DRA's Discover Downtown Tours
Maximizing Innovation and Connection:
The Strategy, Design and Curation of Transfer Co. Food Hall
Thursday, February 1
4 pm - 5 pm
500 E Davie St.
Join the Downtown Raleigh Alliance to learn about and tour Transfer Co., a new 42,000 SF food hall and market with almost 20 food vendors opening in East Raleigh this summer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the build-out of the warehouse, previously a bus maintenance facility and Ford Saunders dealership auto garage. With the goal to encourage innovation by bringing together different people, Jason Queen, founder of Monarch Property and Realty Co, has strategically designed the space as an innovative hub using food as the vehicle for knowledge transfer.
Hear from Jason about the challenges and opportunities of transforming the warehouse, and learn about his goals to positively impact the greater downtown community. Along with bringing an 8,000 SF grocery store Saxapahaw General Store to downtown, Transfer Co. will create approximately 115 jobs in the community with 98% of them requiring no high school diploma.
Additionally, Fred Belledin, principal at Clearscapes, who will share perspectives as the architect for the project and for many tenant uplifts and share more about the desired community impact, from a design and regulatory perspective.
Announced Transfer Co. vendors: Videri Chocolate Factory, Locals Seafood, Jubala Coffee, Boulted Bread, Centro, Gallo Pelon, Saxapahaw General Store, Che Empanadas. More to be announced on the tour!
After the tour at 5 pm, enjoy meeting other DRA members with a cash bar and complementary snacks provided by Transfer Co. food vendors!
Note: There is ample street parking with limited on-site parking.
Space is limited. Please register for the tour by Friday, January 26.
Honoring History Through Development: The Past, Present and Future of North West Street
November 20, 2017
About 50 DRA members participated in DRA's first Discover Downtown Tour in November 2017. Attendees heard from Michael Iovino, President of August Construction Solutions, as he spoke about the past, present, and future of North West Street. DRA members toured the state-of-the-art offices of Spectraforce, Equity Resources, Carimus and August Construction Solutions in what were once run-down warehouse buildings and learned about the unique history, creative design and construction challenges of the spaces. After the tour, members connected at The Cardinal Bar with its Raleigh skyline views! Click here to see photos from the tour.