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IN THE KNOW: Downtown Chapel Hill (issue 4/Jan2018)

      Issue 4 | January 2018                                                                       

Be In the Know about Downtown 

from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership 
Join us on Thursday, February 1 at 8:30 am at Launch Accelerator for our Annual Meeting. Enjoy breakfast while networking with downtown stakeholders and community leaders. Learn more about our agency accomplishments. Our featured speaker is Lori Burgwyn Hernandez, owner of Franklin Street Yoga Center and The Well: Women’s Social ClubRSVP here. 

Sidewalk Scoop

New Venues:  2nd Friday ArtWalk welcomes 3 new venues; AC Marriott, Cuban Revolution Express, and Vibehouse405 StudioNow Open:  People’s Improv Theater (The PIT). It's  more than improv and comedyComing Soon: New exhibit at Ackland Art Museum;  Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection.

Partnership Picks
The best towns and small cities in the US: Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Now we all know this is true, but it sure is cool when our friends across the pond acknowledge it!  And our community is celebrating the life and legacy of the abolitionist, orator, and newspaper publisher Frederick Douglass on the occasion of his 200th birthday.


Our holiday window contest ends in sweet victory; and trust us the competition was tough. Brilliant You denim brings more manufacturing to downtown Chapel Hill.  And Chefs and Activists Crushed it in the Food Scene in 2017; featuring Andrea Reusing of Lantern and Vimala Rajendran of Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe


Elaine’s on Franklin celebrates 18 years with a special dinner. Chef Bill Smith & the Crook's Clan invite adventurous eaters to the "Guts and Glory Week at Crook's". Then LEGOPalooza returns to Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. And bring your love to this blush-worthy Valentine’s Day edition of Nerd Nite

Downtown Rundown

Did the weather snow-blindside you last week?  Get Chapel Hill weather updates sent straight to you.  Check out the funky new wayfinding signs in Amber Alley that were created by local artist Frank Kreacic. They come alive when viewed with 3D glasses. 

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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