After three years in downtown Durham, Basan closed their doors on June 30th, opening up space for a new concept in Diamond View III. Here's the gist, straight from the press release:
DURHAM, N.C. -- June 25, 2018 -- Basan, the modern sushi and Japanese restaurant located in downtown Durham, will officially be closing its doors after business on Saturday June 30th, after three years of serving the Durham community.
Basan was created to provide quality food made by passionate chefs. It offered modern Japanese cuisine that highlighted speciality rolls and fresh seafood from the Pacific, which owner G Patel described “a brighter, fresher, less fried style”.
G Patel envisioned an upscale restaurant which brought the best of West Coast style Japanese cuisine to Durham. The restaurant became a favorite for those enjoying a night on the town with a DPAC show. The closure stems from the instability of drawing crowds or foot traffic on nights without events in the area.
Eschelon Experiences - the management group for Basan - has extended job offers to as many members of the Basan staff it can accommodate at its other managed locations which include Mura at North Hills, The Haymaker, Cameron Bar and Grill and the newly renovated Edwards Mill Bar and Grill.