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.

Chapel Hill Town Council talks Obey Creek development

Chapel Hill Town Council members and residents met Thursday night to discuss the impact of the proposed Obey Creek development on traffic and transit.

Village Plaza development project challenged

Chapel Hill residents and some local officials are concerned about the proposed Village Plaza mixed-use apartment complex on South Elliott Road — and they say the Ephesus-Fordham Form-Based Code is the main problem.

Dog-friendly Pup'uccino Cafe comes to Franklin Street

Dogs and their owners will soon have a new place to socialize in Chapel Hill.

All up in your business for Oct. 29, 2014

 Green Beagle Lodge, the new pet resort located at 6805 Millhouse Road, will hold its grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration on Thursday.

UNC alumni invent handheld drug delivery device

The first things visitors see in 1789 Venture Lab on Franklin Street are a ping pong table, arcade games, and an assortment of comfy chairs.

Dogs, owners show Halloween spirit at bar contest


At a costume contest Sunday, humans and animals alike were able to show their excitement for Halloween.

Carrboro community gathers, creates art district plans

Carrboro has long relied on arts and creativity to fuel its economy — and now members of Creative Carrboro want to make that relationship official

Chamber inducts businessman who 'started from scratch'


Al Pons' Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center made him one of the most respected business leaders in Chapel Hill, and 18 years after his death, his legacy continues.

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.