Archive for July, 2009
My wife, Donna and I bought our condo in Glenwood South nearly 9 years ago, when 510 Glenwood stood alone as the first condo building in Raleigh’s entertainment district. Today, newer and taller condos have followed the trend and sprung up in the neighborhood, beckoning us to jump ship. We’ve stayed put.
We are empty nesters, and have always been happy with our decision to sell our house in the suburbs 10 years ago when our children left for college. We have lived in much larger condo buildings, including a turn of the century skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia where we could view the city from 20 floors up.…[ Read More → ]
Donna Belt, the founder of SpiritWorks art studio on Glenwood South swears she can’t draw a straight line without blindfolding herself first.
Whether she’s working with individuals or groups, the goal is the same and it’s not about the art, she claims. So what is it?
An interfaith minister, Donna encourages visitors to her studio to participate in what she calls a left brain vacation. What they find when they shut down their inner critic is the voice of healing, the power of the …[ Read More → ]
Residential living in the heart of Glenwood South….222 Glenwood Condominums. Come join us…we would love more neighbors. After 12 years of owning a home outside the city limits of Raleigh, cutting the grass, and spending countless time, money and energy on landscaping projects, we decided to move to downtown. It was an easy decision. Where did we spend most of your time on the weekends? Our answer was Downtown Raleigh. There has been an explosion of growth in the past 5 years.
We love to eat out. During the week, 222 Glenwood offers 30+ restaurants in walking distance with awesome weekly specials.…[ Read More → ]
Starting her own business, MixedBlessing, has become a full blessing for Elise Okrend and her family.
Elise’s career started in the corporate world of advertising and design in NYC, but her journey of creativity along with her desire for personal flexibility and freedom led her to open a studio in downtown Raleigh. Here Elise creates and displays her original pastel paintings.
Moving to Raleigh was a choice Elise made with her husband as a way to spend more time with their family while enjoying a slower paced lifestyle. But what made it work was an idea that allowed her to start her own business so that she could work from home.…[ Read More → ]
Ever wonder how much you’re really paying to drive your car every year? AAA estimates it costs $9,641 for a person driving a medium sedan 15,000 mile per year. Imagine living downtown where you’d only occasionally need a second car, avoiding the hassle and expense of parking? There may be an answer . . . car sharing!
Triangle Transit, Urban Design Center, and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance in conjunction with the City of Raleigh are looking into options for a car sharing service downtown. The Downtown Living Advocates participated in an exploratory meeting at the Urban Design Center on June 18th.…[ Read More → ]
Have you seen the purple people walking around downtown Raleigh wearing a purple shirt that says Ambassador on them? Did you know that they are walking the streets to help you downtown? I know it’s genius: someone downtown that you can ask for directions, help you find a parking garage, or help escort you to your car when it’s raining. I’m always amazed when I’m walking my two dogs or walking to work and I notice the ambassadors picking up trash, sweeping the sidewalks, or just saying “good morning”. This type of program is definitely a great amenity for living downtown.…[ Read More → ]
Like Sports and want a new scene….. come to Glenwood South. Tobacco Roads Sports Café: Plush leather recliners, 40 Flat screen T.V.s and awesome food. Consider it your “bonus room”. Outside seating is covered and heated. Happy Hour offered M-F from 4pm-6:00pm and 11pm-2am. Dine in only with a minimum drink order of $2.50 you can get a Full meal for $1.95-$2.95. Orders range from Nachos to half pound burger and a full plate of fries if you wish. Full service menu from 11:00 am -2:00am. Its gourmet food at a fast food restaurant price. They guarantee freshness. Walk into their kitchen and you won’t find a freezer.…[ Read More → ]
Bands/Glenwood South…here’s the place…Amra’s. Love Jazz music…it’s live 6 days a week. No cover, professional clientele and Cigar bar. Large walk in humidor is open 7 days a week. Open 4pm-2:00am daily. Hungry????? A full menu is supplied and catered by Tobacco Road. Join Glenwood South with their Sunday specials, ½ price wine by the glass, beer and all well drinks. Currently Amra’s has at least 4500 members.…[ Read More → ]
When my husband and I decided to buy a condo in downtown Raleigh, we wanted a building with concrete construction and double walls for noise control (drywall, insulation, air space, insulation, drywall) and a pool. During the summer of 2007, after shopping around and doing our homework, we were thoroughly impressed with The West. The West has 8-inch concrete in the floor and ceiling with double walls between units and the heated pool is on the rooftop. There are no units overlooking the pool so you don’t have people watching you from above and you don’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbors when cranking the tunes and getting rowdy.…[ Read More → ]