Topics: Business and Economic Development

Recently, the town of Chapel Hill has undertaken projects to encourage more business and boost the local economy.

Chapel Hill has worked to bring more businesses to downtown. The town sold its parking deck on West Franklin Street to allow for a $55 million development project called 140 West. The goal was to revitalize downtown business and the project was completed in 2013.

The town has also approved the development of the properties in formerly-named University Square, located at 123 W. Franklin St. The project will provide 300 residential units along with 580,000 square feet of mixed use space.

Maple View Farm owner Bob Nutter enters business hall of fame

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct six business leaders and families into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 13. The Daily Tar Heel will feature each of its inductees. Bob Nutter will be among those inducted.

Construction delays in store for new hotel at Southern Village

The Southern Village community is anticipating the arrival of a new hotel, but delays in construction might push the opening date back.

Student DJ holds second silent protest of Deep End's Country Night

Deep End Bar is beginning to grow another group of regulars on Tuesday nights. But these students aren't there for “Country Night.”

A second silent protest of Deep End's “Country Night,” was held Tuesday night at the Peace and Justice Plaza on the corner of Franklin and Henderson Streets.

Cheaper housing needed, Chapel Hill Town Council says

Chapel Hill Town Council members want to encourage affordable development in the Ephesus-Fordham district.

Plans for Rosemary Street Hotel move forward

The Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously passed the updated concept plan for the future Rosemary Street Hotel at its Monday meeting.

Real estate pioneer Eunice Brock honored by chamber

Eunice Brock didn’t want men telling her what to do, so she became the first woman in Chapel Hill to own a real estate company.

Maurice and Mary Julian will be honored locally in hall of fame


When they met, he was a young Jewish boy from Massachusetts living in the southern part of heaven, and she was a Southern Baptist, Tar Heel born and bred.

Grilled cheese chain set to open in Carrboro

A restaurant specializing in the classic comfort food pairing of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup will soon be coming to downtown Carrboro.

Longtime manager Paul Hartley bids farewell to Alpine Bagel Cafe


After years of greeting his customers with a big smile and guiding his employees with extreme patience and sometimes a little bit of teasing, Paul Hartley is leaving his post as general manager at Alpine Bagel Cafe.

YoPo student employees beautify West Franklin


The fall chill and scattered rain did not stop volunteers from redoing the landscaping in front of Yogurt Pump on West Franklin Street Sunday.

Angel investment firm Faster LLC opening put on hold

Angel investment firm Faster LLC has been fully operational since April 2014, but finally decided to locate its first permanent home at 201 E. Franklin St. 

Office space leaves room for growth in Chapel Hill

For business owners looking to move into office spaces in Chapel Hill, there is no time like the present.

The Heel shuts down temporarily, hopes to reopen

The Heel, the student-run pub, shut down about 15 days ago due to building code violations and the need to refile liquor and alcohol permits with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.

Skirting the health standard


Deems Wilson was surprised when, shortly after starting his job as manager of West End Wine Bar, he was told the business didn’t get inspected by the Orange County N.C. Health Department. 

Buzz Rides loses fight for student fees


When Buzz Rides founders Joey Skavroneck and Parker Draughon came up with the idea for the student startup while in India, they never thought they’d run into so many problems getting funding from student fees.

Airport cites ride-share service Uber

As fall break approaches, some UNC students might rely on a ridesharing service for cheaper transportation to and from the airport — but companies like Uber are struggling to comply with Raleigh-Durham International Airport regulations.

Tailgating persists despite UNC rules

The tents go up. The hotdogs are purchased and the George Foreman Grills are warmed. Fans decked in Carolina Blue flock to parking lots and grassy knolls for cornhole and beer.

Top of the Hill owner drafts bill to sell liquor after distillery tours


A Chapel Hill business owner is challenging the massive power of the N.C. Alcohol Beverage Control Commission — a group that marks up the cost of liquor by more than 80 percent. 

All up in your business for Sept. 30, 2014

Hot yoga is coming to downtown Chapel Hill.

Julian’s ventures into bicycle fashion line

Tucked back in Julian’s iconic Franklin Street store hangs a small picture that continues to inspire Alexander Julian to further his fashion legacy.