Business: The Buzz

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Fast-casual restaurants on the rise

Chapel Hill-based QSR Magazine, which covers the national quick-service restaurant industry, released its QSR 50a ranking of the top 50 fast-food brands based on annual revenues.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

$1.5 million awarded in Biotech loans, grants

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million to institutions and organizations across the state between April-June 2014.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Buzz: World Beer Festival returns

For the 19th year in a row, The World Beer Festival will be held in Durham on Oct. 11 in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Get free tickets to ArtsCenter performances

  • Insurer exceeds premium spending requirements
  • Children’s museum to move
  • Free health assessments
  • UPS renovates

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Rise to launch franchise program

  • Blues club’s run ends
  • Bull Craft focuses on N.C. beer
  • Relay Foods expands service hours
  • Breakfast food truck rodeo

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

The Buzz: Durham small businesses find labor abundant

In a recent study by consumer service firm Thumbtack, Durham placed as the top city in the country for ease of hiring new employees.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Monuts moving to Magnolia Grill space

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.

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Comics owner sells store

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.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

The Buzz: Gluten-free restaurant opens

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.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Buzz: Microsoft Store opening in August

  • Southpoint Microsoft Store opening in August
  • Bridal shop planned to open on Main

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Online grocer expands into Chapel Hill

  • Relay Foods starts Chapel Hill service
  • Tractor Supply Co. store opening in Hillsborough

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 09:00 PM

Buzz: More development for Erwin Terrace

  • Next phase of Erwin Terrace proposed
  • Business gears up to sell N.C. food gift boxes

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Buzz: Plans in works for Krispy Kreme on Hillsborough Road

  • Doughnut shop renovation plans filed
  • Craft beer shop now open
  • Straw Valley update

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Fitness studio comes to Northgate

Fitness studio opens at NorthgateA.B. Fit Team, a cardio and toning studio for adults and children, has opened at Northgate Mall.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

Sutton's sells pharmacy business

  • Sutton’s Pharmacy sold
  • East End closing
  • Campus Calzones to replace Pita Pit