She said she and her partner,
Younes Sabouh, had been wanting to open their own concept for a while,
and figured now was the right time.
Dunbar said the new
restaurant will be a full-service concept with a full bar and various
seafood, steak and vegetarian options.
Pop-up store opens on Franklin Street
Xenia, a pop-up store offering numerous locally-grown teas, flowers and other artisan goods, has moved in at 422A W. Franklin St., but will only be in Chapel Hill for three months.
Rickie White said he and his husband got the idea when they moved from
Chapel Hill to their farm in Hurdle Mills.
“One of the things we're interested in
is getting more folks in downtown Chapel Hill introduced to the concept
of sustainable-grown flowers and teas,” White said.
He said many people in the area are not aware of the unique, seasonal products that farmers produce locally.
said they came up with the name Xenia because it is a flower that sells
well at their farmer’s markets, but is also the Greek word for
Pizzeria Mercato heats up Carrboro
Carrboro welcomed Pizzeria Mercato to its wide variety of dining options Feb. 2 with a successful launch.
new pizzeria on West Weaver Street has received a positive response and
a busy opening, according to Mika Tanimoto, the general manager.
are more than just a pizza restaurant,” Tanimoto said. “There is a big
focus on our local farmer’s market and the produce we can obtain from
Pizzeria Mercato also offers other alternatives
to your traditional pizza pie, with various small plate options.
restaurant’s extensive wine list and local beers offer customers many
selections to accompany their meals.