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DECO gift shop expands downtown

If you’re in search of local goods, cheeky gifts, greeting cards, or homewares, downtown shop DECO Raleigh is chock-full of them. The six-year-old storefront moves into an expanded space on Salisbury Street in late July, just two doors down and…


Moore Square downtown is in the midst of a two-year renovation, forcing the city park to close and be blocked off to the public. Nearby businesses partnered to spruce it up in the meantime: fabric murals, pool noodles, and sparkly…

The Local Squirrel

“I’m inspired by our local makers and what they’re doing.” —Rachael Pusateri Riddle, owner, The Local Squirrel “We gather our local products like squirrels gather their nuts,” says Rachael Pusateri Riddle, who founded The Local Squirrel two years ago. The…


“It takes a lot of time to find and manage a camp schedule,” says Raleigh parent Nathan Pienkowski. A few years ago, Pienkowski and his wife found themselves frustrated when they couldn’t find the right camp for their two daughters….


by Rebecca Guenard
photographs by Eamon Queeney