“A decade ago, downtown Durham, N.C., looked forlorn and empty. Storefronts and old tobacco buildings stood vacant, and street life was virtually nonexistent. “Everybody had fled to the suburbs or the Research Triangle,” said Scott Selig, associate vice president of Capital Assets and Real Estate at Duke University. “Literally 500 people were living there. The whole town was a ghost town.” No more. Those old buildings like the American Tobacco plant are packed with restaurants, retail, music venues, startups and established companies.
“Fall is here, and with the seasonal change comes one of most widely anticipated flavors of the year-pumpkin! Anticipating the demand for fall flavors, Durham’s restaurants are ready to supply you with all your pumpkin needs. Explore the following list of sweet and savory pumpkin specials that will be on Durham menus this season:”
“RALEIGH, N.C. — October 16, 2015 —Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ansible, Inc., a provider of powerful IT automation solutions designed to help enterprises move toward frictionless IT. Ansible’s automation capabilities, together with Red Hat’s existing management portfolio, will help users drive down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud environments. With today’s announcement, Red Hat expands its leadership in hybrid cloud management, OpenStack and containers.” Ansible is a tenant on the American Tobacco Campus.
“Durham is the best city in North Carolina for food lovers on a budget, according to a new report from personal financial services website WalletHub, and Raleigh is the next best. But there are plenty of other U.S. cities where tasty, diverse food options are even more affordable.”
“You can retire sooner or with less savings if you are willing to significantly cut your expenses. One way to quickly lower your retirement costs is to move to a place with a low cost of living.
Reducing your housing costs can add to your retirement savings and make your ongoing bills more affordable. “Downsizing to a less expensive, more manageable house has numerous benefits,” says Paul Staib, a certified financial planner for Staib Financial Planning in Aurora, Colorado. “You could use the proceeds from the sale of your current home to add to your retirement savings, thereby providing a bigger source of retirement income, while significantly potentially cutting other housing-related costs, including property taxes, insurance, utilities and ongoing maintenance and management costs.”
“The next Silicon Valley” may seem like the name of a reality television series. In all seriousness, the competition to claim the title of America’s Next Big Tech Hub is just as fierce as anything you might see on The Bachelor. As many startups promote themselves as “the Uber of” or “the Airbnb of” their respective industries, many cities around the U.S. aim to align with the hotbed of tech and startup activity that defines Silicon Valley.”
The list of the ” 12 Best Restaurants in Durham,” penned by the same travel writer and geared to Millennials (including where to take a “hot Tinder date”), is divided into categories such as “best power brunch” and “best outdoor dining.”
The report is based on responses from 18,000 small business owners across the U.S. to Thumbtack’s Small Business Friendliness Survey. Questions covered such areas as friendliness of local tax laws, licensing rules, the regulatory environment and opportunities for training and networking.”