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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.

Live Here

Be at Home in Downtown

There are opportunities for just about anyone to live in Downtown Raleigh. Whether you’re looking for high-end residential condos with views that overlook the city or a rental apartment, the attractiveness of urban living has resulted in a cavalcade of new residential opportunities for downtown living. There are currently 3,657 existing units in the downtown business improvement district and over 645 units planned through 2013. 

Downtown residents cite a number of reasons for choosing to live Downtown, such as the proximity to restaurants & nightlife, a walking commute to work, and decreased automobile dependency. With over 150 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops in downtown, residents have a wide variety of options to choose from in whetting their palettes. Additionally, the influx of new residents to Downtown Raleigh is bound to boost the number of restaurants, retailers, services. Since 2006, 229 new businesses have opened and the bountiful developments occurring across downtown are producing more opportunities for new businesses.  In 2010, there was a net gain of 28 new establishments. 

In addition to food, culture, and nightlife, Downtown Raleigh is also within a short distance to a number of recreational amenities. In addition to Moore and Nash Squares, two of Raleigh’s most treasured parks, Pullen Park and Chavis Park, are within a mile of Downtown Raleigh and the pastoral Dorothea Dix property bounds downtown to the south. Raleigh’s heralded greenway system can be accessed on either the east or the south side of downtown. Even man’s best friend has recreational facilities at the Oakwood dog park. For those that prefer fitness clubs, Downtown Raleigh is home to two private clubs, and a YMCA is located on ½ mile west of Downtown. It’s all here, in Downtown Raleigh.