Business and Economic Development


Downtown Chapel Hill trivia and karaoke round-up

Linda's Bar & Grill has trivia Tuesday and Wednesday night with an eclectic mix of clientele who are eager to participate.

Officials question the safety of new transit services


Getting a ride to Carrboro is now as easy as tapping a button and swiping a debit card — but the impact ridesharing services like Uber are having on transportation regulations is not quite so simple.

Chapel Hill bars crack down on enforcing alcohol laws together

Chapel Hill bars are getting more serious about enforcing alcohol laws.

Employees remember owner of Johnny T-shirt

Johnny T-shirt employees are mourning the death of owner Charles “Chuck” Helpingstine, who died Thursday.

All up in your business, August 19, 2014


After almost 50 years in the University Square development, Chapel Hill Barber Shop has relocated to the Courtyard.

Chapel Hill Farmers' Market looks to find new location


After almost seven years at the University Mall parking lot, the Chapel Hill Farmer’s Market wants to find a place to call its own.

UNC student artists grow creative community


Instead of cluttering dormitory room walls with cliche slogans and movie posters, senior Violette Zhu said asking student artists like herself to commission original work would be better for decorations.

Chapel Hill improves development services

Those looking to get permits for their businesses or homes should have an easier time after a renovated Development Services division opened at Chapel Hill town hall last Monday.

The Thrill is gone, The Heel is here

This Friday, students who want to celebrate making it through their first week of classes will have a new hangout to visit — The Heel Bar and Grill.

Time-Out leaves University Square, moves down Franklin

Since Time-Out Restaurant opened in 1978, not much has changed — but after almost four decades at University Square, the iconic restaurant is moving down Franklin Street.

UNC takes a shot at branding with Jell-O Jigglers


From Snuggies to spatulas, UNC’s brand is recognizable in stores across the state.

All up in your business for July 17



All up in your business for July 10


The Carolina Inn was featured on Fodor's travel guide as one of the top 10 best hotel front porches in the United States. 

Chapel Hill Comics turns a page


After 20 years with the store, owner Andrew Neal has decided to sell Chapel Hill Comics and see what else life has in store for him.

Chapel Hill named most exciting NC place


It may not come as a surprise to the people who love Chapel Hill for its abundance of restaurants, thriving nightlife, eclectic edge and Carolina blue skies — but the town recently earned a distinction that sets it apart from other cities in the state.

East End closes, but Country Night stays

East End Oyster & Martini Bar will officially close its doors on Saturday, but Country Nights will live on downstairs at Deep End. 

Pharmacy closes, but Sutton’s Drug Store remains


When John Woodard told customers the pharmacy in Sutton’s Drug Store was closing down, he got a lot of concern that the entire store would be going out of business. 

Owner of Mina’s Grill on Franklin Street pushes past disaster


Despite the tragedies that befell his first two business ventures, John Hanna opened Mina’s Grill on Franklin Street with optimism and determination. 

All up in your business for June 19


All up in your business for June 19

All up in your business for June 12


All up in your business for June 12