Kane’s buying up more Glenwood South property, and sources say grocery store deal is close

John Kane has just bought another swath of land on the northeast side of Glenwood South.  The new property is located behind his proposed 12-story mixed use building at the corner of Peace and West Streets, previously owned by Gregg Sandreuter.  Gregg was the developer of the North at West condos, and had filed plans several years ago to build two apartment buildings on this site (West Apartments I & II).  Let’s hope Kane has plans for something bigger and better … downtown has enough 6 story apartment buildings.

And this Triangle Business Journal article says that Kane is “close to a deal with Public Super Markets” to become the anchor store for his property at the corner of Peace and West Streets.

The map below shows the location of Kane’s current property, and most recent purchase.

Google Fiber Retail Space Opens at Noon Today (Feb 1st)

Your neighbors at Google Fiber are excited to swing open their doors to Triangle residents at their brand new Raleigh Fiber Space, here on Glenwood South in the historic 518 West Jones building. They hope you’ll come by to take Google Fiber’s superfast Gigabit Internet and TV for a spin. The space will be open starting today and will be open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm.

The opening coincides with Google Fiber opening sign-ups for residents and businesses in the North Hills, midtown area of Raleigh.

The Fiber Space is designed to serve as both a place to experience Google Fiber and a place for our community to gather. They plan to have lots of events and even invite nonprofit and community groups to reserve the space for meetings and gatherings. You can find out more here.

Finally, they hope you’ll stop in on Wednesday, February 1, from noon to 8 p.m. for a community open house and again this Friday, February 3 for First Friday. In celebration of Raleigh’s local artist community and to kick off Black History Month, they are unveiling the latest addition to Raleigh’s mural scene, created by Victor Knight, III, as well as some of his other works. Providing beats for the evening will be local legend, 9th Wonder.

Downtown Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony is Feb 16th

Calling All Downtown Residents!

Curious to know what’s happening in your own backyard?  Want to get to know more of your neighbors?  How about the individuals, businesses, and organizations that drive so many decisions in the downtown area?  Would you like to support the recipient of a resident award?  Great.  We’ve got the perfect evening for you.

 Downtown Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm

Raleigh Convention Center

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is holding its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Feb 16th starting at 5:30pm, followed by an after-party from 8 pm to 9 pm.

Register here by Tuesday, February 7 and enter DLA17 in the promo code box for your resident discount. 

Here’s why you should attend:

  1. Meet new people.
  2. Network at the reception from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  3. Enjoy a three-course dinner.
  4. Listen to a great presentation by urban planning expert Christopher Beynon. His topic of conversation? The importance of inclusivity.
  5. Celebrate the successes of downtown Raleigh with its biggest advocates.
  6. Meet all the members of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance staff.
  7. Get a great deal on tickets.  Residents receive a $20 discount using the code DLA17.
  8. Have fun.
  9. Support downtown and the champions whose contributions are making a significant impact on downtown.
  10. Support the resident award recipient.
  11. Socialize at the after-party from 8 pm to 9 pm.

 So tell your friends, get a group together, and come out for a great evening. We think you’ll be glad you did.

 For more information, click here or contact Ellen Chilton at ellenchilton@downtownraleigh.org.  We hope to see you there!

Tobacco Road is back in Glenwood South

From left to right: Maysa, Alex, Brian and Rommie

The Amra Brothers – and sister – welcome you to experience their dream first hand. After many months of construction, the former Natty Greene space has been transformed into a destination that leaps right over the expectations of sports enthusiasts, foodies and families.  Consider it like a cruise ship. There’s space for kids to enjoy a full range arcade, while fans and alumni cheer for their favorite teams and still others retreat upstairs to a quiet mezzanine area, where they can savor desserts like Hummingbird Cake.

Sports fans will love the theater sized TV screen that truly is the next best thing to being in the stadium. Actually this is better, thanks to a long list of craft beers and brewery on site. Match this with nachos, sandwiches and burgers all made from scratch with local ingredients served by a friendly staff, and you have a perfect party.

For those coming for the food and casual, spacious atmosphere, you’ll be surprised at the wide and innovative offerings of Chef Ryan Foxworth. At the soft opening, diners sampled from a range that began with Fried Green Tomatoes served with local goat cheese and peppadew pepper vinaigrette (a favorite!), NC Prosciutto and Pimento Cheese Bruschetta, and crab-in-every-bite Blue Devil Sherry Crab Bisque, leading into entrees that included Black Eyed Pea Cakes, Jambalaya and Grilled Salmon on mashed potatoes with sautéed greens and tomato-basil relish. Agreement at our table was delight that the price point allowed for this to be a weeknight indulgence, providing a healthy, creative, and widely varied menu inviting many happy returns.

For a neighborhood like Glenwood South, this recipe for hospitality hits the sweet spot for residents of all ages. Welcome back, Alex! Congratulations to you and your family!

Downtown resident launches campaign on poverty and disability

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Alex McArthur

Alexandra McArthur is a resident of the Paramount condos in Glenwood South, Vice-chair of the National Disability Institute (NDI) Board of Directors, and Director, Young Adult Community Engagement at the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Alex is launching a grassroots campaign DISABLE POVERTY to generate awareness about and promote action for the issue of poverty and disability in America. An Interview with Alex, by Donna Belt Even meeting you briefly Alexandra, your energy and drive quickly challenge assumptions about the limitations of a person with a disability. Your work in social innovation and advocacy took you to the White House (as a 2014 White House Champion of Change for Disability & Employment), and most recently, you’ve adopted a position that entails travel around the US building a program for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Continue reading

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