New Developments in Raleigh, N.C.
Here are the major new visitor developments that are contributing to the Raleigh area's stature as a modern establishment—the thriving state capital of North Carolina.
Morgan Street Food Hall & Market (Opening early 2018)
This new retail and dining concept from Hibernian Hospitality Group will be a 20,000-square-foot venue in downtown Raleigh that plays home to more than 60 different food stalls, restaurants and market opportunities, each ranging from 30 to 550 square feet in size. Vendors will offer high-quality, chef-driven specialty foods with a wide range of diversity and affordable pricing. The venue is expected to be open in early 2018. Learn more
Union Station (Opening early 2018)
Downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District will house the new Union Station transportation hub, which began construction on Jan. 8, 2016. This major project will replace the current Amtrak Station (located on Cabarrus St.) and the Moore Square Transit Station, which is where all downtown Raleigh buses currently make a stop and is GoRaleigh's transfer facility. The new Union Station will accommodate longer trains and have larger platforms, amongst other improvements. The entire project will cost approximately $79.8 million, $18 million of which will be provided by the City of Raleigh, and is scheduled to be ready for intercity passenger train service by the first quarter of 2018. Learn more
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center (Opening early 2018)
The Town of Fuquay-Varina broke ground in March of 2017 on a project that will bring a performing arts theatre, classrooms, studios and more to downtown Fuquay-Varina. The Fuquary-Varina Arts Center, a project that will renovate and expand on an existing building, is expected to take 10 months to complete and cost $3.5 million. The plan, designed by Szostak Design of Chapel Hill, will bring a 300-seat theatre to the new two-story expansion, with capacity for a total of 400 for conferences and speaking events, plus include specialized classrooms for painting, computer media and other types of art, a dance studio, an art gallery and more. Learn more
Transfer Co. Olde East (Opening Summer 2018)
A food hall and market housed in a 43,000-square-foot renovated warehouse in Raleigh's Olde East neighborhood is slated to open in the summer of 2018. The project, led by Transfer Development LLC, will be food-focused with a mix of retail goods as well. Raleigh, N.C., businesses Videri Chocolate Factory, Boulted Bread, Jubala Coffee, Locals Seafood, Centro Raleigh, Gallo Pelon and more have been announced as tenants thus far. Learn more
Moore Square Renovations (Re-opening early 2019)
One of four public spaces that was designated by the founders of Raleigh in 1792, downtown Raleigh's Moore Square is now in the process of implementing a new master plan that will close the area for approximately one year while construction is in progress. The $12.5 million renovation will include landscaping, construction of a small cafe, a concert area and more. Ground broke on the renovation in early Nov. 2017. Learn more