Bread and Kabob sold
Skewers Bar and Grill coming soon: The Bread and Kabob restaurant at 1013 W. Main St. in Durham sold recently to three partners. One of the partners is a Duke University graduate.
They plan to open the restaurant tentatively August under the new name. According to business filings, the new name is Skewers Bar and Grill.
For the most part, the menu is expected to stay the same.
The news of the new restaurant was previously reported by the author of the food blog Triangle Food Guy.
Downtown barber shop plans: The owners of the Rock Paper Scissors salon and art gallery at 413 E. Chapel Hill St. downtown are planning to open a barbershop called Rock’s Barbershop.
They’re planning to open it at 119 W. Main St. on the ground floor next to the music venue and bar The Pinhook. They’re targeting the opening for the end of the summer.
Alysia Angel, salon manager for Rock Paper Scissors, said the new barber shop will offer haircuts and shaves in a “masculine barbershop experience.”
Although Rock Paper Scissors has male clients, she said the salon has a feminine energy.
Three women opened the salon and gallery in late 2009, according to the website http://rpssalondurham.com/rpss_team.
The salon’s amenities include rotating art as well as complimentary coffee, water tea and beer for customers. The beer is brewed specially for the salon by the husband of one of the owners, Angel said.
The owners are looking to open a new barbershop as Angel said the salon has to turn potential clients away, many of them men.
“I feel like a lot of people that we’re turning away are gentlemen used to getting seen quickly,” she said. “Our walk-in rate is nil … we haven’t really seen a barbershop downtown that sort of fits our aesthetic.”
The owners are hiring for the new business location. Applicants are encouraged to bring in their resumes rather than to call.
Vet clinic opening: A small animal hospital called Broadway Veterinary Hospital is planned to open at 205 Broadway St. in Durham near the Durham Police Department District 5 substation and the Durham Skate Park.
Veterinarian Amber Meade said she’s worked at other small animal hospitals in the area, and has lived in the Triangle since 2001.
“I’ve just been really excited about all the businesses that I’ve seen opening in downtown Durham, especially since I moved here in 2001,” she said.
The hospital will be primarily for cats and dogs, offering basic preventative care such as routine annual exams and vaccines, basic surgeries, and hospitalization services. She’s targeting opening the facility in January of 2014.
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