3218 GUESS ROAD - THE 'DOME BUILDING'

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3218 GUESS ROAD - THE 'DOME BUILDING'

3218
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Durham
NC
Built in
1989
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  • Submitted by Chuck on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 1:23pm

    Gary,  "Tommy" is Tom S King.  He built the Natural Spaces Geodesic Dome on Guess Road and another on Cole Mill Road.  Tommy is a Durham native.  His dad was Al King of Crabtree Pharmacy. 

  • Submitted by gary on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 2:54pm

    Thanks for the clarification, Chuck - where is the one on Cole Mill Road?

    Gary

  • Submitted by Tommy King on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:50pm

    I built the dome on Cole Mill as a residence for Van and Susie
    Wilson who no longer live there. The dome is on the left just over
    the Orange Co. line. It is way up on a hill right next to the power
    Lines- probably not visible from the road except during the winter.

  • Submitted by OhDaniGal on Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:30pm

    This is now Costa Azul.

    Bella's Cuisine moved to Carrboro in 2014 and sometime in 2015 or 2016 Costa Azul moved in, having moved from a 2721 Guess, a now-demolished location on the west side of Guess just north of I-85 (it and several other buildings were torn down to make way for a Popeye's.)

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  • Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:20am by gary

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3218
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1989
Businesses: 
Architectural style: 
,
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

(Via ReverbNation - 200something)

DomeBldg_Guess_091011.jpg

09.10.11 (G. Kueber)

On an all-things-dome website, 3218 Guess Road is noted as having been built in 1989 by "Tommy" with a "40 foot diameter, high-profile dome" and referred to as the "Desic Restaurant." It's certainly one of the more unusual structures in Durham - I certainly like it for that reason alone, even if I'm not sure how I feel about the aesthetics otherwise. Unfortunately for occupants, the landmark effect of an unusual-building-as-attention-getting is mitigated by a significant setback and situation behind other buildings. 

Pizza Palace did some time here after they left Hillsborough Road. As of Fall 2011, it is "Bella's Cuisine," which didn't inspire me with its sign, but has generated some online buzz for good, reasonable food and as of 11/10/11 sports a 4.5/5 rating on Yelp. 

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Gary,  "Tommy" is Tom S King.  He built the Natural Spaces Geodesic Dome on Guess Road and another on Cole Mill Road.  Tommy is a Durham native.  His dad was Al King of Crabtree Pharmacy. 

Thanks for the clarification, Chuck - where is the one on Cole Mill Road?

Gary

I built the dome on Cole Mill as a residence for Van and Susie
Wilson who no longer live there. The dome is on the left just over
the Orange Co. line. It is way up on a hill right next to the power
Lines- probably not visible from the road except during the winter.

This is now Costa Azul.

Bella's Cuisine moved to Carrboro in 2014 and sometime in 2015 or 2016 Costa Azul moved in, having moved from a 2721 Guess, a now-demolished location on the west side of Guess just north of I-85 (it and several other buildings were torn down to make way for a Popeye's.)

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