Raleigh, N.C. — A new bottle shop has opened in the Wakefield area of Raleigh. D's Bottle shop, located at 13200 Falls of Neuse Road, the shop has more than 400 brews representing more than 140 brewers from 25 states and nine countries. There are eight craft beers on tap. There is also a collection of wine .
More bottle shop news: Bottle Revolution is planning a third location. The News and Observer reports that it will be located in the Greystone Village Shopping Center off of Leadmine Road in north Raleigh. Owner hope to have it open by May 5 in time for Cinco de Mayo. The bottle shop will have eight beers on draft and four wines on tap. The shop has locations off of Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh and on Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville.
Six Forks Cheese Shop has new owners. The shop, which opened last year in Lafayette Village in north Raleigh, has been purchased by Orrman's Cheese Shop. Orrman's., a family-owned business based in Charlotte, offers a selection of artisanal and farmstead cheeses that changes on a seasonal basis. They also have a grilled cheese menu. Owners tell me that they are working on a schedule of classes at the Raleigh shop!
The owners of Vivace in the North Hills shopping area in Raleigh are expanding the restaurant to Durham, the News and Observer reports. The restaurant, said to be an "updated version" of the Vivace concept, will be located in the old's Pop's location in the West Village.
A new "health-casual restaurant" has opened on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Freshii is located at 2315 Hillsborough St., near Chipotle and Jimmy John's. The chain serves up salads, sandwiches, burritos and juice-cleanse smoothies. It's the chain's first Triangle location.
A new ice cream shop is opening this spring in City Market. Treat will be serving up hormone-free and antibiotic-free Maple View Farm ice cream and sorbet made in Hillsborough.
Pho Pho Pho Noodle Kitchen and Bar opened this week at 510 Glenwood in the same building as Shucker's Oyster Bar.
The bar next to Pie Bird on North Person Street is hoping to open by the end of the month, the Person Street Partnership said via Twitter.
The Hummus Cafe opened a location in Morrisville this week, the News and Observer reports. Hummus Cafe already has a location on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.
The Counting House has opened on the ground floor of the 21c Museum Hotel on North Corcoran Street in Durham. The restaurant's website says it features a "global perspective on regional dishes and celebrates North Carolina's rich heritage of fresh seafood with menus that feature rotisseries and roasting techniques."
Burger Bach, a New Zealand-inspired gastro-pub and burger restaurant, is hoping to open on March 23 on Ninth Street in Durham. Owners had originally planned to open next week, but were delayed due to the winter weather the past few weeks.