The venerable IHOP restaurant on Hillsborough Street, home to many a late night encounter for students and adults, is moving.
The business will relocate from its current home at 1313 Hillsborough to the Stanhope Student Apartments now under construction at Hillsborough and Dixie Trail.
The restaurant is expected to open in its new 3,800-square-foot space in the spring of 2016, according to Kane Realty, the developer behind Stanhope.
Since 2007, IHOP’s lot and building, which dates back to the late 1960s, have been owned by the Charlotte developer FMW Real Estate.
FMW built the 927 West Morgan apartment complex and is now constructing 1301 Hillsborough, a four-story apartment building going up next to the IHOP.
IHOP is the second retailer to lease space in one of Stanhope’s ground floor retail spots. A CVS store is set to open later this summer.
Teddy Klopf wants to bring the local community together with good eats.
The chef is opening Provenance, a restaurant with a changing menu and a focus on North Carolina farmers, producers and foods, in downtown Raleigh.
“The core concept is really celebrating the area,” Klopf said. “That’s what really excites everyone on my team, the ability to showcase everything North Carolina has to offer. Certainly, pretty good food is great, but it’s all about deliciousness.”
Provenance will offer cocktails, breakfast, lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch, varying its menu daily based on what’s in season and what’s available locally.
For instance, in late July, he said, he’ll feature tomatoes from the Piedmont region of the state because that’s when they’ll be at their best.
“We won’t have tomatoes on our sandwiches 12 months out of the year,” Klopf said. “That’s something we will not do.”
The breakfast menu will include familiar dishes with a twist, such as eggs Benedict with Carolina ham, fried green tomato and apple hollandaise.
Lunches, Klopf said, will be salads, soups and sandwiches with ingredients such as glazed duck pâté, crispy pig ear, honey ham and smoked ribeye.
Klopf will incorporate a pop-up dining series and a membership-based dining club as part of the restaurant’s business model.
The pop-up dinners will be Friday and Saturday nights. The menus will be based on different cookbooks or regions, and change monthly.
“Since we are so strictly North Carolina with everything we do, it does narrow our focus,” Klopf said. “The dining series allows us to broaden our focus. We are already working on the menu for next fall, 2016.”
The first event, South/Southwest, will include dishes such as the I-40 chicken with breast and leg, carne adovada tamale, green chile grits, beans and kale; mar y muntaña (sea and mountain) with fried shrimp, rabbit, pistachios, espresso barbecue and blue corn grits; and gingered carrot clementine soup.
The multiple course membership dinners will give diners personalized meals based on a list of seasonal ingredients.
The 3,225-square-foot main floor, bar and mezzanine will seat about 66, Klopf said. The 1,000-square-foot outdoor patio will seat another 50.
Klopf hopes Provenance becomes a social center.
“The power that food has to bring people together and the good times that that brings,” he said. “It’s all about enjoying the company you’re with … and (using) great food as a backdrop.”
Provenance Restaurant will be at 308 S. Blount St. in the SkyHouse Raleigh condominium building.
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The store also offers cooking classes, which will be discounted through July.
Panera Bread has requested from the Town of Garner a conditional permit for site approval at White Oak Crossing. The restaurant could be built next to Red Robin at the shopping center’s Northwest site at the corner of Jones Sausage Road and U.S. 70.
Staff writers David Bracken and Jonathan M. Alexander contributed.