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Dram & Draught is moving
Fairweather Phase II begins
Free Wine Tasting at Seaboard Wine on 7/20
Chido Taco opens in SOJO
Fire station updates
Smoky Hollow continues to expand
Dog of the Week
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Dram & Draught Is Moving On Up
Dram and Draught is moving on up, to the other side of Glenwood Avenue. They’re hoping to open in their new home at the ground floor of One Glenwood by or before July 27.
We have some EXCLUSIVE details from the tour of the new space that we took a few weeks ago.
The bar will have a bar. It will be made of wood. The bar was made by Oak City Customs, a local company that specializes in custom wood and metal furniture and fixtures.
They’ve added a space off the main bar area that can be used for special events and tastings. They will also have the ability to use the incredible roof space at One Glenwood for events.
They’ll be open at 3:00 pm instead of 4:00 pm and will stay open until 2:00 am. Keep an eye on DramandDraught.com or their social media (@dramanddraught on Instagram, @Dram_Draught on Twitter, and @dramanddraught on Facebook) for soft opening dates.
Fairweather Phase II Begins
Permits have been issued for Phase II of The Fairweather, a condominium project in Downtown Raleigh. The project broke ground in February of this year.
Announced in 2017 the project will include 45 residential units ranging from 838 to 2,863 square feet. The first four floors offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos, and the fifth floor will feature penthouse suites. The development will stretch along West Lenoir Street between South West and South Harrington.
The Fairweather is being developed by 4 Line LLC and Greymont Development. Raleigh Architecture Co. is handling the design and Resolute Building Company is handling construction.
The building is located across the street from the future home of the Sam Jones BBQ restaurant, which we hope doesn’t result in any sort of Kramer-esque Kenny Rogers Roasters-type situations.
Free Tasting at Seaboard Wine 7/20
Our friends at Seaboard Wine are hosting a free tasting Saturday (7/20) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Neal Thornton with Sour Grapes importers will be pouring a unique selection of wines from eastern Europe, Italy, Spain and Austria.
All wine sampled at the tasting bar is discounted 10% off by the bottle and 15% off by the 1/2 case (mix or match) for you to take home and enjoy. Make Seaboard a part of your Saturday routine!
Chido Taco opens in SOJO
Chido Taco is now open in McNeill Pointe, in the SOJO district of Raleigh. They describe themselves as a “Mercado Style Taqueria” and will be open Mon-Thur from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM, Fri-Sat from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
They’re located at 2330 Bale Street.
Fire Station Update
Raleigh’s fire expert, Mike Legeros, provided an update on the status of one of the most important fire stations inside the beltline, Station 6. Located on Fairview Road, construction is still underway and should be completed by January 2020.
Legeros also shared updates on the new “Station 1/HQ” project set to be built on South Street in downtown. According to Legeros, “the planned site is currently used as a vendor lot for the convention center. The City is in the process of purchasing nearby land as a replacement site for the vendor lot. Design of the new facility will commence in the fall of 2019, upon the closing of the South Street site.”
Legeros published a detailed look at the plans for “New Station 1,” which is being designed by Davis Kane Architects. The new facility will combine “Headquarters” – administrative offices – and the “Central Fire Station” into one unified building.
The existing Central Station is located at 220 S. Dawson Street.
Smoky Hollow Continues To Expand
Work is now underway on the second phase of the Smoky Hollow development in downtown Raleigh. After receiving an exclusive press release on the project, it turns out we’ve been spelling “Smoky Hollow” wrong this entire time. Win some, lose some.
According to that exclusive press release, the second phase will feature 225,000 RSF of Class A office space at 421 N. Harrington St., structured parking, 283 apartments (The Line, opening in 2020), and an “engaging pedestrian promenade” encompassed by 40,000 SF of street-level restaurants and retail.
Phase One, which includes 417 apartments (Peace Raleigh), 5,000 SF of ground floor retail, and a 46,000 SF Publix grocery store, is currently under construction. A third phase is also in the works.
Little Diversified is the architect for 421 N. Harrington St. office, JDavis is the architect for The Line downtown apartments, and Cline Design is the architect for Peace Raleigh apartments. Clancy & Theys Construction Company is the general contractor for phases one and two of Smoky Hollow. Lionstone Investments is an equity partner for phases one and two.
The NC DOT is attempting to reduce traffic around the Crabtree Valley Mall area. The DOT has made available a host of concept maps and videos, which offer a glimpse into a project that, in all likelihood, will not be completed until the 2030s, if ever.
The project began nearly eight years ago, when the City undertook a planning study titled “Vision for the Valley.” A series of so-called “listening sessions” were held throughout 2018. Their website lists 7 concepts for the 440 and Glenwood area. We didn’t waste our time watching them all, so here are a few examples.
The current project schedule has the design-build contract being awarded in 2025. It should take another several years for the project to reach completion.
Dog of the Week
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ITBlake’s condo, The Wade, is getting a cornice.
Mama Crow’s held a soft opening at Transfer Food Co.
Some people don’t know how to park at North Hills
The sunflowers are back at Dix Park