Archive for November, 2010
It’s often said that Durham and Raleigh don’t mix. And for that matter, you don’t often see Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese on the same menu. But John Tang, who recently opened Sushi O in Glenwood South is a bridge builder. Having started with Mt. Fuji restaurant in Downtown Durham, Mr. Tang has now set his sights on the daytime, evening and late night crowds of Glenwood South in Downtown Raleigh.
Having walked by his store front on the street level of 222 Glenwood, my wife and I expected to find an informal lunch spot, where we might be tempted by the Take-Out menu.…[ Read More → ]
You may have noticed a common theme among many of the interviews the DLA has included in its “Faces of Downtown Raleigh” blog posts. Small business owners are happy to set up shop in the Downtown and support the ongoing revitalization efforts, but are concerned that many of their employees cannot afford to live Downtown. It’s agreed that affordable housing is at the core of creating a vibrant, diverse and livable city environment.
The DLA shares this concern, and sees the diversity of residents as a defining element to Downtown (in contrast to suburban pattern living), providing an important liveliness and character to our environment. Wanting to find out more about the key issues in maintaining and supporting a diverse Downtown population, I met with Gregg Warren, the President of DHIC (formerly known as the Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation). The DHIC is a non-profit developer of affordable housing and a promoter of home ownership.…[ Read More → ]
Getting Around Downtown: This holiday season, enjoy the many different rides offered in Downtown Raleigh.
If you live in downtown Raleigh, you’re already sold on the ease and excitement of urban dwelling. If you’re living in the ‘burbs, chances are you venture in to take advantage of the delicious dining, entertainment, shopping and family activities that fill the downtown scene.
And if you’re a daily commuter, you’ve probably figured out your favorite place to get coffee or pick up flowers for your lovely wife before you head for home.
Regardless of where you rest your head, this holiday season you’ll find it easier than ever to get around downtown. The old reliables continue to make navigating the city a breeze and a new addition makes heading out of town as simple as swiping a card.…
Picture this. It’s a rainy, dark evening and our family has driven two cars all the way from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Raleigh, our new home. I advise our son in the front car to stay in the right lane as we drive south on Capital Boulevard into the city, since we don’t know the lay of the land. It isn’t long before we’re confused. With every mile, our lane disappears and we’re forced to the left. This is the strangest traffic pattern we’ve encountered in a long time, and we ask ourselves, This is where we’re going to be living now?…[ Read More → ]