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What’s new and coming soon to Raleigh

As Raleigh continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and new businesses in Oak City.

Renderings of Jaguar Bolera with a selection of beer taps and colorful scenery.

We can’t wait for Jaguar Bolera to open in Raleigh Iron Works.

Renderings provided by FAM Design for Jaguar Bolera

The below list of new businesses has been updated as of April 2024.

Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Raleigh. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to Oak City.

Coming soon

    Development

    A rendering of Horseshoe RTP

    Horseshoe RTP is slated for completion in the first half of 2024.

    Courtesy of RTP

    • Horseshoe, Hub RTP | Opening 2024 | We’d love to work from this U-shaped trio of buildings housing offices over ground-floor retail.
    • Seaboard Station, 11 W. Franklin St. | Opening 2024 | This development will include eateries like Biscuit Belly, house apartments, and more.
    • Rus Bus, 510 W. Martin St. | Opening mid-2025 | All aboard for this new centralized transit hub. In addition to connectivity for buses and commuters, the adjoining Union West will include residential and retail spaces.
    • Highland North Hills Apartments, North Hills, 4321 Lassiter at North Hills | Opening summer 2024 | A 12-story building with 287 units, including studios and 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments will join the North Hills Main District.

    Dining

    A rendering on the fence in front of three houses.

    Three vacant buildings will be maintained and become The Bend.

    Photo by RALtoday

    • The Bend, 853 W. Morgan St. | Opening 2024 | From the folks at Trophy Brewing comes The Bend Bar, a casual hangout featuring brews and cocktails, along with two more upcoming concepts.
    • Birdie’s Barroom and Kitchen, 150 Fayetteville St. | Opening summer 2024 | A little birdie told us this spot will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner a day on Raleigh’s main street.
    • The Brass Tap, 400H, 400 Hillsborough St. | Coming soon | This burgeoning craft beer chain has 50 locations, and this will be the first in NC.
    • Biscuit Belly, Seaboard Station, 11 W. Franklin St. | Opening fall 2023 | Taste Southern-style breakfast and brunch at this national chain eatery.
    • Drift, 3510 Wade Ave. | Opening 2024 | Hailing from the beaches of Wilmington, we can’t wait to feel the sea breeze while sipping high quality coffee.
    • Flour and Barrel, 400 W. North St., Ste. 120 | Opening 2024 | Replacing Little City Brewing, expect barrel-aged spirits and fresh pastas.
    • Giorgios Epicurean Market, 2020 Progress Ct., Ste. 150 | Opening spring 2024 | Also known as GEM, this crown jewel will be a European day-to-night cafe and market.
    • Jaguar Bolera, Raleigh Iron Works, 2221 Iron Works Dr. | Opening spring 2024 | This one-of-a-kind “eatertainment” concept will feature good food + drinks, plus duckpin bowling, crafts, and other activities for a fun night out.
    • Little Rey, Raleigh Iron Works, 2220 Atlantic Ave. | Opening 2024 | Our mouths are watering at the thought of tacos cooked al carbon and elevated Mexican food in the ever-growing Raleigh Iron Works.
    • Mac’s Speed Shop, 1626 Glenwood Ave. | Opening spring 2024 | Rev your engines for Carolina-style barbecue, brews, and bikes.
    A plate of barbecue with three bottles of barbecue sauce behind it.

    Mac’s — hailing from Charlotte — promises barbecue, beers, and bikes.

    Photo provided by Mac’s Speed Shop

    • Mala Pata, Gateway Plaza, 2411 Crabtree Blvd. | Opening 2024 | Get an early taste of this new restaurant with local pop-up tasting events.
    • Melty, 124 E. Martin St., Ste. B | Opening June 2024 | Grilled cheeses, melts, and burgers are on the menu at this quick-service joint near Moore Square.
    • Napa, 3711 Exchange Glenwood Pl. | Opening 2024 | Based in Charlotte, the California-style winery experience will come to Raleigh.
    • Postino Wine Cafe, Village District, 401 Daniels St. | Coming spring 2024 | In the former Cafe Carolina space, guests can expect unique wines served up in a chic atmosphere.
    • Whataburger, various locations | Opening 2025 | Get ready for all-night eats, fries in Fancy Ketchup, and late-night breakfast.

    Recreation + Community

    From left to right, Switch Reprise, Gwendolyn Love, and Kori Hennessey hold a sign for the LGBT Center of Raleigh in front of its future community space on Cabarrus Street.

