Two Link Tuesday

Today’s post is less about the bus and more about where the bus can take you. 

(There’s also a few more than two links. Sorry, not sorry.)

Here at GoSmart, we frequently talk about the amazing things there are to see and do in the Triangle. Whether you consider yourself a resident of “Chapel Thrill” or “Raleighwood”, you know our home has a ton to offer.

Today’s Indy Week article is a booming echo of this.

The article highlights the overwhelming amount of projects currently happening in Downtown Raleigh. The coolest part of the write-up, in our opinion, is that it recognizes both the need for “enhancing urban mobility” and that growth “makes it easier to build people-friendly infrastructure, things like mass transit and bike shares, because there are people to use them.”

Seeing downtown areas grow is super exciting to us. We not only want our buses to take you where you need to go but we’re also stoked to see the areas where we’re already running growing into centers for entertainment and business.

Without trying very hard to come up with a list, here are some new spots you can try out by bus in Raleigh:

  • BREW Coffee Bar is a recently opened coffee shop sits in the middle of Seaboard Station and will pour you a great cup of coffee or serve up a delicious sandwich (probably made with bread from another local business, Yellowdog Bakery).

Speaking of Yellow Dog… if you’re paying this bakery a visit you can go next door to find:

  • Person St. Bar– where you can play pool or stop by on a Sunday night to watch the most recent episode of Game of Thrones
  • Lumina Clothing– this menswear shop is the best spot downtown to freshen up your wardrobe with clothing and accessories that are not only stylish but super high in quality and made in the U.S.
  • Standard Foods– ok ok. This one is actually coming soon, but we’re so excited to have a grocery store in downtown that we couldn’t help but include it!

If you’re deeper into downtown you could try:

  • Lucette Grace– I mean, any excuse to indulge in some dessert, right? Their site says they’re “a starting point for your day, an escape in the middle, and a reward at the end”. We can’t really describe this patisserie in any better way so we’ll leave it at that.
  • Death and Taxes– if you live in downtown Raleigh we’re pretty sure you already know about this long-awaited opening. The latest in Ashley Christensen’s restaurant group is finally here and is ready to host you for evenings with fantastic chefs of the south.

The list goes on and on and on. What new spots in downtown are you really excited about? Tell us what’s going up in your neighborhood and what you wish downtown Raleigh had.

Leave your two cents in the comments. I’ll be sitting here enjoying my Brew coffee waiting to chat. 

Coffee cup from Brew Coffee Bar

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