The Media Two Neighborhood

by Phil Buckley on January 13, 2011

in Just Sayin',Media Two

Media Two's front door

Media Two Interactive is located in a great neighborhood. Raleigh’s old warehouse district is growing and becoming a highly desirable spot to work and play. We have great food within a 2 minute walk of our office. We have an art museum going up on the street behind us. We have a plethora of great businesses in the same block. So today we decided to take a quick walk around and show you some of the cool stuff we get to see everyday.

I usually go out the back door of our office because it’s closer to our parking, and I really like the view from our second story. You can see William-Cozart‘s sign, Centerline‘s big blue building and the old-school Dillon Supply Co.’s building. As we walk down the back stairwell we look right into Humble Pie. On warm summer evenings, it’s hard to walk by. We share our parking with Design Box and Raleigh Denim. How cool is that? Having creative artsy people around is always a nice benefit. The lot empties onto South Harrington St directly accross from Centerline’s front door and Boyette’s Performance Automotive is right on the corner. I love the look of Boyette’s, like an high performance engine shop should look.

William-Cozart buildingCenterline buildingDillon Supply Co. buildingBoyettes AutomotiveThe bench on W. Martin St in RaleighDesign Box front doorW. Martin and Commerce street sign in RaleighAlley between Media Two and The Pit BBQThe Pit BBQ in Raleigh, NCRaleigh Amtrak stationSpy in Raleigh's warehouse districtback stairs leading up to Media TwoRaleigh Contemporary Art MuseumMedia Two Interactive Advertising Agency
Click on any of these photos to see them in all their full-size glory.

The next thing you might see is the bench with no back legs, then the front door to Design Box, then our front door! We share the door with Raleigh Denim – they are on the first floor (with a cool new retail shop) and we’re up on the second floor.

Parking on West Martin Street is usually available at metered spots. Some are two hours, others only 1.

One of the best benefits to our location is that we are about 18 seconds away from The Pit! We just walk down the back alley and we’re there. We also sometimes grab the crazy good lunches at Cherry Bomb Grill or the simple comfort food at Berkeley Cafe.

We’re waiting on our newest neighbor – Spy. The word on the street is that it will be a coffee bar in the morning and a regular bar at night.

A few times a day we have to hear the fire engine’s siren roar out of Raleigh’s Central Fire station as well as the horns of the trains approaching the Raleigh Amtrak station.

Raleigh map from 1872

Click to enlarge this Raleigh map from 1872

How’s the neighborhood where you work everyday?

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Mike Brown Mike Brown January 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

It is great being downtown especially in this district. The old buildings are great. There are some buildings vacant around here as well what would be another perfect fit down here?

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Jeff Tippett May 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

Looks like your new neighbor, Spy Raleigh, is about to open. The place is amazing. Here’s more about the club and coffee shop. http://www.jefftippett.me/spy-raleigh-new-club-and-coffee-shop-in-downt

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