by William Needham Finley IV™

Development Beat: Dove & Olive Opens In Five Points

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Dove & Olive Opens in Five Points

Seaboard Wine Summer Series

May 29th reader meetup event

A look at 301 Hillsborough

Cat Cafe coming to Raleigh

601 St. Mary’s project moves forward

Cava Grill Coming Soon to SOJO

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Dove & Olive Opens In Five Points

Dove & Olive is now open at 233 Bickett Boulevard in Five Points.

According to their website, “Dove & Olive Mercantile is a rotating, curated collection of lifestyle inspired goods ranging from locally sourced items to products discovered through inspiring travel experiences. The core mission of the store is to facilitate relationships within our community by creating an environment that brings people closer together through offering inspiring products. Along with discovering new finds, patrons can enjoy down time in our coffee and tea lounge.”

The lounge area features an in-store PopUp Shop from the Raleigh Coffee Company.


Seaboard Wine Summer Series

Seaboard Wine is ready to take you on some virtual wine tours of Europe’s hidden gems this summer. Their summer series focuses on “off the beaten path” wine regions and unique grape varietals. These are seated, guided tastings with eight wines, light snacks, interesting discussions of the wines, and lots of fun.

Thursday, June 20th from 7:15-8:30pm: “Czech This Out” with Jenn King

Here’s a great opportunity to sample some truly unique grape varietals from Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic, and hear Jenn recap her travel exploits with Arielle, Jim, and Jared all while managing to stay out of jail and not breaking the internet.

Thursday July 25th from 7:15-8:30: “Obscure Loire” with Susan Slosman

Susan’s love of the Loire Valley and extensive wine knowledge will help you discover some of the more obscure Loire wine regions like Coteaux du Giennois, Savennières, Quincy, Coteaux du Layon and Reuilly. These are expressive and refreshing wines for the hot weather ahead.

Thursday, August 22nd from 7:15-8:30pm: “Sunny Sicily” with Doug Diesing

Aside from eating his body weight in octopus and raw shellfish while in Sicily, Doug also sampled some of the finest Italian wines in his career. “Varietals like Nerello Mascalese, Catarratto, Grillo, Frappato and Zibibbo have forever changed my wine preferences, and I believe they may change yours as well.” said Diesing.

You can sign up for individual classes or a package of all three. Classes are $39 each or a package of all three for $99. They start promptly at 7:15 and end at 8:30. Get your tickets here.

Reader Meetup May 29th

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be joining some of the finest fellow media empires in town for a meetup on May 29th at Growler USA.

We’ll join Leo with DTRaleigh, Jennifer with Inbound Raleigh, and Jed Byrne with Oak City CRE, to talk about downtown Raleigh, transit, development, and more.

Check out the Facebook Event with more details. Growler USA is located at 314 South Blount Street.


A Look At 301 Hillsborough

New renderings for the 301 Hillsborough project were recently released. The 20-story mixed-use development will be located next to Campbell Law School on Hillsborough Street.

These renderings were included in an otherwise dull “Administrative Alternative for Design” application filed by the developer.

Similar to the previous renderings, this project will include 20-story towers that will consist of offices, retail, residential units, and hotel use.

The plans also call for 136 residential units and 169 hotel rooms. Beyond noting that there will be 8,900 square-feet of “amenity space,” the site review documents don’t tell us much else. The project is expected to break ground this fall.


Cat Cafe Coming To Raleigh

Photo by @seandizzy

Downtown Raleigh has seen an explosion of new businesses over the last several years, but until now we’ve been deprived of a hybrid cafe/cat lounge, where non-cat-owners can experience the joy of a feline friend slowly pushing their coffee mugs off the table.

That deprivation will soon come to an end, thanks to Purr Cup Cafe’s plans to open their newest location on Prospect Avenue just outside of downtown.

Purr Cup Cafe will reportedly be teaming up with Meow House Cat Rescue, and the store will connect “adoptable cats with their future forever homes.”

Our friends at York Properties helped Purr Cup find the perfect space for their new home.

The cafe is expected to open its doors in the late summer or early fall of 2019. Here’s hoping they’ll have a few black-footed cats looking for their new forever homes.

601 St. Mary’s Project Moves Forward

An expansion of the 8,755 square-foot office building at 601 St. Mary’s is seeking a number of minor exceptions from City design ordinances.

A site review plan was first filed for this planned expansion back in 2018; the project will remove 2,900 square feet of the existing building, and then add on 7,000 square feet of new space, bringing the building’s new total to 12,800 square feet.

The property will eventually be transformed from a conventional, one-story brick office building into a two-story, glass and brick modern-day office building from the architectural firm New City Design.

Update: we originally said the building was built in 1900. A few readers let us know that it was actually built in 1949 and finished in August of 1950. The building was constructed for the congregation of Beth Meyer Synagogue and used as a house of worship until 1983 when they moved to a new building in North Raleigh.

Photo from State Archives of North Carolina provided by Ian F.G. Dunn

For some reason, the tax record lists 1900 as the date the building was constructed. If Wake County can’t keep accurate records of their buildings then why are we even paying taxes?

Cava Grill Coming Soon to SOJO

Work has begun on the latest restaurant at SOJO, the new Wegmans-anchored shopping center off Wake Forest Road.

Cava Grill describes itself as a “growing Mediterranean culinary brand with a flavorful and healthy fast-casual restaurant experience” featuring customizable salads, grain bowls, pitas, and house-made juices.

Permits for the $350,000 “interior completion” of the 2,734 square-foot space were issued last week to Battino Contracting Solutions out of Virginia.

This will be Raleigh’s second location of Cava Grill. The other celebrated its grand opening at Cameron Village back in March.

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