What's New Raleigh, N.C., threw a block party last July for 60,000 residents, officials, visitors, and event planners to celebrate the reopening of Fayetteville Street. The massive party — dubbed “Raleigh Wide Open” — marked the return of automobile traffic to a main street that had lost much of its commerce and culture as a pedestrian mall. In 2008, Fayetteville Street will also be home to a 400-room Marriott (with 15,000 square feet of meeting space) and the adjoining new Raleigh ...

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