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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.
  • 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?
    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?
    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.


Release Date: Monday, April 18th 2016

And the Imprint Award Goes to….

RALEIGH, NC (April 18, 2016) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is proud to recognize 12 development projects and their developers that helped make Raleigh one of the fastest growing downtown’s in the country.  Our 2016 Imprint Award winners at the State of Downtown Raleigh are:

107 Fayetteville St.
Developer:  Michael D. Olander Jr.

421 Fayetteville Street Building Redevelopment/Bank of America
Developer:  Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Charter Square
Developer:  Dominion Realty Partners, LLC

Death & Taxes
Developer:  James A. Goodnight

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Developer:  The Building Committee of Holy Trinity Anglican Church with Dr. John W Yates III Rector

The L
Developer:  Empire Properties and Concord Eastridge   
The Lincoln
Developer:  Banner Developments

Peace Street Townes
Developer:  White Oak Properties, Inc. & Glenwood Agency Real Estate

The Raleigh Beer Garden
Developer:  Hibernian Company, Inc.

Developer:  Edison Land LLC and Novare Group

Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen & Bar
Developer:  LM Restaurants, Inc. and Affiliates

The Ten at South Person
Developer:  DHIC, Inc.



Here’s a quick look at why development projects like these have downtown Raleigh speeding toward being an urban center.


Downtown’s current building boom will add over 4 million square feet to downtown across all asset classes, including over 1 million square feet of office space.


Join us on Tuesday, April 26 at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn more on what makes this such an exciting period of growth for downtown Raleigh.


Each attendee will receive a FREE copy of the State of Downtown Raleigh report, which shows the market trends impacting downtown’s economy, including demographics, data and future projections.


Pre-registration is open online through tomorrow. The cost is $20 for DRA members, $30 for non-members, and $35 at the door.



Thank you to our sponsors and partners


Imprint Award Sponsor:

Dominion Realty Partners, LLC


August Construction Solutions, Inc., RDU to Paris

Student Sponsors:

Campbell University, Shaw University


AT&T North Carolina, Kimley-Horn, PointClick, Poyner Spruill Attorneys at Law, Roguemark, Stanley Martin Homes


Avison Young, CBRE Raleigh, ClarkNexsen, Colliers International, JDavis, LS3P, NAI Carolantic, North State Bank, Rodgers Builders, TradeMark Properties, York Properties


Building Owners and Managers Association International, CCIM North Carolina Chapter, NAIOP Comercial Real Estate Association, Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, North Carolina Technology Association, Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors, Triangle Crew, Triangle Area Office Building Association, Urban Land Institute.