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Triangle Restaurant News: 'Bar Rescue' bar has new owner

Posted October 24, 2014
Updated February 22

Editor's Note: Aiko bar and lounge closed in 2014.

We have had a busy week of restaurant openings.

Kings Bowl opened its North Hills location on Monday. This retro-inspired bowling alley has games, cocktails and an expansive menu.

Also in North Hills, b.good opened its first North Carolina location this week. The restaurant serves up fresh and handmade burgers, sandwiches and more.

In Glenwood South, a new Japanese-inspired bar has opened. Aiko bar and lounge is in the former home of Cashmere. Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" redid Cashmere last year and dubbed it Dual Lounge and Nightclub. The reboot didn't work though, and the bar is now under new ownership.

In Wake Forest, Italian restaurant Schiano's has opened in the Gateway Commons shopping center.

Full Moon Oyster Bar and Seafood Kitchen has opened in Park West Village in Morrisville, Triangle Food Guy reports. This is the restaurant's third North Carolina location. It also has restaurants in Southern Pines and Clemmons.

Belle, a farm-to-table restaurant, coffee shop and bakery, has opened in the Jones House in Cary. Right now, they are working on renovations to the building. In the mornings, Belle is a bakery and cafe serving pastries and coffees featuring Carrboro Coffee Roasters. At night, the restaurant will be serving farm-to-table cuisine using items grown in their own garden.

In Durham, there is a new pop-up shop at Northgate Mall. Cupcake Crazy will operate Friday through Sunday during regular mall hours through the end of the year. Located across from Kay Jewelers, you get a free cup of coffee with every cupcake purchased.

BB&Y, which was previously known as Biscuits, Burgers and Yogurt, will be moving into the Triangle Shooting Academy in Brier Creek in Raleigh, Triangle Business Journal reports. The cafe will be changing its name to TSA Cafe, but the catering side will remain BB&Y. The cafe's current Glenwood Place location is being torn down within the next two years.

The Smashburger location in north Raleigh is expected to open Nov. 26, Triangle Food Guy. It will be in the Falls Village Shopping Center.

And the Tupelo Honey Cafe in Cameron Village is expected to open by the first week in December, representatives told me this week.

Locked and Loaded Bar & Grill in Garner is moving. They are heading down the road about a mile to 305 McCormick St., the former Texas Steakhouse building. According to their Facebook page, the last night in their current location on Highway 70 will be Saturday, Nov. 1, and they plan to open in the new location the week of Nov. 3.


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  • PowderedToastMan Oct 25, 2014

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    Who said anything about blood paths -- the point still remains - alcohol and guns don't mix. FACT

  • TeaBagOnLove Oct 24, 2014

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    The guy was a total tool. Seeing him fall all over the place and cry like a school girl when he was blasted on Glenwood was classic though. TO claim that he was "acting" on the show was a complete joke. Anyone that say him out knows that is how he acts "normally."

    Bar Rescue put him on blast better than any other medium possibly could have done.

  • Rod Runner Oct 24, 2014
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    It's been allowed for a year now and there have been no incidents in bars that involve concealed carry license holders.

    What happened to the blood baths?

  • Itsmyopinion67 Oct 24, 2014

    BB&Y is going to be great at the Triangle Shooting Academy! Can't wait until that place opens!

  • Justin Case Oct 24, 2014
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    Well, at least NC now allows one to conceal carry in 'Locked and Loaded', right? ;-)

  • peterk1970 Oct 24, 2014

    Dual didn't work because the concept of dueling DJs is something that seems more like a Miami or LA thing, not a Glenwood South thing. Plus, the drinking crowd is shifting from vodka based nightclubby drinks to the more older, traditional bourbon & gin based drinks.
    Dual seemed like it would have been better suited for the 90s and 2000s, but in 2013/2014, a prohibition inspired bar may have done better.

  • NiceNSmooth Oct 24, 2014

    Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" redid Cashmere last year and dubbed it Dual Lounge and Nightclub. The reboot didn't work though
    Read more at http://www.wral.com/triangle-restaurant-news-bar-rescue-bar-has-new-owner/14107113/#MR8XBvw2BjL1EGeP.99

    Guess wasnt really "All Im"!!!!!