Marbles Kids Museum on Monday announced plans to expand its downtown Raleigh location to handle visitors’ demands for more exhibits and a larger space.
The children’s museum on Friday purchased an adjacent building, which was occupied by the Longleaf School of the Arts charter high school on East Hargett Street. Longleaf moved before the start of the current school year.
The company that owns the building, MDO Holdings, has sold it to Marbles for $3.1 million. A statement the museum released called the purchase price a significant discount.
“We knew this property was critical for the growth of one of downtown’s best
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