Then in 2004, a fire severely damaged the building and the brewery never reopened. The building sat vacant for nearly a decade.
Until now. I was excited to attend the grand opening of 214 Martin Street last month and get a sneak peek of the newly renovated building. The abandoned space has been transformed into a beautiful and lively event venue and full service catering business. The space is open and ready to be used for corporate meetings, special events, weddings, pop up restaurants and much more. They offer full catering and a commercial kitchen you can use or hire them to cook.
With plans to improve Moore Square and Martin Street in the near future, this venue will only get better and better. I'm also really happy to see the historic building preserved and restored versus tearing it down and rebuilding. The building is joined to Cobblestone Hall which opened in 2010 and gives versatility to your events as well.
214 Martin Street will be hosting a Beer dinner January 22nd featuring Raleigh Brewing Company and will be serving Easter Brunch, Sunday April 15th.
I'm glad to have experienced good times in this space many years ago and enjoyed attending the grand opening last month. It's great to have new life in this beautiful space and I look forward to coming back again soon to an event in the future!
For more about City Market's history and transformation read a recent N&O story here.
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|Sampling food and drink|
|Dessert served up in mason jars!|
|The view out to City Market.|
|Available meeting space|
|Delicious food served up fresh!|
|More fabulous desserts!|
|Busy food stations|
|Full service catering|