Durham, N.C. – GoDurham and Downtown Durham, Inc. are partnering to bring music and food to travelers and members of the community at the Durham Station Transportation Center from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Third Fridays.
“The Mix at Durham Station” debuts this Friday with sounds from DJ PiddiPat and food from So Good Pupusas.
“We thought this would be a great way to greet our riders and invite the community into Durham Station,” said Doug Middleton, GoDurham’s General Manager. “Folks can stop to listen and enjoy a quick bite as they wait for a bus, or use it as a launching pad to the other Third Friday activities. It’s a great way to start the weekend.”
In addition to being a Third Friday event (Durham’s monthly art walk where galleries, restaurants and businesses celebrate local artists) the Mix at Durham Station is part of Downtown Durham, Inc.’s placemaking initiative, which brings free, creative programming to spaces throughout downtown.
Nicole J. Thompson, President and CEO of Downtown Durham, Inc. explained why placemaking is important. “Great placemaking makes the experience of being downtown memorable and fun. It increases foot traffic, helps us stay true to Durham’s cool and creative roots, and ensures that downtown is a welcoming place for everyone.”
The Mix at Durham Station will continue on Third Fridays through September. The Durham Station is located at 515 W. Pettigrew St. in downtown Durham. For more information, visit downtowndurham.com/event/ the-mix-at-durham-station/. Information about Third Friday can be found at thirdfridaydurham.org.
About GoDurham: GoDurham provides safe, reliable, convenient transportation to residents and visitors of Durham, connecting people to education, healthcare and employment opportunities. Serving the community since 1991, GoDurham currently operates 24 bus routes throughout the City of Durham, providing service seven days a week and 364 days a year.
About Downtown Durham, Inc.: For more than 25 years, Downtown Durham, Inc. has been the economic development engine for downtown Durham, NC. With more than $1.8 billion in investment since 2000, downtown Durham is home to more than 60 retail stores, 100 restaurants and bars, and 1,700 residential units – all in an area just under one square mile. As the entity responsible for the business improvement district, DDI provides resources to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and to attract visitors and residents to downtown businesses, venues and events. For more information, visit downtowndurham.com.