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In The Know: Downtown Chapel Hill (issue 2)

                                Issue 2 | October 2017                                  Photo of Rumors Boutique, 106 N. Graham Street

Be In the Know about Downtown 

from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership / 

Sidewalk Scoop

Now Open: Ackland Museum Store is now located inside the Ackland Art Museum. Tama Tea offers tea, smoothies, sandwiches, and salads. New Owners: A group of friends recently purchased the 95 year old Carolina Coffee Shop and have made facade improvements, added sidewalk dining, and removed the lobby entrance. No plans on renaming it Central Perk. 

Partnership Picks
#TakeUpSpace is Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s $5.2 million building project to recreate the North Carolina icon as a modern-day, technology-advanced science hub.  Changes include a new entrance, digital displays and ticket kiosk, new science stage, a Launch Lab, and a Lab to Life Exhibit.


GymNOW offers short-term fitness club access; created by professional baseball players, recent UNC graduates, and Launch entrepreneurs
And Chapel Hill is ranked #2 for Best American Foodie Town in the South Atlantic region, citing Lantern Restaurant for fine dining and Time-Out for best breakfast. #BiscuitsForLife


Explore the Ackland Art Museum’s outdoor art installation; a “stickwork” by artist Patrick Dougherty. Calling all Kids: Come help us Design Your Own Downtown. Then  fill your belly at the Rodeo on Rosemary Street. What will you Do & See Downtown this week?

Downtown Rundown

hist whist, little ghostthings, tip-toe, twinkle-toe…all the way to Franklin Street. Here’s what you need to know about Homegrown Halloween. And drivers slooooow down on Rosemary Street; the speed limit is now a safer 20 mph. Also, applications are open for Cohort 9 at Launch

Things That Go
Enjoy our fare-free buses and take Chapel Hill Transit to Franklin Street. Ride your bike downtown to eat, shop, and be entertained; lock it up at a bike corral or rack. Parking is free every Sunday downtown; download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone.
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