Restaurant offers vets lunch Monday

Nov. 08, 2013 @ 05:38 PM

Free lunch for veterans at Texas Roadhouse: Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Aberdeen, Durham, Fayetteville and Wake Forest are offering free lunch for veterans and active U.S. military members on Veterans Day Monday.  

The offer is for one of 10 entrees, with choices including a 6-ounce sirloin steak and two made-from-scratch sides, plus a choice of any The Coca-Cola Co. product, sweet tea or iced tea or coffee. All dinners come with two side items except for the two salad options.

Guests must show proof of service such as military or Veterans Administration card or discharge papers. The free meal is for military personnel only. The offer does not include spouses or other family members.

The free lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at restaurant locations including the Texas Roadhouse in Durham.

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Triangle Brewing warehouse deal off: The owners of the Durham-based production brewery Triangle Brewing Co. had plans to move the brewery to a warehouse where they could open a taproom, but that deal is off.

Brewery co-owner Rick Tufts said in an email that the proposed purchase of the warehouse space fell through after the seller canceled the deal.

However, he said they’re still planning to open a taproom in the Main Street location that previously housed The Roxy.

The restaurant and bar is targeted to open in about two weeks, Tufts said, at 802 W. Main St. 

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C. Wonder grand opening at Southpoint: A grand opening will be Nov. 15-16 for the C. Wonder women’s shopping emporium at The Streets at Southpoint.

The store will be the first location in North Carolina for the retail concept and lifestyle brand by Chris Burch, the founder and CEO of the capital investment firm Burch Creative Capital. He's been an investor in multiple technology and luxury brands, and is the ex-husband of designer Tory Burch.

“Mystery cards” will be given for the first 100 customers each day. The cards will contain prizes such as up to 50 percent off.

Customers who make purchases of $40 or more will receive a limited edition C. Wonder Tote Bag while supplies last.

There will also be a “Wheel of Wonder” that customers will be able to spin from noon to 5 p.m. for a chance to win C. Wonder products and perks.

There will also be sweet treats and beverages.

The grand opening will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 15 and from  10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16. The C. Wonder store is on the mall’s lower level between Williams-Sonoma and Belk.

C. Wonder offers women's clothing, footwear, jewelry and accessories; housewares and home decor, personal electronics, great gifts, and delightful surprises at every turn.  There are currently 21 permanent C. Wonder stores. Additional stores are expected to open across the country this year.

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Coffee and tea retailer opens at Northgate: Coffee and Creame is slated to open Monday at Northgate Mall, selling organic instant coffees and teas.

The shop sells Organo Gold-brand coffee and tea as well as Real Time Pain Relief, a homeopathic topical pain relief cream. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

It’s in suite 852 on The Plaza near entrance 4 across from the Durham Career Center at Northgate Mall. The space was last leased by Triangle Pets Alive, a nonprofit animal rescue group.

Vision Financial Federal Credit Union plans to open a branch at Northgate Tuesday.  It’s in 1,155 square feet of space in Suite 504.

The Durham-based credit union provides banking and loan services to anyone in Durham County.  Its Northgate location will be its fifth. Others are on Pacific Road in Durham, at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, on Durham Road in Roxboro, and at the Fayetteville Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The banking and loan center at Northgate is across from Ruby Tuesday near Entrance 7.  Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 

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