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Friday, March 22, 2013

Cat's Cradle to open back bar

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Carrboro is growing; so shall the Cat's Cradle. Cradle owner Frank Heath has begun work on a small back bar for the longtime Carrboro venue that will serve Cradle overflow and non-concertgoers. Steve Balcom of The Splinter Group, which handles publicity work for the Cradle, confirmed the news Friday afternoon. According to Balcom, the freestanding bar—which does not have a name or an opening date yet—will, unlike the East Main Street venue, serve liquor drinks. It will be located directly behind Fleet Feet Sports, near the Cradle's back smoking patio. "If you want to chill out in between bands, if...

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pinhook improvements Kickstarted; anniversary celebrations begin tonight

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:41 PM

It might not seem like it now, but The Pinhook was quite the risky endeavor when it opened its doors just in time for the 2009 Troika Music Festival. At the time, Durham's only other semi-consistent rock clubs were the student-booked Duke Coffeehouse, a multipurpose space on the university's campus, and Broad Street Café, a venue still trying to figure out its musical mix. The market for a Bull City indie rock venue was unclear. They could have been opening to more interest than their 150-capacity room could serve. Three years later, The Pinhook is only an afternoon away from...

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Cat's Cradle gets a facelift; major alterations completed by Wednesday (updated)

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Update (Aug. 29, 2011): The free, all-ages show celebrating the completion of the renovations will be Thursday, Sept. 1, with The Old Ceremony and The Tomahawks. Doors are at 8 p.m.; show begins at 9. RSVP at the Facebook Event. Anyone who has walked down Main Street in Carrboro in the last month has likely noticed a hubbub of activity at Cat's Cradle. Dumpsters of construction refuse, new sidewalks and a small horde of hired hands have inundated the institutional Triangle rock club in the past few weeks. This week, co-owner Frank Heath confirmed that the Cradle is indeed undergoing...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Broad Street Cafe gets its permit, gets to keep the rock

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 3:43 PM

In a packed Durham City Hall Committee Room early this morning, the Durham County Board of Adjustment voted unanimously in favor of issuing a special-use permit to The Broad Street Cafe. For the past four years, Broad Street has operated as a nightclub in a district that is zoned so that such a special-use permit is necessary to host music after 10 p.m. Less than one year after the first noise complaint was filed by Clarendon Street neighbor Waldo Fenner, who was not present at this morning's hearing, Broad Street officially received the green light on amping up their...

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Broad Street Cafe fights for volume

Posted By on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:13 PM

If it’s too loud, shut it down: Durham’s The Broad Street Cafe is collecting petition signatures in preparation for a hearing before the Durham Board of Adjustment Wednesday, Dec. 9, that could limit the venue’s late-night music. Acting on complaints about noise coming from the venue first filed in March, the City investigated the cafe, which is open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and determined it was in violation of its commercial zoning district. In order to allow live music past 10 p.m., the club will need to obtain a special minor use permit....

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rumor: Mansion 462 closing?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 7:58 AM

While reporting this week’s story on the conversion of Chapel Hill dance hall Players to a part-time rock club, we heard whispers from a few folks that Mansion 462—the West Franklin Street room that opened last January between Chapel Hill anchors Local 506 and The Cave—was closing. Apparently, several bands had been emailing other area clubs to reschedule dates dropped from Mansion 462’s calendar. Co-owner Brad Waycaster confirms that the club did drop several shows, but he says Mansion 462 isn't going anywhere....

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