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Andrea Reusing opening restaurant in downtown Durham

Very exciting note from the Triangle Food Guy blog this week!

"In the rumor file for this week, we have been hearing rumblings for a while that Andrea Reusing, owner of Chapel Hill’s Lantern restaurant, has plans to open a second establishment, this one in downtown Durham. Those rumors got louder this week with the belief that the new establishment will be part of the new 21st Century Museum Hotel complex. The hotel will be in the renovated Hill Building, which used to house CCB and then SunTrust banks. Stay tuned. This is a game changer."

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  1. I would be amused to know what game it is that will be changed if indeed this rumor comes true?! Will Durham never be the same? Should someone tell Kevin Costner? Haw! haw! haw!

    1. It would add another great dining option though I'm not sure if we would have to pay to park if we wanted to eat there. And she loves using the farmer's market so its a good situation for her and us... but not our wallets.

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      1. re: burgeoningfoodie

        You'd have to pay to park at the Lantern too, so if you're a Lantern fan, it shouldn't really make a big difference.

        ... on the phone with Costner now ...

      2. Given there are no Asian offerings in downtown Durham, assuming Reusing continues to play this field with her new restaurant, it would in that sense be a game changer.

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        1. re: bbqme

          I can think of several Asian restaurants in downtown Durham. None that are particularly noteworthy, but still.

          1. re: ToothTooth

            Rainbow Chinese and Mount Fuji are the only ones off the top of my head. And you're right, not super noteworthy.

            1. re: HitBullWinSteak

              Rainbow Chinese??? LOL, seriously? Buffet slop. I work nearby and I swear I've never seen a single customer enter that place. How they manage to remain in business is a mystery. I'll stand corrected on Mt. Fuji but that hardly qualifies as "several." No Indian, real Thai, Vietnamese, or Korean to speak of. I am looking forward to the ramen joint that is being started by the Toast/Cookery folks.

          2. re: bbqme

            There will be a ramen based restaurant, but yes no distinct asian places be they chinese, japanese, indian or a 2nd Bida Manda.

          3. I'm hearing Thai and that the restaurant will be on the top floor.

            1. Or is it going to be in the even smaller Hotel Durham? Check out who the "muse" of the proposed restaurant is:

              http://arcfi.com/projects/hotel-durham/

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              1. re: kentski

                i see

              2. Well...at least I got the top floor right. The in house butchering and aging of meats is interesting. So far that makes 3 higher end type restaurants heading downtown. Andrea's, whatever goes in 21c hotel, and Scott Howell's steakhouse. Am I missing anything?