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Do Hookah Bars Have an Uncertain Future?

Sometime over the weekend, the lone Hillsborough Street hookah bar-Marrakesh Cafe- closed its doors with a sign indicating that Shakedown Street is set to replace it. The possible factors leading to its demise aren’t few and far between: a decline in business on Hillsborough Street since roundabout construction, the looming loss of the ability to sell food with the smoking ban, and increased local competition.

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Small Business Spotlight: The Cupcake Shoppe

After riding a high PR wave with the likes of introducing President Obama at a rally in Raleigh and giving away over 3,000 cupcakes as a way to thank customers for two years of business, The Cupcake Shoppe on Glenwood Avenue continues to add charm to downtown and look toward the future.

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Closed for Business: STUFF Consignment

STUFF Consignment has been closed for at least a few weeks now, but this past weekend was the first time I had noticed the note on the door above. I had walked by on a few occasions and noticed the store wasn’t open, but didn’t think it was permanent.

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