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From the Raleigh News and Observer=2E=2E=2E

Monday, February 17, 2003 5:17AM EST

On track for a new project=20

By STEVE CANNON, Staff Writer

The wheels are starting to turn at the N=2EC=2E Railroad's renovation of t=
old Southern Railway depot building in downtown Raleigh=2E=20
Last week, workers began re-laying the stone pavers in the parking lot of
the 83-year-old depot, which the railroad wants to turn into a southern
anchor for the warehouse district, with space for restaurants, shops and
offices=2E The project has no signed tenants, but construction crews are
expected to start renovating the 17,000-square-foot building on Davie
Street between Dawson and Harrington streets in a few weeks=2E

Although the project has been slow to attract tenants, the warehouse
district on the west side of downtown has added several businesses,
including 40,000 square feet of renovated office space, a wine bar and a
sushi restaurant=2E

Work on the depot was delayed while the railroad chose a developer to
manage the project and usher it through the city approval process=2E Gregg=

Sandreuter, whose company, Hamilton Merritt, was the lead developer for
Powerhouse Square on West Street in 1999, is in charge of the depot's

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