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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 1 28 RALEIGH the concept is poised to be an economic engine for the food and beverage industry in Raleigh. Breweries, cocktail bars and other adult beverage venues are popping up at the same furious rate as restaurants and food-based businesses. The three- story Raleigh Beer Garden was awarded two Guinness World Records in 2015 for both the most varieties of draft beer on tap (369), and the most beer brands – or breweries – on tap in one place (203). Set to open in the spring 2017, Watts & Ward is a 6,000 square-foot speakeasy style craft cocktail bar located under the historic Montague Building on Moore Square. To have plenty of whiskey choices, aficionados go to the Hibernian Irish Pub, to have a drink at the state's largest Irish whisky selection. Education is touted as much as the artistic energy in Raleigh. North Carolina State University's School of Architecture and Landscape Design, started in 1948, continues to attract talented art, design, and architecture students. NCSU is also known nationally for its engineering program. Graduates have made an impact by staying in the region and starting successful companies known world-wide such as Cree Inc. and SAS Institute Inc. The Research Triangle Region is an education Mecca for the state with more than 167,000 students enrolled in its 12 universities/colleges. The number of college degrees awarded in Raleigh and the Triangle region is higher than both the state and nation. Discover the Raleigh area's 100 plus miles of greenways by biking on the American Tobacco Trail or hiking in William B. Umstead State Park. 2016 marked the centennial birthday of national parks and highlighted outdoor resources across the U.S. Raleigh's William B. Umstead State Park topped all 39 state parks and recreation areas in North Carolina with a 2016 attendance of 1.84 million. It marked a 38 percent increase over 2015 and was among the six state park entities that logged more than one million visitors. The other state park units that surpassed the one million mark include state recreation areas, Falls Lake, located in Wake County. Shopping fans have multiple retail venues to explore with traditional malls such as Crabtree Valley Mall to boutique stores in upscale North Hills. Cameron Village is a longtime favorite neighborhood destination for shoppers and diners dating to 1949. The shopping oasis combines retail experiences in one-of-a-kind shops. >> Enchanting Tranquility Creating beautiful rooms SINCE 1939 Custom Interior Design Services Available West Raleigh | 5425 Hillsborough St. | 919-851-0680 North Raleigh | 5640 Capital Blvd | 919-954-0025 Monday through Friday 10-6 • Saturday 10-5:30 • Closed Sunday Where Custom Furniture Is Our Specialty

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