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Sake and tea to join Urban Outfitters in downtown Raleigh

Rendering of The Dillion mixed-use highrise coming to Raleigh’s warehouse district next year.
Rendering of The Dillion mixed-use highrise coming to Raleigh’s warehouse district next year. Kane Realty

A locally owned premium coffee shop, tea house and sake bar will be one of the tenants in the mixed-use highrise called The Dillon, which is planned to open in Raleigh’s warehouse district next year.

Heirloom Brewshop is the second retailer disclosed for the project. Owned by a local couple, Chuan Tsay and Anna Phommavong, it contrasts with the large chain clothing store Urban Outfitters, which last month became the first retail store announced for The Dillon.

“As we expand and diversify the project’s retail, we believe a mix of national and local retailers will add a new and exciting element for the Warehouse District and Downtown Raleigh,” John Kane, CEO of Kane Realty Corporation, said in a statement.

The real estate investment company Federal Capital Partners is also part of the deal.

The brew shop will be the couple’s first location in Raleigh. They hope to foster appreciation of food and drink culture and history, according to the statement.

Asian-inspired food, along with premium coffee, tea and sake and pour-over coffees will be the core of the business. They vow to bring new food concepts to Raleigh that will be made in-house.

The Dillon will be an 18-story building on West Street next to downtown that includes office space, two residential towers and ground-floor retail.

Craig Jarvis: 919-829-4576, @CraigJ_NandO

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