For over a century tobacco was king in Durham. Then the factories that produced smoking tobacco and cigarettes closed in 1987. For almost two decades the sixteen-acre property with nine buildings and over one million square feet of space declined into dilapidated warehouses with sagging roofs and broken windows. Now new tenants are moving in. The Capitol Broadcasting Company and its chief executive officer, Jim Goodmon, have begun a $200 million project which is called the largest historical renovation in the history of North Carolina. Paige describes how this area is becoming a place to live, work, and play. New tenants of the American Tobacco Historic District include GlaxoSmithKline, Duke University, restaurants, and upscale condominiums.