ABC 11 Eyewitness News

New at 4, downtown Durham’s revitalization continues Today a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the renovation of the Chesterfield, located in the Brightleaf District. The building was orginally built back in 1948. It was the world’s most modern ciagrette factory but it stood empty since it closed back in 1999. Look at it now. Wexford Science & Technology has redeveloped this 286,000 square foot building as its hub for life science and technology. Tenants now include Duke University, NC BioLabs and Validic.

(Originally aired on December 5, 2017 at 4 pm)

WRAL News on Fox50

A tobacco factory in Durham now has new life. Today the Chesterfield which has been vacant since 1999 had its grand reopening. It’s 286,000 square feet of retail and office space downtown in the city’s Brightleaf District. It’s designed to be a hub of life sciences, technology research, and entrepreneurship. That building is already 85% leased.

(Originally aired on December 5, 2017 at 10 pm)