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      Issue 8 | June 2018                                                                                             View in browser  

Be In the Know about Downtown 

from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership 

Sidewalk Scoop

Local 506 Gets New Ownership But Keeps Its Local Roots Intact. And fear not - The Cave is Alive!  Now Open: YaYa Tea at 157 East Franklin Street, Hops Burger Bar at 140 West Franklin Street, and Blue Dogwood Public Market at 306 West Franklin Street.  

Partnership Picks

Let’s hear it for the ARTS! Carolina Performing Arts 18/19 schedule includes immersive shows at CURRENT. Don’t miss the current exhibits at Ackland Art Museum and Light Art+Design. Experience hilarious improv at The PITand the 2nd Friday ArtWalk brings cool art on hot nights at 25+ venues all summer long. 


Congrats to our businesses bringing home 2018 'Best of' awards from Indy Week! Jetsetter ranked the USA's 13 Coolest College Towns, with Chapel Hill at #8. And Southern Living named Chapel Hill as one of the South’s Prettiest Cities in 2018. #Truth


Summer in Chapel Hill sure is something special. Enjoy yourself at these events: Nerd Nite, Movies Under the Stars, Fridays on the Front Porch, 4th of July at Kenan Stadium, Family Karaoke at The Northside District, and Imbibe's Fish Fry & SnoBallsWhat Will You Do & See Downtown?  

Downtown Rundown

See a tree that needs some trimming or a missing brick on the sidewalk? Download the Town’s new app and report it; plus info on parking, library, & transit. And summertime means road and construction projects bloom downtown along with the flowers.

Things That Go
Looking for parking downtown? Park your browser at It’s the spot for everything you need to know about parking downtown including FREE parking days, West End Valet, and the Parkmobile app, that lets you find a spot fast and easy and pay using your smart phone. It’s just one more thing to love about Chapel Hill!


No rest for the weary in this college town come summer time. UNC's summer school and orientation are well underway. UNC has three major campus construction projects happening. And all those teens you see on Franklin St are probably attending one of the 20+ sports camps that have started!

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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