As "The Little Mermaid" would phrase
"We’ve got burger joints and coffee
shops a plenty.
We’ve got Mexican food and
Carolina apparel galore.
You want drug stores? We’ve got
But who cares? No big deal, we
(We’re not complaining. We don’t
want a lot. Just a Cookout, to be honest.)
And yet, having an endless row of
unique shops and restaurants isn’t even the most magical element of our
These shops and restaurants are
gosh darn old. As we all know, our
entire campus exists as an undeniable “oldie but goodie.”
The magic of Franklin comes from
walking into a place like Sutton’s or Time Out and finding yourself surrounded
by photographs of all of the individuals who have come before you.
may make you feel like your college experience isn’t any different than the
college experience of the millions of UNC students who have already earned
their diplomas, there is also a certain feeling of unity in this same idea.
Young people have come to this
place to earn degrees and start their adult lives since 1795. And since 1795,
students of this University have ventured to Franklin Street, in its many
different forms, to enjoy Chapel Hill for all that it has to offer.
We are a part of that history. We are
a part of the centuries-old Chapel Hill community. How cool is that?