Jack Hagel's N&O piece puts confirmation to the rumor we reported here back in December: a tenant has, indeed, leased up most of the remaining space in the Durham Centre in downtown Durham. And, as a commenter here at BCR suggested, the new tenant is in fact the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).
Duke is leasing 72,000 sq. ft. in the Durham Centre, which absorbs almost all of the 80,000 sq. ft. of vacant space in the building. This deal is especially good news for neighboring businesses, which will have the chance to absorb lunchtime food and retail traffic.
No word on lease terms or a timeline for the DCRI relocation.