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Empire Properties plays an integral role in the historic preservation, revitalization and development of downtown Raleigh. To learn more about the company, its projects, downtown development in general and Empire Properties’ restaurants, you are invited to click on the thumbnails below, or browse through the list of related articles that follow.

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About Empire Properties

Empire of Restoration – PDF (Construction Today, June 2008)

Mr. Downtown Raleigh: Greg Hatem (The Raleigh Chronicle, May 25, 2007)

TAR HEEL OF THE WEEK : Developer's work nurtures his passion (The News & Observer, July 18, 2004)

Old Spaces, Hot Places (The News & Observer, June 2000)

He has developed an edifice complex - PDF (Business North Carolina, May 2006)

Taking the long view   (The News & Observer, February 2003)

From Acorn to Oak Tree - PDF (Business Leader, December 2005)

Tax credits help investors rehab buildings - PDF (Triangle Business Journal, August 12, 2005)

Bring back the magic: Raleigh's downtown renaissance rolls ahead - PDF (The Guide, Winter 2006)

1875 chapel to have new life, new location - PDF (The News & Observer, May 16, 2006)

Ad ploy is just ducky (The News & Observer, February 28, 2004)

Old buildings, new city   (The News & Observer, November 24, 2003)

Urban design has a home   (The News & Observer, January 2003)

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About Empire Properties' Projects

Builder Revises Condo Project (The News & Observer, March 22, 2008)

Raleigh Tower is adding offices (The News & Observer, September 28, 2007)

Historic Renovation Will Be Environmentally Friendly (WRAL-TV, December 28, 2006)

Builders save bits of the past (The News & Observer, May 22, 2006)

Former Downtown Raleigh Furniture Store gets New Tenants - PDF (WRAL.com, July 5, 2005)

Raleigh gets 5 plans for downtown sites (The News & Observer, June 18, 2005)

Plans in works at water plant (The News & Observer, May 17, 2005)

Billion-Dollar Tourism Industry Set for Dramatic Change - PDF (Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2005)

Designs on downtown ( The News & Observer, October 30, 2004)

Slump difficult to absorb (Triangle Business Journal, August 12, 2005)

Design Studio could advance downtown revival (The News & Observer, October 27, 2004)

Developer buys David Allen site (The News & Observer, July 11, 2004)

Four keys, four buildings, four stories in four blocks (The News & Observer, February 15, 2004)

What's true and what's not (Triangle Life, 2004)

Raleigh honors 14 sites with appearance awards (The News & Observer, October 9, 2003)

Old building needs modern safety   (The News & Observer, July 23, 2003 )

No More Mundane Main Street   (Business Leader, July 2003)

Empire Buys Another Building   (The News & Observer, January 26, 2001)

Downtown warehouse mogul looks east, sees potential / Newest properties near Moore Square   (The News & Observer, September 2, 2000)

West side's Continuing Story   (The News & Observer, November 24, 1998)

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About Downtown Raleigh Development

2008 Best Cities to Live, Work and Play: No.2 Raleigh (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, July 2008)

Man About Town: Greg Hatem and Raleigh - PDF (Raleigh Metro Magazine, November 2006)

Greg Hatem Sees Good Times in Downtown Raleigh - PDF (Raleigh Metro Magazine, November 2006)

The National Trust: Preserving Character and Ensuring Livability - PDF (Business Leaders' Breakfast, September 13, 2006)

Street Spirit - PDF (Continental Magazine, September 2006)

Greg Hatem Talks About Downtown Raleigh (Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 2006)

Warehouse to welcome artists (The News & Observer, May 20, 2005)

Hatem buys church (The News & Observer, April 25, 2005)

Two food co-ops in the works (The News & Observer , February 9, 2005)

Rail site may bring a bit of everything (The News & Observer, January 27, 2005)

Conventional wisdom (Independent, March 3, 2004)

Two eateries to move in downtown   (The News & Observer, February 2003)

TTA could be the ticket   (The News & Observer, April 30, 2002)

Envisioning a techie haven in downtown Raleigh (The News & Observer, May 24, 2001)

