An impromptu visit to Best Buy in Durham to browse the Apple product section netted much more than the latest new iPad technical information. I met the principal collective owners of Restoring Balance and Little Barn store in the Straw Valley complex on 15-501 above New Hope Commons.
Restoring Balance is a group of passionate professionals with 30+ years of experience and wisdom committed to supporting and empowering women and their families before, during, after delivery and beyond!
Our collective understanding and fresh perspective have shown us that women in the childbearing year need caring support and a nurturing community to enhance their sacred experience and overall well-being.
We provide services to you and your family to make the years surrounding pregnancy, birth, parenthood, and womanhood the most balanced, empowered and harmonious time of your life.
Have you ever toured this little oasis, perfectly poised between Durham and Chapel Hill, called Straw Valley? Perhaps you ventured in when the restaurant, Boheme opened for its all too ephemeral life? Images above are just a fractional glimpse of the beautifully serene large Japanese Zendo themed complex. The new main tenants have already occupied several offices with massage therapists, a lactating specialist, acupuncturists, and a florist shop. The business name has evolved from Restoring Balance to Straw Valley Integrative Health. SVIH has added men to the patient base, new primary care providers: (MD, PA, FNP, a clinical psychologist, and an integrative health coach).
Straw Valley, in this new incarnation, has added the Korean food truck owners of Bulkogi and Bos Kitchen food who are joining culinary forces to open a new restaurant in the food and drink space of this enormous complex. (Read the full article below from TBJ author Amanda Hoyle).
Triangle Business Journal
The owners behind both the Asian-style Bulkogi and Bo’s Kitchen food trucks are combined their menus and opened Namu Restaurant at Straw Valley.
Since the original article posted Namu has opened. Here is my Google Guide review from my first visit. I have subsequently returned to this establishment 2 more times.
” I waited a while to try this joint food truck restaurant venture in the Asian inspired Straw Valley complex above New Hope Commons. The food is ordered at the counter and delivered to your table in biodegradable bowls, retaining the food truck vibe. The setting is Zen Do like as is the entire Straw Valley complex. My friend and I enjoyed vegetarian options and were equally impressed. I enjoyed the Bimpi Bowl while my friend tried the vegetarian tacos. The 4 stars are for the friendly and informative counter service and food. The restaurant was very cold as it shares and outdoor space with other tenants. I will return in a warmer month. My second visit to Namu was a 5-star visit due to recent design changes and a much warmer indoor dining section.”
Restoring Balance Integrative Health
at Straw Valley
5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707
Available for appointments, but reception closed Sunday and Monday.
DURHAM REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. PRIME LOCATION AT THE CORNER OF DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL BLVD AND I-40.
The subject property fronts Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd with high visibility from the interstate. Suitable for a variety of retail, office, and restaurant tenants. Positioned in front of New Hope Commons shopping center, which offers over 400,000 square feet of retail stores, and adjacent to Indigo Corners, a 50,000 square foot neighborhood center with a variety of restaurants. Patterson Place, another retail center, is across the street with over 160,000 square feet of retail space. The property is well-situated minutes away from Downtown Durham and in close proximity to Research Triangle Park.
ADDRESS & PIN
5441 New Hope Commons Drive (land) | Durham, NC 27707 | PIN: 0800-03-01-5565
5504 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard | Durham, NC 27707 | PIN: 0800-03-01-8643
5420 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard | Durham, NC 27707 | PIN: 0800-03-11-0701
5504 Building: 10,025 SF
5420 Building: 10,638 SF
5504 Building: 1972
5420 Building: 1968
4.539 acres total
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PRE-APPROVED DEVELOPMENT | APPROVED FOR UP TO 13-STORY
MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PER CSD-S1 ZONING
» Height limits
• Residential with affordable housing (15% affordable): 145’ – 13 levels
• Residential without affordable housing: 45’ – 4 levels
• Non-Residential (hotel): 90’ – 8 levels
» Structured parking planned for floor 2-4
» Ground floor can accommodate a multitude of uses, such as retail/medical office or grocery.
» Pre-planned development only takes up approximately 50% of the site leaving a balance of space for continued re-development
» Existing income in place. Tenant’s leases are on a year-to-year basis.