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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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Giving Thanks

Posted on November 17, 2017 by

It’s the season for Giving Thanks and we are thankful for you and all your hard work!

We’re decorated and ready for the holiday shopping season! Have you seen the new decorations at The Shops? Did you know that busy “evles” have been fluffing and getting bows and lights ready since the summer? Tell us what your favorite decoration is next time you stop by Customer Service.

We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and hope those of you who have the day off enjoy time with friends and family on this day.

Does your store have a Black Friday special? Let us know about it and be sure to check out all the extra events happening on Black Friday and throughout the holidays here.


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Fall Music on the Plaza

Posted on September 11, 2017 by

Northgate’s outdoor music venue, Music on the Plaza voted finalist

2017 Herald-Sun Readers Choice Awards

Dancers at Beauty Operators- Spring 2017

We’re thrilled to be bringing a great line-up of Northgate and Durham favorites to the music series this fall.

Friday, September 8th – Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo’s with John Dee Holeman

Friday, September 15th – Big Time Party Band

Friday, September 29th – Johnny White and the Elite Band

Friday, October 13th – Beauty Operators

Fall Music on the Plaza series concludes with annual Halloween Spooktacular event with Paperhand Puppet Intervention on Sunday, October 22nd

Shoppers, Families, Friends all enjoying Music on the Plaza

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2017 Durham Herald Sun Readers Choice

Posted on August 1, 2017 by

Herald-Sun 2017 Readers Choice Winners – Northgate Merchants

Perks of being considered the “best” of the best your loyal patrons vote for your business in the Herald-Sun Reader’s Choice contest. And voilà         your business is named as a winner because of those votes cast during the contest!  Once again, a number of Northgate merchants are award winners.

Thank you for joining us in congratulating these deserving Northgate merchants:

Best Alterations – Finalist – Khen’s Tailor Shop

Best Auto Dealer – Used:  First Place – Elkins Auto Sales

Best Boutique:  Runner up – Sara’s Too Boutique

Best Buffet:  1st Place – C&H Cafeteria

Runner up – Jade Buffet

Best Hearing Aid Provider: Runner up – Audibel Hearing Centers

Best Jewelry Repair: Finalist – Ross & Co. Jewelry

Best Movers:  Runner up – DC Movers

Best Photographer:  Runner up – John Elkins Photography

Best Pizza:  1st Place – Randy’s Pizza

Best Outdoor Venue:  Finalist – Northgate – Friday Night Concert Series

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Mall Employee Appreciation Week

Posted on July 17, 2017 by

Employee Appreciation Week Monday, July 17- Thursday, July 20.

This week is all about you and thanking you for being a part of what makes Northgate great!

We hope you enjoyed your Monday special breakfast delivery!  

Please come by space 428 across from Hairizon and Kay Jewelers Tuesday-Thursday 1-1:45pm to spin the prize wheel and grab a tasty treat.

Register each day to win a $25 Northgate gift card and at the end of the week we will be giving away a $100 and $50 Northgate gift card (limit one entry per day). *winners will be verified as employees at individual locations.

Employees at The Shops at Northgate will enjoy their donut delivery on Friday morning!

Monday: Donut Day Delivery to stores

Tuesday: Wheel day with Popcorn

Wednesday: Wheel day with Cookies

Thursday: Wheel day with Ice Cream

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