© Stacey Simeone
With the help of DRA, downtown has hosted a series of successful pop-up stores including Flight (collaboration between two downtown retailers for creative gifts), Craft Habit (crafting supplies), Twisted Oak (collective of 10 local artists), Raleigh Vintage, Republic Wireless, and an interactive visual art installation. These pop-ups have used innovative collaborations to help retailers experiment with new concepts, activate vacant storefronts, and make downtown’s streets more vibrant and livelier. LM Restaurants has been a major partner and supporter on this effort.
MORGAN STREET FOOD HALL © Flyboy Photography
The addition of two food halls in 2018 will bring together food vendors, producers, and retailers. Transfer Co.: Adaptive reuse project of a historic transportation warehouse near Moore Square that will serve as a chef-driven hub of food producers including Saxapahaw General Store, Boulted Bread, Locals Seafood, Che Empanadas, and Videri Chocolate Factory. Morgan Street Food Hall: Over 35 vendors in the Warehouse District will include Cousins Maine Lobster, Carroll’s Kitchen, Sassool, Raleigh Raw, Oak City Fish & Chips, Durham Toffee, and Five Points Baking Company.
© Flyboy Photography