Downtown doughnut shop opening nears: The owners of Monuts Donuts are close to opening their brick-and-mortar shop in downtown Durham on Parrish Street across from Bull City Burger and Brewery.
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.
Chapel Hill Mellow Mushroom to open: The Mellow Mushroom location in Chapel Hill is opening Monday at 310 W. Franklin St. across from The Franklin Hotel.
BBQ in Durham: Pitmaster Ed Mitchell, a native of the eastern North Carolina city of Wilson who specializes in pit-cooked, whole-hog barbecue, wants to launch a restaurant in Durham.
Al’s Lunchbox: The owners of Al’s Diner in Pittsboro are opening a drive-through and walk-up sandwich shop across the street in part of a building that previously housed the coffee and ice cream shop, Circle City Java.
The Streets at Southpoint’s Eddie Bauer store closed at the end of January, said Ashley Warrick, the mall’s marketing manager.
In case you missed our previous story, I wanted to report here that the owners of Nice Price Books are closing their Carrboro store in March.
Market Street Coffeehouse is setting up shop in the space that previously housed 3Cups in Chapel Hill.
3Cups closed the Elliott Road shop where it sold wine, coffee, tea and beer. The business was another food venture of Lex Alexander, the co-founder of the Wellspring grocery stores in Durham and Chapel Hill.
In case you missed the earlier reports in The Herald-Sun, there will be a ticketed indoor food and beer festival held at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Feb. 24.
The franchise restaurant operator who’s planning to open a Denny’s in April in the Hope Valley Commons shopping center said he’s also planning to build a second Denny’s in a yet-undeveloped tract off U.S. 15-501.
William Travis Jewelry and Glee Kids are opening up at University Mall in Chapel Hill, the mall announced Wednesday.
The owner of Durham’s Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro, Sushi & Bar is making plans to shift the restaurant’s operations into a neighboring space under a different name so he can renovate the old Shiki space and open an Asian fondue, or hot pot, concept.
Shiki Sushi opened in 2001 at 207 W. N.C. 54 in the Homestead Market shopping center near N.C. 54’s intersection with Fayetteville Road, serving two-for-the-price-of-one sushi rolls and a range of other items.
Carmine’s Ristorante & Pizzeria has closed in the Eastgate shopping center in Chapel Hill, and a new restaurant, Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria, is planned to open in its place in three to four weeks.
Sarah North, marketing manager for the real estate ownership, operations and development company Federal Realty Investment Trust, said Carmine’s closed Jan. 24.
Durham was trailing Asheville and had Memphis on its heels in Southern Living magazine’s Tastiest Town in the South competition, according results from Friday. Voting doesn’t end until Feb. 28.
The Duck Shop, the Duke University apparel shop that’s been on Ninth Street since 1993, is moving on Ninth to the renovated building that previously housed the restaurant George’s Garage.