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Daisy Cakes to go from truck to brick-and-mortar business in Durham

Daisy Cakes, the beloved Durham pastry truck, will hopefully open a storefront location late this fall in downtown Durham, according to owner Tanya Catolos.

"We're really excited," Catolos said this morning on the phone.

Tanya and her husband Conrad Catolos, who are both chefs, have been operating their pastry business out of a gleaming Airstream trailer for several years. Last year, they raised $20,000 via Kickstarter toward opening a brick-and-mortar location.

The business will be located at 401A Foster Street, right next door to the Bull City Arts Collaborative. (It's a smart location given it is so close to the Durham Farmers' Market and the couple started their business by parking a couple blocks away on Saturdays.)

Catolos says they will serve breakfast pastries, smoothies, Counter Culture coffee and savory items for lunch. Catolos says they hope to eventually serve brunch and maybe offer tea one day a week.

There's no need to worry: the Airstream trailer isn't going anywhere. Catolos says they may park it outside on Saturday mornings for quick coffee service and will use it for special events.

Tanya Catolos was most recently a pastry chef at the Washington Duke Inn, and her husband works at Piedmont as a sous chef and had previously been the chef de cuisine.

[A nod to Bull City Rising for their post about Daisy Cakes' new location. That blog really keeps on top of Durham news.]

Durham needs a superintendent too

Should departing Wake County Schools Superintendent Del Burns consider relocating to Durham?

That was a thought suggested Tuesday in a post on the Bull City Rising blog by Kevin Davis. He noted that the Durham school system is looking for a new superintendent after Carl Harris left to take a job in the U.S. Education Department.

"Hey, Del, you looking for a new job? Please?" writes Davis, who has been supportive of Wake's diversity policy.

Comparing boards in Wake and Durham

The latest meetings of the Wake County school board and county commissioners are making people think of the days when the Durham school board had wild meetings.

In a Tuesday post on the Bull City Rising blog, Kevin Davis asks "whether some magical government gremlins" that were responsible for the Durham school board's antics earlier this decade have made their way into Raleigh.

Wake neighborhood schools to help Durham?

Will the election of a new Wake school board majority that opposes the current diversity policy help Durham?

That's the viewpoint articulated Wednesday on the Bull City Rising blog by Kevin Davis. His take on the election results is that neighborhood schools will make western Wake even wealthier, which in turn will make Research Triangle Park even more relevant.

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