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AUG 22, 2016

A New Plan for SMOKY HOLLOW, Driving by Finch's Diner on Peace Street with its neighboring row of worn shopfronts hints of a time gone by. Originating in the early 1900s, this Smoky Hollow neighborhood was home to workers for the railroad, mill and other nearby industrial businesses. It was nearly all wiped out in the process of constructing Capital Boulevard in the 1950s. Now the plan is to demolish the remaining pieces of the old neighborhood, including Finch?s and the storefronts to make way for a replacement of the bridge over Peace Street, as well as providing for new development along that corridor. With the bridge replacement (see video) also comes a new street grid that has already attracted new mixed use development. View the old photos and read more on the history of this neighborhood in the Raleigh Connoisseur Blog.

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