Why Ware

Well, that’s a bit forward for an introduction.

Let’s start at the beginning: What is Ware

The Ware is a community. The Ware is a way of life that places you at the center point of Downtown Raleigh. It brings together incredible food, the excitement of downtown living, the charm of a walkable neighborhood, and the Capital City Greenway all at your doorstep.

Wow, so…where is it?

At the point where the hub of downtown Raleigh meets the quiet beauty of the greenway. It’s where, just blocks away, Raleigh’s best dim sum is served at Brewery Bhavana, one of Bon Appetit’s 10 best new restaurants. Or, try the Nolintha’s Bida Manda, named in 2016 by Business Insider best restaurant in NC. And on the days you’re in the mood for southern comfort food—James Beard style—you can head over to Beasley’s Chicken + Honey or Poole’s Diner. Want to grab a movie at IMAX afterward? It’ll be just a short walk home.


Makers. Creators. Award-winning chefs, locals, artists, designers, cyclists, and tech-gurus. Downtowners and greenway-ers. Community-builders and dwellers. That’s who!


As soon as summer 2018, Raleigh's Food Hall Transfer Co. will open its doors. That means hot pour-overs and liege waffles from the folks at Jubala, crusty baguettes from Boulted Bread, fresh seafood from Locals, and steaming empanadas from Che right next door to your home.

And once word gets out, The Ware’s doors are soon to follow. Until then? Dust off your bike. Stroll through the newest galleries at Artspace. Take your kids to Marbles. They’ll keep you there long enough to decide which award-winning restaurant you want to try. Maybe. And if you’re looking for something different, find out what’s happening right now in downtown Raleigh here.

So, why Ware?

Because you have it all in one place. You can choose to enter the hustle of Raleigh’s thriving downtown and you can escape to the quiet peace of a suburban neighborhood. You can walk home with fresh produce or grab a table for a beer with friends. It’s convenient, it’s fun, it’s lively, and it’s home. It’s where you won’t miss out on anything. Think of it as intentioned living.

Nice to meet you.

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