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The Newest Muppets of Salisbury St.: The Balcony at King’s Barcade

King’s Barcade rejoined Downtown Raleigh a few weeks ago, and with that reopening saw the newest muppets to arrive to Salisbury Street area.

Artist Kristin Matwiczyk putting the final parts together

The muppets are the characters Statler and Waldorf from the Muppet Show, and both occupy a spot above the dance floor. They were created by artist Kristin Matwiczyk.

Jailed muppet at Teddy Wright's Bail Bonds

In Good Company

You may be asking why Statler and Waldorf are the newest muppets of Salisbury Street. Although King’s is technically on Martin Street, it is located only a few hundred feet from Teddy Wright’s Bail Bonds on Salisbury Street. Teddy Wright has perhaps the most creative storefront display in the city – a jailed muppet that is constantly doing something different, behind bars.

Although the pair at King’s Barcade won’t ever be able to visit their muppet friend due to his indefinite incarceration, it’s good to see the proliferation of muppets in public places in downtown Raleigh.

Image courtesy of King's Barcade

Who else is going to be the next to step up and add to the nascent public display of muppets downtown?

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