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Weaver Street Market opening soon
Free Wine Tasting at Seaboard Wine on 8/31
Scott Crawford’s Jolie opened
Shake Shack opened in Cary
Tin Roof opening soon on Glenwood South
NC State Entrepreneurship Garage coming to Centennial
A look at Gateway Plaza
Boxyard At RTP Breaks Ground
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Weaver Street Market Opening Soon
Weaver Street Market announced that it will open at The Dillon on September 4th. Residents will finally get the grocery store they’ve been longing for ever since they moved downtown five years ago.
The announcement was prompted by an inquiry from Ashton Smith, creator of an excellent weekly newsletter and co-host of Podcast Raleigh.
That same day, we broke the news of the Weaver Street Market sign being installed. We’re still waiting to hear about our Pulitzer.
This will be Weaver Street’s fourth area location, and the first outside of Orange County. Weaver Street Market’s website for the Raleigh location notes that the opening date is contingent on receiving all the necessary permits. So while the actual date might not be September 4th, they should be open in the next few weeks.
Italy North to South! Tasting at Seaboard Wine 8/31
School is back and so is the stress that comes with it. Fortunately, our friends at Seaboard Wine are hosting a free tasting Saturday (8/31) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Join Elia Gentili from Sunrise Wines on a virtual tour of Italy from Piedmont to Sicily, featuring small estate grown wines from his extensive portfolio.
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!
Scott Crawford’s Jolie Opened
Jolie, a new French bistro from prominent Raleigh chef Scott Crawford, has opened at 620 N. Person Street next to Crawford and Son.
Jolie, named after Crawford’s daughter, offers classic French dishes including rabbit cassoulet, souffles, steak frites, scrambled duck eggs, and more. Raleigh’s Madison Tessener joined Crawford Hospitality as the Chef de Cuisine earlier this year. The News & Observer and ABC 11 provided some insight into the Jolie experience.
The journey to open Jolie wasn’t easy. For example, Crawford, a five-time James Beard Award semifinalist, had to jump through hoops to get rooftop dining approved. (City Council elections are October 8th.)
Chef Scott Crawford shared the following message on Instagram:
“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Raleigh/Triangle Community for your kindness and support! The @jolierestaurant journey has not been an easy one. We knew all along it was worth the effort but it wasn’t until we opened our doors that we realized how special this little restaurant would be. We’re so excited to share it with the world. Thanks to all who stopped by or sent flowers and thoughtful gifts. Bon Appétit!”
Shake Shack Opened In Cary
Shake Shack has opened in Cary. Uber Eats deliveries from Cary to Raleigh are expected to skyrocket as a result. The popular burger restaurant is located in Cary’s Waverly Place shopping center. The News & Observer wrote a review of the restaurant.
This photo couldn’t have been possible without the never ending support of @beincarolina @asherrillcagle & @KathleenHenry10 as they encouraged me to follow my dreams no matter the mountain ahead pic.twitter.com/BQy35RJfuH— John Johnston (@jwjohnst342) August 21, 2019
Tin Roof Opening Soon on Glenwood South
Glenwood South’s Nashville-inspired Tin Roof Restaurant and Bar has announced plans to open in “early September.”
The property at 300 Glenwood Avenue was previously home to a one-story, 4,000 square-foot brick building constructed in 1940.
The Tin Roof in Nashville offers a lunch and dinner menu in addition to serving as a bar/nightlife hotspot with live country music, and it sounds like the Raleigh location will offer more of the same.
NC State Entrepreneurship Garage Coming To Centennial
The NC State Entrepreneurship Garage located in HQ Raleigh’s Centennial Campus location will open this week. The new space boasts over 23,000 square feet of co-working and prototyping areas with collaborative opportunities for both NC State students and HQ Raleigh’s startup community.
A Look At Gateway Plaza
Gateway Plaza seems to be progressing nicely. In June of 2016, plans were announced to transform the shopping center on Capital Boulevard into a destination spot for new restaurants and retailers. The 6.8 acre property is owned by Loden Properties and managed and leased by York Properties.
Gateway’s current lineup of tenants include:
Union Special – a new bakery run by Andrew Ullow, formerly the head pastry chef and baker for Ashley Christensen’s restaurants
Brew Coffee – a Raleigh-based coffee shop
Craft Habit – a store and workshop for DIY crafters
Mordecai Beverage Co. – a brewery and bottle shop
Little Makers Academy – a childcare provider
Azure Violins – a violin maker and instructor shop.
OakCityCRE recently provided an update.
First up is a panorama of the new @BREWdtr space and Union Special Bread (@andrew_ullom)! Not sure when Brew will open, but Union Special is up and running and already sold out when I got there… 🙁 [2/8] pic.twitter.com/qJlRnVGXjK— OakCityCRE (@OakCityCRE) August 25, 2019
It turns out the early bird gets the worm, and the bread… [3/8] pic.twitter.com/8Wv5FCORFv— OakCityCRE (@OakCityCRE) August 25, 2019
Here is a sneak peak of what looks to be the @HQRaleigh kitchen? Shaping up to be some very nice digs! [5/8] pic.twitter.com/6MRaPHsTNr— OakCityCRE (@OakCityCRE) August 25, 2019
The block party was going at Mordecai Beverage Co. I have no idea who made the wooden mural behind the bar, but I was very impressed! Does anyone know who gets the credit? [6/8] pic.twitter.com/jFC6SN0KlU— OakCityCRE (@OakCityCRE) August 25, 2019
And to wrap it up, one of the coolest feature here that might not catch everyone’s eye is the bioswale retention system in the parking lot! They have a similar system at the @ncartmuseum, that I really like! [8/8] pic.twitter.com/1GX5vdpnhk— OakCityCRE (@OakCityCRE) August 25, 2019
Boxyard At RTP Breaks Ground
Ground has broken at Boxyard RTP. Located in RTP, the new development consists of 38 shipping containers, with Fullsteam Brewery as the anchor tenant. Finally, Cisco employees will have somewhere in RTP to grab a beer while sitting in a shipping container. No word on whether red badgers will be invited to happy hour.
According to their website, there is room for up to nine restaurants, indoor/outdoor seating options, and a covered pavilion. Their goal is to provide a year-round dining and shopping experience. They expect to open by spring of 2020.
TriangleExplorer broke the news that Wegmans in SOJO is opening September 29th.
Lauren Brownlow shared the prices of beer that will be sold at Carter-Finley this year.
Quick note, I was at the Weaver St Market tour this week and they indicated it would now be a target opening date of 9/6 instead of 9/4.