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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.


Downtown Raleigh Ambassador Program

The Safety and Clean Ambassadors work together to make Downtown Raleigh an attractive place to live, work, or visit. In addition to the specialized services described below, they serve as additional eyes and ears for Downtown by discouraging aggressive panhandlers and reporting problems to be addressed by the proper authorities. Feel free to approach any of the Downtown Ambassadors for information, recommendations, and directions.

For more information on our Safety Ambassadors, click here.

For more information on our Clean Ambassadors, click here.

To request an escort, call (919) 368-7962.

Clean Hours of Operation

Monday-Sunday - seven days a week
7 am-3:30 pm

Safety Hours of Operation

6 am-12 midnight

6 am-2 am

10 am until 2 am on Sunday

6 pm-12 midnight


Kimberly Davis
Program Manager
(919) 821-6978

After Business Hours
Phone: (919) 796-6606


Tony Bobbitt Named Ambassador of the Month

Tony Bobbitt has been selected as the Ambassador of the Month for "Most Improved".  Mr. Bobbitt has improved since he was been working with the DRA Ambassadors. With a focus on goals of the Ambassador program, he puts forth excellent effort in his work and always asks questions and requests feedback to improve his performance.

"Mr. Bobbitt has continued to make great strides as an Ambassador and it shows in his ability to listen and follow instructions as directed," said Shae Davis, DRA Ambassador Account Manager.  

Please help us congratulate Tony next time you see him!