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Re: “Sharp Nine Gallery

About Sharp Nine: Durham, NC has another "major, extraordinary" thing now that brings a date night or a family night the flavor of New Orleans, DC, NYC! Do not let Sharp Nine Gallery go another week without you checking it out! This intimate, wonderful music spot, reminds me of Snug Harbor in NOLA. Btw, You can buy a glass of wine or bottled water or BYOB. Every seat in the small house is hot!

Posted by Emily Cox on 12/24/2014 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery

I have some background in art, mostly figure-drawing with black chalk creating images with value. I took what was described as a beginner's painting class hoping to learn some basic concepts of combining color. My understanding is you learn by doing and exploring. Nicole was not kind nor helpful to say the very least. She is abrupt and speaks to you in a condescending manner. If you go don't make any mistakes, she will call you out and ridicule you in front of the other students. Her patience and people skills are lacking.

Posted by ChaiLatte7 on 12/19/2014 at 10:28 AM

Re: “City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services Dept

Very Unprofessional Field Agent, I have owned severalrental properties in Durham County over the past 9 years and I've only had to dealwith neighborhood improvement services only three times. My first two dealings with neighborhood improvement services were very straightforward in the field agent was very communicative, very tactful and was focused on resolution vs conflict.unfortunately my most recent dealing with Durham County neighborhood improvement services has been nothing short of a complete headache.repairs were done in a timely fashion, yet the second inspection done by the field agent Michael Vaughn did not note any of the work as completed,also to note the second inspection was scheduled the day before Thanksgiving which was very inconvenient for both my tenants as well as myself.To make matters worst,I received over 9 letters from Durham County neighborhood improvement services stating the exact same thing regarding the second inspection. The gist of which did not reflect any of the work that had been completed, its in my professional opinion that writing anyone 9 certified letters is harassment and a complete waste of city funds.as a property owner I understand the importance of combating slumlords and providing a quality environment for tenants, but criminalizing property owners as slumlords is counterintuitive to increasing quality housing in Durham County.

Posted by durhamlandlord on 12/15/2014 at 5:29 PM

Re: “The Cellar

Great dive bar. Solid bartenders. If you are expecting a slightly dirty place, with pool tables and a layer of funk, you will not be disappointed. Not a top 40 kind of spot, more like a juke joint. Great place for last call or a pregame before the Cave. Very diverse crowd with lots of service folks from nearby restaurants. Also on the list for late night random stops. Speakers outside in back are a nice touch.

Posted by DJ Ras J on 11/20/2014 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Sassool

:) :) Yummus!

Posted by Lisa Creech Saleh on 11/14/2014 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Schwarz Plastic Surgery

If this is the best Aesthetic Surgeon in Raleigh in 2012 & 2013, why did his business fail in 2014?
Genuinely providing excellent patient service with integrity and competence never fails.

Posted by Nakedtruth on 11/08/2014 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Katy's Music Bar

Gary lee- nothing will ever compare to the blue bayou, the atmosphere and the music. You were an excellent boss and we had a great crew. I was sad to have to go back north, and was very sad to hear the bayou closed....although you worked very hard and it was finally your turn to relax and enjoy retirement... The bayou was, by far my most favorite job......I think of you often!!!!!

Posted by Hollie Haley on 11/03/2014 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Ice House Theatre

Nice place to hear old country music and original songwriting. Eric Strickland always puts on a good show there. In addition; you can bring your kids along. kid 12 and under were free. Come on out and give this family friendly venue a try.

Posted by Photomike on 10/20/2014 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Fiesta Mexicana

We have loved these guys for 18 years. Good, consistent food, served by friendly and thoughtful waiters. The staff turnover has been slow, which means a lot to me. This is our default eatery.

Posted by Jody Coyody on 09/21/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar

A great selection of oyster's and a menu that is always changing, and outstanding service, what else can you ask for. food is delicious also a great wine and beer selection.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Richard Thomas Lourie Jr. on 09/12/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Kerry Catherine Jewelry

Tarnished and irreparable. That's how I'd describe my relationship with Kerry Catherine Jewelry.

My husband has purchased at least 7 pieces of jewelry for me from Kerry Catherine Jewelry over the past 8 years. Formerly, we were satisfied customer of this business. We used to feel special at the store because of the employees, the customer service, and the unique designs. They would often recognize us by name and treat us as precious customers.

That all changed this summer when I went in to have a pair of Kerry Catherine Jewelry pearl earrings repaired and to look for another, new pair of yellow-gold earrings. I interacted with the male co-owner. I now feel foolish for not leaving when I received a quote of $150 to repair a pair of pearl earrings that I've owned for only 2 years. I was confused about the cost and the extra repair services, which sounded experimental (and that I later learned are a short-term repair that can cause long-term damage). I expected it would cost around $50 to reset the pearls. However, since I'm a long-time customer of Kerry Catherine Jewelry, and I've had good experiences in the past, I trusted and went ahead, despite my gut feeling and the condescending and rude way that the male co-owner spoke to me.

Subsequent follow-ups were upsetting and frustrating. Originally, the male co-owner told me he'd be in touch within a week about the new earrings. When I called after 2 weeks to check on status (in a normal way, as a normal customer does), he yelled at me about how I was treating him, how he didn't know where my earrings were in the process, and that I was causing other customers to leave the store (during our 6 minute conversation). Um, what?! Dude, customers are leaving because you're screaming at another customer on the phone. I asked to speak to the female co-owner, but that just enraged him further. Yikes.

