Building Momentum on Person Street

posted Dec 6, 2012, 11:37 AM by Philip Bernard   [ updated Dec 6, 2012, 12:31 PM ]

At our 2nd Annual Holiday Open House  First Friday, the Person Street Partnership will celebrate two years of phenomenal success in building momentum in the business district of North Person Street. The open house will honor business and property owners in the Person Street area and feature an exhibition of Facade/ Streetscape Improvements by local architects and designers.

Despite the sluggish economy, the Partnership encouraged and promoted unprecedented growth in the area including the following:
  • Rapid Fitness Downtown relocated to Person Street in the former Super 10 store
  • Person Street Plaza (closed and boarded up) renovates  with Market Restaurant, future grocery store and local bakery
  • Raleigh City Farm breaks ground as first downtown Urban Farm next door to Person Street Plaza
  • Oak City Cycling Project opens as Raleigh premier downtown bike shop and cycling advocacy center
  • Slingshot Coffee opens in the Oak City Cycling Project
  • Nicole's Studio moves into/ renovates old building creating a new retail space on Person Street
  • Anvil Gallery and Studios opens featuring jewelry studio and NC artisan studios annex
  • Hibernian Pub owner leases former gas station for new brasserie/ pub concept
  • Uninhabitable former barbershop features storefront gallery with rotating exhibits
  • Peace Street Townes pre-sells  3 live/work townhomes across from Krispey Kreme
  • Person/Blount Street corridor study kicks off to address traffic calming concerns
  • Person Street Facade/ Streetscape Project conducted by local architects and designers
  • Holiday Street Decoration Pilot Project installed and successful

Open house info:

Anvil Studio and Gallery Annex, 715 North Person Street 7-9pm First Friday December 7, 2012
SPECIAL RECEPTION for Business and Property Owners and PSP Stakeholders 6-7pm.