Transfer Co Food Hall & Grocery

Construction Update

Construction at The Ware and Transfer Co. is officially underway!  Our 15 modern townhomes and Raleigh's new food hall and gathering place are beginning to take shape.  Here's a quick photo update from both properties in Downtown Raleigh. 

Excited for what's to come in 2018! 

Raleigh's Food Hall

Before The Ware opens its doors, you’ll want to have a proper introduction to the next door neighbor. Meet Transfer Co., #RaleighsFoodHall. If you can imagine a downtown market, a gourmet food hall, and a community gathering place all in one at your doorstep, you’ve nailed it.

Transfer Co Raleigh Food Hall

Situated in downtown’s historic Olde East neighborhood, one block from City Market, Transfer Co will be the mainstay for future Ware residents, Raleigh locals, and downtowners alike.

With an outdoor courtyard, street-side ordering, and a rooftop bar, you’ll want to come for quick bite on the go or arrive at breakfast and stay through dessert. Wait, stay all day? Easily. Here are the current vendors who will be setting up shop:

Boulted Bread Raleigh NC

Just months after opening in 2014, Boulted Bread started becoming the bakery of choice for many of the Triangle’s best restaurants. It might be the crispy baguettes…or the fluffy levain…or the flaky pastries. Maybe having their own stone mill for fresh ground flour is the secret.

jubala coffee

The word got out quickly about Jubala first’s location: Whether it was their pourover coffees, their biscuits, or their Pimento Bacon sandwich, people from all over Raleigh would make the trek. And now, Transfer Co will become their third location. The more the merrier.

saxapahaw general store

Saxapahaw is known for its Haw River Ballroom, but tucked away nearby is a general store that upon opening became one of the town centers for the community, businesses, local farmers, and transformative change. Now Jeff and Cameron are bringing their community stewardship, local sensibility, and vision to Transfer Co.

videri chocolate factory

Videri Chocolate Factory

Bean-to-bar is Videri’s method. At Videri, they start with the raw bean, and monitor the entire process from start to finish. Not only has their hands-on approach led to a loyal following but produced a variety of hand-curated varieties like Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and single origin 90% Ecuador Dark Chocolate, winner of the 2014 Good Food Award for chocolates. And you can sip on some hot cocoa while you shop, too.

locals seafood raleigh

Locals is dedicated to bring fresh seafood hauled in by NC fishermen into the Triangle every day. They’ve been mainstays at the State Farmers Market and neighborhood farmers markets for years, and now they are going to bring their seafood know-how to both shop and table at Transfer Co. Fresh Outer Banks shrimp and soft-shelled crabs coming soon to a table near you.

che empanadas

Che is one of those best-kept secrets, almost like a speak-easy for empanadas. If Argentina was calling you for your catering needs or you were just craving some hot ones to pick up for dinner, you gave Anabel a call. Now, the wait is over for her first restaurant location, and we all couldn’t be more excited. Carne Dulce, anyone?

person street bar raleigh

After you’ve had your fill of empanadas and fresh oysters, grab your friends for late night drinks at what will be the neighborhood bar for Olde East. With craft cocktails filled with unique combinations and fresh herbs, no wonder it’s a favorite spot for the local chefs.

Transfer Co’s warehouse may have began its life in 1926 as a one-story bus garage. And just recently, it stood preserved and empty as a historic building of Raleigh. But now, it’s being transformed into a bustling hub for local everything. Come summer 2018, Transfer Co. will arrive as #raleighsfoodhall.

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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