Dapper operating manager, Betzi Hekman, describes Dapper as “Downtown Raleigh’s best new neighbor”. Dapper is a combination men’s and women’s clothing store and upscale bar. Clients may order one of Dapper’s many specialty cocktails or a microbrew while browsing the store’s extensive line of men's high-end denim and women's fashionable, yet affordable dresses. The “bar and boutique” mix makes Dapper one of the most unique and rewarding shopping experiences in Raleigh. Hekman says the store will carry such fashion lines as Nudie Jeans, French Connection, JBrand, Gant, and Julie Patel’s own edgy dress line and is changing the way folks shop by offering 20% off to everyone in the retail, bar, and restaurant biz during their weekly specials.
“We want people to feel welcome as soon as they walk into Dapper. We are creating a space where you can just be yourself” says Hekman. “Our goal is to have our neighbors come in, shop at ease, and feel free to just hang out. We want to be more than a store. We want to be the perfect place to unwind—that friend down the street that you come by and visit and have a good time with.”
Dapper is owned by Gaurav “G” Patel, president of Eschelon Hospitality. Bull said that bringing Dapper to The Dawson not only gave him the chance to work with a growing company like Eschelon Hospitality, but it also provided him with another opportunity to work with Gregg Sandreuter, original developer of The Dawson and owner of the retail unit. Bull says that he always looks forward to working with Sandreuter to attract and bring businesses to downtown Raleigh.
“It was a pleasure working with Gregg and helping him lease the retail space in The Dawson to Dapper,” says Bull. “Finding such a unique and dynamic business like Dapper truly reinforces the
Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s vision for the city as ‘a treasure trove of wonderful surprises’. Dapper is indeed one of downtown Raleigh’s ‘wonderful surprises’, and I’m proud that they have decided to call downtown Raleigh and The Dawson home.”
Sandreuter says that he was equally pleased to have been able to work with Bull again and appreciates his work ethic and vast knowledge of the downtown area.
“Shane is a hard working, diligent, top-drawer professional with exceptional character,” says Sandreuter. “He knows the users, he knows the buildings, and he knows the marketplace. Shane’
Dapper Style House will be located at 317 West Morgan Street in downtown Raleigh. Individuals can follow Dapper on facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/
About Shane Bull
With over 15 years of business experience, Bull works closely with commercial tenants to find the best fit, best lease, best space, and best performing locations available. Shane currently serves as President-Elect of Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR) and on committees for Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), and Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and National Association of REALTORS. His clients include Radio Shack, Smoothie King, and Aladdin’s Eatery Systems. Shane works with Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham in handling general brokerage relationships for retail, office, and investment properties. For more information, visit www.shanebull.com.
About Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham
Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham is a full-service commercial real estate company with offices in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. As a locally owned and operated affiliate of Grubb & Ellis, the company specializes in serving the Triangle region and areas east to the North Carolina Coast, providing market presence and exclusive coverage for Grubb & Ellis in these markets. In 2009, Grubb & Ellis|Thomas Linderman Graham was honored as Grubb & Ellis Company’s Affiliate of the Year. For more information, visit www.tlgcre.com.
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Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE) is one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. Our 6,500 professionals in more than 100 company-owned and affiliate offices draw from a unique platform of real estate services, practice groups and investment products to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions to real estate owners, tenants and investors. The firm’s transaction, management, consulting and investment services are supported by highly regarded proprietary market research and extensive local expertise. Through its investment subsidiaries, the company is a leading sponsor of real estate investment programs that provide individuals and institutions the opportunity to invest in a broad range of real estate investment vehicles, including public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), mutual funds and other real estate investment funds. For more information, visit www.grubb-ellis.com.