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Tuesday, September 15, 2009


From an email on my neighborhood listserv today:
For Sale by Owner! A 1756 sq. ft. brick ranch in the trendy Duke Park neighborhood just minutes from downtown Durham. Minutes from great restaurants and cultural venues, Duke Medical Center/Duke University, and eclectic Ninth Street! Research Triangle Park is a mere 15 minutes and RDU is a short 25 minutes. Your neighbors will be physicians, professors, and graduate students, and of course families.

They left out that you can walk to the Joy Mart and two pawn shops in our local shopping district.

Oh, and me. I'll be one of your neighbors.



  • Old North Durham is trendier. We have a food mart in the shape of a barn.

    By Blogger Stockard Channing, at 7:40 AM  

  • Not only does Duke Park not have a food mart, we also lack a coffee shop, restaurant, gas station, quickie mart, or any other commercial venue. I'm pretty sure that there's not a single lot in Duke Park zoned for anything but residential.

    We are, however, closer to Mami Nora's than OND.

    So there.

    By Blogger Barry, at 8:17 AM  

  • Point well taken, however I'm a dirty vegetarian. So I've never partaken in the Mami Nora's.

    By Blogger Stockard Channing, at 10:11 AM  

  • I'll admit, Duke park wins in the "Arty" department. If its not ye olde traffic circle, its the plastic barricades at Mangum/Markham. which I noted today had some new additions in toy cars. Upping the Arty factor of Duke park by about 5

    By Blogger Vera, at 10:13 AM  

  • @ SC - Mrs. D is not a Mami Nora's fan - she likes Kroger's rotisserie chicken just fine. I like Mami N's myself, and Taqueria Los Comales is muy autentico y delicioso. Those should be the selling points for Duke Park, not the physicians you'll be having for neighbors.

    @ Vera - thanks for the heads up. i'll try to get some pictures this afternoon. That should be the selling point for Duke Park, not our proximity to "eclectic Ninth Street," which is actually a bit far to walk, and is not terribly car friendly.

    There are also some great opportunities in the Compare Foods shopping center, as at least three or four store fronts, not including the bulk of the old K-Mart and the old movie theater, are now available for rent.

    By Blogger Barry, at 10:47 AM  

  • well, we are in *relative* stumbling distance from at least 3 drinking holes.

    which reminds me Barry, next time we cross paths at one of these establishment, I need to get a drink from you, because i accidentally paid for yours the other night. ; )

    By Blogger Vera, at 11:57 AM  

  • Oh. I thought that was one of the perks of blogging.

    By Blogger Barry, at 12:05 PM  

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