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Durham-based health and wellness apparel company Prime Life Fibers celebrated its 15th anniversary by purchasing new corporate headquarters and warehouse space on Hillsborough Road. WISE (Women in Sports and Events) has introduced a greater Raleigh chapter with Durham’s LaTosha Smith serving as vice president of the chapter, Teamworks’ Faryn Roy as treasurer and SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation’s Patricia Hopkins as secretary.
New York’s LRC Properties purchased the Golden Belt campus east of downtown, where they plan to rejuvenate the former textile factory, adding to the arts with an outdoor music venue and brewery. Bungalow, a bridal registry and home decor shop, opened in July on West Main Street.
Look forward to regularly hosted movie nights, live music, listening sessions and more.
Unscripted Durham, a 74-room boutique hotel, opened in July on Corcoran Street in the former Jack Tar Motel and features a rooftop pool and lots of dining options. The lobby and rooftop patio are open to the public in addition to guests.
Manbites Dog Theater is transitioning to serve as a funding and support agency for theater companies and artists in the region, which means this year’s season will be its last as a permanent performance space on Foster Street.
American Underground (AU) announced in July it’s ending its lunch-and-learn series, HelpFest, to instead offer initiatives – like an opportunity to receive an MBA-lite from MIT or Rice University and a coworking space partnership in New York City, among other perks – to the AU network of more than 275 startup companies.
Badcock Home Furniture &more opened its first Durham store at 3500 N. Roxboro St. in July, the newest addition to the Oxford Commons Shopping Center.
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston celebrated the reopening of its Durham sales office located near The Streets at Southpoint on Fayetteville Road, which will be led by recently appointed Managing Broker Trish Taylor, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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The Iron Yard closed operations at all campuses this summer, including the Durham campus on Blackwell Street.
Kidstock, a locally owned children’s consignment store operated by mother-daughter team Donna Jean Perry and Karla Bumphus, opened at Northgate Mall in July. Also, Audibel has relocated its Durham hearing aid center to the mall, while the company awaits renovation of its Broad Street location.
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Beauty company Lo & Behold and Carrboro Coffee Roasters collaborated to produce an all-natural espresso lip balm. It doubles as an aromatherapy balm and is now available at shops like Durham Co-op Market, Parker and Otis and Bulldega Urban Market, among others. It is handmade by infusing freshly ground coffee in certified organic coconut oil for six hours and is then blended with natural ingredients like beeswax and mango butter.