UPDATE 10.10.13: Napa/Walker Auto parts vacated 709 Washington St. in November 2012 (moved to 802 E. Geer in a new building) and the owner thereafter listed the property for sale. The property sold to a private developer in May 2013 for at least $450,000. There are many rumors swirling around the future use of this property given its sales price, but the latest guess is a possible restaurant and blues music bar. To be determined. NOTE: The 715 Washington parcel is separate (though attached) and still owned by developer Alex Washburn, and currently rented to an art troupe as well as the Durham Bike Co-Op.
07.26.15 (G. Kueber)