Towering View

Jennifer Robertson

IT’S NOT QUITE FINISHED YET, but The Dillon is already turning heads downtown with the opening of its North Tower and the unveiling of public art both indoors and out. There’s no doubt that this mixed-use development, the fi rst of its kind in the Warehouse District, will be transformative for the area, with an 18-story o ce tower, retail space and two six-story apartment buildings. We got an early glimpse of the ninth floor Sky Lounge and the 7,000-square-foot Sky Terrace. This outdoor space will eventually serve as the patio for a yet-to-be-named restaurant that, rumor has it, will be an original concept from an already-established Raleigh restaurateur, in partnership with The Dillon developer Kane Realty Corporation. While we don’t yet know whose it will be, we do know the restaurant will serve up some of the best views of downtown Raleigh that the city has to offer.

THE DILLON BY THE NUMBERS

2.5

Acres

220,000 sq. ft.

Office space

45,000 sq. ft.

Retail space

$150 M

Total cost of development

271

Apartments

TIMELINE

MARCH 1

First residents moved into the North Tower.

MAY 1

First residents move into the South Tower.

AUGUST 1

Bishops Cut & Color.

MID-AUGUST

Heirloom: A locally owned specialty coffee shop, tea house and sake bar, with Asian-inspired aesthetics and menu. The owners have a family connection to Brewery Bhavana.

EARLY FALL

Barcelona Wine Bar: A Washington DC-based wine and tapas bar, with large a first floor patio.

O-Ku Sushi: Steve Palmer’s Charleston-based restaurant.

Urban OutfittersA 9,000-square-foot clothing, accessories and home decor store located at the corner of Harrington and Martin Streets.

FALL

Weaver Street MarketThe co-op food market based in Carrboro. The 12,700-square-foot store will comprise the entire ground floor of the residential North Tower.