Peruvian restaurant to open on University Drive

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

New Peruvian food restaurant: It looks like a new restaurant serving Peruvian food called Mi Peru is opening at 4015 University Drive in the space that had housed a string of eateries including Fresno Café and Bear Rock Café. There’s a sign in front of the restaurant announcing the new business.

The location also previously housed Rick’s Diner & Catering Co., which is now on Shannon Road and is called the Hope Valley Diner & Catering Co.

Attempts to reach Mi Peru’s owner for comment were not successful by deadline Tuesday.


Chapel Hill antique store to close: The owner of The Last Unicorn, a store in Chapel Hill that sells antique wrought iron gates and fences, stained glass and other home and garden items, announced that it’s holding a 60-day sale starting May 1 in advance of the store’s closing.

Store owner Gaines Steer said in a news release that he’s planning to sell the house and property, but to stay in the area. The Last Unicorn is at 536 Edwards Ridge Road. For information, call 919-968-8440.


Art Institute culinary department gets new leader: The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham has brought on a new chef to lead its culinary department and student-run restaurant, The District at 401 Blackwell.

Leslie Eckert is taking on the position. Previously, she was a member of the culinary faculty at The Art Institute of Tampa.

As part of her new duties, Eckert will oversee The District at 410 Blackwell, the student-run restaurant located – along with The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham – in the Fowler Building at American Tobacco Campus, according to a news release.

The District operates according to the quarterly class schedule, and reopened for the spring April 24. It serves lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Reservations are recommended; drop-in patrons will be seated as space is available. For reservations or information, go to the website or call 919-317-3200.

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham is one of the schools owned by the Pennsylvania-based corporation Education Management Corp.


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