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for reopening have not yet been specified, but will include modifications such as cashless transactions, venue disinfection, temperature checks and staggered fan arrival times.

with other major North Carolina venues in May for a new safety initiative. The coalition, called NC LIVE, offers guidance to ensure these facilities use the best practices for the return of concerts, Broadway and comedy events. Plans

The Durham County Library began offering “Library Take-Out” on June 16 as an alternate way for people to access the library’s resources while it is closed to the public. Holds can be placed on books, DVDs and CDs, which can

Durham Performing Arts Center partnered

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On June 1, Boxyard RTP announced Bulkogi Korean BBQ as the latest vendor to join the modern retail hub opening this fall. The Korean food truck, which opened in 2009, offers make-your-own Korean barbecue dishes and seasonal specials. Joe Van Gogh coffee shop closed its West End location at 1114 W. Chapel Hill St. on May 31. Joe Van Gogh Director of Marketing Lane Mitchell says the lease was up for renewal,

and the company decided to focus on its other Durham locations. Its Broad Street and Woodcroft Shopping Center locations remain open.

Zoey Best and Brent Waffle opened Da Kine’s Kava at the former Joe Van Gogh West End

location in July. The non-alcoholic bar features cocktails made from kava and other herbal alternatives, plus coffee, kombucha and teas. Kava is made from the roots of a tropical shrub and is rising in popularity as an alternative to alcohol because of its ability to naturally relieve stress and anxiety. Beyu Caffe was featured in Newsweek’s article,

“Black-Owned Coffee Shops in the U.S. You Can Visit as Alternatives to Starbucks,” on June 12. Insomnia Cookies opened its first Durham location at 1105 W. Main St. on June 16. It

offers a variety of cookies, ice cream, cookie cakes and brownies until 3 a.m. Contactless delivery and curbside pickup are available.

Coffee roasting company Counter Culture Coffee launched its new year-round dark roast coffee, Gradient, at the end of June. It consists of Colombian coffees from small-scale farmers,

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