NC Museum of Life and Science Awaits New Eatery – Durham

For the next month and a half, visitors to the NC Life and Science Museum in Durham are going to have to pack their lunch until a new eatery opens on-campus in March. Grayson’s Cafe, serving the Museum for 5 years, closed its’ doors in early January. Instead of renewing its’ contract with the Museum, the Cafe decided to close. “There was no tension,” reports Taneka Bennett, the Museum’s Director of Public Relations. “It was just a chance to do something new.”


During the closure, officials will be working on the menu for the new eatery, including the creation of new specialties. Museum management has hinted that the menu will focus on local ingredients – a popular trend in the restaurant business that also influenced the Pullen Cafe at Pullen Park in Raleigh. Even with this change, Bennett does not think the prices at the new eatery will change drastically. There is no word yet on what the new restaurant will be called.

One Response to “NC Museum of Life and Science Awaits New Eatery – Durham”
  1. Sean says:

    Here is the latest update:
    The new cafe will be called Sprout and the contract was awarded to Tom Meyer who also owns the Q-Shack in Raleigh and Green’s Restaurant at UNC Hospital. The new menu will focus on locally grown foods and meats produced without pesticides and hormones. Options will be available for diners with allergies and the menu will include vegetarian and gluten free items. Plans are also in the works for Sprout to provide education on water conservation and the benefits of eating locally.

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