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Raleigh Typhoon Scavenger Hunt returns June 27

RaleighTyphoonThe Raleigh Typhoon scavenger hunt and urban adventure returns Saturday, June 27, 2015 with TWO new ways to play!  For the first time ever, the Raleigh Typhoon will feature two games: an “Extreme Challenge” scavenger hunt (for more competitive types), and a more laid back “Pub Crawl” scavenger hunt.  All proceeds from the Raleigh Typhoon benefit Activate Good.

When: Saturday, June 27th

  • Extreme Challenge Game Kick off: 1:00pm (check-in by 12:30pm)
  • Pub Crawl Kick off: 5:00pm (check in by 4:30pm)
  • Prize announcements & party: 9:00pm

Where: Tir Na Nog, 218 S. Blount Street, Downtown Raleigh

Form a team: Grab friends and form a team to tackle hilarious games and solve puzzles in one or both scavenger games while visiting a variety of Downtown Raleigh hotspots. Teams who successfully solve puzzles by the deadline are eligible for prizes. Teams must contain between 2 and 8 participants; all participants must be 21 or over.

Registration: Limited space is available – participants are encouraged to register their teams online no later than June 26, 2015 at www.raleightyphoon.com.  Teams must include 2-8 players. Online Registration for ONE game is $15/person OR $100/team; Online Registration for BOTH games is $25/person OR $180/team by June 26.  Limited team spots may be available for registration at the door on June 27 (prices increase at the door).

About The Raleigh Typhoon

2015 marks the 9th Annual Raleigh Typhoon Scavenger Hunt. The Raleigh Typhoon serves as one of the largest scavenger hunts in Raleigh, NC. Over the past eight years, over 2000 people have participated as individuals and teams to scout out items, answer challenging trivia, and perform tons of fun tasks in the hopes of capturing prizes.

From lip syncing to ladder golf, word searches to acrobatics, rickshaws to rhymes – the Raleigh Typhoon is designed to be challenging, entertaining, educational, and most of all – fun!

Costumes are highly encouraged (there may or may not be a costume-themed prize!). While the Raleigh Typhoon isn’t a race, individuals and teams are required to complete all of the tasks by a certain time in order to win.

Prizes will be given out at the conclusion of the scavenger hunt. Don’t miss out on the fun, and discover a little more about downtown Raleigh’s treasures!

For additional information contact: typhoon@activategood.org

City Market at 100 years: celebrating a bright future

You’re invited to come celebrate City Market’s 100th birthday! 

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Join the Centennial Celebration this Friday!

There will be live music, southern food and guest appearances from the pioneers of City Market.

  • Great lineup of bands with music by local favorites: Love Canon, Jack the Radio, and Chit Nasty Band
  • Street performers and a special appearance from the Paper Hand Puppet Parade
  • Taste the newly released City Market Centennial Ale, in partnership with Triangle Brewing Company.
  • Southern Food cooked live and served by “Big Ed” himself

Southern menu including Slow Smoked Pulled / Chopped Barbecue, BBQ Chicken, Southern Potato Salad, Creamy N Tangy Cole Slaw, and Three Cheese Mac will be cooked live and served by Big Ed Watkins of Big Ed’s Barbecue and Paul Reams of award winning Smoked Out n Fried Pit BBQ. 

What’s In Store for the Future

City Market, like the other areas of Raleigh, looks ahead to a brighter future as the downtown revitalization spreads to the Moore Square neighborhood.

skyhouseWave of new residents

320 units – Skyhouse Apartments

224 units – Lincoln Apartments

239 units – Edison Apartments

With three large residential buildings now under construction, the  unprecedented influx of residents will have a profound impact on the entire neighborhood.  With parking so often cited as a concern, having more residents within walking distance will provide a natural bump in business.  Cameron Village merchants project a 10-15% bump in business from their current resident wave, and City Market  should also expect to see their new residents become regular customers.

