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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.


Retail Updates - November 3, 2017

It has been a busy couple of weeks for retail in downtown Raleigh. Retail news took over our media channels this week, announcing moves for some businesses as well as welcoming new retailers to the downtown area. As highlighted in our Quarterly Economic Development Report, we've seen 10 new street-level business opening in downtown Raleigh. That brings us up to 80 storefront businesses since the start of 2016.

Pop-up retail is back for this holiday season in downtown with Republic Wireless, a locally-based wireless provider, opening their first retail venture as a pop-up at 17 E. Martin St. Another local retailer, Raleigh Vintage, will also have a store during this holiday season at 19 W. Hargett St. Deco Raleigh announced it will be expanding to a new location on S. Salisbury St. while longtime retailer, Father and Son, will be moving to the Warehouse District. Downtown’s first national clothing retailer, Urban Outfitters, announced their new location opening in 2018 at The Dillon. And in major grocery news, Publix announced their new downtown location at Peace and West Streets. They will occupy 45,600 square feet in the Smokey Hollow development.

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance's mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh's downtown by enhancing the quality of life and positively impacting the economic success through such services like merchant promotions, retail attraction, and community communication. We've been busy behind-the-scenes helping these retailers reach the next level. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is proud to have assisted in the developments associated with these merchants. We're going to continue working with them and all of our retail partners as we look ahead. Here is some media coverage the major retail announcements in downtown Raleigh:


Raleigh's Republic Wireless to open its first store in downtown

Downtown Raleigh retailer Deco is moving – and that’s good news

It’s official: Publix grocery store coming to downtown Raleigh

Father and Son, longtime vintage store in downtown Raleigh, finds a new home