2018…The Year of The Warehouse District

Raleigh Warehouse District
Illustration by Sara Lechner
From the cranes and crews at the Dillon and Union Station to the drilling and demolition at the old Cafe de los Muertos, construction is rampant all over downtown’s Warehouse District. It’s no secret that the artsy, industrial area—lined with train tracks, dotted by red brick buildings and home to some of the best-loved Raleigh staples— is undergoing a major renaissance. Recently, it’s attracted national attention, appearing in the travel, food and entertainment website Thrillist’s roundup of 12 neighborhoods in the country “about to get crazy popular.”

Here, we take a look at what’s opening soon in the district that’s bordered by Morgan Street and Western Blvd. to the north and south. Though it has some stiff competition from other up-and-coming neighborhoods downtown (we’re looking at you, N. Person Street), we think 2018 will be the Warehouse District’s year, with the potential to be one of downtown’s most transformative neighborhoods.

What’s on the horizon:

Union Station, 510 W. Martin St.

A multi-modal passenger train and bus station, replacing the existing Amtrak Station on Cabarrus Street and serving as a key component to Wake County’s forthcoming transit plan.

Opening early 2018

ncdot.gov/projects/raleighunionstation/

The Dillon, 223 S. West St. 

An 18-story office tower with retail space and two six-story apartment buildings. National clothing retailer Urban Outfitters has signed on to lease space, as well as local tenants including Heirloom Brewshop, a coffee, tea and sake bar.

Opening in 2018

thedillonraleigh.com

A Place at the Table, 300 W. Hargett St.

Raleigh’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant, where people can enjoy healthy meals and fellowship in a community setting, no matter their means.

Opening late 2017/early 2018

tableraleigh.org

Morgan Street Food Hall, 411 W. Morgan St.

A 20,000 square-foot venue with more than 60 food stalls, shops and restaurants, plus seating and event space.

Opening early 2018

morganfoodhall.com

Father and Son Antiques, 302 S. West St.

The venerable and eclectic Raleigh institution will make its new home in the former Flanders Gallery.

Re-opening early 2018

facebook.com/Father-and-Son

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