Anyone have thoughts or opinions of Glenwood South? I am very optimistic for the future, however the current situation appears to be going in an unfortunate direction. Is Raleigh trying to make this similar to a broadway st. in Nashville or a bourbon st. in New Orleans? It just seems to have become more trashy over the past year. I think having 3 cornerstones is one of the worst things that could have happened to Glenwood South as well as Raleigh. And I am so confused as to how this could happen. It has such huge potential to be something unique and great for Raleigh. To be a nice entertainment, restaurant and retail district… but we keep getting crappy bars and restaurants that only last for a month then change names. Are we getting the younger crowd because all the dive bars on Hillsborough have been torn down? So that crowd has no where to go but Glenwood South?
My hope is that with One Glenwood… the upcoming AC Marriott (The WIllard), everything happening on west st coming, that it will continue to fill in other empty parts of the street and create a great destination for all. I would love to see more places like C-Grace, Cortez, Vidrio, Hibernian, Clockwork, etc… less places like Alchemy and Cornerstones.
I would also love the see the city go in and really clean it all up… repave the street, redo the sidewalks, etc. Its not that long of a stretch.