Raleigh, N.C. — One of our favorite bottle shops, Bottle Revolution, is planning to expand. Owners Tweeted this week that they are still finalizing the lease, and until then, the location will be kept a secret. Bottle Revolution's first location is off of Lake Boone Trail next to Buffalo Brothers.
Full Moon Oyster Bar plans to open a location in Morrisville, Triangle Business Journal reports. Full Moon already has locations in Clemmons and Southern Pines. They are also planning a location in Jamestown. Company president Randy Russell told TBJ that he already has sites selected and is waiting on permits. This place offers fresh seafood and the folks behind the bar will even shuck the oysters right in front of you.
Growler Grlz is opening its doors in Durham. This growler shop on Hope Valley Road is holding its grand opening Friday. They plan to offer micro-brews on tap.
In Raleigh and craving cookies at 2 a.m.? Well Insomnia Cookies has you covered. The late night delivery service now has location on Hillsborough Street in the former home of Planet Smoothie.
Spicy 9 Sushi and Asian Restaurant has opened at 140 W. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill Visitors Bureau reports.
Mami Nora's Rotisserie Chicken has opened its Morrisville location.Triangle Food Guy reports that it is in the same location as the old Bear Rock Cafe at Cary Parkway and Chapel Hill Road.
Grounds coffee shop in Cary is closing its doors this weekend. They will hold a closing celebration on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The owners are going to focus full-time on their catering company.
Another closing to report: Ox and Rabbit Soda and Sundries on Ninth Street in Durham. Owners posted on their Facebook page that they need to take some time to focus on "life altering" medical issues. They are planning a farewell party on Saturday, May 24.
A $90 million lifestyle center is in the works across from Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. The spot at the intersection of Glenwood and Lead Mine Road will include more than 125,000 square feet of space for restaurants and retail stores, a hotel and apartments, Triangle Business Journal reports.
If you are in Fayetteville, you might want to check out a new Applebee's concept. The prototype, dubbed "Connections," is being unveiled on Ramsey Street across from Methodist College. It will open on Monday with a VIP charity night. The new concept has elevated ceilings and is more streamlined. As with most Applebees, each location will have memorabilia and decor representing the nearby community. This is the first "Connections" concept in the area and represents a new direction for the brand.