Get ready for Restaurant Week

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Triangle Restaurant Week nears: As another reminder, Triangle Restaurant Week will return next week, offering fixed-price meals for lunch and dinner at select restaurants Jan. 20-26.

Restaurants will offer special, three-course price-fixed lunch menus for $15, or three-course price-fixed dinner menus for $20 or $30 each day.

For information on Triangle Restaurant Week and participating venues, go to the website


Tax prep at Northgate: Two tax preparation service providers have opened seasonal locations at Northgate Mall, according to an announcement by the mall.

The North Carolina Taxpayer Assistance Center, coordinated by Reinvestment Partners, will open beginning Tuesday in suite 856 on the Plaza near Entrance 4.

Open through April 12, this Internal Revenue Service-sponsored site is part of a coalition effort of Reinvestment Partners, Duke University School of Law, the N.C. Central University School of Law and Legal Aid of North Carolina, providing free tax preparation to North Carolina taxpayers whose household income is generally less than $58,000. For hours and other information, call 919-286-1822, or go to the website

In addition, H&R Block has opened a seasonal office in Northgate’s suite 250 near Sears, providing full-service tax preparation and accounting service through Feb. 28. For information, call 919-394-3979 or go to the website

There are also several year-round tax services at the mall. The Tax Center is in suite 622. A full-service tax preparation business, The Tax Center also provides payroll and professional procurement services. For information, call 919-399-2126, or go to the website

Liberty Tax, has had a location for about 12 years at The Shops at Northgate. For information, call 630-540-8888, or go to the website Liberty Tax is also operating a kiosk inside the mall near Kay Jewelers through April 15.


Beth’s Barks N Bubbles: Beth’s Barks N Bubbles has completed its move across Hope Valley Road into a new location in the Woodcroft Shopping Center.

The dog grooming salon is now in Suite 6B in the shopping center, which is at 4711 Hope Valley Road.


More on Gregoria’s: Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse, the restaurant that closed last year due to a fire at its former location on Chapel Hill Road, re-opened on Monday for dinner at a new location at 2701 Hillsborough Road.

The date has also been set for when the restaurant will open for brunch: Feb. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Gregoria’s serves Cuban cuisine with an emphasis on steaks, chops and seafood, as well as vegetarian and vegan specialties.

“We’ll have traditional Cuban appetizers, salads, side dishes and our signature mojitos,” Fares Hanna said in a news release. “We also want the restaurant to be popular with families, so our children’s menu has a couple of Latin dishes, along with burgers and mac and cheese.”

The new location, which was most recently The Forum events venue, offers dining for 150 guests, a private room for meetings and small parties, a bar, and an outside patio.


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