What We’ve Heard July

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Collating a month’s worth of Durham’s Rumor Mill

We heard…

G2B Gastro Club is going to start brewing their own beer.

We heard…

Charlie’s Pub and Grille on 9th is closing.

We heard…

that goMarket might be working with SEEDS.

We heard…

that the Corcoran Street block, that is one block north of Main Street, will be closed for at least a month this summer.

We heard…

Saltbox Seafood Joint is looking for a second location.

We heard…

Blanko Basnet will be opening for Sylvan Esso in Asheville.

We heard…

there is a new Italian restaurant called Gocciolina at Guess Rd and Carver St drawing raves.

We heard…

that Kokyu is converting their commissary out on Hwy54/Hwy55 intersection into a restaurant, although not the Kokyu bricks and mortar location.

We heard…

Scott Howell is opening two new places. One will be a charcuterie style retail shop on Main St. across from the Kress Building. The other, will be a steakhouse, going in the Diamond View area by the ballpark.

We heard…

Dos Perros has a beer dinner in conjunction with Mother Earth Brewing coming

We heard…

Pizzeria Toro may be open as soon as this week. (7/15)

We heard…

John Wayne’s heirs are suing Duke University over the right to market Duke Bourbon.

We heard…

that there is a restaurant going in next to The Pinhook. A steak house

We heard…

the Durhamite was recently spotted in the Purple Flame Dojo.

We heard…

The Pinhook was able to buy the building they are in alleviating some concerns about rising rents in the area gentrifying them out of their space.

We heard…

that The Scrap Exchange is moving to the former Duke Surplus Store in Lakewood Shopping Center in August.

We heard…

that Durty Durham’s Jamnesia this year is going to be Saturday, October 4th.

We heard…

that Center for Documentary Studies is hiring a social media director.

We heard…

there is an art market Saturday’s at Vega Metals.

We heard…

that Mattie B’s Public House is selling local Krupnikas honey, spiced liqueur.

We heard…

that Vector is on the horizon in Durham, a special group sharing where dance meets technology meets installation art.

We heard…

that a dope new spot is opening next to SEEDS.

We heard…

there is something new going in next to Monuts.

 

We heard…

that there is a new Durham based TV show in production and that one of their first guests is going to be Nnenna Freelon.

We heard…

that Dos Perros donates its used limes and orange rinds after juicing to Loaf Bakery… Less for the landfill, more delicious food for all (at a lower cost).

We heard..

that Franco aka the Visual Activist is going to start curating the Arts Place space at 305 East Chapel Hill Street in conjunction with Brian Crabtree of Durty Durham . 

We heard…

that Biogen is moving in across the street from Parker and Otis

We heard…

Tennis Rodman might be playing the venue under The Palace International this month.

We heard…

The Pinhook is hosting a Carnival Dance Party to support radical adoption.

We heard…

that Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid dropped a super dope new track

We heard…

there is going to be a semi-secret show from the “Rare Nudes” tour at the new spot under the Palace International on Broad St., 7/16, age 18+

We heard…

that Art Dyn-O-Mite was a huge success and that all the auctioned art sold. It was so popular that the Cre8tive Nation may put on another Art for the Artists event before the end of the year.

We heard…

that Durty Durham‘s “Durty Money” event at the Bar Durham headlined by BLanko Basnet was a big hit and raised nearly $1000 for Jamnesia this Fall. Expect to hear about the Jamnesia line-up here first and soon!

We heard…

where the location for Dashi Ramen, one of Durham’s biggest new restaurant openings in ages, is going to be. 

We heard…

a new Peruvian family restaurant called Mi Peru has opened at 4015 University Drive featuring seafood and rotisserie chicken.

We heard…

this about this new restaurant opening.

We heard…

Andrea Reusing of The Lantern will soon be opening a restaurant in Durham.

We heard…

there is a new skate shop in town.

 

We heard…

the new soul food spot on Parrish Street, 118 Got Soul has closed due to fire.

We heard…

that those considered potentially responsible for the fire at Pizzeria Toro have been advised by their attorneys not to even apologize to those burnt out of house and home in the apartments above for fear of admitting liability. (Gotta love tort law.)

We heard…

that demolition has begun at the Liberty Warehouse.

We heard…

that there might be a new plan in the works to save the northern facade of the Liberty Warehouse and even create a public open space behind it, between it and the forthcoming condos. New conceptual drawings have been seen.

We heard…

that planning is already underway with the City of Durham for the 2015 Bull City Sculpture Show.

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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Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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