Remember Another Thyme? Kim Son? Honey’s? The Know restaurant and book store? As Durham gains more notoriety for its “foodie scene,” it’s easy to forget restaurants of the past. So here at Savas Labs, we’ve created a helpful Durham restaurant time machine.
The Pan Pan Diner, at its original location on Hillandale Road (misspelled as Hillondale in the health inspections dataset)
With this tool, you can click back through the years (from 1995 through 2015) to see which restaurants were open when, and where. No longer do you have to wonder:
- Where was the original Pan Pan Diner located? (Hillandale Rd and I-85)
- Where was Ninth Street Bakery before it was on W Chapel Hill Street, and when did it move (776 Ninth Street, 1997)
- Is it true when people say that there were no restaurants downtown in the 1990s? (not exactly, but there were a lot fewer)
The full sourcecode for the map is available on github at savaslabs/durham-restaurants-map.