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

Letters Bookshop stained glass ceiling

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.

Rubyfruit books at queeny's

On the back wall of Queeny’s, you’ll find a little oasis, dubbed “Rubyfruit Books” that you can read and relax in. Comfy seating and dim lights make it the perfect place to chill out. Plus, you can buy a book and take it home!

Unscripted "Byoi" night

Every Monday night from 7-10 p.m., you can “Bring Your Own Instrument” to The Studio at Unscripted Hotel. Join the band, jam out and listen to great music while enjoying drinks and food from the bar.

Just Opened

The magick makers

506 Ramseur St.
Ritually-crafted goods & community for refined spiritualists

Rose and lee co.

630 Rigsbee Ave. • Suite 20i
Empowering & creating transformation for women locally & around the world

Self-care sunday market

104 W Parrish St.
A carefully curated, hub for your Self-Care Needs. Plant based Natural Hair-Skin-Mind-Body & Home Care.


324 Blackwell St. • Suite 402
New Louisiana inspired restaurant by the Weddington brothers

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.

Downtown Durham Holiday Tree Lighting Time: December 2 @ 5:00 pm – December 2 @ 9:00 pm

Join us as we light the tree on CCB Plaza on December 2! Enjoy all sorts of holiday fun, including shopping, live music and performances and a Strolling Santa! Schedule […]

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