Just got a couple of press releases with some pretty big news:
Niall Hanley, owner of the Hibernian Irish pubs in Raleigh and Cary, is going to convert the former Rosie's Plate at 701 N. Person St. into as yet unnamed pub.
And Hanley is partnering with Carlos Salamanca, owner of Dos Taquitos, to open an authentic Mexican eatery in the former Diner location at 410 Glenwood Ave.
This news is based on press releases issued by Kimball & Company, a restaurant brokerage company. I'm waiting to hear more information from Hanley this morning.
UPDATE: Today's Retailing column has the full story on Hanley's latest plans in downtown Raleigh plus opening another Hibernian pub in North Raleigh.