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Morning View 032811

Driving up Wilmington St. you’ll find an old Hardees that’s been turned into a Chinese restaurant. I’ve traveled to a lot of small towns across NC and this is the 4th Hardees I’ve seen turned into a Chinese restaurant. Not sure what the connection is … this is the only one I’ve seen with a gift shop “Dragon Gift Store”.

I think Wilmington St. has been overlooked with the revitalization of downtown Raleigh. It’s lined with an odd assortment of visually interesting businesses. You have Kings Motel next to a church and the burned out Snap Shot Video with a backdrop of the Cargil/Purina plant. Across the street you have the Bain Water Plant and the Hallelujah Soup Kitchen painted yellow and purple. Up the road is American Pawn and the Chinese-Hardees and an assortment of check cashing places, car lots and cheap motels. If you get a chance take a drive down Wilmington St.


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