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Employee Appreciation Week

Posted on July 12, 2018 by

Join us for the annual Northgate Employee Appreciation week July 16-20!

We’ll kick off Monday with donut deliveries in the morning and back by popular demand – employees can once again spin the wheel to win daily prizes and be entered to win the grand prize.

Northgate Employees – did you know that on Wednesdays at Stadium 10 you can enjoy Employee Night and watch a movie for $5.00 with employee ID.

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Sustainability at Nortgate

Posted on June 4, 2018 by

For over a year Northgate has been working with Duke Energy on cost effective ways for lighting throughout the property, both inside and out. 

These efforts have let to lighting upgrades that are energy-efficient & cost-effective AND can be a big savings of up to 80% on utilities!!

The next exciting phase in our sustainability and conservation efforts will be the food court! Stay tuned!

Each merchant was given a Duke Energy contact/energy saver information brochure with team contacts and information. The team makes it easy & convenient to upgrade & retrofit inefficient equipment.

For a free, no obligation energy assessment contact:

Tom DelViscio

Strategic Account Executive – Government & Enterprise

Duke Energy SBES Program

16810 Kenton Drive, Suite 240  | Huntersville, NC 28078

p: 984-209-9000 | f: 704-892-5907

To learn more call: 1.855.776.4723


If you are in need of another brochure, please reach out to Linda in the executive office, 919.286.4407.

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Changing and Growing

Posted on May 15, 2018 by

A part of the Northgate Revitalization!

Welcome to the following new merchants

Phone Repair Zone opened in April just down from Center Court. The store offers repairs on iPhone, iPad, tablet, MP3 player or other gadgets. Stop by and say hello to Owner/Operator  – Omar.

Boost Mobile offering non contract mobile service will open near Customer Service this Summer.

Shout out to the following merchants on their relocation and/or expansion at Northgate. 


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Pints for Paws Event

Posted on May 1, 2018 by

Northgate was the host venue for the first annual Pints for Paws event benefitting APS of Durham on Saturday, April 14th.

The event was a huge success bringing around 700 visitors to Northgate – not counting our furry four legged friends. Pints for Paws is part of the series of community events that Northgate hosts or co-hosts throughout the year. Thanks for welcoming new and returning visitors to Northgate.

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Welcome The Chambers Group

Posted on March 14, 2018 by

Northgate Merchants Exciting news!!! 

As part of Northgate’s continued mission to reinvent and repurpose itself as a mixed-use facility, we are excited to announce a new partnership with The Chambers Group of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Chambers Group has established itself as one of the leading tenant and landlord representative brokerage firms in the Southeast. They have extensive market knowledge and have been involved in successful mixed-use and urban development projects especially in the Triangle. Through their extensive client network and a deep understanding of national and local retail trends, The Chambers Group aims to fulfill their mission statement (“Accelerating Retail Success”) by matching for-rent spaces with ideal tenants.

When the Chambers team brings future tenants onto the property, remember to welcome them with a smile and focus on the positive aspects of Northgate! Here’s to new beginnings!!

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Children’s Festival with Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Posted on March 2, 2018 by

March means it’s time for the annual Children’s Festival at Northgate.

This annual event features vendor tables and live performances from businesses geared toward children and families.

The festival draws families to Northgate and encourages them to spend the day with us enjoying

  • hands-on activities, performances
  • a bite to eat in the Food Court
  • shopping
  • rides on the Carousel
  • live performances in Center Court

This year we are thrilled to have Paperhand Puppet Intervention perform with their larger than life puppets!

Bring your coupons/promotions/business information to Customer Service to be included on the Northgate table.

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Weather Policy

Posted on January 13, 2018 by

Snow Removal Plans – Effective January 2018

Inclement Weather Policy

In an effort to improve conditions, Northgate’s plan for snow removal changed effective immediately. Focus will now be placed on areas of property that will yield the most cover and the least hazardous routes.

Entrances and thoroughfares most frequently used by tenants and patrons entering and exiting will be given higher priority. Clearing more concentrated areas adjacent to covered parking decks (where available) will allow ample safe, covered parking. Areas that tend to be more hazardous for longer periods of time will be barricaded and not cleared; these include the lot behind the mall, the service road which parallels I-85 and the area behind The Shops at Northgate.

Please review the map below which identifies areas that will be barricaded and those that will be plowed. Determine the deck/lot nearest an entrance that will allow you the easiest, safest way to enter and exit your place of business or destination.

Please share this memorandum and snow removal map with your staff.

Your continued cooperation is appreciated

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Looking for new team members?

Posted on January 9, 2018 by

Are you a food service establishment looking for new team members? 

