Raleigh, N.C. — Named Dram & Draught, this new private tavern is currently being planned for a former auto body shop located at 623 Hillsborough Street, across from Char-Grill and near the intersection with Glenwood Avenue.
Although the property has been owned for some time by a subsidiary of FMW Real Estate, which lists it on its website without much description or fanfare, the tavern is being developed by Drew Schenck, owner of the RallyPoint Sport Grill in Cary. And yes, that is "Sport Grill," not "Sports Grill."
As for the name of the new place, Dram is apparently a slang term for a small drink of whiskey, and Draught is the English spelling of draft, an adjective that describes beer served from a barrel or a tank as opposed to a bottle or a can.
The recently filed site plans for Dram & Draught don't offer up a ton of detail, but they do paint a picture of a place that will likely be described with terms like "cozy" and "intimate" rather than "spacious" and "sprawling."
The existing structure clocks in at 1,473 square feet, and plans for the tavern don't call for any expansion of this space.
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