Business briefs, April 11

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

RDU Terminal 1 opening Sunday

MORRISVILLE -- Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s Terminal 1 will open Sunday, the airport announced.

Construction on the terminal began about two years ago. Workers stripped the building of its blue paneling and replaced the panes with translucent and silver panels to match the look of the already-renovated Terminal 2.

The newly renovated Terminal 1 has one concourse and nine gates, a second-level security checkpoint with four lanes and a larger area for a line, natural lighting and 11 new shops and restaurants.

The terminal will house Southwest Airlines and AirTran.

Mindy Hamlin, a spokeswoman for RDU, said the opening of the terminal was delayed by the cold temperatures, which made it difficult to pour asphalt.

Data center infrastructure company to move downtown

DURHAM – Nutanix is moving its Durham office into a larger space downtown in the Measurement Building.

At the corner of Morris and Hunt streets downtown, the office and retail building was built by the real estate arm of the educational testing company Measurement Inc.

Cresa, the corporate real estate advisory firm that represented Nutanix, announced the lease with Nutanix on Thursday.

Nutanix provides data center infrastructure solutions. The company is increasing its office space in Durham from 2,686 square feet to 16,593 square feet due to growth in operations. It plans to move in August.

“Durham’s reputation as the epicenter for growing businesses makes the location a strong fit for Nutanix’s office expansion plans,” David Freeman, the firm’s vice president of finance, said in a prepared statement. “We actively sought a location that provided modern solutions for our team members and this revitalized area of Durham became a clear choice.”

Chapel Hill landlord barred from taking deposits

RALEIGH – A judge has issued a preliminary injunction against a Chapel Hill landlord to prevent him from taking security deposits from tenants.

Orange County Superior Court Judge R. Allen Baddour Jr. granted the injunction request from N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper Wednesday. It prohibits Ware Investments and its managing officer, Chapel Hill resident James Ware Kelly, from requesting or receiving security deposits from tenants, according to a news release from Cooper’s office.
The preliminary injunction was issued as a result of a lawsuit Cooper filed a lawsuit last August that seeks to stop alleged deceptive practices. It asks for security deposit refunds for tenants – primarily students -- as well as civil penalties.

The case is continuing, according to the release. Attempts to reach Kelly were unsuccessful Thursday.