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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.
  • 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.
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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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    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.


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Press Releases

12/5/2018Trees Along Glenwood Avenue Will Be Decorated With 1,000 Snowflakes Saturday
11/16/2018Start Your Holiday Shopping in Downtown Raleigh at the Raleigh Christmas Parade
11/13/2018Downtown Raleigh Alliance Hosts Tree Lighting Celebration at New Location
11/6/2018Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Retailers Celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 24
10/30/2018Downtown Raleigh Alliance Releases 3Q-2018 Economic Development Report
9/20/2018Downtown Raleigh Alliance Launches Raleigh’s First Outdoor Office
7/26/2018Over 40 Restaurants Participating in the 10th Anniversary of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
5/22/2018Words Bloom in Downtown Raleigh’s Floraffiti Public Art Project
5/2/2018Floraffiti Public Art Project Comes to Downtown Raleigh
4/12/2018Designed for Joy Celebrates 6 Months of Influencing Change
4/4/2018Market on Market Kicks Off May 9 in Downtown Raleigh
12/12/2017World-Renowned Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to Deliver Keynote Speech at DRA’s 2018 Annual Meeting
11/2/2017Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.’s Kristopher Larson to be DRA’s Next President and CEO
6/6/2017Moore Square District a Rising Star in Changing Downtown Raleigh Landscape
4/24/2017An Early Look at the 2017 State of Downtown Raleigh Report
4/18/2017Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow
4/6/2017 DRA to Recognize Recent Development Projects in Downtown Raleigh
3/22/2017Downtown Raleigh Adding Unique Retail Concepts
3/17/2017Statement from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance on Metropolitan Apartment Fire
3/8/2017 Registration Open Now for the State of Downtown Raleigh: Building a Connected and Collaborative Downtown
2/27/2017 DRA Taps Former News & Observer Publisher Orage Quarles III As Interim Director
2/24/2017Twisted Oak, a pop-up Art Shop, coming to 17 E. Martin Street in Downtown Raleigh
2/15/2017Downtown Raleigh Alliance to Host Nearly 1,000 Downtown Raleigh Stakeholders at 2017 Annual Meeting
2/2/2017Departing President Leaves DRA Poised to Continue Revitalization and Enhancements of Downtown Raleigh
1/26/2017 Downtown Raleigh Opens 2017 After Adding 14 New Street Level Businesses in Fourth Quarter
1/25/2017New Downtown Raleigh "Give Back" Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening
1/24/2017Discounts, Strollers, and Live Music Close out Ice Raleigh Season
1/12/2017New Children’s Book Store to Open in Downtown Raleigh
1/11/2017Christopher Beynon to speak on Equitable Economic Development Strategies at DRA’s 2017 Annual Meeting
12/29/2016Art Putt Transforms Market Plaza For Final POP!
12/19/2016Two Stores Awarded DRA Up-Fit Grants this Holiday Season
12/6/2016Downtown Raleigh Retailers Extend Hours for One Night Only during Holiday Shopping Season
12/2/2016Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Turns Fayetteville Street into a Winter Wonderland Tomorrow
10/31/2016Calling Adults and Children to Enter Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest's Annual Gingerbread House Competition
10/27/2016Downtown Raleigh Adds 14 New Street Level Businesses in Third Quarter
10/24/2016Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Begins at New, Earlier Time
10/20/2016Ice Raleigh Returns to Downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza
10/11/2016DRA’s Inaugural Women with Vision Lunch Tomorrow
10/6/2016Downtown Raleigh Welcomes New Retailers Ahead of the Holidays
10/4/2016Downtown Raleigh Alliance Hosts Inaugural Women with Vision Lunch
9/23/2016POP: A New Incubator of Public Creativity in Downtown Raleigh
9/12/2016Downtown Raleigh Alliance Endorses Wake County Transit Plan
