North Person

Goodnight’s new restaurant moves forward

Kale Me Crazy now open in Cameron Village

Drive Shack moves forward

Model train at Union Station for the holidays

Seven-story parking deck coming to Crabtree

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Giving Tuesday: 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a nice long weekend. Today is Giving Tuesday so we figured we’d share some opportunities to donate to a few great causes.

Donate to Heart’s Cry Children’s Ministry

Read about the Raleigh couple that moved to Panama to save orphans

Donate here for Giving Tuesday

Follow their story on Instagram here

Attend the 25th Annual Jingle Ball

Tickets for the 2018 Jingle Ball Presented by CPI Security are still available. The event is held at the Museum of Natural Sciences on December 5th at 6:30 pm and supports The Salvation Army of Wake County.

Go See “A Christmas Carol” and Support Hilltop Home

Help support the children of Hilltop Home by sponsoring the 44th anniversary of Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” on December 5th, 2018 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. For questions about sponsorship or tickets, email Larry Lakins at

Hilltop Home is a private, non-profit Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) that is home to 22 children with severe to profound developmental disabilities who are medically fragile. Children receive individualized medical, therapeutic, and developmental/educational services in an intimate, homelike setting. Learn more here.

Atlantic Lounge Preps for Opening on North Person

The Atlantic Lounge, a unique speakeasy bar on North Person Street should open soon. Located below Crawford & Son, the lounge received an ABC Inspection permit last week.

Developed by Jason Howard and Dan Murphy, the pair behind the Cardinal Bar on N. West Street, the underground bar will only be accessible through a locked door on Pace Street. According to Howard and Murphy, approximately 500 keys will be given out to members selected from the surrounding neighborhood.

We reported on the locals only bar concept earlier this year. Permits indicate the lounge will have about 1,086 square feet of space, which will reportedly be enough to accommodate “a few dozen” patrons at any given time.


Progress On Goodnight’s Boylan Heights Restaurant

Developer James Goodnight is making progress on transforming an old service station into a new restaurant in Boylan Heights. Two recent development cases indicate the new space could be opening sooner than later.

Earlier this month, the Board of Adjustment heard a case that allows for an exception to the number of required parking spaces, and last week, a new site plan review application was filed with the City.

It’s been more than a year since we last reported on Goodnight’s plans for the former home of Dusty’s Service Shop at 502 W. Lenoir. Goodnight purchased the property in 2014 and originally filed a site plan for the new restaurant back in November of 2016. That application called for reducing and remodeling the existing 5,084 square foot garage into a 4,583 square foot restaurant. The most recent application would keep the existing building at its current size and add another 1,000 square feet onto it.

Goodnight has since engaged the services of Maurer Architecture, and the more recent site plan application gives us an idea of what the new restaurant will look like. For all intents and purposes, the existing facade will remain much the same, and the addition looks like it will be on the right side of the building.


Kale Me Crazy Now Open In Cameron Village

Kale Me Crazy is now open in the former home of Baskin-Robbins in Cameron Village.

According to their website, Kale Me Crazy is a super food cafe offering juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps in a sleek, upscale environment. The menu also includes poke bowls, acai bowls, coffee, tea, and avocado toast (obvi).

This is owner Jeff Hutto’s second Kale Me Crazy location, and the first location in Raleigh.


Drive Shack, Baby Drive Shack

Drive Shack received permits last week for their three-story driving range with a “large bar and dining area.” The Topgolf competitor’s plans to open in Raleigh were announced exclusively here on the Development Beat back in May.

The new 63,885 SF, $8 million facility is being built by Ashland Construction and will be located on Corporate Center Drive in West Raleigh next to Interstate 40. Reddit user “tootskies” posted an interesting question on the Raleigh subreddit last week, asking “Tall white poles near Wade Ave? What are they?”

Those white poles are part of the driving range’s safety net system, designed to catch errant golf balls and prevent them from leaving the facility. The “poles/netting” permits were issued for the project in October 2018. Drive Shack’s website says the location should open by Spring 2019.


New Train at Union Station for the Holidays

A new train is coming to Raleigh’s Union Station for the holiday season. The North Raleigh Model Railroad Club has brought the N-Scale Model Railroad Show to downtown Raleigh for all to enjoy.

The show kicked off last weekend and will continue on Saturdays and Sundays through December 30th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The show is located in the A200 Suite on the Mezzanine Level, a space that is managed by our good friends at York Properties. The show is free and open to the public.

Work Begins on Crabtree Terrace Parking Deck

Work is now underway on the 7-story parking deck set to accompany the new Crabtree Terrace development off Glenwood Avenue.

Located across from the Crabtree Valley Mall, Crabtree Terrace will offer 140,00 square feet of Class A office space, along with 38,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. A current list of tenants includes Longleaf Law Partners, the co-working company Spaces, and a high-end restaurant. Adjacent to the property will be a luxury hotel, restaurant, and roof-top bar.

Sitework plans for the building itself were issued earlier this year, and last week, permits valued at more than $15 million were issued to Brasfield & Gorrie for a “7-tier,” 204,201 square-foot parking deck.

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Mary Allison Marlowe has finally been recognized for her culinary skills after preparing a Thanksgiving dinner unlike any other. The James Beard Foundation presented Marlowe with the “Outstanding Thanksgiving Dinner (12 Seats and Under)” award on Thursday evening. • Marlowe’s award-winning meal featured the following dishes and wines: Country Ham Rolls Bacon and Scallion Cheese Biscuits Deviled Eggs Butter Whipped Mashed Potatoes Three Cheese Mac & Cheese Green Bean Casserole W/ Fried Onions 10 LB. Bone-In Smoked Turkey Breast Pecan Pie Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie Fritz Müller ‘Perlwine’ Müller-Thurgau Trocken 2017 (4 bottles) Franck Besson ‘Rose Granit’ Sparkling Rosé (4 bottles) Bodegas Chacra “Barda”- Pinot Noir 2017 (4 bottles) • Judges overlooked the fact that the entire meal was ordered from the Ladyfingers Thanksgiving Menu, and that all of the wine was selected by experts from Seaboard Wine. • “We know she bought the whole meal from Ladyfingers, and we don't care. We’re just tired of getting Facebook DMs, texts, and calls from her every year for the last sixteen years. We gave her this award so she'd leave us alone,” said an award representative, who asked not to be named. • After composing a lengthy caption for her Instagram post about how thankful she is for the award, Mary Allison Marlowe sat back to enjoy a bottle of rosé as she waited for the likes to roll in.

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