• What's This?
    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
  • What's This?
    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
  • What's This?
    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
  • What's This?
    Catch 22
    Catch 22 is a modern baroque aesthetic clothing boutique that offers bold designs, funky accessories, and evening essentials, handpicked from the hottest designers at notably affordable prices.
  • What's This?
    Dos TaQuitos Centro
    Dos TaQuitos Centro restaurant reflects the music, art and food of Mexico. Voted Indy's “Best of the Triangle 2008,” the owner refers to the decor as “an organized mess,” while the menu features some of the Triangle's favorite Mexican fare.
  • What's This?
    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
  • What's This?
    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
  • What's This?
    Knockabout is a unique gift shop for the creative class featuring items you won't find in any mall. Many of the crafts are made by talented North Carolina artisans. Be sure to visit the bakery and try one of their freshly made cookies.
  • What's This?
    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Alliance Staff

Kris Larson, President & CEO, (919) 821-6986

  • Executive Leadership
  • Organizational Planning and Strategic Partnerships
  • Corporate Fundraising

Kimberley Jones, Executive Assistant to the President, (919) 821-6975

  • Downtown Banner Program
  • Fayetteville Street Stars & Stripes Program

Bill King, Senior Vice President of Economic Development and Planning (919) 821-6980

  • Downtown Vision Plan
  • Economic Development
  • Retail Inquiries
  • State of Downtown Report

Tyler Breazeale, Research Analyst, (919) 821-6981

  • Data Analysis
  • Development Tracking

John Botner (employed by Allied Universal), Director Ambassador Program (919) 821-6978

Chase Bryan, Director of Events, (919) 821-6982

Jean Carroll, Events Coordinator, (919) 821-6983 

  • Information on DRA Special Events
  • Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
  • Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration
  • Volunteer Opportunities with Special Events      

Bob Hagh, Public Engagement and Communications Director (919) 821-6977

  • Social Media
  • Newsletters and email marketing
  • Website Updates
  • Second Tuesday

Kathleen Louis, Director of Business Development, (919) 821-6972

  • DRA Membership
  • Fundraising/Corporate Relations
  • First Friday Raleigh Art Walk

Stacey Simeone, Marketing Director, (919) 821-6976

  • Marketing of DRA events and programs
  • All printed marketing collateral
  • Website design and implementation
  • State of Downtown report layout and design 
  • Photography management

Roxanne Coffey, Office Manager (919) 821-6971

Lyndie Simpson, Director of Finance and Human Resources, (919) 821-6973