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UNC Faculty/Staff Family Night on Franklin Street!

This Thursday, August 9th is Faculty & Staff Night on Franklin. The  Faculty & Staff Athletics Program has teamed up with Chapel Hill Sportswear and Downtown Partnership to offer faculty and staff members  exclusive discounts at many Franklin Street shops and eateries, prior to the free Locally Grown Rooftop Movie featuring Gnomeo & Juliet. There's something for everyone, whether you're bringing your family or getting together with your co-workers for a post-work glass of wine!


Thursday, August 9th

6pm-9pm Exclusive discounts on apparel, dinner, drinks, ice cream and more!

7pm Rameses will make an appearance at Chapel Hill Sportswear

8pm Locally Grown Rooftop Movie in Wallace Plaza ft. Gnomeo & Juliet


Chapel Hill Sportswear - 40% OFF your ENTIRE purchase!

Restaurants & Bars:

Bandido's Mexican Cafe - Buy any dinner and 2 beverages at the regular price and get a second dinner of equal or lesser value FREE!

Four Corners - FREE order of Julius Peppers with purchase of two entrees and drinks

Jack Sprat Cafe - 15% OFF (excluding alcohol)

The Franklin Hotel (Robert's Lounge) - $5 selected wines; BOGO appetizers

La Residence - BOGO appetizers & half-priced bottles of wine

McAlister's Deli - FREE cookies

Spanky's Restaurant - 10% OFF (excluding alcohol)

Top of the Hill - $3 Old Well White & $3 Blueberry Wheat Beers

Vespa - 15% OFF entire purchase

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe - FREE House Drink (Vimala's special blend of herb tea, freshly brewed hibiscus tea, fresh squeezed lavender lemonade, locally roasted Malabar Monsoon Coffee, or homemade chai)

Ice Cream/Dessert:

Ben & Jerry's - BOGO Waffle Cone

Coldstone Creamery - 50% OFF

SweetFrog - 25% OFF purchase


The Bookshop - 10% OFF


Kidzu - 10% OFF Kidzu membership; Join Kidzu Children’s Museum for our Members-Only Night 6-8pm. As part of the UNC Faculty/Staff Family Night event you are invited to our Festive Beach Party Event. New Memberships will offered at a 10% discount as part of this UNC special event. We'll have fun beach-themed crafts, games, and music playing in our exhibit. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Feel free to wear your pajamas or your beach best. No registration is required. Call Kidzu at 919-933-1455 for more information.

Visitor's Center on Franklin Street - Free cookies & Chapel Hill refrigerator magnets!

PNC Bank - Gift baskets for first 50 families & preferred banking relationship and terms

For information on your parking (and FREE parking) options, visit

To take part in this night, simply show your UNC OneCard or UNC Hospital ID at the participating store and ask for the "Faculty & Staff Night Special" to receive your discount. All participating stores will have a sign in their window indicating that they are a Faculty & Staff Night on Franklin store. *All discounts listed are only valid from 6-9pm on Thursday, August 9th. Some restrictions may apply.