Ninth Street corner to get dim sum eatery

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

‘Juju’ to Shops at Erwin Mill: An owner of Durham’s Dos Perros restaurant and Chapel Hill’s Jujube plans to open an Asian fusion eatery called Juju in July in the Shops at Erwin Mill development off Ninth Street.

The 4,721-square-foot eatery will serve dim sum as well as traditional menu options, according to a news release.

“What we hope to do is redefine dim sum, the original Asian tapas,” chef Charlie Deal, an owner of Juju, said in the release. “Just as soon as your drink order is taken, a hot cart offering steamed dumplings, house-made pickles and sweet soy-lacquered almonds arrives at your table.”

Deal launched Dos Perros in 2009 as a traditional and “fancy” Mexican restaurant. It’s in downtown Durham on North Mangum Street at Roger’s Alley, around the corner from Bull City Burger and Brewery and next door to a SunTrust branch.

Jujube is an Asian restaurant on Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill’s Glen Lennox shopping center.

Deal is a partner in all three restaurants. The same partners behind Jujube will own Juju.

The Shops at Erwin Mill is also home to a Pure Barre location, a Panera Bread, Massage Envy, and 140 Salon & Dry Bar. The Duke University apparel store The Duck Shop is expected to move down Ninth Street into the same cluster of shops.

Juju will have a central bar serving handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, eclectic wines and premium sake. It will also have an outdoor dining patio.


L’Uva closes, to relocate: The Italian restaurant L’Uva Enoteca has closed temporarily at American Tobacco in light of a planned relocation to a larger space.

According to a note on the company’s website, the restaurant’s sister eatery, Revolution, will honor all promotions and gift cards until L’Uva’s reopening.

Chef Jim Anile, the owner of Revolution, opened L’Uva at American Tobacco in 2011 in a small space that previously housed Café Zen. The restaurant had 45 interior and 45 exterior seats.

L’Uva doesn’t have a reopening date set yet, according to the restaurant’s phone voice message.


‘Pop-up Pub:’ Fullsteam Brewery and Stadium 10 Theaters at Northgate Mall are teaming up for the first of a series of beer and film pairings Friday for the premier of “That Awkward Moment.”

The show times for the movie, which stars Zach Efron, are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Fullsteam beer sales take place from 5 to 10 p.m.


EmbroidMe to open: After moving to Durham from Florida, Alison and Ken Crean are planning to open a location of the franchise EmbroidMe at the Homestead Market shopping center in Durham. The store will open at 105 W. N.C. 54 in Suite 261 in March.

EmbroidMe specializes in embroidery, garment printing, custom apparel, promotional products, screen printing and personalized gifts.

For more information, go to the website


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