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Meet the Oak City Cycling Project

If you’re looking for a place downtown for bike maintenance and repair, or in the market for a vintage steel-framed bike, you’re in luck. About a month ago, a new bike shop opened its doors in Raleigh: the Oak City Cycling Project.

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New Life for The Hue

Downtown Raleigh’s boldest condo project, The Hue, had a rough start after initially failing to sell any residential units. It entered the real estate market at the worst time in recent history, and a series of missteps by the original Los Angeles development group created a failed project in what should have been a receptive market.

After being sold and converted to rental units about six months ago, more and more residents are moving in and things are looking up. The missing component to the turnaround was ground-level retail, and that will soon change with the opening of Tribeca Cafe next month.

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Taz’s Wine/Tobacco: The Best Deal on Wine in Town

Local burgeoning retailer Taiseer “Taz” Zarka opened his fifth store a little over a week ago. Featuring beer, wine, flowers, tobacco products, and tourist items(!), yet another missing niche was fulfilled with this store. While it was reported that there are over 1,000 brands of wine available for sale, what hasn’t been reported is the far more interesting twist: outdoor seating and a free plate of hors d’Å“uvres with every glass of wine.

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