With the city’s first Wegmans on the way and residents pushing back against a development plan in North Raleigh, grocery stores dominated the City of Oaks’ news cycle this week.
Wegmans plans to open as part of a new shopping center on Wake Forest Road. Meanwhile, Raleigh’s Planning Commission said it can’t endorse plans for a separate grocery store project at the intersection of Falls of Neuse and Raven Ridge roads.
In other news, giant bunnies have invaded the N.C. Museum of Art, city leaders may delay plans for a whitewater park on the Neuse River, and the state Department of Transportation wants to help a Raleigh family traumatized by cars crashing into its home.
And residents are being asked to vote in not only the General Election, but the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project. Voters have until Nov. 6 to help the Millbrook Exchange Dog Park win a $30,000 makeover.
At noon Sunday, a mariachi band will lead voters from the N.C. State University bell tower on Hillsborough Street to the Wake County Board of Elections office on Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh.