Top 10 Wake County Hospitality and Residential Investments for 2000s

The past decade was an outstanding period of growth for Wake County. Here is a list of some of our County’s major retail and hospitality investments.

• Triangle Town Center

Opened in August 2002, the shopping mall offers more than 1.3 million feet in retail spaces.

• IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum

The combination of the Exploris Museum and Playspace in 2007 to form Marbles Kids Museum, along with the addition of the IMAX, is a major draw for families in the downtown Raleigh area.

• North Hills

After a complete remodel in 2003, this mall reopened in 2009 with new tenants, including the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel.

• Two Progress Plaza

Named for its largest tenant, Progress Plaza is the home of Progress Energy and its 19-story mixed-use tenants in downtown Raleigh.

• Fayetteville Street Renaissance Project

In July 2006, the main thoroughfare of downtown Raleigh reopened, completely redesigned for pedestrian traffic. It successfully encouraged businesses and patrons to return to the downtown area.

• Seaboard Station Shops

Adaptation of 1940s era warehouses, Seaboard Station Shops is designed to showcase the local, independent retailer.

• The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Founded in 2006, the Umstead Hotel & Spa offers a luxury hotel experience in the heart of Cary. It hosts weddings and special events and caters to all types of clientele.

• RBC Plaza

This 33-story building, a focal point of the downtown Raleigh skyline, is home to both businesses and condominiums.

• Raleigh Convention Center

Opened in 2008, the three-level, 500,000-square-foot buildinghosts exhibit halls, meeting rooms and ballrooms. It is more than double the size of the previous convention center.

• Raleigh Marriott City Center

Adjacent to the Convention Center is a four-star Marriott Hotel, offering 400 hotel rooms and ample meeting space.

There are many other major projects underway that we believe will pay big dividends to Wake County’s booming economic landscape. Each has great potential to help make Wake County an even better place to live, work and shop in the future.


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