by William Needham Finley IV™

Development Beat: Five Points Condos Planned, Dram & Draught Moving

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Condos planned for Five Points

A Place at the Table featured on Today Show

Dram & Draught moving in to One Glenwood

The Bittery expands its hours

Former St. Mary’s townhouse site for sale

South Person Tattoo Shop may be replaced with restaurant

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Five Points Condos Planned

Condos could be coming soon near Five Points, replacing a two-story office building on Fairview Road.

Designed by Winstead Wilkinson Architects, site review plans refer to the project as “2019 Fairview,” most likely because the address of the property is 2019 Fairview Road. The plans call for a three-story condo building containing five units.

It appears that each of the five units will have three bedrooms and a two car garage. Another six parking spaces will be located outdoors.

The plans are nowhere near as audacious as the rumored Five Points Roundabout Apartment Complex that William Needham Finley IV covered a few years ago on April 1st.


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A Place at the Table On Today Show

A Place at the Table, Raleigh’s most charitable restaurant, was featured on the Today Show on Monday. Founder and Executive Director Maggie Kane shared her story behind bringing the pay-what-you-can restaurant to life.

A Place at the Table will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary. The establishment, which has given away nearly 7,000 meals, received support from partners including York Properties, Plan A Architecture, Kevin Israel, Venture Law, Riley-Lewis General Contractors, Bagchi Law, bu•ku, so•ca, and more.


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Dram & Draught Moving To One Glenwood

Hillsborough Street’s Dram & Draught is moving around the corner to the ground floor of One Glenwood.

As we reported earlier this year, a continuation of the One Glenwood development will be taking over the property where Dram & Draught is currently located. All of this construction is considered part of the Bloc 83 development, which includes a parking deck with ground-floor retail, One Glenwood, and whatever the second phase of One Glenwood is called (Two Glenwood? Tower II? No one really cares).

If all of these buildings and names seem confusing, it’s because they are. Here’s a map to explain it all:

To make things easier, we’re just going to refer to this area as “GlenSo” from now on, since it’s literally as far South as you can get on Glenwood.

Ashton Smith, founder of Raleigh’s #1 rated newsletter, had an exclusive tour of the One Glenwood building at GlenSo last week.


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The Bittery Expands

The Bittery will now be open Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. A cocktail supply shop that was once open only for cocktail classes on Third Thursdays, The Bittery will now offer its patrons both a soda fountain and mocktail bar.

Located at 501 E Davie Street, The Bittery is run by Crude Bitters. They held their grand opening celebration on November 15. They also carry Zookies Cookies, the finest dog treats on the planet.


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Former St. Mary’s Townhouse Lot For Sale

UPDATE: Thanks to a tip from one of our readers, we’ve learned the lot on St. Mary’s that was going to be a townhome project is now for sale.

We reported on the project earlier this year, which was going to feature six adjoining units on a .302-acre parcel of land between Tucker Street. and W North Street.

According to this real estate listing, the lot is now for sale for just under $1.8 million. From the listing: “Glenwood South Approved 6 Lot Brownstone Subdivision. Skip the brutal process of finding land, subdividing etc… and buy some shovel ready property. Look at the attached plans, run your numbers and you will see it’s a highly profitable venture. Only serious offers from Builders ready to close soon after Sub division plat is recorded. Two of the 3 properties that occupied the property have been demolished already.”

Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for South Person

A small tattoo parlor on South Person Street may soon find itself replaced by a much larger, and wholly different, sort of building.

The one-story commercial building at 510 South Person Street could be transformed into a three-story mixed-use structure. Due to the property’s location within the Prince Hall Historic District, its owners have filed for a Certificate of Appropriateness in an attempt to move forward with the expansion plans.

According to the application, the owners are proposing a three story building with a wrap-around patio on the second floor and rooftop dining atop the third.

The owners still have a lot of administrative hoops to jump through before they can proceed with construction, but it’s worth noting that the building is classified as a “non-contributing” resource in the Prince Hall Historic District. This would potentially allow them to forego the typical year-long embargo on demolishing historic buildings and move forward with the project sooner than later.


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