BUSINESS


12/5/2017 7:37pm

Though Chapel Hill businesses see a decrease in revenue as students go home for winter break, it is mediated by an increase in patronage by local families.

Winter is coming, but local businesses are ready

As the stress of finals week concludes and UNC students leave town, Chapel Hill businesses will look to permanent residents to fill their shops and restaurants.  Katie Loovis, vice president for external affairs at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, said the total economic impact of winter break is felt most strongly by restaurants and retail but is less extreme than one may think.  Although roughly 30,000 students leave for the break, Loovis said many University faculty, hospital staff and international students stay in town, meaning Chapel Hill shops continue to serve a large customer base. 


11/30/2017 7:42pm

Perennial Coffee and Pastries barista Anna Kasibhatla creates a new brew: a grapefruit infused spiced maple latte.

Review: Chapel Hill's best coffee shops for studying

With exam season upon us, students might want to get away from campus and study in a more inviting atmosphere. Staff writer Grant Allen ventured to three local coffee shops to review their atmospheres, menus and accessibility. 


11/16/2017 7:08pm

Açaí bowls have come to Franklin Street with the opening of The Purple Bowl. 

Local businesses opt to go cashless

Establishments are going cashless.  Some restaurants have stopped accepting bills or coins because they fear being robbed, while others see ‘going cashless’ as a step toward the digital future. Many establishments agree it increases cleanliness and efficiency. The conversation between businesses going cashless is not straight forward, but for some businesses they believe it makes more sense.  


10/5/2017 8:40pm

Tom Robinson's Seafood restaurant is located in Carrboro.

Local seafood market supports coastal NC fishers every Wednesday

Walking into Tom Robinson’s Seafood shop is like being transported to an old-fashioned fish market. The sharp smell of fish fills the air and customers browse for fish at the open counter.  Tom Robinson’s Seafood is a fish market located behind the Armadillo Grill in Carrboro that has offered a reliable source of wild-caught fresh fish from North Carolina’s coast Thursdays through Saturdays for the past 40 years.