1102-1104 BROAD

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1102-1104 BROAD

1102-1104
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1940s
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  • Submitted by bjv on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 5:53am

    Currently, the basement under 1104 is occupied by the Mid-South Fencers Club.

  • Submitted by John Schelp on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 2:52pm

    The Palace started near what's now third base at DBAP. The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. Worth a visit.

    Home with two sick kids. Your post helped me decide where I'll go grab lunch. :)

  • Submitted by next time on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 8:30pm

    i've heard for years that there was a jazz club of some esteem in the basement in the 70s(?). would love to hear more if someone has any details/recollections.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 1:54pm

    You mean Bully's is gone? Wonder what happened to it?

  • Submitted by katuah on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 5:52pm

    I'm told by certain oldschoolers of Durham that "Under the Street" (an early incarnation of the basement space) was quite important to the underground/alternative music scene of Durham, much like the Brewery and the Fallout Shelter were in Raleigh.

    Bully's Basement, which came in some years after UtS closed, was also influential to establishing the "Durham scene," even if short-lived.

  • Submitted by coozledad on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 1:34am

    I saw Flat Duo Jets at Under the Street back in the eighties. It was a good venue for them. Loud, filthy and close. Those were Dexter Romweber's "skinny Elvis" days.

  • Submitted by Joseph Sparks on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:50pm

    I always loved walking into Sander's Florist. The smell of the flowers was awesome and it was always cool on a hot summer's day.

  • Submitted by KALevinger on Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:08am

    I got my first job, at 16 yrs. old, at The Hostess restaurant back in the late 60's. I ate my first sampling of "shrimp in a basket" there and have loved seafood ever since! I understand the restaurant closed in 1974. I often wonder whatever happened to the folks who worked there.

  • Submitted by KALevinger on Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:09am

    I got my first job, at 16 yrs. old, at The Hostess restaurant back in the late 60's. I ate my first sampling of "shrimp in a basket" there and have loved seafood ever since! I understand the restaurant closed in 1974. I often wonder whatever happened to the folks who worked there.

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1102-1104
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1940s
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

1102-1104Broad_1974.jpg

1102-1104 Broad (with Somethyme on the left,) 1974

1104Broad_interior_1953.jpg


1102-1104 Broad St., 06.27.09

1102-1104 Broad was built in the late 1940s, initially housing Sanders Florist at 1102 and the Hostess Restaurant at 1104. In ~1974, 1104 became the location of Somethyme, Mary Bacon's restaurant that was the forerunner for Pyewacket in Chapel Hill, and the very recently dearly departed Anotherthyme, located at 111 N. Gregson. Somethyme was here until 1986, and was followed by the Seventh Street Restaurant.

There have been a variety of other restaurants and clubs here in the intervening years, including several in the basement space under 1104.

Currently, the building houses the Palace International restaurant at 1102 and Joe VanGogh coffee shop at 1104.
 

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Currently, the basement under 1104 is occupied by the Mid-South Fencers Club.

The Palace started near what's now third base at DBAP. The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. Worth a visit.

Home with two sick kids. Your post helped me decide where I'll go grab lunch. :)

i've heard for years that there was a jazz club of some esteem in the basement in the 70s(?). would love to hear more if someone has any details/recollections.

You mean Bully's is gone? Wonder what happened to it?

I'm told by certain oldschoolers of Durham that "Under the Street" (an early incarnation of the basement space) was quite important to the underground/alternative music scene of Durham, much like the Brewery and the Fallout Shelter were in Raleigh.

Bully's Basement, which came in some years after UtS closed, was also influential to establishing the "Durham scene," even if short-lived.

I saw Flat Duo Jets at Under the Street back in the eighties. It was a good venue for them. Loud, filthy and close. Those were Dexter Romweber's "skinny Elvis" days.

I always loved walking into Sander's Florist. The smell of the flowers was awesome and it was always cool on a hot summer's day.

I got my first job, at 16 yrs. old, at The Hostess restaurant back in the late 60's. I ate my first sampling of "shrimp in a basket" there and have loved seafood ever since! I understand the restaurant closed in 1974. I often wonder whatever happened to the folks who worked there.

I got my first job, at 16 yrs. old, at The Hostess restaurant back in the late 60's. I ate my first sampling of "shrimp in a basket" there and have loved seafood ever since! I understand the restaurant closed in 1974. I often wonder whatever happened to the folks who worked there.

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