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    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.
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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.


Marcus Bush Named Ambassador of the Month

Mr. Marcus Bush possesses a strong work ethic that mirrors the Ambassador code of ethics. He respects individuality, rights and diversity of his coworkers, customers, and supervisors. Honest in his endeavors, Marcus strives to work hard and takes the initiative to complete additional work or tasks.  

"Mr. Bush is an excellent Ambassador, he is dependable, courteous and respected by all. He is a big asset to the ambassador program," said Ambassador Account Manager, Kimberley "Shae" Davis.  

Please help us congratulate Marcus next time you see him!  

Downtown Ambassador Program

The Safety & 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.

To request an escort, call (919)368.7962.

Regular business hours
8:30 am-5 pm

9 am-5:30 pm

9 am-5:30 pm

Kimberly Davis
Program Manager
(919) 821-6978

After Business Hours
Phone: (919) 796-6606

Clean Ambassadors

Clean Ambassadors are responsible for maintaining the appearance of public pedestrian areas in Downtown. To accomplish this goal, Clean Ambassadors provide the following services:

  • Daily litter pick-up
  • Sidewalk sweeper operation
  • Special maintenance projects
  • Graffiti removal
  • Special event assistance

Monday - Friday
7 am-3:30 pm

Safety Ambassadors

The Safety Ambassadors assist Downtown visitors, workers, and residents by providing maps, guides, directions, and information about restaurants and other attractions. The Safety Ambassadors are trained to handle a variety of situations, including:

  • Parking information
  • Directions / Way-finding
  • Dining, shopping, and other downtown attractions
  • Calls for assistance to police, fire, EMS, and AAA
  • Escorts along public property
  • Downtown project information
  • Downtown parking deck security

6 am-12 midnight

10 am-12 midnight

In addition to these hours, Ambassadors also provide additional parking deck patrols:
12 midnight-2 am

8 pm-12 midnight

To reach our Ambassadors, please contact:
Safety Patrol Supervisor
(919) 368-7962