Saké Bomb coming to shopping center
Saké Bomb coming: The Asian bistro and bar Saké Bomb is the restaurant that’s slated to open in the shopping center off University Drive that also houses Food Lion and AutoZone.
The restaurant is slated to replace Eastern Lights Hot Pot & Grill. Vijah Shah, a commercial real estate broker with Unified Commercial Real Estate LLC, said in an email that the hope is the restaurant will open later this month.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas: A specialty veterinary hospital that has locations in Raleigh and in Cary is planning to open a third location in Durham at the Hope Valley Commons shopping center.
Kevin Concannon, director of the Cary hospital and one of three founding veterinarians of the hospital, said a lease was signed for an approximately 7,000-square-foot building under construction at the shopping center, which is located near the intersection of N.C. 751 and N.C. 54 in Durham.
Concannon said they see the location as an opportunity for future growth. He also said they have existing patients from the Durham area.
The location will be a full-service location, Concannon said, with the exception of some equipment that is already at the Cary facility.
The facility is still under construction. Concannon said they’re expecting the opening to be in late May.
The Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas provides emergency medicine, intensive care, internal medicine, neurology, surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Louie & Charlie’s: The former restaurant Kemp’s Seafood House at 115 Page Point Circle in Durham is now called Louie & Charlie’s Grille & Tavern.
Christy Wagner, restaurant manager, said the restaurant is under the same ownership. She said they changed the name and the concept, and added a full bar.
The restaurant’s menu includes salads, soups, burgers, wraps and entrees such as sirloin steak, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, chicken, pork or seafood that are served with a side salad, and a choice of a side.
For more information, call 919-957-0102.
New mobile venture: Shelley Stewart said she’s starting out selling two-bite cheesecakes through the mobile business she recently launched called Milk & Honey Bakery.
Stewart said the business is based out of the Durham-based commercial kitchen The Cookery in Durham.
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