Monday, December 21, 2009

Local Businesses Look Forward to New Successes in 2010

As 2009 winds down, local businesses are welcoming the holiday break but looking forward to the promises of 2010.

Bikas Building of North Carolina LLC in Durham will announce two new healthcare construction projects in January, and Vacuum Cleaner Hospital in Chapel Hill has just reduced prices on Riccar and Lindhaus floor models to make room for new models. (These reduced-price floor models will make great holiday gifts.) The store will be open through Christmas Eve, and closes Dec. 25-27.

Crossroads European Automotive in Durham is taking time off for the holidays Dec. 22-Jan. 4, but will return all incoming calls during the break. The staff recommends Dave’s Towing at (919)for anyone who needs such services. 544-7152

Carolina Closets Plus is expanding to Winston-Salem. Co-founder and president Mike hoffer says the company will partner with Granicrete to accomplish the expansion. “We offer Granicrete countertops to all of our clients who want the look of granite that can be customized to any color,” Hoffer says. “We’ve already done business in Winston-Salem and have just been able to secure a showroom to showcase our closet and organization offering. We’re really excited to be able to add another location to our existing areas of business,” which also includes Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Southern Pines, Fayetteville and Greensboro in addition Winston-Salem. The new showroom will open early next spring.

University Mall in Chapel Hill is donning a new interior look this holiday season. Families are also enjoying visiting with Santa and listening to local musicians play holiday favorites while they finish up their shopping. While you’re at the mall, stop by Turning Point Gallery. Nearly everything is on sale.

Triangle TRACKS has a loaded holiday calendar, plus more children’s events to look forward to in January. The ArtsCenter in Carrboro also has plenty of educational fun in store for local youth – art classes, concerts, theater productions, family programs and gallery exhibits, for example. We’ll offer additional details on that next month. You can also find upcoming ArtsCenter events for children on the Triangle TRACKS calendar.

Author Anne Pierce’s “Ships Without a Shore” makes an insightful holiday gift for new parents on your list, and has generated buzz on various parenting blogs. Purchase a copy online here, and check out a few comments about the book here.

We’ll post more information in January on how local businesses serve new residents of Chapel Hill and beyond. Happy holidays!

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