April 3, 2014

Retail: Arrow Haircuts to open second location in downtown Raleigh

Arrow, which opened at Cameron Village in December, is opening a second location in the former Capitol Barber Shop spot in downtown Raleigh.

Arrow, which opened at Cameron Village in December, is opening a second location in the former Capitol Barber Shop spot in downtown Raleigh.

Co-owner Pete Phipps said the new Arrow will have a vintage feel, one that matches the walls and mirrors that have been a part of Capitol Barber.

“It’s going to be another Arrow location,” Phipps said. “But we will most definitely honor the barbering tradition and history at that location.”

Both Arrows will offer the same services, including men’s, women’s and children’s haircuts, hot shaves and shampoos. Prices will also be the same, ranging from $3 for shampoos to $15 for buzz cuts to $36 for long haircuts.

Phipps will have the same free beer and snacks that have helped him develop a popular and relaxing place at Cameron Village.

“(With the) service, quality haircuts and complimentary beer, people are really finding it to be a great alternative to what they were experiencing before,” Phipps said.

Arrow is expected to open by mid-June at 115 E. Hargett St., by Landmark Tavern.

Chef Daniel Benjamin plans to open a pâtisserie named lucettegrace in downtown Raleigh in late spring.

Owner Benjamin said the place will serve sweet and savory “classic pastries that have been revamped for today,” along with breakfast and lunch.

The restaurant will frequently change its selections that will include croissants, danishes, cookies, brownies, tea cakes, tarts, eclairs and biscuits with cheese and herbs.

“I am looking at really focusing on each item and making it the best it can be,” Benjamin said. “(Customers) will be able to come in and get a cookie, but it’s not going to be a place where there is going to be a dozen different varieties.”

The breakfast menu will have homemade cereals with yogurt or milk and crustless quiche on a toasted croissant. Lunch will include salads, miso mushroom tart and one type of sandwich, such as a baguette with smoked paprika butter, local rosemary ham and melted pepper olive spread.

Benjamin will serve coffee and espresso from Raleigh’s Larry’s Beans, sodas from Brood Soda in Durham, drinks made with fresh fruit, hot chocolate and sweet tea inspired by the different cities he’s worked. Lucettegrace will also sell prepackaged sweets such as marshmallow caramels and candied nuts.

“Our goal is when you eat here, you feel good about what you ate,” Benjamin said. “You’ll feel full, but not over full.”

Prices will range from about $2 to about $9, with special-order cakes costing more.

The 2,000-square-foot lucettegrace will seat about 36 people.

Benjamin hopes to eventually add evening events and classes but wants to get the shop running smoothly before taking on additional ventures.

“To start, it will just be the restaurant,” Benjamin said. “We want to do everything we can do to make everyone’s experience inside as perfect as possible.”

Lucettegrace will be at 235 S. Salisbury St., in the former CrossFit Invoke spot next to Capital Club 16.

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