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Might we finally see something go up at the site of the ill-fated Hillsborough? Kling-Stubbins Architects

TBJ: Downtown Raleigh businesses grow ahead of foot traffic influx  Since 2008, downtown Raleigh has seen a net increase of 150 street-level businesses, including eleven new openings versus zero closings in the second quarter of 2014.  The Great Recession set downtown Raleigh back several years.  Numbers like this are very encouraging that we may finally getting back to the excitement we all had in 2008.

TBJ: Raleigh advocates for 20-story building on city-owned Hillsborough Street site Check out’s Downtown Raleigh Project page and scroll down to the “Never Built/Cancelled” section. It’s a downer, especially when you look at the fate of the Hillsborough, 23-story mixed-use tower that was planned for the corner of Hillsborough and Dawson Streets.  Fortunately for lovers of Downtown Raleigh, it looks like this site will not be ignored for long.

WRAL: More than half of Raleigh’s cabbies to go on strike NYE  Is Uber unfair competition for taxi drivers?  It certainly seems unfair that their main competition is able to charge less due their not having to pay for the same licensing, registration and insurance fees as cab drivers.

N & O: Raleigh to offer shuttle buses downtown on New Year’s Eve A cheaper alternative to taking a taxi would be to use one of the city’s Park and Ride buses, which will operate similar to those that run during the State Fair.  The Park and Ride lots will be located at 2728 Capital Blvd and 4011 Carya Drive (Wake County Government Office Complex.)

Have a safe and happy New Year from all of us at the Mecca!



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