business

Local businesses lament lost business, hazards from local construction

By Tanner Arter

April 19, 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024 By Tanner Arter Local businesses said they are facing the brunt of the construction of Durham’s new apartment complexes, Geerhouse and 710 Rigsbee, but if they can survive construction, the businesses may see a boost long term. Megan Saunders, assistant general manager of Fullsteam Brewery, said construction on the new residential […]

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Dame’s owners share recipe for growth, success

By Cade Carlson

April 16, 2024

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 By Cade Carlson Dame’s Chicken and Waffles has grown from a small, local establishment to a successful regional chain in the span of a decade. Since it opened the first location near the Warehouse District in downtown Durham, Dame’s has shown what can be accomplished with a unique idea and a […]

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Q&A: Bullseye Bicycle owner brings decades of experience to Durham commuters

By Emma Geis

April 10, 2024

Monday, March 18, 2024 By Emma Geis Tyler Kober has owned and operated Bullseye Bicycle downtown on Morris Street since August 2012. The shop sells new and used bikes; repairs, maintains and fits bikes for customers; and offers a selection of beers. In addition, it is the gathering point for a monthly community “urban, off-road” […]

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Q&A: World Relief Durham’s Adam Clark engages community to help ‘immigrants thrive’

By Danelis Olivera-Herrera

Friday, March 15, 2024 By Danelis Olivera-Herrera Adam Clark has served as the executive director of World Relief since 2015. The Christian humanitarian organization expanded its efforts in 2007 to aid the local immigrant and refugee community in the Triangle area, mobilizing and equipping churches and communities to support this population. Previously, Clark was a […]

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Q&A: Leslie Matista seeks to foster community at The Velvet Hippo

By Hannah Collett

March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024 By Hannah Collett Leslie Matista is a longtime Triangle bartender who opened The Velvet Hippo in July 2023 with her partners hoping to make it a place where anyone would feel comfortable. The Velvet Hippo, located on Orange Street, has both indoor and outdoor spaces and regularly hosts events and fundraisers. […]

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Q&A: Julie Hinson fosters creativity and community at Outer Loop Arts 

By Alan Hunt

March 5, 2024

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 By Alan Hunt Durham native Julie Hinson is a potter and co-founder of Outer Loop Arts, a creative and retail space in the city’s Golden Belt district. The location hosts rentable studio space, classes and community events. Through word of mouth, social media and local art organizations, Hinson and her partner […]

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