8/18/2016Retailers added to the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Menu for One Night Only
8/17/2016Downtown Raleigh Alliance Announces Inaugural Women with Vision Lunch
8/10/2016Savor a “Taste of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week” during Honey Buzztival at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
8/9/2016Downtown Raleigh Retailers Get a “Taste” of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
7/29/2016Downtown Raleigh Chefs Demonstrate Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Menu Items at Honey Buzztival!
7/27/2016Downtown Raleigh Grocery Store Expected To Boost Downtown Development
6/28/2016Cheese Please! Returns to the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Tomorrow!
6/22/2016Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar Puts Their Grilled Cheese Title on the Line at Cheese Please!
5/26/2016Go Back in Time with The PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series
5/16/2016Downtown Raleigh Continues Period of Unprecedented Growth
5/3/2016Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market’s CAROLINA KICKOFF Tomorrow!
4/25/2016State of Downtown Raleigh 2016 is Just a Day Away
4/18/2016And the Imprint Award Goes to….
4/14/2016Another peek into the 2016 State of Downtown Raleigh: An In-Depth Look at one of America’s Fastest Growing Downtowns
4/8/2016PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series Takes You Back in Time
4/7/2016Announcing the Inaugural Glenwood Faire
4/6/20162016 Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
3/22/2016 Your First Peek into the '16 State of Downtown Raleigh: An In-Depth Look at one of America’s Fastest Growing Downtowns
3/17/2016 Prestigious Panel Announced for the 2016 State of Downtown Raleigh Event
3/8/2016What Makes Raleigh one of the Fastest Growing Downtowns in the U.S.?
2/22/2016Downtown Raleigh Alliance Praises Individuals Who Make Raleigh Great
2/19/2016Downtown Raleigh Alliance Launches Brand New Downtown App
1/21/2016Showgram's Bob Dumas to Host Charity Event at the Ipreo Ice Rink
1/4/2016Discounts, DJs, Strollers, and Hurricanes Pride at the Ipreo Ice Rink
5/12/2015DRA’s PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series Returns with “Flashback Friday” Theme
5/4/2015Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market 2015 Season Kicks Off May 6 with Pig Pickin’ Celebration
4/22/2015DRA to Honor Imprint Winners at State of Downtown, April 30
1/6/2015Author Jeff Speck to Deliver Keynote Speech at 2015 DRA Annual Meeting
12/1/2014Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Celebration Brings Holiday Cheer to Downtown Raleigh, December 6
11/13/2014Downtown Raleigh Shops Gear Up for Small Business Saturday, November 29
11/4/2014Grammy-award winning Bluegrass Legend Peter Rowan to Headline December 6th Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Celebration
9/17/2014Mayor Nancy McFarlane & DRA Announces New Clean Machines at Press Conference
9/15/2014Mayor Nancy McFarlane and DRA Board Chairman Skip Hall Announces New Clean Machines at Press Conference, September 17
8/26/2014Shop Downtown Gift Card Now Redeemable in Taxi Taxi Cabs and at Parking Meters
8/20/2014Downtown Raleigh Alliance Expands Clean Ambassador Program
8/18/2014Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Kicks Off with 41 Dining Hotspots
8/5/2014Savor the Summer with Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, August 18-August 24
7/29/2014Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market’s Award-Winning CHEESE PLEASE! Festival Returns August 13
7/23/2014Thousands to Explore Downtown Raleigh Nightlife at The Raleigh MIX, July 25
7/9/2014The Raleigh MIX Expands Nightlife Event, Adding Live Music Venues
5/9/2014DRA Premieres New Outdoor PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series, May 23
4/22/2014Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Aims to Surpass 2013 Sales Record
4/8/2014Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market 2014 Season Returns April 30 with Pig Pickin’ Kickoff
2/24/2014Winners Presented With Achievement Awards at Downtown Raleigh Alliance Annual Meeting

