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Downtown residential growth draws grocers to Raleigh

Posted October 14, 2019 7:05 p.m. EDT

— The number of people who live in downtown Raleigh has reached a critical mass, and it is attracting the attention of grocers who want to feed those people. In the course of just a few months, downtown Raleigh will get three new grocery stores.

  • The Weaver Street Market opened last month on Hargett Street, in the bottom of The Dillion, which is home to 271 luxury apartments.
  • A Publix opening in 2020 on Peace Street, anchoring another apartment tower near the newly updated Capital Boulevard overpass.
  • An outpost of the Saxapahaw General Store will soon share the property with Transfer Co. food hall on 500 East Davie Street.

Bill King, the head of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, says downtown has added 2,400 residential units in the last four years, and there are 1,000 more under construction.

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