You really should move to one of those places. They have a lot of cool historic, underused buildings. I don’t think Raleigh really does. One of the reasons I moved here is that it was like a blank canvas that I could watch get transformed into a cool modern city.
That being said, I think these buildings are cool and I hope they can be saved. It’s actually something I was thinking about earlier. That one in E. Raleigh that’s like a stucco fake stone troll house is kind of cute but obviously terrible. I shed zero tears if it gets turned into that 3 story restaurant. However, I notice that basically across the street is a bunchy of empty space. Why can’t someone build on these empty lots all over the place? I don’t mind if a building I don’t care about gets torn down to build something I do care about. But I don’t think that all these old buildings need to be torn down when there’s empty lots right at the same spot.