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Raleigh City Council to vote within next month on historic designation for Mecca Restaurant

Posted by on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Raleigh City Council will vote within the next month on whether The Mecca Restaurant and St. Matthews School should receive historic landmark status.

At last night's meeting Coucil referred both sites back to the Raleigh Historic Development Commission for further review. No one from the public spoke for or against the proposal.

The City Council’s referral is standard practice, according to Martha Lauer, executive director of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission. Lauer also said the hearing’s attendance was “pretty typical.”

“If you’re in favor of something, what’s to comment?” Lauer said.

The Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., in Raleigh opened in 1935. The building was built in the late 1800s.

St. Matthews School was built in 1922 and is one of the five Rosenwald Schools left in Wake County. 

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