MOORE SQUARE REVAMP: Voice your opinions on the Moore Square redesign project at one of two public hearing sessions scheduled for Sept. 9 at Cobblestone Hall in downtown’s City Market. The first session is 1 to 4 p.m. The second is 7 to 9 p.m. The project, in its planning stages, aims to spruce up the downtown Raleigh square across the street from City Market. The city has awarded a consulting contract to an architect from Charlottesville, Va.
SPOTTED: A slogan on the side of a city recycling truck reads “Message in a bottle: Recycle.” The persuasive ad presumably targets the nonrecycling Nicholas Sparks types.
ART EVERYWHERE: Artspace, a non-profit organization on East Davie Street, has a slew of new exhibits this month, including a youth art exhibit Aug. 17 through 21.
COUNCIL: No meeting scheduled until Sept. 7.
WHERE’S MEEKER: The mayor’s schedule is clear for this week. Next week, he’s scheduled to meet with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Aug. 18 and the City Council’s Budget and Economic Development Committee Aug. 24.
NO MORE LUNCH TAQUITOS: The Dos Taquitos restaurant on Creedmoor Road reportedly stopped serving lunch last week, not long after is started. The New Raleigh website reports the North Raleigh restaurant’s manager says the business isn’t there in the afternoon, and he isn’t interested in the work it would take to keep it open.
GOOD FOR SENIORS: Design is nearing completion for two new senior centers, 401 E. Whitaker Mill Road and 1905 Spring Forest Road, according to the city. Construction is expected to begin this fall and be complete by fall of 2011.