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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

Other News

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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!


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Scott Crawford’s Jolie Opened

Photo: @jolierestaurant

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.


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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

Photo: @OakCityCRE

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:

HQ Raleigh

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.

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.

Other News

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.

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