Straw Valley Market in works
Straw Valley Market: The organizers of a farmers’ market at Straw Valley are looking for farmers and other vendors.
The organizers are looking for vendors of farm or garden products, handmade crafts, or baked goods.
Straw Valley is the contemporary development off U.S. 15-501 sandwiched in beside New Hope Commons.
A coffee shop and bar opened up in the development, which also houses the Once & Again furniture store.
The developer allows seating outside in a courtyard and former artists’ residence behind the café.
The residence, known as the Straw Valley Craft House, was built on land once used as a dairy farm. The home was used as both a studio and a shop by a pair of craftsmen who also displayed artwork in the outdoor courtyard.
Small business event: Small businesses are being asked to pay it forward at Bull City Co-working on Wednesday by offering to provide a free service to one other individual or local business.
Guests will be allowed to browse the service offers and leave his or her name or business card in up to three of the offer envelopes.
People who accept the free service are silently promising to “pay it forward” by offering unsolicited help or favors to someone else in the community.
A $100 prize will be given out at the event for the most unusual and creative service offered.
The event is being co-hosted by Sustain-a-Bull, Durham’s nonprofit small business alliance, and Bull City Co-working, the name of the downtown space where freelancers and others can pay for work space.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bull City Co-working, which is located at 112 S. Duke St., Suite 6. All attendees are required to register in advance at http://tinyurl.com/cz6pclp and indicate what free service or she would like to offer.
Tax Day deal: Carolina Ale House is serving $5 burgers and $2.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon draft beers on Monday.
There are 20 Carolina Ale House locations, including six in the Triangle. The restaurants are owned and operated by LM Restaurants.
Ideal Image: An Ideal Image laser hair removal center is opening Tuesday in Durham with hair removal demonstrations and prize giveaways.
It’s located at 5234 McFarland Drive, Suite 170.
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