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Everyone likes a good happy hour, but on the third Wednesday of every month at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar, bar patrons will also hear lectures and discussion on topics in the humanities.
Humanities Happy Hour is a free program hosted by the Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities to create an informal space for conversations about the humanities to take place.
As the stress of finals week concludes and UNC students leave town, Chapel Hill businesses will look to permanent residents to fill their shops and restaurants.
Katie Loovis, vice president for external affairs at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, said the total economic impact of winter break is felt most strongly by restaurants and retail but is less extreme than one may think.
Although roughly 30,000 students leave for the break, Loovis said many University faculty, hospital staff and international students stay in town, meaning Chapel Hill shops continue to serve a large customer base.
An underage student stands in line outside a popular bar on Franklin Street and gives their fake ID to a bouncer. After looking at it for a moment, the bouncer passes it back — not to the student, but to an undercover alcohol law enforcement officer behind him. The student is ticketed immediately.
Tama Tea recently opened on Franklin Street, serving loose-leaf tea amongst other menu items. Staff writer Samantha Yi spent an afternoon taste-testing the drinks.
Halloween in Chapel Hill has become more tame in recent years due to collaborative efforts to make the town’s celebration more local.
Halloween on Franklin Street is a well-known staple of University life. Homegrown Halloween on Franklin Street provides a safe place for all residents to don their creative costumes and bring the holiday to life.
Staff writer Suzanne Blake attended the event and asked participants where the inspiration for their costume came from.
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Small, large, circle, square, thin crust, stuffed crust or with extra toppings.
Franklin Street has existed since the University first opened, and has expanded from just a few houses, stores and a post office in the 1790s to a 3-mile-long stretch filled with restaurants, businesses and office spaces.
Downtown Chapel Hill will get a new hotel this fall — along with a newly refurbished Porthole Alley, now a pedestrian-only walkway. A grocery store is slated to begin construction in 2018 and streets all over town are being repaved.
UNC alum, Ali Farahnakian, has returned to Chapel Hill to reestablish a comedy presence on Franklin Street.
Take a look at the changes coming to the Chapel Hill restaurant scene in the next few months.
In Chapel Hill, comedy should be taken very seriously. But don’t worry, it’s still a laughing matter.
Kelly Taylor has wanted to open a bakery for years, and finally achieved her goal with Pizzelle Bakery. She said she hopes to have the bakery open within a month.
After more than two hours of protest, those still present at Silent Sam took a seat — sitting cross-legged just feet behind a metal fence and a line of police equipped in riot gear.
Another pizza joint is joining Benny’s, Toppers and Artisan Pizza Kitchen on Franklin Street.
Walking down West Franklin Street on a Wednesday afternoon, it can feel like a food desert. Before this summer, there were no places to buy many essential items every college student needs throughout their academic career.
From serving star basketball players smoothies to discovering the intricacies of plant biology, UNC students have a wide variety of part-time jobs.
With beads of sweat on their foreheads and drenched white tank tops clinging to their bodies, the construction team building Carolina Square works through the scorching North Carolina summer heat.
Fleming Fuller began working at local bar "He's Not Here," while he was a student at UNC checking IDs. After moving up the ranks as a barback and bartender, he's now served as the home of the Blue Cup's general manager for six years. Summer Editor Rachel Jones talked to him about the history behind the bar and how it keeps its doors open in the summer.
Carolina Ale House's Chapel Hill location closed yesterday after a year and a half of business on Franklin Street.Katherine Goldfaden, the Director of Marketing at the restaurant’s parent company LM Restaurants, Inc., said the Chapel Hill location did not meet the expectations the company had forecasted. Goldfaden said there had been a 10-year lease on the property, and it was a well-thought out decision to close the restaurant.