Coffee and crepes are the specialties of a popular North Carolina cafe expanding into Raleigh.
Growing eastward from Graham, Press Coffee and Crepes will open its third location later this year in Raleigh’s new 400H building on Hillsborough Street. The cafe looks to open before the end of the year.
Press started as a coffee shop in Graham, in Alamance County about halfway between Durham and Greensboro, and expanded to Durham in 2021 with an all-day cafe. Situated on the American Tobacco Campus next door to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Press serves coffee and breakfast, with nearly two dozen sweet and savory crepes, plus cocktails and beer.
In Raleigh, Press will have a nearly 5,000-square-foot cafe on the ground floor of 400H. The brand is the first tenant to sign on at the the new building and grows Press from Graham to the state capital.
“Press originated from our love of downtowns and the desire to see more vibrant and welcoming places for people to gather,” said Press co-owner Jason Cox in a release.
“As we looked to expand, downtown Raleigh was an obvious choice for a new location and 400H perfectly aligned with our brand. The 400H team had a clear vision not just to develop a beautiful building, but to engage in genuine placemaking. They are focused on bringing high quality independent concepts to the neighborhood and creating a true retail amenity for 400H tenants and residents. Being part of the re-imagining of Hillsborough Street and the creation of a walkable, dynamic experience that connects The Warehouse and Glenwood South Districts is an exciting opportunity.”
The Raleigh Press looks to mirror the Durham location, offering a large patio and European-styled indoor cafe.
“We are thrilled that Press will be opening at 400H this year, a building that we believe will offer a location of prominence and quality to independent and creative retailers that are looking for an impactful retail destination in Raleigh,” said Woody Coley, Senior Vice President with TCC. “The Warehouse and Glenwood South districts are Raleigh’s most vibrant entertainment districts. Press selected the Hillsborough/West Street corner, which we believe will come to define ‘Main and Main’ of Downtown Raleigh’s nucleus for future growth.”
This story was originally published May 2, 2023, 4:28 PM.
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