Taking shape ~15 minutes from downtown is Fenton, an $850 million mixed-use complex. It will have eateries, retailers, an apartment complex, a hotel, ~200,000 sqft of office space, and a large, open lawn.
The team of Hines, Columbia Development + USAA Real Estate broke ground on the project in November 2020 and its grand opening is less than a month away.
The future of Fenton | Rendering courtesy of The Willbert Group
Fenton, which reminds us of North Hills, has freshly painted murals and plenty of space to hang out. The anticipation is building as more signs pop up on storefronts and the bones of future foodie hot-spots start taking shape.
This up-scale concept will feature a zero-gravity seating movie theater, a 357 unit apartment complex, fitness studios, and luxury salons.
The Allison (pre-leasing starts in June with occupancy predicted as soon as October)
Women Rock! | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $40+ | The NC Symphony will perform songs by women who rock, like Carole King, Tina Turner, and Janis Joplin. 🎸
Bike Bonanza | Fri., May 6 | 4-7 p.m. | Raleigh Union Station | Free | Ride with City of Raleigh staff to learn about the city’s bikeshare system. 🚲
AJR | Sat., May 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $77+ | Hear this popular band perform songs from their fourth studio album, “OK ORCHESTRA.” 🎶
Midtown Farmers Market | Sat., May 7 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Commons, 4191 Main at North Hills St. | Free | Buy local, family-farmed foods + shop from artisans. 🍓
Derby Party | Sat., May 7 | 1-8 p.m. | Transfer Co. Food Hall, 500 E. Davie St. | Free | Dress up in your best Derby outfit + join this party featuring full coverage of the race. 🏇
Hands-on History | Sat., May 7 | 12-3 p.m. | NC Museum of History | Free | Explore sunken history with archaeologists, real artifacts, and a canoe making demonstration.
Challenge Cup Final | Sat., May 7 | 1 p.m. | WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary | $20+ | Watch as the NC Courage take on the Washington Spirit in the Challenge Cup Final — don’t miss notable players like Ashley Hatch, Ashley Sanchez + Trinity Rodman, who are coming to town for the game. ⚽*
Freddie Gibbs | Sun., May 8 | 8 p.m. | The Lincoln Theatre, 126 E. Cabarrus St. | $27.50+ | See this rapper perform live with artists MIKE, Zack Fox + Redveil on “The Space Rabbit Tour.”
Slingshot Festival | Sun., May 8 | Times vary | The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St., Durham | $20+ | Enjoy music + the electronic arts with performers and creatives from across the globe. 🎵
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Get inspired by the latest spring styles + support a good cause at Modeling Success. | Photo via Pixabay
Supporting a good cause is always en vogue. Merz Aesthetics feels the same way, which is why they’re proud to sponsor the Modeling Successfashion show on Thursday, May 19.
Modeling Success benefits Dress for Success Triangle NC, a nonprofit that empowers unemployed and underemployed women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support + career development tools. Bonus: Your spring wardrobe will thank you for the design inspirations by national retailers + local boutiques.*
88º | Scattered thunderstorms | 60% chance of rain ⛈️
The City of Raleigh is launching a Community Engagement Board made up of eight members to evaluate, develop, and implement community engagement efforts. Responsibilities include assisting with public outreach + evaluating the needs of historically marginalized communities.
The Solid Waste Services Department is bringing green yard waste carts to ~112,000 Raleigh residents before the new yard waste pick-up schedule begins on Tues., July 5. Households that choose to opt-out + multifamily complexes will not receive new carts. 🚮
Wake County Public Libraries are hosting events for all ages to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month. Activities include music in the library on Sun., May 8 at the Northeast Regional Library and kite making at the Wake Forest Community Library on Tues., May 10.
Looking to invest locally? Explore the opportunity to own real estate including a brewery, restaurant + entertainment venue on historic property located nearby in the rapidly growing city of Dunn, NC.*
On Wednesday night, the Canesbeat the Boston Bruins5-1 in game two of its first-round matchup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.The Canes now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0 + will travel to Boston for game three, tonight at 7 p.m. 🏒
NC State is hosting the 2022 NCAA Tennis Championship at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. The Wolfpack’s men’s team will take on Liberty University tonight at 5 p.m. + the women’s team will face William & Mary on Sat., May 7 at 2 p.m. The matches are free to attend. 🎾
Shake Shack is comingtothe Village District in 2023. The burger joint will open at 2010 Clark Ave. + will have a 3,679 sqft kitchen and dining area, complete with a patio. (The News & Observer)
Attention, backyard grilling fanatics: Before you fire up that propaneand break out the tongs, save yourself prep time by stocking up on Lowes Foods Pick and Prep veggies (so you can focus on the fun part). 🍔*
Baebies, inc., a Durham-based pediatric screening company, has raised ~$37.5 millionin equity from 87 investors. In 2021 the company announced that it had developed a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test (a rapid COVID-19 test) called the FINDER 1.5. (WRAL TechWire)
On Wednesday, NCCU and RTI International opened its Center for Applied Research in Environmental Sciences at 3040 E. Cornwallis Rd. in RTP. The goal of the partnership is to study how the environment impacts health and disease while focusing on underserved populations. 🌎 (WRAL)
Two Raleigh entrepreneurs have been selected as Southeast finalists for EY’sEntrepreneur of the Year 2022. Todd Olson of Pendo and Ryan Carfley of Personify were chosen by a panel of judges based on qualifications such as purpose, growth and impact + long term value through entrepreneurial spirit. Regional winners will be announced in June.
DYK? During the iconic sequence of Forrest Gump’s cross-country run, there’s a portion where he’s actually running up Asheville’s Grandfather Mountain. Pro tip: Watch for when a crowd of followers starts pursuing Gump as he runs up what is known today as Forrest Gump Curve (on the main road to the summit). 👟*
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Did you knowthat you can bike or walk to see this Alluvial Decoder mural? It’s located on the Greenway near Crabtree Valley Ave. + Blue Ridge Rd.
This project is an educational installationabout the flood plain at Crabtree Creek + was created in partnership with Raleigh Arts and Stormwater to show the effects of flooding from major storms into nearby land. A meadow was transformed + storm markers were installed to represent historic flood water heights.
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Editor’s pick:My mom is coming to Raleigh this weekend for Mother’s Day. I can’t wait to take her to grab a midday glass of wine at the Willard Rooftop and to pick up fresh veggies from the Farmer’s Market to make a delicious dinner. 😋
Where are you taking your mother figure this weekend? Let me know here.
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