Time to rebuild on Telegraph

CITY AFFAIRS: Plans to reconstruct the burned-down building on Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street are promising, but must come to fruition.

More than a year since two beloved eateries and dozens of apartment units near campus burned to the ground, feasible plans to rebuild finally seem to be progressing. Recently, the owners of the building that formerly stood on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue submitted a proposal that Read More…

Telegraph’s critical juncture

CITY AFFAIRS: Nearly one year after a Telegraph Avenue building burned, taking two popular eateries with it, progress is moving too slow.

How long will the lot formerly home to Raleigh’s and Cafe Intermezzo remain empty? About 10 months ago, the site — which housed apartments in addition to the beloved eateries — was ravaged by a fire and later demolished as a result of the damage. Since then, little progress has Read More…

The western view of the building.

Plans for vacant Telegraph lot meet obstacles

The designs for a new project that would fill a long-vacant lot on Telegraph Avenue have been completed but will have to face some obstacles before any plans can come to fruition. Although it has been empty for about 20 years, the lot — at 2501 Haste St. — could soon Read More…

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Final investigation report confirms Haste Street fire was accidental

A report released Monday confirmed that the fire that destroyed the historic Sequoia building on Telegraph Avenue started accidently in the building’s elevator room. The five-alarm fire that broke out Nov. 18 burned down most of 2441 Haste St., including a multistory apartment complex, Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Read More…

A passerby reads a sign posted on the facade of the burned down building at the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue. The sign outlines the proposal for the restaurant to reopen and operate out of tents.

Restaurants destroyed in fire to reopen in temporary tent structures

After being reduced to rubble in November’s Haste Street fire, Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Intermezzo are projected to reopen by May. A building application submitted to the city of Berkeley in late January by architect Kirk Peterson calls for the construction of “temporary tent and shipping container structures” Read More…