When my husband later went in and asked to speak the female co-owner, the male co-owner called the police. What?! I emailed the female co-owner about the craziness, no reply. When my husband called a week later (because I was too scared to call), the female co-owner told him my earrings were ready and she was planning to call me. Um, ok? I never received that call, but I did get an email from the male co-owner telling me that he would call me eventually to schedule pick-up and that my husband and I should not call the store. That was the only communication I ever received from Kerry Catherine Jewelry during the entire ordeal. Finally, after 5 weeks I had an escort from a (wonderful) North Hills Public Safety officer, I paid $160.13 for my earring repair, and picked up my earrings all while being lectured again by the male co-owner. Afterwards, I felt like should have a stiff drink to recover.

My husband and I did our best to try dealing with the female co-owner directly, since she has been nice in the past (and the business is named for her), but the male co-owner was unavoidable, irrational, paranoid, and a long list of other negative adjectives. For several weeks, I wasn't certain I'd ever get my property back.

I have some very basic expectations from a business that unfortunately, in my experience, Kerry Catherine Jewelry doesn't share.

So friends, I rescind any positive recommendation I ever made for this business. Please accept my apologies.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jill Koethcke Osborne on 09/08/2014 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Green Room

The Green Room is such a unique place to spend time. Not only do they have one of the best beer selections on the East Coast, the clientele are people of all ages, races, genders, sexualities, economic backgrounds, and creeds. The only unifying factor between us all is a dedication to dignity and honor that is gently aided by the wonderful housemen. If there were more places in Durham that could sustain this type of active diversity, we'd be a better city.
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Posted by Sally South on 09/08/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Bull City Burger & Brewery

Building a good hamburger appears to be very hard. BCBB uses excellent meat and, hence, has a good pattie but the bun sucks. And, PEOPLE LISTEN TO THIS-- you must also have tomato, raw onion sliced, pickles, crisp lettuce and all the usual condiments of high quality available. Otherwise, you are not making a hamburger. Sure, add other stuff if people want it but you must get the basics down or you are sunk. BCBB is currently sunk.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 08/24/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Duke Campus: Center for Documentary Studies

The CDS is closed on Sundays, so stop telling me that it is an event that is happening today... Sunday.

Posted by Jesse Ainslie on 08/10/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Monuts Donuts

The yeast doughnuts are to die for and the fresh baked bagel sandwiches are erfect. The lines might be long, but the wait is worth warm doughnuts, and a perfectly fried egg on my bagel. Extra bonus? the dinosaur table signs to have the correct food delivered and the eclectic mix of coffee mugs.

Posted by jkukelhan on 07/30/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Hillsborough Wine Company

I created this ad, and it is obsolete now. I am trying to get it removed. Age Is Just A Number no longer plays at the Hillsborough Wine Company, though we thoroughly enjoyed playing there and recommend the venue highly. Cheers, David Kreimer

Posted by dkreimer on 07/02/2014 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Billsborough Live Music Hall

Billsborough has expanded and changed their name to '54 West'!
The new location is:
54 West
3960 HWY 54
Graham, NC 27253
336-395-3001
www.54-west.com
http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/54-west/Location?oid=4175857

Posted by 54 West on 07/01/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Apex Mosque

Beautiful Masjid..diverse and nice people..you will feel warming and welcoming there...great programs and spiritual place..love it.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by rachid on 06/28/2014 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Bull City Burger & Brewery

The burgers here are only okay and are overpriced. Frankly, Cookout is a better burger and a better deal.

I went one and only time and wouldn't go back. The place is highly overrated. The fries were really good, but burger and house brews weren't anything special. I tried bites of two other burgers so even though I only went once I've sampled three.

My biggest issue, however, is that I ordered and asked for tomato on my burger and they said no.

It's out of season, they said.

So in other words, during certain times of the year can you get a burger with a tomato on it. If they're going to do that, they should put a sign up so you don't waste time in line only to get to the register and find out you can't get what you want and what is expected at any serious burger joint that isn't run by poseurs.

Onions aren't always in season. Neither is lettuce. Neither, I'm sure, are the ingredients they use for their brews. I'm sure they have a ton of products not being produced locally. But a guy can't get a tomato depending on whenever the owners decree it so.

And if Bull City Burger is so worried about being freaking organic and local and getting stuff "in season" they can surely grow their own or contract a local farm to do it hydroponically or in a greenhouse. Do they purchase their pepper locally? Is the salt local produced?

They're poseurs. If you're going to deny a customer only one product that many, many people believe is essential to their burger eating experience, simply because it's not locally grown, then don't be a hypocrite and do that with everything.

Sadly, the woman taking my order was arrogant about it as if I were an idiot for wanting a slice of tomato when it so obviously wasn't in season. Perhaps it's because I asked her to explain more than once b/c I'm a big burger fan and having had probably a thousand in my four decades and having been to probably a hundred places I had never experienced something so silly before and asked her to repeat it.

Had I not been with others and had we not already spent so much time in line to get to the register I would have walked out. Frankly, there are better burgers in the Durham area. Cookout, Only Burger, Allen and Sons are probably the top three burgers in the local area.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TruthNotLies on 06/06/2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Only Burger

The bread was so soggy it became batter. It was clear that the oil the potatoes, onions and pickles were fried in was, at best, very old if not rancid. What a disappointment.

Posted by janwwest on 06/06/2014 at 1:24 PM

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