The Wal-Mart on Old New Hope Church Road recently switched to an 18-hour schedule

Wal-Mart Reduces Hours of Raleigh Stores

The Wal-Mart on New Hope Church Road has recently shifted from a 24 to an 18-hour schedule, which is part of a larger nationwide trend. Some have theorized, however, that the switch was influenced in part due to a high rate of shoplifting.

Clouds Brewing Company on N. West Street in Downtown Raleigh

The Bar Review

In the first edition of The Bar Review, Molly Moore stops by Clouds Brewing on N. West Street to experience the magic of "The Downpour" and German Potato Salad.


Development Beat

Today on the Development Beat, we look at some recently issued renovation permits throughout the city.

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Live Tweets from Second Public Hearing on Z-27-14

The second public hearing was held last night for zoning case Z-27-14, the citywide remapping case, in Fletcher Hall at the Duke Energy Center. While city hall reporter Chris Tepedino works on his official write-up, please enjoy this very unofficial summary of the night.

Oakwood Concerns

The following has been taken from a Q&A document prepared in advance of the SPHO meeting held Monday, July 20 on the citywide remapping plan. Staff Responses to Specific Concerns of SPHO Staff received an email on July 14 containing 14 specific concerns that the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood would like to address at the July 20 meeting. 

Given the number and complexity of the concerns, and in the interest of making for a productive meeting, staff has prepared responses to each concern for review in advance of the meeting. 

The numbered concerns are repeated verbatim from the email. Staff will be prepared to discuss in greater detail at the meeting, and will also bring a presentation and maps. (1) The three blocks south of Edenton St. between East and Bloodworth are being rezoned from Residential Business to NX–3-DE.


Development Beat

This week on the Development Beat, we look at some recently issued renovation permits, including one for the former Dr. Pepper warehouse downtown.