A new mixed-use development located at 2200 Atlantic Ave. — between the Five Points and Mordecai neighborhoods — is slated to break ground early this year. Raleigh Iron Works is a joint endeavor between local development firm Grubb Ventures and Atlanta-based real estate company Jamestown L.P.
Renderings courtesy of Grubb Ventures
Phase one of the project is slated for completion in early 2022, and will feature 494 square feet of creative office space, 220 residential units + 91,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
The development will be located across the street from Dock 1053, home to the Loading Dock, Hummingbird, Mister Pompadour, Murphy’s Naturals, Glas, Lynnwood Brewing Concern and other creative local startups.
Announced ○ The NCMA shared news yesterday that the annual fundraiser Art in Bloom will return this year. Events will be held June 3–6 and June 10–16 + tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 7 for museum members and Wednesday, April 14 for non-members. 🌺
State ○ Yesterday, Gov. Roy Cooper extended NC’s curfew through Friday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. Under the order, residents across the state are required to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and businesses must stop selling alcohol for on-premises consumption by 9 p.m. Read more here. ⏰ (The News & Observer)
Community ○ As of 5 p.m. yesterday, there were still slots open in Cary’s upcoming lineup of Winter eSports Tournaments, which kick off this Saturday, Jan. 8. Register online to compete in headliner games such as Madden 21, Fortnite, Mario Kart 8 + Rocket League. Oh, and it’s totally free. 🎮(CaryCitizen)
Health ○ A new pilot program from the NC Department of Health and Human Services is providing school districts across the state — including those in Durham, Alamance + Johnston counties — with a total of 50,000 rapid antigen tests. Pending parent permission, participating schools will be able to test students for the COVID-19 virus before they return to in-person classes. 😷 (Carolina Public Press)
Edu ○ According to a recent article from K-12 Deep Dive, there are eight trends that will affect public education in 2021. These include teacher and student retention, social justice practices, social growth recovery + school learning models. Learn more here. 🎒(via EdNC)
Outdoors ○ If you’re feeling a bit cooped up, but can’t brave the colder temps, Wake County is now offering a new way for you to explore local green space — on your mobile device. Take a tour of six local parks (some offer multiple tours), including Historic Oak View, Robertson Millpond, and Historic Yates Mill. 🌳
DYK ○ It only takes 5 (easy) stepsto donate blood at The Blood Connection. (Step #4: Snacks + a $20 Visa gift card.)Interested? Schedule an appointment to donate at TBC’s Raleigh center here. 🙌Ⓟ
TryThis ○ Crisper drawer or produce coffin?Check out 9 delicious ways to give new life to produce that is past its prime.Ⓟ
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Tuesday was #NationalBirdDay, but we don’t think it’s too late to celebrate these beauties. Did you know Shiloh Animal Hospital treats exotic pets — like parrots and swans — as well as your regular fur-babies?
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Arts ○ Small Gems | now through Sun., Jan. 31 | daily 5–8 p.m. | City Market Artist Collective, 300 Blake St. | Free | Guest artist Mary Kircher presents contemporary tapestries + CMAC resident artists present their drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Live demonstrations during First Friday. 🎨
ForKids ○ What are you Reading? | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 6:30–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Kids grades 3–5 can talk about what books they are currently reading while making friends and hanging out together. 📚
Civic ○ Stormwater Management Advisory Commission | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 3–5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Raleigh’s Stormwater Management Advisory Commission will be making recommendations to the City Council on topics related to stormwater + flooding with consideration to the environmental protection of the Neuse River. 💧
PlanAhead ○ Discover Downtown: Tour of Current Wellness | Thurs., Jan. 21 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about the center’s mental and physical wellness services + enjoy a 10-minute yoga session following the tour. 🧘
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.