Anyone that has been around the Raleigh area since the 1980’s remembers Crowley’s, a local restaurant chain famous for bar food and nightlife. In the Olde Raleigh Shopping Center at Blue Ridge Road and Edwards Mill Road stood Crowley’s Courtyard. That subsequently evolved into Edwards Mill Bar and Grill, the same concept under new management. It stood the test of time and was frequented by many of Raleigh’s citizens for many years. If going to a North Carolina State University football game, Carolina Hurricanes hockey game, or one of many concerts at PNC Arena, you simply said, “Let’s meet at the mill” to meet up with friends before or after.
When the restaurant closed during the pandemic, Urban Food Group saw an opportunity to resurrect a Raleigh mainstay, rebrand it in their own flavor, and give everyone the chance to visit “The Mill” again! This version will include a completely renovated interior with open ceilings, intimate lighting, gorgeous millwork, direct dining room access to the courtyard, thoughtfully designed restrooms, and a mill-like overall décor.
Urban Food Group teamed up with Gontram Architecture and Ten Penny Construction to renovate the endcap restaurant and outdoor patio! Construction began in July is making steady progress towards an October/November completion. Surprises are abundant as is typical with renovation construction, especially restaurants. Nevertheless, we look forward to once again saying, “Let’s meet at The Mill!”