Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beyu Caffe has reopened

Beyu Caffe reopened Thursday. moving from 335 W. Main St. to 341 W. Main St. Taking its former spot is an English-style pub, formed by the owners of downtown Durham’s Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub and the owner of the Tandrum food truck.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Construction starts on Duke's new softball stadium

Duke athletic officials broke ground on the new softball stadium construction project Monday. The future softball stadium is located at the corner of Broad and Markham streets.Duke is in the process of adding softball as a varsity, scholarship sport for the spring 2018 season.Construction is scheduled to last 12 months so the team should be able to use the facility next summer in advance of their first season in spring 2018.

Moogfest announces 2017 dates

Moogfest 2017 will run from Thursday morning, May 18, until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21. General festival passes are $199, while VIP passes are $449.

Durham Farmers' Market has new Wednesday hours

The Durham Farmers' Market, 501 Foster St., will change its Wednesday market hours to 3-6 p.m. beginning June 1.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Durham is the state's fourth largest city

Durham has more residents than St. Petersburg, Fla. according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Durham’s population was an estimated 257,636 last July, making it the 79th largest city in the country just behind Buffalo NY. Durham solidified its position as the state’s fourth largest city, ahead of Winston-Salem but behind Greensboro.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article78491832.html#storylink=cpy

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Triangle home sales continue to rise compared to last year

Triangle home sales surged 15 percent in April compared with the same period a year ago, as rising demand and a lack of inventory continues to push up prices. There were 2,613 homes sold last month in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake Counties. Home sales are now up 9 percent through the first four months of the year.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Moogfest partners with Durham-based Mammoth Data

Moogfest has partnered with Durham-based Mammoth Data to gather information through a “data lake” for the four-day festival beginning Thursday.The data lake is capable of housing and analyzing festival, transportation, social media and wireless data in real time.Over the past six months, Mammoth Data has utilized existing technologies like Hadoop, Google Cloud Dataflow, Apache Spark and Redis to build the infrastructure to provide analysis to both Moogfest and the City of Durham.

Durham Convention Center General Manager Jen Noble recognized with Elite Award

Jen Noble, General Manager of the Durham Convention Center, received the Elite Award from Facilities and Destinations Magazine. Noble is one of the 12 distinguished convention center executives from around the country that were recognized with this award.The award was created by Facilities and Destinations Magazine to recognize top professionals making a difference in the meetings and events industry. The award was given to 12 convention center executives from around the country, and was a featured section in the March issue of Facilities and Destinations Magazine.

Friday, May 13, 2016

RDU reports increased daily departures in March

RDU reported an average daily departure count increase of nearly 8 percent for the month of March. Daily departures increased to 191, a 7.8 percent uptick from the 177 reported in March of 2015, according to the latest report on year-over-year figures.

Delta adds direct flight to Washington National

Starting August 1, Delta will be flying a new non-stop route out of RDU: To Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport.Delta announced their goal is to be the number one carrier in the Triangle market.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NC DOT adds traffic signal as warning for Gregson Street bridge

Th NC DOT installed a new laser-guided traffic signal at Gregson and Peabody streets to tell you where to stop and,if you’re driving a truck more than 11 feet 8 inches high, it also tells you where to go.

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Durham’s Art Institute opens student-run restaurant for lunch

The Art Institute has opened its student-operated restaurant, The District at 410, for lunch from noon-2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, except on May 12 when it will be closed for a private party.The District is located in the lobby of the Fowler Building at 410 Blackwell St. Reservations are recommended; drop-in patrons will be seated as space is available.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Demolition begins at RDU's Terminal 1

Demolition has officially begun on Terminal 1 at RDU.What the site will become is unclear, due to the in-development Vision2040 Master Planning project currently being developed by airport administrators. What is known is that the sites will be landscaped in March of 2017 to "provide sweeping new views of the airfield."

Monday, May 9, 2016

New condos in Central Park under construction

The new condominium complex, The Brannan, is located in the Central Park area on the corner of Hunt Street and Roney Street and will contain 35 condominiums in a variety of eight floor plans ranging from 842 to 1,767 square feet. Designers are Roger Ferris + Partners in collaboration with condominium architect JDavis, a condominium architect in North Carolina.

Home 2 Suites appoints GM and DOS

The new Home2 Suites, which is expected to open later this month, has appointed Kevin Walker, as general manager, and Cathy Shaffer as director of sales. The new 103-suite hotel is located at 3305 Watkins Road in Durham.

Two South Miami Boulevard office buildings sell for $46M

A California real estate investment group, an affiliate of Crown Realty & Development, has bought the recently re-stabilized Berrington Center and Bradford Center office buildings at Durham's Imperial Center for $46 million. Plans for the vacant lot have not been disclosed.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Bulldega market to open this weekend

Bulldega, a local market with a local focus, will offer staples like eggs and milk but will also offer items such as beer and wine, take-and-go lunch items prepared by Durham Catering Co. and Saledalia and will stock the shelves with environmentally-friendly products and goods from small businesses and farms.The official opening is this Saturday (May 7) from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Regular hours are planned to be 7-9 Mon.-Fri.; 8-9 Sat., and 9-6 Sun.) and is located across from city hall at 104 City Hall Plaza.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New home construction to increase dramatically throughout the triangle

Triangle Home builders are up 17 percent production in 2016 compared to this time in 2015. Durham County permits for new single family homes are up 36 percent in the first quarter with 448 building permits issued.

Burt's Bees appoints new VP, GM

Burt’s Bees has named Jim Geikie as its new vice president and general manager. Geikie was most recently vice president of international capability development at the company, and will succeed Craig Stevenson, who has been appointed vice president and general manager of Renew Life and Global Burt’s Bees within The Clorox Company.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Don’t Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison” to be released May 15

A collaborative brew/fundraiser from 30 local breweries began in early April as a response to the anti-LGBT law, commonly called HB2. The product of their response is "Don’t Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison.” The brewers want the message itself as apolitical and encouraging as possible. The beer will finish brewing this week and should start going out to donors and the 30 breweries that contributed to its development on May 15.

Boheme to open end of May

Giorgios Bakatsias, triangle restaurateur, announced his newest restaurant Boheme, will open May 24. Boheme replaces the former Straw Valley Food + Drink space at 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. The menu will be " ingredient driven and precise."

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Durham celebrates drinking water week

Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell issued a proclamation, declaring May 1-7 as Drinking Water Week.The proclamation acknowledges the contributions of water plant operators, lab technicians, and other water industry professionals for their roles in providing drinking water to residents.