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Ernie: Adding Some Life to the 500 Block

Perhaps the most quiet block of Hillsborough Street is also one of the closest to the core of Downtown Raleigh: the 500 block. Within the past few weeks it became a bit more colorful as one of its tenants joined the ranks of those businesses that decorate their storefront display with muppets.

Ernie of Bert and Ernie fame is now in the window, having fun with a “hole punch o’ matic”.

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Another New Muppet on Salisbury Street

For a couple of years now, I’ve followed the muppet in the storefront display of Teddy Wright’s Bail Bonds on Salisbury Street. A few days ago, I noticed that the jailed muppet now has company: a prison guard.

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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.

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