Downtown Durham Inc

Welcome. You’re part of an amazing community.

Downtown belongs to everyone, but if you live in 27701, it’s your neighborhood. And there’s a world of things to do and see just steps from your front door:

  • International cuisines, specialty drinks and desserts
  • Broadway shows, movies, exhibits, live music venues and sports
  • One-of-a-kind fashion, jewelry and art
  • Personal services from hair salons to tattoos to fitness training and spas
  • Green spaces, outdoor markets and parks

In this space we highlight programs and updates just for you. Check in often to see what’s happening in your neighborhood, sign up to receive updates by email or text, or stay in touch by emailing us at

The ’01 List

You know how when you walk into your favorite neighborhood spots, they know you, and you get that little something extra? The ’01 List is a collection of specials, promotions and discounts offered by downtown businesses just for residents of 27701. Check the list by clicking the button below, or ask, “What’s your ’01?” when you visit a downtown business.

(Valid ID required as proof that you live in 27701.)

Cool Things In Your Neighborhood

Learn how to decorate a six-inch cake by taking a class with Little Barb’s Bakery! The next class is June 30, with a July date expected soon. Reserve your spot by ordering on the online menu.


There are two public dog parks downtown!

A beautiful, hidden gem located on the second floor of Letters Bookshop! Visit the bookstore at 116 W Main St. for a look at it and their large selection of books, gifts and more.

Just Opened

Nautical Bowls

620 Rigsbee Ave.
Healthy, fresh superfood bowls with an uplifting atmosphere, giving you energy to live a full life!
LGBTQ+ Field Day
Glass Jug Downtown
June 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dust off your gym shorts and unleash your inner child at the LGBTQ+ Field Day! This is your chance to relive the fun of elementary school field days while meeting […]

Traffic Report Calendar

The Traffic Report Calendar lists events and happenings that may affect foot traffic and/or parking, including road and sidewalk closures. DDI updates the report as information becomes available.

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