I may just be the last person in the Bull City to have heard about this -- given that the Carpe Durham ran this story a week ago, and I'm just getting 'round to visiting all the other sites in town after a hell of a week at the day job -- but it appears there's a new bar and music venue in the works for downtown Durham.
Carpe Durham reports the arrival of The Pinhook, a new bar within the Loop downtown along Main St. (It's a great name for a Bull City bar, given that Pinhook was the name of a chunk of today's Old West Durham with a rep for being a place of, er, good spirits and fast living.)
The Pinhook will reportedly feature a stage for live music acts with a focus on the local, not to mention a full bar and purportedly wide selection of beers. As the construction blog for The Pinhook notes, the non-smoking venue will feature some vintage arcade games, some hard-won at a Triad-area auction.
From the pictures posted to the Pinhook blog, it
kind of looks like one of the storefronts between Toast and Ringside over on W. Main will be located at 117 W. Main St., next to the MarVell Event Center, in a retail storefront space owned by Greenfire. Thanks to the several folks who noted this in the comments and via email. (We'd heard a report a couple of months back that the Tackle Design shop over on E. Main by the courthouse might be turning into a nightspot, too, though the good folks at Tackle haven't gotten back to me on that one.) Grand opening looks to be 60 days or so away.