Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is coming to Raleigh’s Longview Shopping Center at 2026 New Bern Ave. The 11-screen theater, bar and restaurant will have 660 seats and a beer hall with 36 local beers on tap. Alamo Drafthouse was started in Austin by film fans for film fans, and they say the Raleigh location will be the same way, introducing new films, directors and genres that would never play in the Triangle. The theater is expected to open by the end of 2017.
taste now has a second location in the Five Points neighborhood in the former Cave 1912 location in High Park Village. Taste is part of the JMR Kitchens group, which owns the Oak on Lake Boone Trail, more on N. West St. and taste on Medlin Drive.
Mellow Mushroom will open another Raleigh location at Brier Creek. The 6,400-plus-square-foot restaurant will be near the Meadows at Brier Creek apartments. No opening date yet.
Posh Nosh Catering owner Coleen Speaks is opening Whitaker & Atlantic and Hummingbird at Dock 1053 at the corner of Whitaker Mill Road and Atlantic Ave. Whitaker & Atlantic will be a large private event space. Hummingbird will be a café and cocktail bar. Opening this fall.
Tyler Watt, the owner of Pharmacy Bottle & Beverage in Cary is planning to open Postmaster Restaurant & Bar at the corner of E. Cedar St. and North Walker St. this fall. He describes it as “modern Southern American food”.
St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar is now open on S. Wilmington St. in the former Joule Coffee space. The new restaurant offers oysters, clams and Carolina seafood with a New Orleans flair.
There’s a change with Dos Taquitos Xoco on Glenwood South; it’s not the food just the name and ownership. It will now be call Xoco with Niall Hanley as the sole owner
Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria will open this month in the old Porter’s and McDaid’s space on Hillsborough St. The menu is classic Italian fare with favorites such as Pork Saltimbocca, Risotto di Mare’ & Salmon Monaco with three styles of pizza – New York style, Chicago Deep Dish & their very own Nonna’s Pizza. The space is redesigned to reflect an Old World ambiance reminiscent of the many trattorias throughout Tuscany. Bocci will be open seven day s a week for lunch and dinner.