Little Dipper open at Brightleaf
The Little Dipper: The fondue restaurant The Little Dipper has opened in Brightleaf Square in the space that previously housed Taverna Nikos.
This is the second Little Dipper location behind the original fondue eatery in downtown Wilmington.
The restaurant’s menu includes cheese fondue, salads and soups, meats, seafood, vegetarian items and chocolate fondue, according to the website http://www.littledipperfondue.com/durham.
The tables at the Durham restaurant have burners built into them, according to the website, so customers can cook their own food at the table.
Fresno Café closed: The independent restaurant Fresno Café has closed in the space that previously housed Bear Rock Café on University Drive in the BB&T Plaza shopping center. Before that, the space housed Rick’s Diner & Catering.
Rick’s moved to a location on Shannon Road.
Free cone day at Häagen-Dazs: Häagen-Dazs will hold a Free Cone Day on May 14. From 4 to 8 p.m., customers can go to the shops at Northgate Mall or at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham to get a complimentary ice cream scoop.
This year, several gelato flavors, including stracciatella, black cherry amaretto, cappuccino and sea salt caramel, will also be available.
About 170 Häagen-Dazs shops in 31 states and the District of Columbia are expected to participate in Free Cone Day.
Update on Fire Station: A certificate of appropriateness was given the stamp of approval to allow for exterior work related to the up-fit of space at the Fire Station at Roger’s Alley downtown at 102 City Hall Plaza to prepare.
The proposed project is for an up-fit of space in the historic Durham Fire Station No. 1 to create a restaurant.
The downtown property, owned by Durham developer Greenfire Development, is currently empty.
But incorporation paperwork has been filed with the N.C. Secretary of State to create a business called Pompieri Pizza.
A page on the social media website Facebook for Pompieri Pizza listed the proposed address of the restaurant as 102 City Hall Plaza.
Seth Gross, the owner of the downtown restaurant and brewery Bull City Burger and Brewery, is behind the proposed venture.
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