Entries by Anna Haddock

Tiny Farms, Big Impact

We all know, fresh is better. Calavera Empanadas and Tequila has not only found themselves a fresh location, but is bringing even more freshness to Raleigh’s food scene with their innovative processes. Previously housed on East Davie Street, Calavera Empanadas and Tequila has now moved into what used to be Moonlight Pizza on West Morgan […]

Freshness for All

  A new and thankful urban trend that goes along side the push for affordable housing. It is all about providing equal access to life’s benefits for those less economically fortunate. How about providing healthy foods equal access? Forward thinking cities are taking charge. This topic bring to mind one of our articles earlier in […]

The Delivery Service app in Durham changing the game

At this point, we all have heard about Uber, Postmates, UberEats, and of course Amazon Prime Now. Fast delivery and instant gratification are something we are all becoming accustomed to and businesses are picking their brains on how to make their service and experience the most convenient. The new delivery app, goPuff, has just taken […]

Top 5 Picks for Experiential Retail in Durham

Parker and Otis 112 South Duke St There is only one place in Durham where you can get a latte, lunch, and the perfect birthday gift all at once, and that is Parker & Otis. Parker & Otis is a unique combination of restaurant and gift shop. Located in historic Downtown Durham, they are open […]

Raleigh’s Newest Landmark

I am so proud to be a part of this great development in Raleigh! The Fairweather is Raleigh’s newest architectural landmark. This will be Downtown Raleigh’s first condominiums in over ten years. You know how much we care about walkability here at Urban MJ and the Fairweather takes the cake. Rising from a hilltop in […]

The App that could end all Traffic

“You could call Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, Los Angeles on steroids. More people, fewer roads and less public transit mean massive traffic. The metropolitan area is home to more than 20 million, and while it’s designed to hold only a fraction of that, the number is still growing. Overdevelopment has left it vulnerable to floods, and lacking sidewalks and green […]

Out with the old, in with the Concept

Concept stores are quickly persuading us to trade in the same old same old for a fresh experience, especially when it comes to food & drink. You can drink coffee while cats paw around, eat lobster rolls while also having rolled ice cream, and you can even support a nonprofit by buying lunch at A […]

The Reinvention of Grocery Stores

How many of you have been in Downtown Urban areas and thought, if there was a grocery store in walking distance I’d be set? I have been in many walkable cities where they seemed to have everything I needed, except for a close place to get fresh produce or specialty items. The demographic of those […]

Tiny Home Runs on Dunkin’

Tiny homes are springing up everywhere! People are starting to save more energy when it comes to living and even more than just sharing one car. Tiny homes can be an unexpected surprise when you look inside. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you really need. Staying in a fun themed one through Airbnb is […]