 

A renovated park and bus station 

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There are also plans underway to address the challenges associated with the adjacent Moore Square Park and bus station, which have threatened perceptions about safety in the area.  With the agreement by the City Council last year to fund a major redesign of the park, this landscape is set for a face lift.  The new design promises to accommodate a wider range of uses with tiered lawns and a granite plaza.

And the Moore Square Transit Station is getting an upgrade, with construction expected to start this spring.  Plans include wider boarding platforms, a security and ticketing office, new restrooms, plus more open, friendlier spaces.

So Come on Down!

City Market is the Grande Dame of Downtown.  She is well worth celebrating.  Come be a part of her 101st chapter that promises to be rosier than ever.

Couture for a Cause: Annual fashion show and fundraiser coming to Marbles on November 9th.

FBCover1_withoverlay-300x112First hosted in 2009, Couture for a Cause has become Activate Good’s fun and fashionable annual tradition, pairing local designers with Activate Good’s nonprofit partners to create looks that embody the missions of those organizations.

 

When: Saturday, November 9 (doors open at 7:00pm show starts at 8:00pm)

Where: Marbles Kids Museum, Downtown Raleigh

Tickets are $25 before November 8, $30 at the door, and $75 for VIP.

CFAC2013_PromoFlierFINAL-JPG-233x300The event is also a competition for local designers, who compete for a chance to win a prize in Couture and Ready-to-Wear categories.  At the end of each runway show, guests get a chance to bid on their favorite looks in a live auction, and this year you can begin participating in the silent auction online prior to the event.

You will also have a chance to win a Disney Vacation package at this year’s raffle.  Get your raffle tickets online when you purchase your event ticket, or purchase raffle tickets at the event.

Learn more about Couture for a Cause on their Facebook Page, and see past event photos.

Transit Makes $en$e Community Summit: What’s in it for Me?

Transit Makes Sense Flyer with reg link oct finalJoin WakeUP Wake County and the Women’s Transportation Seminar of the Triangle for an informative program presenting the direct economic benefits of public transportation investment to business’ bottom line and the local economy.  National, state and local experts will discuss opportunity for return on investment from transit, including expanding the tax base and meeting workforce needs.

 

  • The Economic case for transit
  • Why business leaders want and need enhanced transit
  • Transit’s contribution to economic success
  • Transit’s value in shaping the future

When: Thursday, November 7th, 4:00 -7:00pm

Where: Marbles Museum, 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh

Admission: General Public: $50, DLA Members and WakeUp Supporter $35.  Event registration link.

For more information contact karen@wakeupwakecounty.org, 919-828-3833

Cooper’s Barbecue moving after 75 years – but just around the corner

outside-building-and-van-1024x641A downtown Raleigh institution is moving, but not very far.  We’ve known about the move for some time, but the location has been kept secret . . until now!

The new location identified in yesterday’s TBJ article is 313 S. Wilmington Street, which means that Clyde Cooper’s BBQ will be moving into the unfinished and never been used retail spaces that face Wilmington Street, located below the Blount Street Parking Deck.

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The owners of Cooper’s didn’t want to leave their nearly 130 year old building, that has served as the original location of Clyde Cooper’s barbecue restaurant for the past 75 years.  The owners were forced to move to make way for the development of the new Edison Apartments.

The Edison Apartments is a planned 6-story 239 unit apartment project to be located on the southern side of the block bounded by Blount, Davie and Wilmington Streets.  The Edison Apartments should not be confused with the Skyhouse Apartments, a 23 story tower of 320 apartments from the same developer, but located on the opposite side of the block along the northeast corner of Blount and Martin Street.

The owners of Cooper’s plan to create an exact replica of the restaurant, at least inside.    And it’s great to hear they’ll be staying in the same neighborhood, in fact just a short 2 minute 500 foot walk around the corner.

The move isn’t planned until November or December this year, so there’s still time to reminisce and enjoy some of Cooper’s famous barbecue in their historic location.

 

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