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.

He’s Not Here, but will be back soon

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He’s Not Here will close its doors for three weeks — including for the UNC-Duke game — starting today.


NC tech industry grows, but graduates aren't staying for the jobs

A new report shows growth in North Carolina’s technology sector, but recruitment difficulties continue to challenge the industry.


All up in your business for Feb. 5, 2016

Huntington Learning Center opened its new Chapel Hill location Monday.


Exploring faces of Franklin Street international food

Chapel Hill, a town home to a number of restaurants with an international focus, offers cuisine from various corners of the world and new perspectives for the town community.


Buzz Rides says they're growing even without money from Student Congress

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Buzz Rides still doesn’t have funding from student government, but that isn’t stopping them from staying on track to give 20,000 rides this school year.


Orange County community leaders hold public forum on homelessness

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When discussing the issue of homelessness in Orange County, community leaders challenged residents to learn more about the homeless population.


Land owner appeals plans for party barn to Orange County staff

Chatham county resident Kara Brewer is currently in the process of appealing to the staff of Orange County for the construction of a party barn after its initial rejection in November by the Board of Adjustment.


Chapel Hill sees losses in young professionals

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There are fewer young professionals between the ages of 20 and 34 in Chapel Hill compared to in Durham and Raleigh, likely because of two major factors — affordable housing and limited job opportunities.


Local coffee company caffeinates UNC's dining halls

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Today, Carolina Dining Services will introduce their new partnership with Larry’s Coffee at the Green Meal: Fair Trade event, which will take place in Rams Head Dining Hall from 5 to 8 pm.


Powerball jackpot highest in American history

For those willing to brave the odds, a $2 investment is the only thing standing in the way of a chance to win the largest lottery jackpot in United States history.


Ackland Store moves across street

Prospective and current students, parents and Chapel Hill residents passing the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets will soon find vacant the large window space formerly boasted by the Ackland Museum Store.


He’s Not Here signs offers in compromise

Representatives for the Chapel Hill bar He’s Not Here have signed offers in compromise for the establishment’s three pending violations.


Southern Rail leaves behind legacy for local nightlife

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It was a place to drink, eat and listen to music. It was a crossroads for the community. It was known to many as Carrboro’s living room.


AC Hotel coming to Rosemary Street

Say goodbye to Los Pos — a new hotel has been officially approved for the location.

During the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting on Nov. 23, the council unanimously approved a special use permit for a four-story AC Hotel by Marriott, granting permission for the construction on Rosemary Street.


Black entrepreneurship in Chapel Hill

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With UNC’s prestigious entrepreneurship program and the numerous resources in the area available for business startups, entrepreneurship in Chapel Hill is thriving but the question remains as to whether opportunity is available to all residents.


Gifts that keep on giving sold at alternative market

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Waiting in long lines, stores slashing prices, catfights over door busters — that’s the norm for the holiday season.


Shooters' owner fed up with disrespectful students

In a moment of frustration, the owner of Shooters Saloon in Durham took to Facebook to express her annoyance with — and ultimately ban — UNC students from the business. 


Kava: an alternative to alcohol

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For some people, it calms them and makes their lips tingle, while for others it makes them feel downright nauseated.


La Residence case settled, ABC tackles underage drinking

The ABC Commission ratified the offer of compromise for La Residence at their November meeting Wednesday.


Computer science professor opens tab for students during class at TOPO

Students in Ketan Mayer-Patel’s Computer Science 426 class were treated to a field trip to Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery during class Tuesday after a technological problem kept the instructor from presenting any material.