t started, as good ideas often do, in the back room of a bar. David Millsaps, a designer and web consultant in his mid-20s, brought together several other creative types at Mitch’s Tavern in 2007. The topic was the need for a Raleigh-focused online publication that could capture the city’s growing cool.
“You’ve got this downtown that’s just budding. Raleigh Times [Bar] had just opened. SparkCon [a collaborative downtown arts festival] was in its second year,” Millsaps says. “There was so much going on. I just thought, I want to have this website that everybody would check to find out about the coolest stuff in Raleigh.”