    LGBT Center of Raleigh staff anticipate moving into the Cabarrus Street community space this summer.

    Photo by Hannah Chalfant Photos

    • Dix Park Visitors Center, Dorothea Dix Park, 1030 Richardson Dr. | Opening early 2024 | Three historic stone houses are being transformed into a visitors center, office and education space, and public restrooms.
    • Dueling Dinosaurs, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St. | Opening April 2024 | This exhibit is 67 million years in the making — don’t miss this top-of-the-line dino research lab right in our backyard.
    • Gipson Play Plaza, Dorothea Dix Park, 1030 Richardson Dr. | Opening 2025 | When it opens, bring the kids to this one-of-a-kind play experience in one of Raleigh’s biggest greenspaces.
    • Homebody Yoga and Wellness, Platform Raleigh Apartments, Boylan Heights | Coming soon | While you wait for this space to open, take a pop-up class.
    • LGBT Center of Raleigh, 128 E. Cabarrus St. | Opening summer 2024 | This new community space will feature a computer lab and the Southeast’s biggest LGBTQ+ library.
    • Pin Point, 2201 S. Wilmington St. | Opening summer 2024 | This will be the largest indoor pickleball + golf facility in the US with 16 pickleball courts, eight golf simulators, and so much more.
    A rendering of Pin Point's pickleball and golf area.

    In addition to pickleball and golf, anticipate a pro gear shop, beer + wine, and pre-packaged foods.

    Rendering provided by Pin Point

    • Solidcore, Raleigh Iron Works, 2201 Iron Works Dr., Ste. 109 | Opening May 2024 | Gear up for a Pilates workout unlike any other at Raleigh Iron Works.
    • Swing Racquet + Paddle, 6121 Mount Herman Rd. | Opening 2024 | Play against your friends at this high-end tennis, racquetball, and pickleball club.
    • Triangle Rock Club, Salvage Yard, 2300 Atlantic Ave. | Opening 2024 | This indoor rock climbing gym is next up from this adventurous local club.
    • The Yard Cafe & Dog Park, 1115 W. Lenoir St. | Opening 2024 | Sit and stay awhile at this dog park meets bar from local artist Taylor White.

    Retail

    • Johnnie-O, 4151 Main at North Hills, Ste. 120 | Opening summer 2024 | The versatile lifestyle clothing store is slated to open next to Anthropologie.
    • Trader Joe’s, 8111 Creedmoor Rd. | Opening 2024 | The cult-favorite grocery store will add a second location to Raleigh — don’t miss fun snacks and reasonably priced wine.

    Now Open

    If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Raleigh’s newest spots. Check out this list of the 919’s recently opened establishments.

    Development

    Exterior rendering of the courtyard at 1000 Social.

    1000 Social at The Exchange Raleigh.

    Photo provided by Dewitt Carolinas, Inc.

    • 1000 Social, 1010 Saint Albans Dr. | Opened April 2024 | The first of two towers at The Exchange Raleigh offers 330,000 sqft of class-A office space.
    • NHX Creative Office, 4100 Main at North Hills St. | Opened December 2023 | This five-story office building with street-level retail boasts a concierge desk and underground parking with direct elevator access.
    • One North Hills Tower, 4000 Main at North Hills St. | Opened January 2024 | This 10-story tower mostly houses offices, with some amenity spaces open to the public.

    Dining

    A plate of Brussel sprouts, a plate of animal fries, and three cocktails at Gussie's.

    Take a peek at our first round: Cheesy savory animal fries, Brussel sprouts, and a couple cocktails to split.

    Photo by RALtoday

    • Brodeto, Raleigh Iron Works, 2201 Iron Works Dr., Ste. 137 | Opened March 2024 | This Chef Scott Crawford restaurant is an ode to the Adriatic Sea — we especially loved all the fresh seafood and the olive oil cake.
    • Devereux and Prospects, 911 N. West St. | Opened December 2023 | This bar + kitchen pair serves inventive late night bites and high-quality drinks.
    • Figulina, 317 S. Harrington St. | Opened February 2024 | Operating in the former Humble Pie space, try housemade pastas and other provisions.
    • Flavor Hills, 319 Fayetteville St., Ste. 105 | Opened January 2024 | Originating in Jacksonville, NC, we’re falling for Southern fusion brunches and mimosa varieties.
    • Gussie’s, 927 W. Morgan St. | Opened December 2023 | This new neighborhood bar boasts classic cocktails, new inventions like the Biggest Pickle, and house-made bites, like the animal fries.
    • Tamasha Modern Indian, 4200 Six Forks Rd., Ste. 130 | Opened February 2024 | Tamasha serves up an Indian food experience never-before-seen in Raleigh.
    An array of colorful foods and beverages.

