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Great Things Are Happening at the Downtown Partnership!

Great Things Are Happening at the Downtown Partnership!
Great Things Are Happening at the Downtown Partnership!
SAVE THE DATE:The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership Annual Meeting will be on Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 PM at R&R Grill
Join us for a social evening and celebrate with other champions of our downtown! 
Learn more about what the Downtown Partnership has accomplished this year and what we'll be focusing on in our 2013-2015 Work Plan. Anyone with a love for or interest in the future of downtown Chapel Hill are invited to all of our events.
Downtown Development News- Join us in supporting these developments that will bring more residents to downtown; helping us achieve our goal of fostering a vibrant, diverse, pedestrian-friendly, and accessible downtown. 
  • 123 West Franklin Street (University Square) goes before Town Council on Monday, February 11 - Come to Town Council and speak in support!
  • Bicycle Apartments goes before Town Council on Wednesday, February 27- Come to Town Council and speak in support!
  • 140 West Franklin  will be open this spring transforming the connection between east and west Franklin Street into a dynamic, cultural space!
  • Shortbread Lofts construction has begun on West Rosemary Street.  
Launch Chapel Hill
Launch Chapel Hill -
A best-in-class  venture lab uniquely created by a partnership of The Town of Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina, Orange County, and the Downtown Partnership. Grand opening in March!
2nd Friday ArtWalk -  Since August 2012, the Downtown Partnership has managed this much-loved community event for all of Chapel Hill & Carrboro. Now recruiting new venues for 2013! Visit 
Downtown Social Hour & Dream Up Downtown walks -
This year brings quarterly social & networking events with the Downtown Partnership, hosted in a variety of venues. And after the great success of the four fall Dream Up Downtown walks, we will be hosting more in the spring and summer.  Based on the principles of urban activist Jane Jacobs, we 
take a walk through downtown exploring the possibilities  of great urban planning.   
Windows on Chapel Hill - Downtown storefronts come alive with art and performances thanks to funding from the Town of Chapel Hill's Cultural Arts office. Three new installations will be up in March! Read more here... 
Look Before You Lease! - We've partnered with the Town of Chapel Hill's Fire & Inspections departments to offer this new proactive and business-friendly approach to opening a new business downtown. Read more here...
Real Change Marketing Campaign -  We're working with the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness and a Public Relations class at the UNC School of Journalism to develop a marketing campaign to educate the community about panhandling.We welcome downtown businesses and property owners to be a part of this meaningful campaign.  
Perka - Say goodbye to punch cards!  Six downtown businesses are participating in a free trial program sponsored by the Downtown Partnership. Perka is a  free mobile app available at the Apple & Android markets, that offers a simple,  flexible model for businesses to offer discounts to their best customers. If your business is interested in participating - let us know. Read more here...
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is a nonprofit agency working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. 
We do this through strong partnerships with many community organizations and individuals like you!  Visit or call us at 919-967-9440.
Meg McGurk - Executive Director - 
Bobby Funk -  Assistant Director - 
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