Archive for January, 2012

knock, knock, knock, broken lock

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

i’ll just wait in the hallways




Around Downtown News:


Quality Grocery renovates and will reopen

Tyler’s Bottle Shop opens behind Tyler’s Taproom

Raleigh has 6 of America’s Best 100 Beer Bars

Finishing touches have been put on the skywalk

Cameron Village amps up its cool factor (thanks Henry)

Krispy Kreme Challenge changes their route this year



In Raleigh/Triangle News:


It’s Triangle Restaurant Weekget out and enjoy!!

Another wine shop will replace the Wine Merchant

Reflections on rickshaws

Raleigh’s the healthiest city in the country for women

City wants more input for our parks

Triangle gets a Wiki of its own



In Other News:


Mortgage rates fell to a new record low

New bridge design coming soon for Topsail

GM reclaims title as top automaker in the world

Vote for Beaufort as America’s Coolest Small Town (thanks Lisa)

Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth

Super bowl commercials are starting to leak out





Triangle Restaurant Week!

Brewmasters does Tarheel Tuesdays for NC taps

Lunch Forum on Streets at Urban Design Center on Wednesday

Midweek Feast Sliders at Tir na nOg on Wednesday

Spy Raleigh is doing some Speed Dating on Thursday night

Steelwater is playing at the Oxford on Friday night



Fun Stuff:


Some really amazing infinity pools

Rooftop riverboat house

Buffalo chicken super bowl cupcakes

Are women people?

New animals species are getting named after celebrities

Should perfume be banned?


now we’re there and we’ve only just begun

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

and this will be our year



Around Downtown News:


Fire Wok is coming to City Plaza

Council endorsed the Warehouse Site for Rail Station

Demolition work begins at the new Downtown Red Hat headquarters

Should rickshaws sell produce?

Red Room chose not to renew their lease



In Raleigh/Triangle News:


2012 Triangle Restaurant Week is coming soon

Jerry is going to be at the Chapel Hill Ben & Jerry’s

New condos planned for Downtown Durham

Local restaurants support Meatless Mondays

Make sure to get over to that Rembrandt exhibit



In Other News:


The BCS as we know it is going away

The office of tomorrow

86 years of marriage is pretty amazing

Twins born five years apart

2% think Mitt Romney’s first name is Mittens

What it means to win the national title

Samsung unveiled a ‘future proof’ television





Linkedin Live Raleigh Business Networking is at Spy tonight

Soulicit with Another Lost Year at Pour House Music Hall tonight

Wednesday is Trivia Night at Downtown Sports Bar

Smuttynose Keg Tapping at Woody’s on Wednesday

80’s Night! Dance Party at Spy on Thursday

Lohri Party 2012 on Friday night at Mantra

Passport to Hungary with the North Carolina Symphony on Friday night

ZOSO is at Lincoln on Friday

Sunday Supper Benefiting Activate Good at Joel Lane’s on Sunday



Fun Stuff:


World’s fastest carwash

Tree Hotel

25 clever ideas to make life easier

An app that identifies fonts on a website

Infamous arsonists and how they got caught

An abandoned doll factory is pretty creepy




And one more announcement:  (thanks Ellen)



The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is holding its Annual Meeting and Downtown Achievement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 23rd from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center. And don’t worry, just because it’s called an “annual meeting” doesn’t mean it’s going to be all business. It won’t be and here’s why you should attend:


·        Meet new people.

·        Network at the pre-event reception from 5 pm to 6 pm (beer and wine included)!

·        Enjoy a three-course dinner.

·        Listen to a great presentation by marketing expert Roger Brooks. His topic of conversation? Key ingredients for an outstanding destination. 

·        Celebrate the successes of downtown Raleigh with its biggest advocates.

·        Meet all the members of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance staff.

·        Get a great deal on tickets. 

·        Have fun.

·        Support downtown and the champions whose contributions are making a significant impact on downtown.

·        We want to meet you!


The DRA really wants to get more residents engaged in its efforts. After all, residents are the lifeblood of any strong downtown. That’s why we’re offering tickets to downtown residents for only $25 each. That’s more than half off the normal non-member price of $60. Just think—beer and wine, food, fellowship, and a fun presentation all for only $25. So tell your friends, get a group together, and come out for a great evening. We think you’ll be glad you did.


If you live within the Downtown Business Improvement District (inside the boundaries of Peace St., Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Boylan Ave. and Bloodworth St.) or in surrounding downtown neighborhoods including Boylan Heights, Cameron Park, East Raleigh-South Park, Glenwood-Brooklyn, Mordecai/Pilot Mill, and Oakwood contact Ellen Fragola at 919.821.6972 or e-mail for the resident promo code.  RSVP deadline is Thursday, February 9th so don’t delay!

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