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Triangle Restaurant News: Another food truck to open brick-and-mortar location

Posted October 3, 2014

— We got some exciting news this week! One of our favorite food trucks, Sweet Traditions by LeAne, is moving into a brick-and-mortar location. The bakery will be located at 12516 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh. LeAne says they are hoping to open by the end of the month.

Another food truck is hoping to open a storefront: Tootie's Mobile Kitchen has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help them open a bar on Rigsbee Street in Durham. The food at the bar will come from the food truck. Tootie's Bar is seeking $25,000 to help them convert the space. The campaign ends Nov. 8.

Crude Bitters, which produces small-batch cocktail bitters and sodas, has reached its Kickstarter goal of $11, 500. The money is going toward building their new kitchen and tasting room in downtown Raleigh. Owners recently leased a space to help them expand production. They plan to also have a growler filling station so you can fill up on your favorite Crude soda there.

A new fish-and-chips cafe has opened in Apex. Chippy's, located at 1001 Davis Drive, also serves burgers.

Blaze Pizza, a franchise that lets people build their own pizzas, is planning to open a location in Park West Village in Morrisville, Triangle Business Journal Reports. 

Lots of openings happened this week:

  • Shucker's Oyster Bar opened its Glenwood South location at 510 Glenwood over the weekend.
  • Cafe chain First Watch opened its first North Carolina location this week. It is located in the former home of Boston Market on Glenwood Avenue near the Pleasant Valley Promenade. The owner has signed a franchise agreement to open five locations in the Raleigh-Durham market over the next four years.
  • Toast Cafe opened in Waverly Place in Cary. The Charlotte-based restaurant is known for its breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch.
  • T. MAC, an Atlanta-based sports bar known for its wings and burgers, opens today in Cary's Waverly Place.

Coming soon:

Faire, a new steak and seafood restaurant from Eschelon Experiences, will open its doors in Raleigh's Cameron Village on Oct. 13.

Opening Oct. 18: b.good in North Hills, Triangle Food Guy reports. This is the chain's first North Carolina location. The restaurant serves up fresh and handmade burgers, sandwiches and more.

Beer and bar news:

A new bar is coming to downtown Raleigh's warehouse district. Boxcar Bar + Arcade will feature modern and classic arcade games, skee ball and more, Triangle Business Journal reports. It will be located at 330 W. Davie St.

Our friends at Trophy Brewing in Raleigh are opening a bottle shop in the 400 block of Hillsborough Street, according to Triangle Business Journal. The shop will be named State of Beer after the brewers' radio show. It will have 12 different drafts, growlers and bottles to go. There will even be sandwiches and salads. State is Beer is hoping to open by the beginning of January. 

More bottle shop news: Triangle Food Guy reports that Bottle Revolution has opened its second location. Located at 10970 Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville, it features 12 rotating drafts and a large tasting room. 

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