The update from Goodnight Raleigh! as of last Wednesday (8/24), reports that Sadlack’s is out but maintains a level of doubt, a sliver of hope, that it may remain in.
Rose owns the building, the University Endowment Fund owns the property, and a hotel is going in no matter how this transaction/conversation goes down. To me, it seems we have the opportunity to provide a stellar example of how development projects and the community around the area can find a balance by accepting inevitable growth, while respecting the traditions that have sustained us.
From the horse’s mouth, on who they are:
Sadlacks Heroes is a Raleigh, NC institution. It is located at the corner of Hillsborough and Enterprise Streets, across from NC State University. For over 30 years, Sadlacks has served Raleigh’s best and freshest heroes (including legendary vegetarian selections) while entertaining the populace with the region’s finest live musical entertainment. The food is always fresh, using only the best meats, cheeses and vegetables cut daily. A sandwich shop by day and a bar by night, Sadlacks is a place for all-comers. It has employed many of the areas finest musicians, including members of Whiskeytown, Six String Drag, Patty Hurst Shifter, Corrosion of Conformity and many others. Stop by for a sandwich and a cold beer. Enjoy an afternoon on the porch. Bring your dog or your children. You never know who you may run into at Sadlacks.