Apr 24, 2024 - Food and Drink

Umbrella Dry Bar is closing its downtown Raleigh space

Umbrella Dry Bar founder Meg Paradise. Photo: Greg Mintel

Umbrella Dry Bar founder Meg Paradise. Photo: Greg Mintel

Umbrella Dry Bar is closing its space in downtown Raleigh just months after opening, its founder Meg Paradise shared on social media.

Why it matters: The non-alcoholic cocktail bar, which opened on New Year's Eve in the former Garland restaurant space, was the first bar of its kind to open in the area, looking to tap into a growing movement of people seeking to pull back on their alcohol consumption.

Driving the news: Paradise said in a video shared on Instagram on Tuesday that Umbrella Dry Bar is not renewing its lease at 14 W. Martin St. and will close on Friday.

  • Instead, she said, the concept will be pivoting to a pop-up model.

What they're saying: "We will continue to look for our forever home, and as we do that you'll continue to be able to find us around Raleigh doing pop-ups and events," she said.

  • "This is just a little bit of a pause as we find what we really need to be a sustainable model," she added.
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