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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.


State of Downtown Raleigh 2015


  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am

LOCATION: Raleigh Convention Center - 500 S Salisbury St

Pre-Registration has Closed.

On-Site Registration will be available from 8am-8:30am on Thursday, April 30th. Entry will be $20.00 per person, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

Each year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) hosts The State of Downtown Raleigh event to provide a comprehensive market analysis of Raleigh's Central Business District (CBD) for the purpose of informing - and exploring new partnerships with - the investor and real estate community. This is the premier event for developers, brokers, and economic developers whose clients would benefit from learning more about Raleigh's CBD - an amenity-rich location poised to become an office campus for technology companies. Downtown is also a dynamic place to live with an unmatched variety of amenities, and it is a valuable asset to Raleigh and Wake County stemming from a tax valuation in the billions providing surplus revenues for Raleigh and Wake County.

Our distinguished panel will discuss these trends from their own perspective as investors, leaders, and analysts:

  • Pam Blondin - Owner of Deco Raleigh
  • Jim Greene - Assistant City Manager of Economic Development for the City of Raleigh
  • Bill King - Planning & Development Manager for Downtown Raleigh Alliance
  • Ted Klinck - Chief Investment Officer of Highwoods Properties
  • Fraser Van Asch - Executive Vice President & General Manager for McClatchy Interactive

David Diaz, President & CEO of the DRA, will moderate the panel discussion and unveil the findings from the 2015 State of Downtown publication designed specifically for investors and economic developers who are interested in assisting clients locate a new company in Raleigh's downtown.

Imprint Awards will also be given to new construction and rehabilitation projects completed in 2014 that significantly contributed to the identity of downtown Raleigh.

The awards will be presented to:

  • Carolina Ale House - LM Restaurants
  • Citrix
  • Devon 425
  • Hibernian Pub
  • McClatchy Interactive













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Avison Young

Blue Ridge Realty

CBRE Raleigh

Celito Communications


Colliers International


Highwoods Properties

Hobby Properties

IA Interior Architects

JDavis Architects


NAI Carolantic


Sepi Engineering & Construction

Shift Clinical Research

York Properties