Consider participating in the hospitality job fair on Wednesday, February 28th.

From the folks at DCVB:

“Greetings, Hospitality Employers!

Looking for additional team members to join your staff? Want to interview multiple candidates for open positions?

DCVB, along with the Durham NC Career Works Career Center, Durham Technical Community College, and the Durham Convention Center is hosting a hospitality job fair on Wednesday, February 28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center.

The event is open to Durham businesses that offer goods and service to visitors (hotels and accommodations; restaurants and food service establishments; attractions, museums, theatres and other visitor features, venues hosting sporting events, conventions, meetings and events; and retail establishments.)

We’ll recruit the applicants. As a participating employer, you’ll get a booth for two interviewers, lunch for two, and set up assistance…all for a $50 registration fee.

Let us help you meet potential new hires. To participate, complete this registration form .

Registration will be capped at 75 employers and will be done on a first come – first served basis.

For questions or feedback, please contact E’Vonne Coleman
(919) 680-8319″

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Happy New Year

Posted on January 2, 2018 by

Welcome 2018!

As we begin the new year and all the excitement that comes with starting a new year and making changes, we thought we would share a little bit of Northgate history. The following interview was printed in the Northgate Park Neighborhood Association Newsletter.

A chat with Ginny, local owner at Northgate

What made your family decided to build Northgate Mall?

“My father bought the land, once a tobacco farm, for a soda bottling facility. When rezoning couldn’t be gained for this, Willie York (Cameron Village developer) approached him about a shopping center. They partnered for a CV-like center with similar vendors”

(Kerr Drug, Thalhimer’s, Huggins H/W, Wills Books – for those that may remember!

How many jobs are in/connected to the Mall?

“From 100-2500 local jobs dependig on tenants, city partnerships etc, at any time.”

How many customers do you serve?

“We estimate at 5 million per year! – an that’s not including the Bank of America or the outer Shops @ Northgate.”

How many community events & partnerships does the Mall host over a year?

“At least three community events or more per month! Plus, what our tenants do on their own. Just a few examples: Many book sales @ Friends of Durham Library shop, events in the MakerLab & NC Special Collection spaces; Dress for Success holds 3 or more events a year and Kidcycle/NC Diaper Bank hosts two charity pop-up sales events here per year too!”

What do your enjoy the most about your enterprise and your role each day?

“Every day’s different. It’s a constant challenge to stay on top of things happening in & around the busy shopping complex – it’s like running a small town!”

What excited you most about the future of Northgate Mall?

“The ability to change with the Durham market-place. As downtown, 9th/Broad Street & North Durham change, development is moving back this way. It’s our goal to transition to a more mixed-use complex, allocating space to different uses alongside retail. Many don’t realize that Northgate has been home to 70,000 SF office space since 1993! We added an additional 23,754 SF with Measurement, Inc’s new Scoring Center last January. We’ll continue a focus on leasing space to office and entertainment, dining & services uses” 

–Interview conducted by Debra Hawkins

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Welcome Duke Health to Northgate

Posted on December 19, 2017 by

Northgate welcomes Duke Health and more changes to come!

“Duke University is excited to announce plans for a combination of health clinics and offices to help with the revitalization of the Northgate community which was chosen for its easy access, good visibility and ample parking,” said Scott Selig, Associate Vice President, Real Estate at Duke.

“I commend Duke for this substantial investment at Northgate which will transform our environment with new experiences and services,” said Ginny Bowman, Managing Partner, Northgate Associates. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner as our anchor than Duke, both for our shared commitment to Durham, and its international reputation as a world-class healthcare provider and educational institution.”

“Northgate is thrilled to support our long-time partner Duke’s healthcare expansion. Things are changing fast and this is just the beginning of new and exciting developments at Northgate,” said Melodie Pugh, Northgate Marketing Director.

The two-story, 183,840 square-foot building (West Club Boulevard/Gregson Street) will be completely renovated to house Duke medical clinics and administrative offices providing a more convenient and cost-efficient way to deliver healthcare to Durham and the surrounding community.  Over 1,000 Duke staff, doctors and patients are projected to use the facility each day. By offering multiple services under one roof in a patient-centered model, Duke expects care to be more efficient, coordinated and accessible while offering the amenities of a mixed-use center at Northgate.

Duke’s significant investment and plans for extensive architectural and design renovations will accommodate a number of state-of-the art medical clinics. Enhancements include new walkable connections for parking and patient drop-off areas. New landscaping and convenience to Northgate’s retail, food, services and entertainment will provide engaging indoor and outdoor patient/visitor experiences.

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