Restaurants and Retail Shops Reopen in Durham

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Last updated June 3, 12:20pm

Some local businesses are reopening as regulations shift to “Safer-at-Home” Phase 2 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order, which went into effect on May 22 at 5 p.m. Phase 2 allows restaurants to open at 50% capacity for dine-in customers. Personal care services, like hair salons, can also open at 50% capacity, as can swimming pools (with the exception of Durham, which announced earlier in May that its outdoor pools will be closed for the summer). Bars, gyms, public playgrounds and indoor entertainment venues like movie theaters and concert halls will remain closed. No more than 10 people can congregate indoors and no more than 25 outdoors. 

Durham County unveiled changes to its own stay-at-home order and did not allow restaurants, breweries, hair salons, etc. to reopen until June 1. Durham residents are still required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing in public, and continue to limit the number for outdoor gatherings to 10 people.

If you are a Durham business that is reopening, please send us a note along with your hours and guidelines, and we will add you to our list!

Durham reopening – Vintage Home South
Vintage Home South reopens May 15. Designer and Curator Jen Devlin greets customers at the entrance with “official shop dog,” Hammy.

Compiled by Georgia Phillips

Now Open

  • 5 Points Gallery – open for in-person private viewings by appointment. It also offers a virtual gallery for its current exhibition, “Altered States,” which features a series of mixed media collage pieces and full-scale paintings on the ideals of American culture, using imagery from vintage books and magazines. This exhibition is available online and for purchase through the month of June. Email info@5pointsgallery.com for details.
  • AG Outfitters – open with limited hours Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. The retail store also has an online shop.
  • Augmentality Labs – opening June 2. Reservations can be booked online for dates after June 2. Customers must wear masks and will have their temperature taken upon arrival.
  • Bano Boutique – reopened on May 9. The boutique requests customers social distance in the shop as well as wear masks. The store is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Barnes Supply Co. – opening June 1. Masks are required for customers entering the store, and gloves are encouraged. 
  • Beer Study – open for retail, curbside pickup and delivery within five miles. 
  • Bella Trio – opening June 8 with limited service offerings. Customers required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Boricua Soul – open for outdoor dining Tuesday-Friday, 4:30-7pm, and Saturday, 3:30-7pm. Orders must be placed online
  • Bull City Fair Trade – reopened with limited hours Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm (or schedule an appointment to shop by yourself on Mondays). Fixtures have been taken out and rearranged to create more space and surfaces are sanitized after each customer. Customers should wear masks and practice social distancing when they come to shop.
  • Bull City Ciderworks – reopened June 3 at 50% capacity. New hours are: Tuesday-Friday, 3-9pm; Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, noon-7pm; and for pickup only on Monday, 3-5pm. 
  • Bull City Olive Oil – open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Customers can shop online for delivery, pickup or in store.
  • Bull City Running Co. – reopened with the guidelines that all customers must wear a face covering or mask, use hand sanitizer upon entering the store and before trying products and maintain six feet of distancing. In-store capacity limited to four people at a time. Staff will wear masks and offer no-contact service, regularly and thoroughly disinfect all shared surfaces and continue to offer online sales, virtual fittings, curbside pickup and free local shipping and delivery.
  • Caring House – reopening a portion of the house June 1. You can still help support the house by making a monetary gift or donating individually packaged meals.
  • Cloud’s Brewing – reopened for dine-in service June 2 at 37% capacity. Menu will be presented digitally on its website and TV screens. The brewery and restaurant is also taking reservations but only for parties 6 or less. New hours are: Tuesday-Friday, 4-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 2-9pm.
  • Dogstar Tattoo Company – reopening June 2 at 11am for tattoo appointments. No piercing appointments are being scheduled at this time.
  • Duck Donuts (McFarland Road) – reopened May 15 and open daily, 7am-7pm. Customers can order inside, or online for delivery, takeout or curbside pickup.
  • Durham Regional Association of Realtors – reopens its Realtor® Store on Monday, June 1, 8:30am-5pm. To kick off its grand reopening, DRAR is selling Durham Distillery hand sanitizer with four face masks in a gift bag for $8. To ensure everyone’s safety, staff and members will wear masks, and social distancing will be enforced. If you don’t have a mask, the team has masks and hand sanitizer available for guests to use. For those who don’t want to come in, their team will continue to take phone orders with outside pickup. No in-person events, meetings or classes will take place until further notice.
  • Earth To Us – reopened May 15 (and installed a takeout window) for takeout and delivery via Grubhub or UberEats. Payment is limited to non-cash methods when possible. Open Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-9pm; and Sunday, 11am-5pm.
  • Fleet Feet – open Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, and Sunday, noon-5pm. Virtual and in-person fittings are available. 
  • Foster’s Market – reopened May 15 for takeout 9am-2pm. Can still order Family Dinner Meals to be picked up on Mondays.
  • Frontier RTP – RTP180 is back virtually on Thursday, May 21, from 6-7pm. Hear how the Triangle’s innovation district is disrupting the agriculture industry with new measures and solutions. The first 100 folks to RSVP will receive a followup email with the Zoom link and password. If you are unable to secure a virtual ticket, the event will be live-streamed on its YouTube channel.
