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Downtown News: Night Lights, Basketball Tickets, Community Visions, & More!

Downtown News: Night Lights, Basketball Tickets, Community Visions, & More
Downtown News: Night Lights, Basketball Tickets, Community Visions, & More!
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The Downtown Partnership keeps you informed of the news, events, and issues that have a direct impact on our downtown community.  If you have questions contact Meg McGurk, Executive Director, at 919-967-9440 or


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Halloween Information for Downtown Community
Halloween is on Friday, October 31st. Homegrown Halloween is the shared effort among the Town, University and downtown businesses to keep Halloween on Franklin Street as a community gathering with enjoyable, safer crowd sizes. Complete details about the event for the entire town can be found at 

Downtown Imagined: "Community Visions" Plan Updated
The Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill have been working together for the past year on Rosemary/Downtown Imagined; the planning process to create a master plan for our downtown. We are now releasing the Community Visions document, the culmination of the community input process, posted online at . We have just begun the analysis phase, and we anticipate that this phase will last until early 2015. Then we will take the Community Visions document and pair it with the data about current conditions; creating the master plan. If you have any questions or comments please contact Meg McGurk, Downtown Partnership, at 919-967-9440 or

BARS Training (Be a Responsible Server)
The Chapel Hill Police Department is now offering  to hold the BARS: Be A Responsible Server Training at your business, for all of your staff. This training is FREE and will familiarize  employees of ABC outlets with alcohol laws and regulations; specifically dealing with sales to underage, fraudulent identifications, and sales to intoxicated persons.

$10 Carolina Men's Basketball Tickets

As a thank you to businesses for supporting UNC Athletics, they are offering all businesses, and their families & employees, a special $10 ticket rate to three Men's Carolina basketball games! Belmont Abbey on Nov. 7th, NC Central on Nov. 14th and Robert Morris on Nov. 16th. CLICK HERE for a direct link to the ticket page of to purchase $10 tickets.

Sponsor NIGHT LIGHTS, Family Friendly New Year's Eve 
NIGHT LIGHTS will be held on Wednesday, December 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. NIGHT LIGHTS offers family-friendly activities, performances, interactive games, refreshments, and a kids' countdown under the stars in the fulldome theater to ring in the New Year. We are now seeking businesses as sponsors and for in-kind donations. For more information or to become a sponsor: Contact Sarah Wolfe, director of smArts events & programs, at 919-220-6292 or

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame
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The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct six business leaders and families into the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame, on Thursday, November 13 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Carolina Inn. Downtown is well represented this year with the induction of Maurice & Mary Julian, of Julian's; and Al Pons, of Chapel Hill Tire& Car Care CenterThe Hall of Fame honors individuals with a record of achievement that demonstrates excellence in business management, entrepreneurial and courageous thinking and action, inspiring leadership, community impact, and whose time as a business leader made a substantial, positive and lasting impact on our community. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
Share Your Thoughts on Obey Creek 
Obey Creek is a proposed mixed-use development that, if approved by the Town of Chapel Hill, would be located across South 15-501 from Southern Village. The Town would like to keep the public updated through regular email communications. If you would like to be added to the Obey Creek email distribution list, please email with the subject line "Add to email distribution list."
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.