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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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    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.


Release Date: Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Your First Peek into the '16 State of Downtown Raleigh: An In-Depth Look at one of America’s Fastest Growing Downtowns

RALEIGH, NC (March 22, 2016) – The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) will share insights and analysis on market trends at the 2016 State of Downtown Raleigh event and explain how these trends will shape downtown’s future growth.


Over 3,000 new housing units have just opened, are under construction, or are planned in downtown Raleigh.  These will bring nearly 5,000 new residents to downtown over the next few years.


Join us on Tuesday, April 26 at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn more on what makes this such an exciting period for downtown Raleigh from a distinguished panel of experts and thought leaders in downtown including:



James Sauls - City of Raleigh, Economic Development Manager
Brent Francese - Runologie, Co-Owner and General Manager 
Jason Widen - HQ Raleigh, Co-Founder and Executive Director; Forward Impact, Co-Founder
Anne Stoddard - Grubb Ventures, Director of Development

John LaPenta - Deputy Secretary of the Department of Administration




Each attendee will receive a free copy of the State of Downtown Raleigh report, which breaks down the economy of downtown, including demographics, data and future projections.


Pre-registration is open online now through April 19. The cost is $20 for DRA members and $30 for non-members.





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



Kimley-Horn, Poyner Spruill, Roguemark, Stanley Martin Homes


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


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



About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.