Downtown pizza update
Pompieri Pizza coming soon: The word is that Pompieri Pizza will be opening “soon” downtown, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
The pizza restaurant will be the second eatery opened by Seth Gross, who also owns the downtown restaurant and brewery Bull City Burger and Brewery.
According to the post, the restaurant has passed final inspections.
Redevelopment of downtown building: The Citizens National Bank building at 102 E. Main St. is getting a makeover, according to the owner.
Arthur Rogers, an owner of the building through a limited liability company called Marbull LLC, said work is underway to restore windows in the front and back of the building.
“I’ve always liked that building,” Rogers said. “It’s a building that could be really beautiful, but somebody bricked up the windows. It was a building that could be improved quite a bit.”
Most of the building will be office space, Rogers said, although there may be a small eatery in the back. He said they would welcome any retail on the ground floor.
New climbing facility?: Former members of The Vertical Edge Climbing Center, a climbing facility that closed last year, have teamed up to try to build a new climbing facility in Durham County.
John Dagenhart is one of nine former members of the gym who are teaming up to try to build a new facility. Dagenhart said they’re just in the planning stages.
“We are in the process of raising money, and to get our plans together to approach a financial organization to get a loan as well,” he said.
Dagenhart said the members all enjoyed the Vertical Edge. He said that it was the “Cheers” of climbing gyms.
“It was just the community feel of it,” he said it. “It was hard to put your finger on. It was a different feel of the other facilities that we’ve gone to, and haven’t felt.”
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