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Dizzy's Day Downtown

Carolina fan, Dizzy the dog, visited downtown Chapel Hill (sporting his Carolina blue collar from Johnny T-Shirt!) and wanted to share what he did that made his experience in downtown so great! 





A healthy dog needs a big, delicious breakfast so Dizzy stopped by Sutton’s Drug Store. Eating at Sutton’s makes you feel like you’re in the heart of Chapel Hill with its collection of Carolina memorabilia. 





Embracing his inner astronaut, Dizzy attended a show at Morehead Planetarium. Offering several shows every day designed for all ages, visiting this space exploration center is the perfect indoor activity to beat the summer heat.



Intrigued by one of North Carolina’s best museums, Dizzy toured the Ackland Art Museum, which holds more than 17,000 works of art that you can see for free! Dizzy plans to return for the opening of the summer exhibit “All About America” on June 24th.   



This serious shopaholic visited the downtown’s trendy boutiques. Dizzy stopped by Bluetique and the Gentlemen’s Corner to grab some fashionable clothing. He especially enjoyed the quote on Bluetique’s sidewalk sign “'I already have too many clothes’ –No one ever”.  




Curling up with a good book is one of Dizzy’s favorite activities. He was very excited to find a used bookstore right on Franklin Street. They even had a friend in the window!



What’s great about a busy downtown? People watching! The downtown area had plenty of benches and park spaces to stop and take in the beautiful summer weather and friendly people.




Summer time is the perfect excuse for a frozen treat. A refreshing stop on a hot day, The Yogurt Pump has been serving Franklin Street since 1982. 




Dizzy could join the fun at He’s Not Here’s outside bar! You might want to brush up on how He’s Not Here got its name for their Trivia Night every Tuesday. 




Relaxing at one of the many restaurants offering patio dining on Franklin St is a perfect way to end a fun day downtown! Vespa Ristorante


By Liz Mainous