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The Forgotten Bar Of Hillsborough Street

The bar pictured above has been forgotten and abandoned for some time. It is very easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it, but is located directly beneath Mitch’s Tavern. It was purchased by Mitch some time ago, and has sat idle ever since. I’ve heard from various friends that have worked for him over the years that he bought it simply to prevent any sort of competition near his business. Many have also speculated that he is simply not ambitious enough to do anything with it.
Can anyone shed light on this particular place’s history?

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    • Jason: Connie, Efirds was the shop at 208 Fayetteville… it later became Hudson Belk, where most people called...
    • matt: Great job Ian!
    • Bruce: Thanks, Ian. Don’t stop with this property — there are many more needing attnetion.
    • Cliff Ayscue: I had a great uncle names W E Jones that worked at Trailways in Raleigh for many years. I think from...
    • Jim: Great news for a great house!
    • Kimberly Andersen: Magnificent!!! Thank you for the fascinating history of this house. I am so happy the house will...
    • Gene: Thank you for this amazing write up! So freaking cool!
    • Matthew Brown: Wonderful wonderful article, Ian!! And fabulous old photographs!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!