Saturday, May 5, 2012

Weekend Reading


The DBAP was visited recently by a sports-minded couple traveling the country in a RV. They’ve taken a year off to take in the full spectrum of sports in America.

May features the Kentucky Derby, Indy 500, a Bassmaster event in TN...and the Durham Bulls.

They’ve created a fun atmosphere inside of an open and picturesque ballpark that lends itself to communal interaction. There’s office building balconies behind the home run fences, a bar/restaurant overlooking the outfield, great concessions, and even a children’s play area. Everything about the stadium lends itself to enjoying a night out with family and friends. Check out their blog. The DBAP visit is the only Minor League baseball game on their itinerary. 

There was a great article by Eric Ferreri about downtown Durham and American Tobacco in the March/April edition of Duke Magazine.

Eight years after its reopening, the former cigarette factory has become a poster child for mixed-use urban redevelopment, a sprawling, eye-catching collection of restaurants, bars, offices, and shops that, along with several other new projects in the area that followed its lead, has brought about a stunning rebirth of Durham’s core. In many of those renovated spaces, innovative new businesses are taking root, fueling Durham’s surprising new standing as a vibrant, hip center of entrepreneurial activity. Click here for the full article. Read more about Duke University's crucial role in the revival of downtown Durham.