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NC State Bookstore – 1960 (Demolished)

June 28th, 2011 — 8:32pm

Drawing of the NCSU Bookstore. Image is courtesy of and copyright NCSU Special Collections

The NC State Bookstore has been doomed for a few years, but its plight only became public about a year ago when plans for the Talley Student Center were published. On a muggy day filled with heat lightning and sporadic rain, the original Student Supply Store was demolished. In its place will be a grassy area behind the renovated Student Center.

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Char-Grill – 1960

March 9th, 2011 — 10:33pm

Char-Grill has been a staple of Downtown Raleigh for 50 years. It has been described as one of the few eating establishments in Raleigh where you will see the likes of police officers, elected state officials, college students, and the homeless all dining under the same roof.

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