North Hills Announcements and Updates
True Food Kitchen to Open in North Hills
Wellness-driven restaurant to open first North Carolina location in Raleigh
RALEIGH, NC, August 22, 2023 – Kane Realty Corporation is excited to announce that
True Food Kitchen, an award-winning full-service restaurant and bar serving wholesome
food made with quality ingredients, will be opening in the Main District of North Hills. This
will be the brand’s first restaurant to open in the state of North Carolina located on the
street-level of the 5-story 4114 Creative Offices building and feature a large outdoor dining
Other new restaurants announced for the Main District Expansion project currently under construction are RH Gallery rooftop restaurant and wine bar, Limani Grille and Mia’s Bakery, Village Tavern plus the reopening of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Once completed, the expansion will include a 12-story high-rise residential building, 346,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet of ground floor retail. First deliveries for the Main District Expansion project are scheduled for mid-2023 with openings beginning late 2023 and continuing into 2024.
True Food Kitchen was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 2008 by integrative medicine specialist Dr. Andrew Weil who believed there should be no opposition between great tasting food and food that was good for you. The brand believes living well begins with eating well, feeling well, and savoring real moments over real food. Each of its 44 restaurants is led by an expert culinary team of chefs who craft dishes and drinks that fuse comfort cuisine and good-for-you super foods that are a treat for your taste buds and a boost for your well-being. From the juiciest organic grass-fed burgers and brick-oven fired pizzas, to decadent brunch towers and hearty grain bowls topped with wild-caught salmon — everything is deliciously and nutritiously crafted.
“We are thrilled to bring the first True Food Kitchen in North Carolina to North Hills,” said Stacey Buescher, Managing Director of Operations for Kane Realty Corporation. “True Food is an incredible restaurant concept centered around wellness that will provide a unique culinary experience for our community.”
“The incredible energy of North Hills and the vibrant Raleigh community are a perfect fit as we looked to expand our footprint into the wonderful state of North Carolina,” commented True Food Kitchen CEO, John Williams. “Our mission is to bring fresh, wholesome food to more people, and we feel confident the folks of Raleigh will love our chef-driven dishes, scratch cocktails and unwavering commitment to hospitality.”
The restaurant is planning to open at North Hills in Spring 2024. For more information on True Food, visit truefoodkitchen.com.
North Hills Innovation District Announcements and Updates
New projects at NHID:
Named for the adjacent creek (Big Branch Creek), which is a tributary to Crabtree Creek, this six-story residential building will offer 320 luxury apartment homes and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Tributary will offer the best of urban living with its exceptional design and unmatched amenities, including two large courtyards, an innovative digital content recording room, and an elevated wellness center overlooking the district. Residents will have immediate access to a new Greenway extension, to be located at the foot of Tributary, adjacent to the 6,000 SF of ground-level retail and large dining terrace.
Construction is anticipated to commence in mid-2024.
St. Albans Lofts
After announcing the St. Albans Lofts project earlier this year, KRC is pleased to announce that construction has begun. Clancy + Theys General Contractors will manage construction of the six-story residential mid-rise project. St. Albans Lofts will consist of 396 apartment homes across two buildings and will feature expansive resident club and entertaining spaces, a zen courtyard, a resort-style pool courtyard overlooking Big Branch Creek, club-quality fitness center, remote-work spaces, and a private rooftop lounge. St. Albans Lofts will also offer two levels of sub-terrain parking and 6,000 SF of retail space to be located on the corner of St. Albans Drive and the new extension of Hardimont Drive.
NHID Project Updates:
Construction began in 2019, starting with Vine Apartments, which delivered 326 apartment homes in late 2020.
Phase II saw the successful launch of Channel House Apartments in May 2023, already boasting a nearly 40% occupancy rate.
Additional Phase II projects include:
Tower 5: Strategically positioned 17 stories high on Raleigh's Interstate 440, Tower 5 is set to provide 355,000 rentable square feet of office space. Tower 5 will offer tenants thoughtful reception programming as well as indoor/outdoor amenity spaces and working and conferencing spaces on the 7th level as well as expansive integrated parking with direct elevator connectivity, an indoor bike room and showering facilities, and dynamic ground-level retail experiences. Tower 5 is slated for delivery in Summer 2024. Shelco, LLC manages the construction.
Makers Alley: This ground-level retail space, located just below Channel House, spans approximately 13,500 square feet and is specially designed to accommodate local restaurants and retailers. With micro-retail spaces ranging from 350-900 square feet, Makers Alley will deliver white-boxed suites primed to welcome small local purveyors, makers, and artisans.
With high ceilings and uniquely designed storefronts opening onto an experientially designed
public hardscape along Big Branch Creek, it promises ample outdoor dining and casual
gathering spaces. Local fitness studio Dose Yoga is the first tenant to join Makers Alley and
will occupy the corner retail space fronting St. Albans Drive. This will be Dose Yoga's second
F&B Building: A 6,000 SF stand-alone building designed for one local purveyor; this space sits
at the heart of NHID and offers a casual experience with myriad of outdoor space and
seating in a natural yet urban setting. A retail tenant will be announced soon for this space.
Pumphouse: A 1,500 SF single-tenant stand-alone retail jewel box at the base of Tower 5
along Hardimont Drive.