Downtown Raleigh in the News


December 2016

December 7, 2016 Free drinks, food offered by downtown Raleigh retailers Wednesday night during shopping event  News and Observer
December 20, 2016 2 downtown Raleigh stores awarded up-fit grants Triangle Business Journal

November 2016

November 10, 2016 Pop-up craft store opens in downtown Raleigh

News and Observer


November 14, 2016 Urban-style Dollar General store coming to Downtown Raleigh

News and Observer

November 14, 2016 In Depth:  Downtown Raleiogh Winterfest & Ice Rink

November 18, 2016


October 2016

October 4, 2016
New Restaurants, retail coming to downtown Raleigh's Moore Square and City Market Areas

News and Observer


October 21, 2016
Pilot Program hopes to rekindle two public spaces downtown



News and Observer
October 27, 2016
Several new retail, restaurants open in downtown Raleigh during third quarter; few close as well



October, 27, 2016
Raleigh experiences downtown business boom




September 2016

September 3, 2016 Hopscotch Music Fest:  A Raleigh tradition since 2010 WRAL
September 26, 2016 In Depth:  Downtown Raleigh Alliance to Hold Women with Vision Lunch TWC News
September 26, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Alliance Wants to Pay You to Use the City's Refurbished Plazas Raleigh Agenda


August 2016

August 1, 2016 Report: Restaurants, retail openings in downtown Raleigh picking up the pace in 2016 Triangle Business Journal
August 6, 2016 Make those reservations:  Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2016 is Aug. 15-21 News and Observer
August 10, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Retailers Get a "Taste" of downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Carolina Business Connection
August 10, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week turns Slump to Boom WRAL
August 10, 2016 Sneak peek of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week during Honey Buzztival WNCN
August 10, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Let's Talk the Triangle
August 11, 2016 Retailers and Restaurants Partner for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week I Heart Retail
August 12, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week:  Here's what's new this year Triangle Business Journal
August 12, 2016  Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Begins Monday. Here's your Guide to the Best Twelve Deals Raleigh Agenda
August 12, 2016 In Depth:  What's New for Downtown Restaurant Week TWC News
August 15, 2016 Foodies Drooling Over Raleigh Restaurant Week WTVD
August 15, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Begins TWC NEWS
August 15, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week runs through Aug. 21 WNCN


July 2016

July 26, 2016 Harris Teeter coming to downtown Raleigh's Seaboard Station News and Observer
July 26, 2016 Harris-Teeter store to open near Downtown Raleigh WNCN
July 26, 2016 Harris Teeter coming to downtown Raleigh TWC News
July 29, 2016 Raleigh to Get First Downtown Supermarket in Decades WUNC
July 29, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Grocery Store Expected to Boost Downtown Development Carolina Business Connection


June 2016

June 1, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Population Numbers The Raleigh Connoisseur
June 7, 2016 After crackdown, Raleigh reverses some sidewalk dining rules News and Observer
June 11, 2016 From atop Raleigh's SkyHouse, a view of tomorrow News and Observer
June 28, 2016 In Depth:  Downtown Farmers Market's Cheese Please TWC News
June 29, 2016 5th Annual Grilled Cheese Cook-Off held in Raleigh WNCN


May 2016

May 12, 2016 Grant programs give makeovers to Raleigh business WRAL
May 16, 2016 Downtown Raleigh nets seven new retailers, restaurants in 1Q2016 Triangle Business Journal
May 20, 2016 Multi-use building headed to downtown Raleigh WRAL


April 2016

April 12, 2016 In Depth:  Inaugural Glenwood Faire TWC News
April 21, 2016 Downtown Raleigh could have grocery store by 2018 WNCN
April 27, 2016 State of Downtown Raleigh:  With more people moving downtown, grocery is on its way Triangle Business Journal
April 29, 2016 Downtown Raleigh sees wave of ground-floor retail space News and Observer
April 30, 2016 Northern edge of Downtown Raleigh poised to take off News and Observer

March 2016

March 1, 2016 Three new downtown Raleigh Retailers awarded up-fit inventive grants Triangle Business Journal
March 3, 2016 Raleigh downtowners long for supermarket in heart of city WRAL
March 18, 2016 Downtown Raleigh Ambassadors clear the way for March madness WRAL