by William Needham Finley IV™

Development Beat: New Tenants and Hours for Transfer Co. Food Hall

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Transfer Co. Food Hall unveils new tenants and hours

Seaboard Wine tasting event on May 11th

Moore Square grand opening date set

New tapas bar open in former Taste space

Work begins on Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls at North Hills

Changes coming to Oak Park Shopping Center

State seeks designer for massive new DHHS campus

Home2Suites hotel coming soon to Crabtree

Purchase tickets to the Women’s ICC held August 15th and 18th at WakeMed Soccer Park

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Transfer Co. Food Hall Unveils New Tenants, New Hours

Transfer Co. Food Hall will expand their hours and begin holding events leading up to their grand opening later this summer. They recently announced two new tenants (Mama Crow’s, Alimentari by Left Bank), an expanded Burial Beer can shop, a ballroom/event space, and a coworking hall.

Starting on May 7th, the new hours will be:
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

We’ve compiled a thorough list of the restaurants, along with incredibly detailed descriptions of what they’ll offer.

Alimentari at Left Bank: Italian. Pasta by the pound.

Mama Crow’s: salads, burgers, house-made cheeses, fries.

Longleaf Swine: barbecue

Bul Box: Asian cuisine

Locals Seafood Market & Oyster Bar: Oysters. Seafood.

Burial Beer Co.: Beer

Benchwarmers Bagels: Bagels. Bread. Coffee. A collaboration from the masterminds behind Jubala Coffee and Boulted Bread.

Che Empanadas: Argentine-style baked empanadas

Chhote’s: Mumbai street-food

Captain Cookie and The Milkman: cookies, shakes, made-to-order ice cream sandwiches

Dank Burrito: tacos, burritos, bowls

Sweet Peas Urban Gardens: an urban farm cultivated in large shipping containers

Burial Beer will expand its current 670 square-foot hallway to 2,000 square feet, linking the connection between the food hall and Longleaf Swine BBQ.

A rentable 3,000-square-foot ballroom/event space is now accepting bookings. The space can accommodate gatherings from a five-person luncheon to a 350-person concert — all with catering access to the food hall. The event space will also offer live music, pop-ups, artisan markets, and community activities.

A 50+ desk coworking hall with three levels of membership is also planned.

Transfer Co. will host a series of activities in May and June, including guest chef appearances, pop-ups, and musical performances. They plan to hold a grand opening by late summer of 2019.


Wine Tasting At Seaboard Wine May 11th

Our friends at Seaboard Wine are hosting a free wine tasting this Saturday, May 11th. Join Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery, Willamette Valley, Oregon from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Mark Vlossak started St. Innocent in an industrial storage space in Salem, Oregon. He makes exceptional Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir which will be featured during the Saturday tasting.

Now through Mother’s Day, Seaboard Wine is offering a selection of six FREE bottle gift wrap options. Remember, Seaboard Wine is ITB’s exclusive retailer for ITBlessed wine glasses (perfect for Mother’s Day)!

Moore Square Grand Opening Date Set

As if serving as this columnist’s birthday month wasn’t enough to mark August as the best of them all, the City of Raleigh announced last week that Moore Square will officially be reopening on August 3, 2019.

The Grand Opening Ceremony will take place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and feature a “plethora of activities that highlight the unique slate of programs and events planned for the Square. There will be vendors, entertainers, activities and Moore!”

In addition, Artsplosure will be curating an art market, and a hands on project by Kid Lab will be on display. The event will feature performances from bands such as Raleigh Rockers, Oak City Voices, Sandbox Band, Shiloh Hill, and, for some reason, Ja Rule.

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance recently announced that they were working with the city to “produce a Moore Square Market,” described as a new farmers market that will open June 5th. The temporary new location in City Market will move to Moore Square Park when the renovations are complete. The market will be open every Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm through October 16th.


Uninhibited Opens In Former Home Of Taste

The Triangle Food Guy recently reported that a new tapas-style bar, Uninhibited, is now open at the former home of Taste on Medlin Drive.

According to its website, Uninhibited is more than a simple tapas restaurant: “Chef Goldberg has always been fascinated by crossing culinary boundaries whether by technique, ingredients, or both. Out of this idea the concept of being uninhibited was born. In other words, the genre of this restaurant is that there is no genre and no boundaries.”

They’ll be open 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Monday – Thursday, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and closed on Sundays.

Work Begins On Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls At North Hills

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls should open later this year in North Hills. The seafood franchise offers authentic Maine lobster rolls, served in a roll, in bisque, on salad, or with mac and cheese.

Permits were recently issued to Management Resource Systems for the “first time interior completion” of a 1,538 square foot space at 4121 Main at North Hills, next to Bartaco. The renovation will cost just under $110,000.

Mason’s has seven other locations in Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Changes Coming To Oak Park Shopping Center

The Oak Park Shopping Center on Glenwood Avenue will soon be expanding with the addition of a two-story, 8,727 square-foot retail building.

Architectural renderings indicate an addition will be built onto the side of an existing retail building. Plans also call for the building’s facade to be freshened up. The addition will include a number of high-end accoutrements, including decorative railings, structural columns, herringbone brick, black, standing seam metal roofing.

Located at 6005 Glenwood Avenue, the Oak Park Shopping Center was originally built in 1965, and includes a number of popular retailers and restaurants, including The Peddler Steak House, FRESH, Local Ice Cream, Capitol Comics II, and Casa Carbone.

We don’t know what new shops this addition will bring, but we’ll be sure to keep our eyes open for the fit-out permits.


State Seeks Designer For Massive New DHHS Campus

The State of North Carolina is seeking a design team that will help to design and develop a new campus for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Located on a 36-acre parcel of land off Blue Ridge Road (near the art museum) the campus will be built out in two phases. The first phase will support the relocation of about 2,299 DHHS employees from the Dorothea Dix Campus, and will include approximately 420,000 gross square feet of new office buildings.

The second phase will bring in about 2,000 more DHHS staffers, and involve an expansion to the Phase I buildings, along with internal site streetscapes with amenities.

Home2Suites Hotel Coming To Crabtree

Long-term visitors to the Crabtree Valley area will soon have a new option for lodging: a Home2 Suites by Hilton.

Home2 Suites is a mid-range extended-stay hotel that offers suite-style rooms that come with small kitchens and a full-size refrigerator.

The chain currently operates a location near the RDU Airport, and its new location will likely face stiff competition from the nearby Candlewood Suites, another mid-range extended-stay brand.

Site review plans for “Home2 Crabtree” were filed recently by a subsidiary of RK Investors, a Charlotte firm that “invests in hotels, single family and multi-family residential new developments and acquisitions.”

The five-story, 130-room hotel is proposed to be built on an empty lot at 2101 Century Drive, more or less directly across Glenwood from the Hilton Garden Inn.

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