Hadley’s, the Lost Generation-inspired restaurant and bar that took over The Borough space in downtown Raleigh, is now open.
The Borough closed at the end of January and the space was taken over by Triangle restaurateur and real estate developer Drew Schenck and longtime downtown Raleigh mixologist Kevin Barrett. Hadley’s opened at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and is now open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. every day.
The restaurant serves gourmet sandwiches, salads and house-made soups. The bar will serve beer, wine and a mix of classic craft cocktails and original drinks made with fresh juice and syrups. So far, the big hits on the menu, Schneck said, are the Cuban sandwich and a grilled cheese with mozzarella, provolone and brie.
Schenck, who moved to the Triangle in 1988, has worked in the restaurant business and real estate. He owned and operated such Triangle restaurants as Remington Grill and RallyPoint Sport Grill, both in Cary. Barrett managed Foundation bar for many years and worked at C. Grace Cocktail Bar and Fox Liquor Bar. He also owned a wine shop in Wilmington, N.C. Schenck is focusing on the food and Barrett is focusing on the bar.
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The two men met at Foundation and decided to collaborate on Hadley’s — the name comes from Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Elizabeth Hadley Richardson. Hemingway and Hadley lived in Paris in the 1920s.