758-760 NINTH STREET

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758-760 NINTH STREET

758-760
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1930-1935
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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:14pm

    756 Ninth Street housed Bull City Bikes (irrefutably not the worst bike shop in town) in the early 80s. Bull City Bikes eventually moved into the building on Main St that now houses Alivia's. When the bike shop moved Ninth Street Bakery expanded their seating into 756 and cut a connecting archway between 754 and 756. A small natural body care shop, Blue Moon, was in a small area at the back of 756 for a while, too.
    752 was home to a wind instrument repair shop in the early 80s run by Craig (I can't remember his last name).

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 3:22pm

    Poindexter Records was @ 756 for a few years in the late '80s/early '90s, in addition to their 718 Ninth and Perry street locations...

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36° 0' 35.0856" N, 78° 55' 18.6888" W
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758-760
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1930-1935
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

756-760 Ninth St. was built in the early 1930s. 756 housed Southern Dry Cleaners as its original tenant, and 758-760 housed Pender’s Stores and Parragon 5¢ to $1 Store, respectively.

756 Ninth would house the Southern Dry Cleaners until 1980, while 758-760 had a variety of other tenants:

1940s:
758 Colonial Stores gros
760 Royal Sandwich Co

1950s:

758-760: Red & White Super Mkt gros (later Eaubanks Red and White)


756-760 Ninth St., 1950s.
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)

The Red and White closed in the late 1960s. 756-760 became the Towel Shop, which it would remain through 1990.

756 currently houses Ultimate Comics. Several years ago, 758-760 was renovated to house Charlie's - the renovation pushed back the storefront to create an outdoor dining space, which I think is a pretty creative way to deal with the shallow sidewalks
on Ninth St. I seem to remember that the brickwork had been covered as well - but maybe I'm not remembering this correctly.


756-760 Ninth, 04.04.09


758 Ninth Street, 04.05.09

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756 Ninth Street housed Bull City Bikes (irrefutably not the worst bike shop in town) in the early 80s. Bull City Bikes eventually moved into the building on Main St that now houses Alivia's. When the bike shop moved Ninth Street Bakery expanded their seating into 756 and cut a connecting archway between 754 and 756. A small natural body care shop, Blue Moon, was in a small area at the back of 756 for a while, too.
752 was home to a wind instrument repair shop in the early 80s run by Craig (I can't remember his last name).

Poindexter Records was @ 756 for a few years in the late '80s/early '90s, in addition to their 718 Ninth and Perry street locations...

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