Friday, August 29, 2014

Nzinga's breakfast and brunch cafe to open in Phoenix Crossing

Nzinga's, a new breakfast and brunch cafe, is coming to 828 Fayetteville Street in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center in Durham.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Durham's Patheon to acquire new biologics manufacturer

DPx Holdings, the parent of Durham’s Patheon Pharma, will acquire Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturing company specializing in biologics.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Home 2 Suites Construction to Begin

A new Hilton hotel, Home 2 Suites will begin construction as a part of Gateway terrace, a development near Chapel Hill Boulevard and Interstate 40. The hotel is scheduled to open in Fall, 2015

Durham Tech awarded Duke Energy grant

Duke Energy has awarded Durham Technical Community College a $182,299 grant to purchase eight Mechatronic Training Systems modules.

Developer Purchases First Krispy Kreme Building in Durham

JDL Castle Cor. of Winston-Salem has purchased 3536 Hillsborough Rd, formerly the first location of Krispy Kreme in Durham.

Adeel Zeb to Become Muslim Chaplain at Duke University

Adeel Zeb will become the Muslim chaplain and director of the Center for Muslim Life at Duke University.

Sovereign Capital Invests in Indonesian Company

Durham-based Sovereign’s Capital, a boutique investment firm has invested in Bridestory, a social networking site based in Indonesia.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Prodigal Farms Named Finalist for $25,000 Wells Fargo Prize

Prodigal Farms has been named a finalist in the Wells Fargo Works project among 25 other small businesses all vying for a $25,000 prize.

White House to Honor Durham Businessman

The White House will honor Matt Victoriano for his business, Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits, for being a Champion of Change, which honors veterans and their families for entrepreneurial leadership.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Durham Distillery Finds Location, Projects Early 2015 Opening

Durham Distillery, a new gin distillery, has signed a 7-year lease for a 2,400-square-foot facility at 711 Washington St. The gin will be bottled and sold through a distributor and the location will have a small cocktail bar for tastings and tours.

Two Toasters to Triple Downtown Space

Durham app developer Two Toasters is about to move from a 3,500-square-foot space on East Chapel Hill Street to an 11,500-square-foot space in the Reed Building at American Tobacco Campus.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Heavenly Buffaloes Set to Open Within Two Weeks

Dain Phelan, owner of Dain's Place on Ninth Street will open Heavenly Buffaloes, a chicken wing restaurant serving wings, beer, waffle fries and vegan wings will open in 500 square feet of space a 1807 W. Markham Ave.

Duke Law Clinic to provide legal aid

The Duke Law School will launch a Civil Justice Clinic in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina to assist low income residents who need a lawyer but cannot afford one.

Duke Announces Fullbright Scholarship Winners

Duke University has announced that 18 students have received Fullbright scholarships and will spend the 2014-15 academic year conducting research and studying and teaching English.

Whitted Redevelopment Planned

The former Whitted Junior High School will be redeveloped into 79 homes for elderly, low-income residents.

Japanese Restaurant to Open in Diamond View III

Japanese restaurant Basan will open in Diamond View III overlooking the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  The restaurant will focus on sushi, seafood, appetizers and sake.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Museum of Life + Science Receives $55,000 for Hideaway Woods

The Museum of Life + Science has received a $55,000 donation from the SunTrust Foundation to help build Hideaway Woods, one of two new planned outdoor learning facilities.

Yorktown Club Apartments Sold for $23.6M

The 236-unit Yorktown Club located a 2029 Bedford St. has been purchased by Brookline Investment Group, a California-based real estate investor.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Durham HVAC Company Acquires Geothermal Division

Green Horizon, a Durham-based HVAC company, has acquired Apex-based Evangelist Service Company’s geothermal division.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC to Receive $500,000 Grant

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will receive a $500,000 grant from Bayer USA Foundation to provide meals to needy children on weekends and during school breaks.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Triangle Transit Raises Fares and Adds Sunday Bus Service

Triangle Transit will raise its fares for the first time in 10 years from $2 to $2.25 and add Sunday bus services.

BioCryst Awarded $4.1M to Research Ebola Treatment

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, a small drug developer in Durham, has received a $4.1 million award in federal research funds to develop a potential treatment for the Ebola virus.

Durham Tech Unveils New Logo

Durham Technical Community College has adopted a new logo as a part of a new brand campaign.

Meridian Business Campus Sells for $84M

Durham's Meridian Busines Campus has been sold for $84 million to New York private equity firm Investcorp.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sky Zone Trampoline Park to Open at Northgate

Sky Zone, a trampoline park, will open at the Shops at Northgate at 1720 Guess Rd. in December.

M&F Bank Names New CEO

Durham-based Mechanics and Farmers Bank has named James Sills III its new president and CEO: Sills will head both the bank and its parent company, M&F Bancorp.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Chilkoti Named Chair of Duke Biomedical Engineering Department

Tosh Chilkoti has been named chair of Duke’s Biomedical Engineering Department. Chilkoti, is one of the most recognized researchers in the biomedical engineering field, nationally and internationally.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Durham's Triangle Brick Company Expands

Durham's Triangle Brick Co. will be expanding outside North Carolina with a major investment in the construction of a new brick manufacturing plant in Clay County, Texas

605 West Celebrates Grand Opening

The apartment housing community at 605 W. Chapel Hill St. has celebrated its grand opening of the $46.14 million complex with 342 units.

Tre Bella Expands to Become Bridal Boutique

Tre Bella Bridal, a florist boutique and gift shop will expand to become a one-stop two-story bridal shop at 124 E. Main St.

Microsoft Store to Open August 21 at Southpoint Mall

Microsoft's first Triangle retail store will open Thursday, August 21 at 11am after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Streets at Southpoint. NBA basketball star Grant Hill will be at the store playing Xbox One with fans.

Shoeboxed to Anchor American Underground Expansion

Shoeboxed, a digital data company will relocate and expand its operations at American Underground@ Main expansion. The 50-person staff will relocate by February, 2015.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Duke Athletics Director Signs Contract Extension

Duke University Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White has signed a contract extension through June 30, 2021.

Triangle Transit Connects Duke, Hillsbourough with New Express Bus Route

Beginning Aug. 18, Triangle Transit will open a new “ODX” express route serving Hillsborough, the Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center area and Durham Station downtown.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fresh Market Coming to Durham

A Fresh Market will open its first Durham store this winter in the space where Food Lion used to be at 4215 University Drive.

Duke Names Christine Engel Head Women's Cross Country Coach

Christine Engel has been named Duke’s head women’s cross country coach and assistant track & field coach.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hyatt Place Opens in South Durham

A new 164-room, seven-story Hyatt Place Hotel has opened at 7840 NC 751 in Durham near Interstate 40 and Renaissance Village.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Duke Receives $12.9M Grant for Lung Transplant Clinical Trials Network

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a $12.95 million grant to a Duke University School of Medicine researcher to create a national Lung Transplant Clinical Trials Network.