There was a celebration in the streets this past weekend in downtown Raleigh for patrons and small business owners. A cello was out, a band playing, streets closed down and guests dining outdoors. A pop-up event was held in City Market, hosted by James Beard-nominated Chef Scott Crawford, and several other streets were shut down for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week.
45 spots are participating in the event.
Downtown Raleigh Alliance President and CEO Bill King called the kick-off weekend a success.
“We were very pleased with this weekend’s turnout and our participating restaurants saw a significant increase in business, while using the extra outdoor space to serve customers safely. A number of visitors took advantage of our takeout tables located across several downtown blocks. The response this weekend demonstrates