The Tipsy Bull to Open in Durham

TradeMark Properties is pleased to have represented Durham County in its recent lease transaction that will bring a unique, eclectic sports bar & grill to downtown Durham. Tipsy Bull will be located in 3,057 square feet of street level retail space at 201 East Main Street in the Durham County Administration II Building. TradeMark Senior Vice President Vijay K. Shah, CCIM represented the landlord in leasing the space to Restaurant / Sports Bar owners John Orlando and Nick Pettiford.

Tipsy Bull will feature an open concept, contemporary design with multiple TV screens for sports and entertainment viewing as well as a central dining area, bar and patio that will provide seating for more than 150 patrons. It will highlight the culture of Durham through its décor and menu, which will include traditional bar food and healthier options offered in portions that allow customers to choose the size that they want.

“Our goal is to capture the true feel and view of Durham for locals and visitors alike,” said owner Nick Pettiford. “As someone who was born and raised in the inner city of East Durham, I know this city well and I know how eclectic our culture and residents are. We want to reflect that atmosphere for our customers by offering a unique, comfortable, up-scale bar experience featuring food and drinks at reasonable prices” said Owner John Orlando. 

Tipsy Bull is expected to open toward the end of the Summer going into the Fall. It will operate from 11 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. daily to accommodate residents, employees of businesses in the area, and visitors. The bar will show its appreciation to Durham City and County employees by giving them a 10% percent discount on all dine in food purchases. “In representing Durham County in the lease of this space, it was TradeMark’s goal to find a tenant that will complement the urban feel of the building and add to the energy along East Main Street,” said Vijay K. Shah. “Tipsy Bull fit that description exactly and will be a wonderful addition to downtown Durham.”

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