Chapel Hill stationery shop writes new beginning in downtown Durham

Mar. 02, 2013 @ 07:11 PM

Salutations at Golden Belt: After 10 years in the Meadowmont development in Chapel Hill, the Triangle location of the stationery shop Salutations has moved to Golden Belt in downtown Durham.

Golden Belt is a former textile mill that’s been renovated into shops, studios, apartments, and event space. The shop opened in the new location in January.

Salutations is focused on custom wedding invitations, event invitations, personalized stationery, and personalized gifts, according to the website, Store manager Molly Gaither said that the shop also does customized business stationary, business cards or notes.

The shop has also a retail side with note cards, greeting cards, gift wrap, gift books, candles, leather goods and calendars for sale. The retail section is smaller at the new location, Gaither said, since they’re focusing the business on the wedding and custom stationery side.

“Here at Golden Belt, we still have a retail section, but it’s smaller,” Gaither said. “We’ve tried to make sure that it’s really carefully curated so everything we bring to the store is with purpose.”

There is also a Salutations location in Charlotte. The location in Durham is at 807 E. Main St., Suite 2-170. It’s located next to the Blend coffee shop.


Pop-up dinner at Rise: Rise Biscuits & Donuts is holding a pop-up chicken dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Twenty percent of sales from the dinner will benefit SEEDS, or South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces, a nonprofit, educational community garden program in Durham.

The pop-up dinner menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens, a sweet potato biscuit, a choice of a doughnut, and chocolate cake.

The dinners will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rise is at 8200 Renaissance Parkway, Suite 1003, in southern Durham near SuperTarget.


Exotic meat month: The downtown brewpub Bull City Burger and Brewery is holding its second annual Exotic Meat Month.

During the month, the restaurant and brewery will be featuring burgers made with exotic meats such as caribou, python, elk, ostrich, beaver, and alligator.

According to a news release, Cece Lopez, a culinary manager for the restaurant, and owner Seth Gross have been working to source meats for about two months.

Each time a new type of burger is available, it will be posted on the website

T-shirts commemorating the event will be available for sale. Customers who eat any six exotic burgers in March will earn a free T-shirt, according to the release.

The restaurant and brewery is located at 107 E. Parrish St. in downtown Durham.


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