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First restaurant opens at Raleigh Iron Works development

May 17, 2023May 17, 2023

Eastcut sandwiches opened its first Oak City location this week in the Raleigh Iron Works development.

The sandwich shop has another location in Durham.

It's one of two Durham staples that will be opening at the development, with Ponysaurus Brewing also on tap to open there.

Other food and beverage tenants at the development will include Cary-based Andia's Ice and an Italian-Croation restaurant from chef Scott Crawford. Andia's is expected to open this summer while others are expected to open over the next year.

Eastcut is the first restaurant to open at the development, but the third tenant. Wasserman Media Group and F(x) Fitness have also opened.

Raleigh Iron Works is a mixed-use development inside a former factory along Atlantic Avenue. The warehouse was where munitions were built during World War I and fabricated steel for buildings and monuments around the city.

The structure's steel bones date back to the late 1800s, when it was originally located in the Warehouse District in downtown. Peden Steel bought it, took it apart and moved it to Atlantic Avenue in the 1950s.

All of the steel inside the building is original – well over a century old. Instead of demolishing that history, the Grubb Ventures and Jamestown team are reviving it.

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