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 in D.C. — Tar Heel alums find game day experiences hours away

For some Tar Heel alumni living in Washington, D.C., there's always another Blue Cup.


Tin Cup Joe brings new meaning to coffee on the go

When Chris Jordan was a child, he loved drinking hot Dr. Pepper. 

“As a child I drank hot Dr. Pepper on cold nights,” Jordan said.


25,000: When craft brewery growth is punished by legislature

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When Steel String Brewery opened in Carrboro in 2013, it was the 85th brewery in North Carolina.

Now, three years later, the list has almost doubled.


Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years of service

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Meals on Wheels held an event Wednesday to celebrate 40 years of community service in Chapel Hill and Carrboro


Points for Pizza: App rewards students for staying off their phones in class

If students put their phones away for long enough, they can earn Franklin Street discounts. 


Krave kava bar celebrates first anniversary

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After occupying its spot on Carrboro’s West Main Street for the past year, Krave has become much more than a bar.


Owners and executives worry the House Bill 2 is bad for business

Businesses are just as outraged.


Chapel Hill businesses push back against House Bill 2

Chapel Hill businesses have been standing up against the controversial law House Bill 2, passed on March 23.


Tom Ross to join pharmaceutical board

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Former UNC-system President Tom Ross has found a new home.


He’s Not Here returns after 21-day absence

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He’s Not Here reopened Friday, and patrons couldn’t help but celebrate.


Cat's Cradle, TABLE partner for charity during UNC/Duke game

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On Saturday afternoon, music, donations and a rivalry came together at Cat’s Cradle.


Posters in business windows welcome refugees in Chapel Hill

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All around town, the image of a man sheltering a child in his coat has appeared.


Millennials choose experiences over possessions

In the month of February alone, UNC senior Conner Frank estimates that he spent $2,600 on experiences rather than on things. 


Schoolkids Records to replace CD Alley on Franklin Street

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Schoolkids Records, a record company that began in 1974, will return to Chapel Hill on March 1st as the company’s third location in the Triangle.


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.