    Tamasha’s menu features inventive and progressive Indian dishes, like red snapper coastal curry and a millet and scallop salad.

    Photo by Harsha Sipani

    • The Left Hook Coffee, in Gussie’s, 927 W. Morgan St. | Opened February 2024 | Don’t miss the peppy cold brew and breakfast sandwiches, served only on Fridays.
    • Leo’s Italian Social, 4100 Main at North Hills St. | Opened March 2024 | Dine on Italian food after a day shopping at North Hills.
    • Little Native, 426 S. Person St. | Opened January 2024 | This cozy space is in a historic building and brings natural vibes to the industrial space with Larry’s Coffee.
    • Madre, Smoky Hollow, 516 N. West St. | Opened summer 2023 | Dive into Mediterranean small plates designed for sharing, as well as wine, cocktails, and weekend brunch.
    • Playa Bowls, 2526 Hillsborough St. | Opened January 2024 | Get your fresh fix with acai bowls, smoothies, and juices.
    • Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Raleigh Iron Works, 2200 Atlantic Ave. | Opened April 2024 | This brewery + taproom serves pizza, frozen cocktails, and of course, locally brewed beer.
    • Quarter Note Coffee, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 150 | Opened January 2024 | This once-traveling coffee cart put down roots near Crabtree Valley Mall.
    • Umbrella Dry Bar, 14 W. Martin St. | Opened January 2024 | Raleigh’s first non-alcoholic bar serves cocktails infused with adaptogens and other feel-good ingredients.
    • Wolfe and Porter, 905 W. Morgan St. | Opened January 2024 | Choose between upstairs or the Cellar Liquor Bar downstairs for an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail list.
    • The Yard Milkshake Bar, Seaboard Station, 11 W. Franklin St. | Opened April 2024 | Over-the-top milkshake creations, sundaes, scooped ice cream, and edible cookie dough recently joined Seaboard Station, thanks to the couple behind the popular foodie Instagram account RaleighFoodTrap.

    Recreation + community

    The construction site of Conlon Family Skatepark.

    The Conlon Family Skatepark is located at the future Smoky Hollow Park.

    Photo by RALtoday

    • Spring Park Playground, 1422 Collegeview Ave. | Opened summer 2023 | The renovation and redesign of this park includes new playground equipment with rubberized safety surfacing, site paths, and furnishings.
    • Conlon Family Skatepark, 901 Dortch St. | Opened May 2023 | Downtown Raleigh’s first skate park is located right off Capital Boulevard.
    • Downtown Cary Park, 327 S. Academy St. | Opened November 2023 | This state-of-the-art greenspace features a dog park with an adjoining bar, creative playgrounds, and a stunning walkway over the water.
    • The Rialto Theater, 1620 Glenwood Ave. | Reopened summer 2023 | The iconic vintage theater is back with movies, live music, and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

    Retail

    A tan building with "Tecovas" on the front with large windows showing mannequins in western wear and cowboy boots.

    Tecovas opened in North Hills in June.

    Photo by RALtoday

    • Tecovas, North Hills, 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave. | Opened June 2023 | Shop handcrafted Western-style boots, apparel, and accessories
    • Rothy’s, North Hills, 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave. | Opened Summer 2023 | This footwear store specializes in sustainable shoes, handbags, and accessories
    • Hause of Dogs, Smoky Hollow, 421 N. Harrington St. | Opened Summer 2023 | Bring Fido to this ice cream bar and bakery for dogs.
    • Pallbearer, 111 E. Hargett St., Ste. 110 | Opened December 2023 | Shop vintage threads at this cool secondhand downtown spot.
    • The Self Care Marketplace, 12 W. Martin St. | Opened November 2023 | Relax and unwind with selections from this feel-good store, including kimonos, soap, crystals, and more.
    • Makers Alley at North Hills Innovation District, 540 Saint Albans Dr. | Opened April 2024 | These micro-retail spaces are occupied by minority- and women-owned businesses, including Dose Yoga, Designed for Joy, and Green Rabbit Plants.
    • Wake County ABC Store, North Hills, 4291 The Circle At North Hills St. | Opened April 2023 | Located in the Main District between Bank of America and REI, shop liquors conveniently.
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