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from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership 

Sidewalk Scoop

Now Open: Baan Thai Catering at Midway Community Kitchen, Bonchon at 205 East Franklin St. and Francesca’s, women’s clothing and accessories boutique in Carolina Square. The Varsity Theatre is now showing first-run movies at $7 for adults and $5 for kids. 
Coming Soon: Heavenly Buffaloes, Hibachi & Company, Blue Dogwood Public Market.

Partnership Picks

Nightlight Club is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 5 nights of showcasing 25+ local artists. Located at 405 ½ West Rosemary Street, Nightlight is a self-described “tiny art-land vortex … backed up by a fabulous community of fans and music lovers who support experimentation!”


Kiplinger has ranked UNC-Chapel Hill at #1 for high-quality education at an affordable price amongst public universities. Patrick Mateer, the 24 year old founder of the Launch start up Seal the Seasons, has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Social Entrepreneurs. And There’s More to Chapel Hill than the Tar Heels, a Family Finds. #DarnNicePeople


The revolution starts now with Gob Squad at CURRENT. Midway Community Kitchen is offering Whole Hog Butchery & Sausage Making. Experience the sights and sounds of the Carolina Indian Circle's 31st Annual Powwow. Local 506 hosts White Album 50th Anniversary Cover Show. What Will You Do & See Downtown This Week? 

Downtown Rundown

Launch celebrated 5 years downtown and it's changing the startup scene in Chapel Hill. From Nigeria to Little Rock to Franklin Street, Johnney Enemmoh has been on an amazing journey through his life; with support from Community Empowerment Fund. And check out the new app for UNC's Arts Everywhere; listing all of the cultural activities and arts events on campus.

Things That Go

Brand new parking meters are now being installed downtown. #Hallelujah Avoid ever having to use them and download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone. 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
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