What We’ve Heard June

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-We heard…

that a late night, open til 4am deli is coming inside the downtown Durham loop.

We heard…

that Big Freedia is coming to Intrepid Life.

We heard…

that Dain’s bought the old Sam’s Grill on W. Markham.

We heard…

that there is significant community concern that there are toxic additives in Mostquito-Tek’s spray that is being applied to lawns and properties all over Durham. (Is the a city, state, or federally regulated issue?)

We heard…

the SEEDS kids from their DIG program had an awesome and delicious time at the Farm to Fork Picnic.

We heard…

that Bodi Bar in Raleigh has had their liquor license taken away in an attempt by the city to force them to close. They’ve had two shootings there since August, and during their “late night” hours they had become an unofficial strip club where prostitution is completely overlooked. (And they talk about Durham…)

We heard…

that Rochelle Johnson of The Cookery is handmaking the bowls that will be used in Dashi, their exciting new restaurant venture with the fabulous Toast folks, Kelli and Billy Cotter.

We heard…

that the old Citizen Bank Building on the corner of Magnum in Main, being developed by Arthur Roger, is getting turned into a swank steakhouse and bar by Nana’s owner Scott Howell.

We heard…

when the Jack Tar motel reopens as luxury condos they are keeping the rooftop pool and parking.

We heard…

there might be a grand YPPC reunion this fall. (Hit us up directly for deets, alumni esp. encouraged to contact the Ed.)

We heard…

that Carolina Alehouse is closing.

We heard…

SEEDS Pie Social raised almost $3,000 for DIG Interns summer salaries. Melanie Stolp, with a strawberry pie, won the best pie contest.

We heard…

Dos Perros is bringing back it’s specialty Beer Dinners, where they blend terrific beers with authentic Mexican cuisine in special one night only menus; 6/25 with New Holland Brewing, and then a special vegan addition on 7/2 with Anchor Steam.

We heard…

that Pomperi Pizza is building a new patio.

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We heard…

it is all systems go on the new luxury condos going in at Church and Main Streets.

Church and Main from CenterStudio Architecture

Church and Main from CenterStudio Architecture

We heard…

that there used to be a Big Star Grocery at the Northgate Mall

We heard…
that this used to McPhereson Eye and Ear hospital.
courtesy of the Durham Herald-Sun

courtesy of the Durham Herald-Sun

We heard…
the Clarion Content has two new interns starting, both rising sophomores at Chapel Hill High…welcome aboard Zak Shah and Lauren Alston.

 

We heard…

 

the fabulous photography of Frank Myers featuring years of musicians is at Through this Lens Gallery on East Chapel Hill Street.

 

We heard…

 

that Cady Childs is thinking about Dos Perros brunch drinks for her next the “Drinks are on Durham” piece.

 

We heard…

 

that Downtown Durham Inc’s “Find Your Cool” music series is already in full swing.

 

We heard…

that a new music venue is opening underneath Joe Van Gogh where a youth fencing club used to be on Broad Street.

 

We heard…

Grammy Award winner, Mamadou Diabate played his first public show in Durham in nearly three years.

 

We heard…

there used to be a multi-story jazz club on Parrish Street.

 

We heard…

there is a full fifth of scotch in Major the Bull’s belly.

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We heard…

that Cocoa Cinnamon is opening a second location in Old West Durham.

 

We heard…

that Durham restaurant king Giorgio Bakatsias is looking to open a new steakhouse in Durham.

 

We heard…

the former Magnolia Grill location on 9th Street is for rent.

We cannot guarantee the veracity of every last one of these statements, but we can guarantee you that we heard them. Please email corrections to— clarioncontent at gmail dot com

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