West End Billiards: Owners of Durham’s West End Wine Bar are now looking to move forward on a once-stalled plan to open a billiards room with indoor bocce ball courts in the downtown West Village development.
New stores at Southpoint: A store selling Vans-brand skateboard shoes and clothing is planned to open this summer at The Streets at Southpoint mall.
Mixed, a Korean bistro, coming to Chapel Hill: A fast-casual Korean restaurant called Mixed is targeted to open toward the end of the month at 1404 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill in the location that previously housed the Italian restaurant Tedesco’s.
Coffee challenge: The Durham-based coffee roasting company Counter Culture Coffee is holding its second official Cup Tasters Challenge on Thursday.
A location of the Tex-Mex restaurant chain Tijuana Flats is planned to open in renovated space on Ninth Street in late summer.
Fourteen vendors of cheese or complimentary food items will offer free samples and will have products for sale at a free event at Durham’s The Cookery on June 29.
Participating restaurants across the Triangle will offer fixed-price, three-course meals June 3-9 in the upcoming summer edition of Triangle Restaurant Week.
A location of the specialty fitness equipment, accessories and clothing retailer TrySports is slated to open in University Mall in the fall.
The new Lilly Pulitzer women’s clothing store at The Streets at Southpoint is slated to open June 19.
In the location of what was previously the Carolina Cake Co. in the University Center shopping center, the Dynamik Duo Desserts bakery has opened. It’s located off West Main Street near its intersection with Hillsborough Road, and offers cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and other items.
Renovations are underway in a space in downtown Hillsborough where a new bar called Hot Tin Roof is targeted to open at the end of June.