NC State Bookstore Relocates to Talley

An exterior of the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

This month, the NC State Bookstore makes its way across campus as the newest addition to Talley Student Center. The 40,000 square-foot store features textbooks and course materials on the first floor, while the second level offers university merchandise and school supplies, complete with a Clinique counter and Apple computer section. Read more.

Talley Turns Heads

Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall Architectural detail of Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

After more than two years of renovation, the second phase of construction is finished and the union is open for all to see. That doesn’t, of course, mean the $120 million project is complete, says Tim Hogan, director of NC State student centers. Read more here.

Summer Construction Underway


The annual summer ritual has begun—when the students move out, the heavy construction equipment moves in.

Several major construction projects are underway around campus that may make it more challenging for us year-round residents to get from one place to the other. Several road closings related to those projects have already had an impact on traffic.

Some projects are ramping up—the Reynolds Coliseum renovation, the Gregg Museum renovation, the Carmichael Gym locker room renovation project and The StateView Hotel construction—as others come to an end—the Talley Student Union and the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility near Carter-Finley Stadium.

Raleigh and NC State are jointly installing a water re-use line along Main Campus Drive on Centennial Campus, a project that will last through October and may close traffic to just one lane during parts of the installation.

The Reynolds project will close about 60 percent of the Jeter parking bays adjacent to the coliseum. A stairwell renovation at Lee Residence Hall has closed the entire “C” parking lot next to the dormitory through August, but faculty and staff are advised that vehicles with “C” permits are allowed to park in student spaces over the summer.

A temporary sewer line is running from the manhole near Talley, across East Cates Avenue and next to Derr Track where it connects to another manhole on the Derr Track side of Morrill Drive. There is one-lane traffic in both directions at the three-way intersection and the right turn lanes are closed.

Work is expected to last three weeks, with some traffic delays expected at the intersection. Bus schedules in that area will not be affected.

Just off campus, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is replacing all the wooden traffic signal poles at the Morrill Drive-Avent Ferry Road-Western Boulevard intersection with metal poles, a project that will take approximately three weeks and cause periodic traffic delays to vehicles entering campus.

Along Hillsborough Street, the Stanhope Apartments and Condominiums will be open by the beginning of the fall semester and the Aloft Hotel across from the Belltower will open this fall.

Check Out New Dining Options at Lonnie Poole Golf Course


We’d love to tell you about a restaurant and bar that gives speedy lunch service, will accept your Wolfpack One card and has gorgeous views of downtown Raleigh from its outdoor seating area.

It’s located in the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, but we can’t tell you the name of it.

That’s because it doesn’t have one just yet.

University Dining has assumed management of the clubhouse restaurant and bar, formerly called The Players Retreat, with a new menu and an emphasis on speedier service for golfers making the turn or diners who have less than an hour set aside for lunch.

A new name will follow shortly.

LPGC restaurant embedThe restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with bar hours extending through 8 p.m. The menu includes appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads and beverages, including beer and wine.

All views of the Raleigh skyline and action on the golf course from the outdoor fire pit are free of charge.

Reservations are not required, but are suggested for parties of 10 or more by calling 919-515-4343. In addition to credit cards and cash, the clubhouse restaurant now accepts all payment options with the Wolfpack One card, including Dining Dollars and AllCampus cards.

The dining room can also host social outings, events and departmental gatherings. Contact Rave! Event Services at 919-513-8368.