this complex owned by Kane Realty, (North Hills) is a very ambitious attempt to bring a little bit of Europe to the triangle. Appropriately located off Falls of Neuse rd. this is one of numerous locations catering to ex pats and people interested in Pub, Irish, European cuisine. There is a creperie, an italian place, a few boutiques, a tapas/wine bar, gelato, and others. The scenery is nice but it looks way too artificial with the fake flowers hanging from the fake balconies. I wish they'd do something with the large open space out front and make it into a charming square or something. That would be more European... there's just this dumb looking tent out there and dead grass.
There's rarely a good parking space but additional spaces can be found under the complex. My biggest gripe is the chocolate shop which is severely overpriced and always empty. I tried that place one time and one time only. $13 for a small bag of bland chocolates..no thanks. I order Lenoidas Belgian chocolates online instead. The Market has some interesting choices . i like the spanish chorizo which is reasonably priced. The grille is casual but a little upscale on the prices. food there is decent. I'd love to see a French restaurant come in. A new Cuban/Argentinian restaurant moved in next to the market (it's actually seperated by a curtain). I tried it and was underwhelmed for the most part. No ambiance, awkward restroom setup, and under seasoned food. It wasn't too bad though.... i'll probably go back for some ropa vieja at lunch time. Haven't had tried the wine bar but it's next on my list.