Varsity Theatre hosts film screening
The Varsity Theater is hosting a screening of “Freedom Summer” tonight at 6:30 p.m.
The PBS documentary chronicles the 10-week period in 1964 when activists traveled across segregated Mississippi to register African American voters.
Before the screening, community members will speak about the importance of protecting voting rights.
The speakers will touch on the new voter identification laws that take effect in North Carolina in 2016.
The event is being sponsored by a coalition of local social justice organizations.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Textbook and apparel store opens
The space left empty by Ram Book & Supply has finally been filled — by Chapel Hill Fan Shop.
Chapel Hill Fan Shop, which is owned by Illinois-based Follett Corporation, opened its 306 W. Franklin St. location Aug. 8.
The store carries a range of UNC-themed apparel and accessories.
Sales associate Audrey Norton said the store will get different seasonal items throughout the year.
The store also carries textbooks that can be purchased or rented. Many of the materials can also be purchased as e-books for laptops, tablets or e-readers.
H2Only cleans without toxins
The Triangle’s only self-proclaimed toxin-free dry cleaning company has set up a new shop in Chapel Hill.
Mark May, an employee at the new H2Only Cleaners store on Rosemary Street, said the cleaning method was developed by German companies and does not produce carcinogenic fumes like other dry cleaners.
The Rosemary Street location is the fourth H2Only location in the Triangle.
“A lot of cleaners will say they’re ‘organic’ cleaners. Organic doesn’t really mean anything,” May said. “The stuff they’re using to clean your clothes is still toxic.”
Mellow offers throwback pricing
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Mellow Mushroom is offering its 1974 prices for several items on Wednesday.
The nationwide pizza chain will be offering cheese pizzas for $2.50 and coke products for 30 cents.
Ashley Cohn, assistant general manager of the Chapel Hill location, said extra toppings will cost extra at modern-day prices.
Budweiser and PBR beer will be on tap for 75 cents, and bottles of Michelob will also cost 75 cents.
The Chapel Hill restaurant is located at 310 W. Frankin St. and will offer special pricing all day.
Trolly Stop to open Franklin spot
Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is well on its way to opening a Chapel Hill location.
The North Carolina-based hot dog chain is working with the town to get permits for a space at 306 W. Franklin St., said Trolly Stop owner Rick Coombs.
Coombs said the restaurant will also offer hand-dipped ice cream and beer, but hot dogs will remain its main business.
“All we do is hot dogs,” Coombs said. “There aren’t a lot of people out there that specialize in one item.”
The store will offer specialty hot dogs, including sausage dogs and burger dogs.