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New tavern planned for Boylan, Hillsborough intersection

Posted October 14, 2015

— 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.

READ MORE: Raleigh Public Record Development Beat

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  • bellasupergirl Oct 15, 2015

    Another tavern within a block or two of another 10 taverns. Just what Raleigh needs more of.

  • Craig Elliott Oct 14, 2015
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    It nice to see the building in use again. When they tore the previous facade off it a few years ago there was a real nice art deco gas station underneath. Some of that got lost in the re-model but the bones are still there. With all the roll up doors it should be an inviting summer space.

  • Amy Singleton Oct 14, 2015
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    You lost me at Rally Point. It's okay in the evening to drink but don't bother for lunch. you might get waited on... sometime within the hour. And the poor cook. Notice that's not plural. They must only have one so the only waitress won't get burdened. The best part is when the chip cups on the poker dining tables are full of the previous customers fries and crumbs. That's when we called it.