BUSINESS


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.  


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.  


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Pizza places abound on Franklin Street

 MidiCi will join the eight pizza restaurants on Franklin Street. The California-based pizza chain is to open in the winter under Top of the Hill and across the street from the newly established pizza restaurant Lotsa. In addition to Lotsa, the area is already home to Italian Pizzeria III, Benny Cappella’s, Artisan Pizza Kitchen, Mellow Mushroom, Toppers Pizza, Papa Johns and I Love NY Pizza.


UNC sophomore Laura Perron enjoys a Sunday afternoon with her dog, Hershey, at Weaver Street Market, a dog friendly establishment in Carrboro.

Downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro offer dog-friendly dining options

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro area seems to have many people that are dog lovers. Between local families and students,  someone is often walking a dog through UNC campus or down Franklin Street. A pet dog is a part of the family and when it comes time to eat, no one wants to leave Fido behind. So which restaurants are pooch-friendly?


Katie Mullett, a sophomore psychology major, browses the clothing section at Rumors.

Rumors Boutique: Not your average thrift store

 Rumors Boutique is not the average thrift store in Chapel Hill.  Located behind Al’s Burger Shack off of North Graham Street, Rumors offers high-quality vintage clothes, sunglasses and accessories to students willing to leave the comfort of campus.