Angus Barn Selected as Exclusive Caterer for American Tobacco’s Bay 7,

ATC logo Angus Barn Selected as Exclusive Caterer for American Tobacco’s Bay 7,
Arrangement Brings Together Two Esteemed Triangle Institutions

Angus Barn The award-winning American Tobacco Campus in Durham recently announced it has selected The Angus Barn to be the exclusive caterer and events manager for Bay 7. This unprecedented arrangement brings together two acclaimed Triangle institutions — each a world class destination in its own right.

Bay 7 will remain exclusively a rental space for private events and will not include a restaurant.  Event management and catering will be handled by the same team that runs the highly successful  Pavilion at the Angus Barn.

“In the 52-year history of the Angus Barn, this is the first time we’ve extended our service and brand offsite,” said Van Eure, owner of the Angus Barn and longtime friend of the Goodmon family, which owns American Tobacco. “We’ve known the Goodmons for decades, and both our families’ dedication to quality, service and historical preservation make this arrangement a perfect match.”

Bay 7, a 10,000-square-foot event space, can accommodate up to 400 people in an urban chic setting within a registered historic site, complete with exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and steel girders. The award-winning space has hosted countless wedding receptions, corporate meetings, fundraisers, holiday parties, trade shows, art exhibits and reunions.

“The Angus Barn is world-renowned for its food and service,” said Michael Goodmon, vice president – real estate, Capitol Broadcasting. “They believe every guest should be treated like royalty, which is exactly the attitude at American Tobacco and Bay 7. We’re always looking to raise the bar, and this partnership accomplishes that in a big way.”

“Since we opened The Pavilions at the Angus Barn in 2008, we are very grateful that it has been so highly received in The Triangle,” said Steve Thanhauser, Van’s husband and co-owner of the Angus Barn. “Now we can proudly extend the same offering at the magnificent Bay 7 facility in Durham.”

For more information on Bay 7, click here. For more information on the Angus Barn or The Pavilions at the Angus Barn, visit

About American Tobacco
American Tobacco offers one million square feet of premium office space in a historic factory setting bustling with restaurants and businesses. Featured in US News & World Report as the national model for urban revitalization, the campus serves as a bridge from Durham’s past as one of the Tobacco capitals of the world to its present and future as a knowledge, science and medical capital.

About the Angus Barn
Founded in 1960, the Angus Barn is a distinguished fine-dining establishment in Raleigh, N.C., owned and managed by Van Eure. Featured in Southern Living magazine and on the CBS program “48 Hours” for its cuisine and exemplary service, the Angus Barn has won numerous awards including the Ivy Award, Gold Plate Award, DiRöNa (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Award, Wine Spectator Grand Award, NRN 50 All-American Icon Restaurant and Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award. In 2006, Angus Barn’s Executive Chef Walter Royal, a Restaurant Guild International Five Star Chef of the Year, triumphed over a celebrity Iron Chef on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” television show. For more information, visit

Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for this capcom story & graphic.


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