First time chiming in here. I was reviewing the site plan submissions from July on the city's website, and I came across a proposal for 6 townhouses at 608 N Mangum. Normally I wouldn't think twice about it (as there are many empty lots in that area primed to be developed), but that particular address is the location of the original Saltbox Seafood. Has anyone heard anything about this? I guess all good things must come to an end at some point, but it would be a shame if they are planning on building over one of the only restaurants in that area (and a really good one at that).
According to the Durham property tax records, the property was just sold in November 2019 for $500,000. Certainly lends some credence to the idea that it could be redeveloped. People will assuredly go nuts if this actually happens but hopefully Saltbox will continue to maintain a downtown presence.