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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Catch 22
    Catch 22 is a modern baroque aesthetic clothing boutique that offers bold designs, funky accessories, and evening essentials, handpicked from the hottest designers at notably affordable prices.
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    Dos TaQuitos Centro
    Dos TaQuitos Centro restaurant reflects the music, art and food of Mexico. Voted Indy's “Best of the Triangle 2008,” the owner refers to the decor as “an organized mess,” while the menu features some of the Triangle's favorite Mexican fare.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Knockabout is a unique gift shop for the creative class featuring items you won't find in any mall. Many of the crafts are made by talented North Carolina artisans. Be sure to visit the bakery and try one of their freshly made cookies.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Membership Benefits

The most important benefit for membership in the Alliance is knowing that as a member of the downtown community, you are contributing to the future of downtown and helping to make Downtown Raleigh a thriving, economically vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Additional Membership Benefits:

  • Business promotions via the Downtown Raleigh Alliance Member Newsletter, The Messenger, which is sent out monthly to over 500 members and their employees
  • Opportunity to participate in merchant promotions such as Shop Downtown, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, and The Raleigh MIX, and 2nd Tuesday MIXers with DRA if all stated criteria is met
  • Bolded listing on the Downtown Raleigh Alliance Website www.youRhere.com, which receives more than 2.2 million pageviews per year (if located within or adjacent to the Business Improvement District)
  • Opportunity to list events on the Downtown Raleigh Alliance website and Downtown Raleigh App, which are also be included in the Events newsletter, which goes out monthly to 10,000+ people
  • Assistance and Advocacy from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance staff with any issue affecting the success of downtown Raleigh
  • Networking opportunities every month at the 2nd Tuesday Mixer with DRA
  • Networking opportunities and discounted tickets to other Downtown Raleigh Alliance events, such as the Annual Meeting, State of Downtown Event and Ladies Lunch Downtown
  • Access to sponsorship opportunities to further elevate your brand and market your business through Downtown Raleigh Alliance events and programs including, but not limited to the following:
    • Annual Meeting
    • State of Downtown
    • Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market
    • Downtown Raleigh Movie Series
    • www.RaleighMIX.com
    • 2nd Tuesday MIXer with DRA
    • Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
    • Shop Downtown
    • First Friday Art Gallery Walk
    • Ladies Lunch
    • Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest
    • Downtown Raleigh App

Organizational Structure

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is a non-profit corporation, organized pursuant to Section 501(c)(6) of the IRS Code. It is a membership organization open to any person, association, corporation or partnership. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has also established Raleigh Civic Ventures, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization to receive contributions from businesses and individuals who want to improve Downtown Raleigh, make it a point of pride in the city and leave a legacy for future generations.

Membership Dues Schedule

Downtown Raleigh Alliance dues are based on an annual membership with renewal cycles in January:

Downtown Supporter - Businesses (based on employees)

0-8 employees $184/year
9-40 employees $394/year
41-75 employees $446/year
76-200 employees $552/year
+ 200 employees $552 + $3 for each employee over 200, maximum cost of $1,000


Downtown Supporter - Restaurants & Retail Shops (based on employees)


0-8 employees $184/year
9-40 employees $289/year
41-75 employees $368/year
76-200 employees $447/year
+ 200 employees $447 + $3 for each employee over 200, maximum cost of $1,000


Downtown Partner -    $158
(available to nonprofits, religious, cultural, and social service agencies)


Online Membership Application