Area restauranteur Lou Moshakos is finally offering some details about his Carolina Ale House on Glenwood South in Raleigh.
Moshakos, founder and owner of Raleigh's LM Restaurants, bought The Creamery building at 500 Glewnood South in 2009 but has not done much with it since then. He said he was focusing on opening the four Ale House locations he had in the works in Fayetteville, Wilmington, Greenville, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., before turning to this new project.
Today Moshakos said he has hired Frank Smith of Smith 2 Architecture & Design to be lead designer on the new building. Plans so far include a rooftop Carolina Ale House with a retractable roof, and a Mediterranean restaurant on the ground level serving tapas-style food and an extensive wine list. Moshakos is also considering adding a banquet facility to the building.
However, fans are going to have a long wait in front of them. Moshakos said he expects demolition of the current building to begin this summer and construction of the new building to start late this year.