In a recent study by consumer service firm Thumbtack, Durham placed as the top city in the country for ease of hiring new employees.
Doughnut shop doubling space: Monuts, a bakery-cafe specializing in donuts, bagels, and sandwiches, is taking over the former Magnolia Grill location on Ninth Street through a 10-year lease.
Chapel Hill Comics changing hands: After 11 years as owner of the longtime Chapel Hill business, Andrew Neal is stepping away from Chapel Hill Comics on Monday.
Primal Food & Spirits, the new South Durham gluten-free restaurant that specializes in wood-fired meat dishes and vegetable sides, has opened for dinner service.
Fitness studio opens at Northgate: A.B. Fit Team, a cardio and toning studio for adults and children, has opened at Northgate Mall.
A Peruvian family has opened a new restaurant called Mi Peru at 4015 University Drive.
“Brew Dogs” coming to Fullsteam: Esquire Network is featuring Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery in the 10-part TV series “Brew Dogs.” The episode featuring Durham will appear at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
A developer has plans to replace the old location of Ole NC Bar-B-Q on North Roxboro with a retail strip center that will include a new Starbucks.