A Home for the Holidays – Last Call for Builders!

American Tobacco Campus once again partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Durham to make a difference this holiday season. The ultimate goal is to fund and build one tiny 500-sq-ft home in Durham.

To get there, we’re looking for 16 sponsor organizations to contribute $2,500 each and then participate in the construction of a holiday playhouse betwen now and September 30. Each playhouse will be displayed at ATC and auctioned off during the annual Winter Wonders celebration.

Prior to being auctioned off, the playhouses will be on display in Diamond View Park throughout the holiday season. Visitors to DPAC and ATC will have the opportunity to stroll through the playhouse village and bid on the houses, late November through December. 

Sponsors can jump to secure their build between now and May 31 — but the sooner, the better. Each sponsor will supply 16-18 workers for a team day of building their playhouse, under the tutelage of Habitat for Humanity. The playhouses can be as creative as its builders’ imaginations — and they can showcase the sponsor’s brand.

Contact Jennifer McFarland at jmcfarland@durhamhabitat.org, or 919. 247.8254 to learn more and schedule your build!


PopUp Durham

PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus Invites Entrepreneurs to Revolving Showcase for New Concepts in Retail, Dining, Recreation and More

Application Process Now Open as “‘Startup Hub of the South’ gets a new way to promote and support entrepreneurs”  

(Durham, NC) – July 11, 2018 – The American Tobacco Campus is inviting entrepreneurs and customers to try out new consumer concepts on a revolving schedule in a prime retail spot. The application process is now open (via this link) for a qualified business to be the first to showcase its goods and/or services starting in August at PopUp @ American Tobacco.

Located in a street-level 1,483 sq ft space at busy 359 Blackwell between the campus, Durham Performing Arts Center, Aloft Durham Downtown and Durham Bulls Athletic Park, PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus will regularly feature new entrepreneurs and their concepts. Visitors might experience a new coffee brand for a few weeks, then a fresh idea in yoga, then an apparel line.

Entrepreneurs can review PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus’ microsite (www.popupdurham.com) and if it looks like a good fit, submit the brief application form for consideration.

Consumers can also check the microsite for information on the latest PopUp showcase. American Tobacco’s social channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) will carry PopUp news. 

“Durham has earned a reputation as ‘The Startup Hub of the South,’ and PopUp @ American Tobacco Campus offers another way to rally around our community’s entrepreneurs and innovators,” says Adam Klein, director of strategy at Capitol Broadcasting Company, which owns the campus. “Plus, the parade of new ideas will be a lot of fun. It’s not just a series of popups, it’s an ongoing adventure.”