City leaders are in talks to extend the lease of Bolt Bistro & Bar, which has operated out of Raleigh’s building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh since 2012. In 2003, the city bought the 10-story building at One Exchange Plaza for $8 million because it needed more space for government offices. Bolt’s presence there hasn’t been controversial. But the city faced criticism from some local business owners in 2008 when it spent $1 million to lure a restaurant tenant to a ground-floor space in an attempt to bring more people downtown amid the economic downturn.
City leaders are in talks to extend the lease of Bolt Bistro & Bar, which has operated out of Raleigh’s building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh since 2012. In 2003, the city bought the 10-story building at One Exchange Plaza for $8 million because it needed more space for government offices. Bolt’s presence there hasn’t been controversial. But the city faced criticism from some local business owners in 2008 when it spent $1 million to lure a restaurant tenant to a ground-floor space in an attempt to bring more people downtown amid the economic downturn. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
City leaders are in talks to extend the lease of Bolt Bistro & Bar, which has operated out of Raleigh’s building on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh since 2012. In 2003, the city bought the 10-story building at One Exchange Plaza for $8 million because it needed more space for government offices. Bolt’s presence there hasn’t been controversial. But the city faced criticism from some local business owners in 2008 when it spent $1 million to lure a restaurant tenant to a ground-floor space in an attempt to bring more people downtown amid the economic downturn. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com