Over the past year we’ve witnessed how a building can bring new energy to our community. Last fall, the public’s curiosity was piqued when the Raleigh Public Record published this article eluding to renovation of the old Varsity Theater, an iconic but neglicted space.
It all began with a Rufty-Peedin hint on social media last October. It was time to get this unique space back up and running.
And run with it the media did. The Triangle Business Journal announced the naming of H-Street Kitchen and shared architectural renderings. A WRAL special report on H-Street Kitchen also aired a progress report, a sign that Gary Bryant was onto something good.
We appreciate the fact that Bryant allowed us to share progress reports to keep the excitement alive. Follow-up stories on the vision for H-Street Kitchen and a virtual tour were published by Raleigh Public Record. We sponsor the Record’s Development Beat because the nonprofit newspaper is an essential resource for community happenings.
Soonafter, the N&O was quick to share a tour with Bryant. In addition, more inside shots were provided by the TBJ. With the community hungry for the restaurant’s grand opening, a special profile by the N&O’s Andrea Weigl detailed menu and price points. Followed by highlights discussed in Raleigh Agenda, reviewing the hand-crafted elements of the space.
Once it was time to announce the opening, the bearer of good news was once again the Record, which kick-started the media frenzy a year ago. Now it’s time to watch H-Street create a new legacy. Check it out for yourself and check it off the Offline bucket list!