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In The Know: Downtown Chapel Hill (issue 3)


Be In the Know about Downtown 

from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership / 

Sidewalk Scoop

Now Open: Target and Alumni Hall at Carolina Square. Coming Soon:  Francesca’s,   B.GOODThe Pizza Press, Purvelo, an indoor cycling studio; Arrow, offering haircuts for men and women; and CURRENT Art Space + Studio - all to Carolina Square. On Rosemary Street, AC Marriott Hotel will be open mid-December. 

Partnership Picks
Take 7 minutes right now to watch this video, The Story of Sup Dogs. You'll get to know owner Bret Oliverio and his brother Derek, who founded Sup Dogs Restaurant in Greenville, NC in 2008. Learn about their moving story of family strength and how Sup Dogs came to be on Franklin Street. 


Launch venture GoKart asks the question 'what if Uber and had a baby'. Conde Nast Traveler ranked Chapel Hill #7 as The Best College Town for People Who Aren’t in College. And with More Feeling Than Food: Bandido's Mexican Cafe owner Tony Sustaita is dedicated to making customers feel good.


Downtown shines bright with holiday spirit and cheer! Enjoy family-friendly activities and traditional holiday events. Shop at the Holiday Bazaar on 140 West Plaza and get your photo taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Community Tree Lighting . This holiday season parking is free every weekend too. And don't miss the always festive and fun Nerd Nite #4.

Downtown Rundown

The nonprofit arts & culture sector in Orange County generates $130.3 million in total economic activity. Adding to that impact in 2018 is CURRENT Art Space + Studio at Carolina Square. Offering immersive arts experiences - no just sitting in your seats for these performances - along with artist talks, creative workshops, and community events. Get your tickets now. 

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 on Sundays. Download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone. 
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Learn more at
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