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
World’s fastest carwash
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the resident promo code. RSVP deadline is Thursday, February 9th so don’t delay!