309 N. Dawson Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
The name change and new brand identity comes as a result of Hachby’s desire to offer an Italian and southern European-influenced menu. The word Mulino means “the mill,” which has historical significance to the restaurant’s location in Melrose Knitting Mill, a historic space which opened in 1901 as the City of Raleigh’s textile factory which first made undergarments and then manufactured bathing suits for the city’s first public pool.
“Changing the restaurant’s name to Mulino is a natural progression of our culinary concept and is a better representation of the food we’ll be serving to our guests,” said Hachby. “If you look at the history of Morocco, many of the cultural and culinary influences came from Italy, and we want to elevate that influence by putting the focus on Italian dishes that highlight both traditional and unexpected Italian flavors.”
In addition to a new name and menu, the restaurant will also highlight interior and exterior spaces to better reflect anItalian ambiance, including the building’s historic original rustic wood features, the increased use of the woodfired oven, enhancements to the large reflecting pool and removing the large brick wall that faced Dawson Street to better weave in with the urban landscape.