  • Fuss and Bother – open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-7pm, Monday and Saturday, 10am-6pm. Limited numbers of clients and stylists will be allowed into the salon at a time. Customers must wear masks throughout the appointment. 
  • The Glass Jug Beer Lab – reopened June 1 at 50% capacity. Open Monday-Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm;  and Sunday, 11am-8pm. Indoor and outdoor seating available, as well as online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery.  
  • H20 Hair Salon and Spa – Customers must make appointments in advance, walk-ins will not be accepted at this time.
  • The Hair Estate – reopening June 2, by appointment only. Clients must wear face masks and wait in their car until the time of their appointment.
  • Indio – open Friday-Monday, 11am-5pm. Five customers are permitted in the store at a time, and face covers are required.
  • It’s a Southern Thing– open for dine in and takeout,  Monday-Thursday, 4-9:30pm; Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm and 5-10pm; and Sunday, 10am-3pm. Outdoor seating available. 
  • Local Yogurt – open every day, 2:30-8pm. Customers can order at the truck.
  • Mellow Mushroom – open Monday-Sunday, noon-8pm, for indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery. Orders can be placed online
  • Mi Cavillo – reopening June 5. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-9pm, and Friday-Saturday, 11am-10pm. 
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – open for indoor dining at 50% capacity. Continuing to offer takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. 
  • Monuts – open for takeout Monday-Saturday, 7am-3pm, and Sunday 8am-3pm. Order online or by calling 919-286-2642.
  • Museum of Life and Science – offering Camps@Home throughout June and July. Programs combine online and self-guided activities throughout an entire week for kids aged 4 through eighth grade.
  • North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat – taking appointments for fittings, adjustments and repairs. The flow of patients into the optical office is limited, and surfaces are disinfected after each patient. Patients can call 919-959-2001 to book an appointment.
  • People’s Coffee – reopened May 15. Open Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-8pm. 
  • Ponysaurus Brewing Co. – reopened June 1 at 50% capacity, Monday-Thursday, 3-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday, noon-9pm.  Beer drive-thru remains open every day, 1-6pm. 
  • Salty Waters Float Spa – reopens June 6 with limited hours. The spa asks customers to wear masks, maintain social distancing, arrive a few minutes before their appointed time and not hang around after the float. As normal, the spa will continue to disinfect rooms before and after each float and provide fresh towels. Customers should cancel their appointment (free of charge) if they develop a temperature, or in general, feel sick.
  • Sew Fine II Interiors – open Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm, and by appointment. Masks are required for customers, and can be provided if necessary. 
  • The Streets at Southpoint – open Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, noon-6pm. New measures were implemented to ensure the health and safety of mall customers, including hand-sanitizing stations, touch-free interactions, frequent and intense cleanings, and social distancing directions. Check out the open stores and curbside pickup options.
  • Tobacco Road Sports Cafe – open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am-1am, for indoor and outdoor dining and takeout. Orders can be placed online
  • Triangle Ecycling – reopened for computer and electronics recycling. Accepting community curbside drop offs, 9:30am-5pm on weekdays. 
  • True Flavors Diner – the Lakewood location is open for online ordering and curbside pickup. Open 8:30am-2:30pm, with a limited menu.
  • Vaguely Reminiscent – open every day, noon-5pm. Curbside pickup and local delivery are still offered, and private appointments are available before noon and after 5pm. Email your phone number to vaguelyreminiscent@gmail.com to schedule a private appointment.
  • Vin Rouge Restaurant – open for indoor and outdoor dining Wednesday-Sunday beginning at 5pm. Sunday brunch is also available, 10am-2pm. Reservations are encouraged. Dinner menu remains available for takeout and can be ordered online, 11am-4pm. 
  • Vintage Home South – open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. Customers are required to wear a mask, or can purchase one at the store. Disposable masks are being sold for $1, and washable cotton masks are being sold for $15-$17. Eight customers are allowed into the store at a time, and curbside pickup and private appointments are available. 
  • West 94th St Pub – reopens Wednesday, May 20, noon-8pm, for curbside pickup with a pub takeout menu. Customers can order online or call 919-403-0025 to place orders. Hours for its food market are Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm, offering frozen meats, seafood, deli meat, pre-packaged meals, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • Zambrero – Australia’s largest Mexican franchise opens its first location in the Southeast on 3109 Shannon Rd. on June 13. It will be open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-8pm, and Friday-Saturday, 11am-9pm.  Zambrero also partners with Rise Against Hunger – for each bowl, burrito or bottle of water purchased, a meal will be donated to someone in need.
  • Zenn Plastic Surgery – open with new COVID-19 protocol. Patients and staff must wear face coverings and use hand sanitizer before and after every appointment. Patients should arrive 10 minutes early and call 919-480-3885, but stay in their car until their appointment. Curbside pickup is available for all skincare products.
  • The ZEN Succulent – open Friday-Sunday, noon-5pm. Six customers are permitted in the store at a time, and face covers are required. Curbside pickup and Thursday deliveries are still available. 

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