Back to the Future: The Contemporary Art Museum emerges as the Triangle's most risk-taking venue for art   (Independent Online, March 21, 2001)

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About Empire Eats


BBQ Challenge featuring Pitmaster Ed Mitchell (NBC TODAY Show, June 23, 2008)

Pitmaster goes upscale (The News & Observer, February 1, 2008)

Return of the pitmaster (The News & Observer, February 6, 2008)

A new place for ‘cue (The News & Observer, November 7, 2007)

Green acres with a downtown view - PDF (The News & Observer, July 9, 2006)

Raising the bar on pub fare - PDF (The News & Observer, April 19, 2006)

Moments to remember from our times at the Times - PDF (The News & Observer, July 9, 2006)

Memories of the way things might have been (Herald Sun, March 24, 2006)

Newspapers changing with the times - PDF (Island Packet, March 22, 2006)

Good Times: An evening to recall afternoons past - PDF (Independent Weekly, March 22, 2006)

A downtown spot to toast the bygone times - PDF (The News & Observer, March 18, 2006)

2005 Awards: The Dining Guide - PDF (Wine Spectator, August 31, 2005)

Raleigh's Asian Flavors - PDF (Southern Living, January 2005)

Year in Review: Restaurants and Cookbooks - PDF (Metro Magazine, January 2005)

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Awards

  • 2008 Anthemion Awards for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation awarded by Capital Area Preservation for Commercial Rehabilitation of All Saints Chapel

  • 2008 Anthemion Awards for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation awarded by Capital Area Preservation for Neighborhood & Community for Hargett Street

  • 2008 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance awarded by the City of Raleigh for the All Saints Chapel for Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation

  • 2008 Movers & Shakers awarded by Business Leader magazine to Greg Hatem

  • 2008 40 Under 40 Leadership Award presented by the Triangle Business Journal to President Andrew Stewart

  • 2008 Most Innovative Financing Program Champion Award presented by Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women for Heilig-Levine Complex

  • 2008 Imprint Award presented by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance for new construction and rehabilitation projects completed in 2007 that significantly contributed to the identity of downtown Raleigh

  • 2008 SPACE Award for Top Redevelopment awarded by the Triangle Business Journal for the Heilig-Levine Building

  • 2007 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation awarded by the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association for the Heilig-Levine Complex, Best Sustainable/Green Historic Rehabilitation

  • 2007 Horizon Award presented by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau to Director of Hospitality Craig Spitzer in recognition of exemplary top leadership potential within the Wake County hospitality industry

  • 2007 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance awarded by the City of Raleigh for the Heilig-Levine Building for Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation

  • 2007 Anthemion Awards for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation awarded by Capital Area Preservation for Commercial Rehabilitation of the Heilig-Levine Building

  • 2006 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance awarded by the City of Raleigh for The Raleigh Times Building for Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation

  • 2006 L. Vincent Lowe, Jr. Business Award awarded by Preservation North Carolina to Empire Properties for showing vision and creativity in promoting the protection of the state's architectural resources

  • 2006 Anthemion Awards for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation awarded by Capital Area Preservation for Commercial Rehabilitation of The Raleigh Times Building

  • 2006 Champion Award / Impact Award awarded by the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) to Empire Properties for work in restoring downtown Raleigh

  • 2005 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance awarded by the City of Raleigh for Nana’s Chophouse for Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation

  • 2005 Anthemion Awards for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation awarded by Capital Area Preservation for Commercial Rehabilitation of 328 W. Davie Street, Nana’s Chophouse

  • 2005 Anthemion Awards for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation awarded by Capital Area Preservation for Commercial Rehabilitation of 222 S. Blount Street, The Duck & Dumpling

  • 2005 EDGE Award for Best Project in an Urban Environment awarded by the Triangle Business Journal for Nana’s Chophouse

  • 2004, Greg Hatem named “Tarheel of the Week” by The News & Observer (Developer’s Work Nurtures His Passion)

  • 2003 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance awarded by the City of Raleigh to Greg Hatem for Individual Achievement in consistently and over an extended period exhibiting concern, leadership and vision in preserving and improving the appearance and environment of the city
 
 
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