Topics: Business

Organized theft is costing retailers $30 billion a year. Here's what NC is doing about it.

 North Carolina is taking action in response to a growing trend of organized retail theft in the state.


Rumors Boutique: Not your average thrift store

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 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.


GoTriangle goes green: Electric buses could be in NC's future

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 Low-emission, electric buses could be coming to North Carolina. 


Could Amazon be coming to the Triangle?

 Amazon announced Thursday that it will be building a new headquarters in a U.S. metropolitan area. 


Local businesses join fight against racism

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Everything from bars to arcades to hair salons are banding together to support Charlottesville after deadly protests swept the city earlier this month.    


DSI Comedy closing down Aug. 28

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Owner Zach Ward announced on Wednesday morning that Chapel Hill’s DSI Comedy Theater will shut down permanently on August 28.

Ward had promised to have a transition plan in place on July 10 following allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination from former employees.


Full-time UNC student runs a corporation

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While most students feel accomplished to get a summer internship or make an A in a class, one of their peers has been running a company since he was 16 years old. 


Q&A with Fleming Fuller, general manager of Franklin Street bar "He's Not Here"

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Fleming Fuller began working at local bar "He's Not Here," while he was a student at UNC checking IDs. After moving up the ranks as a barback and bartender, he's now served as the home of the Blue Cup's general manager for six years. Summer Editor Rachel Jones talked to him about the history behind the bar and how it keeps its doors open in the summer.


Carolina Ale House Shuts Down in Chapel Hill

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Carolina Ale House's Chapel Hill location closed yesterday after a year and a half of business on Franklin Street.

Katherine Goldfaden, the Director of Marketing at the restaurant’s parent company LM Restaurants, Inc., said the Chapel Hill location did not meet the expectations the company had forecasted. Goldfaden said there had been a 10-year lease on the property, and it was a well-thought out decision to close the restaurant.


Q&A with professor Joe DeSimone on Carbon company and 3-D printing

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Chemistry professor Joe DeSimone is currently on leave from UNC to act as CEO at the company he co-founded, Carbon. Carbon uses Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology that DeSimone helped create to improve 3-D printing. 


Gov. Cooper announces NC Beer Month to highlight local businesses

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced April as N.C. Beer Month in an effort to promote local business.


Honeysuckle Tea House, an outdoor getaway, reopens after winter in Chapel Hill

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A local destination that provides relaxation for busy Chapel Hillians has reopened.


Weather changes students' viewing plans at He's Not

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Harsh weather Monday night caused trouble for Tar Heel fans looking to watch the game outside at screenings hosted by different venues around Chapel Hill.


Carolina Coffee Shop, a 95-year-old institution, for sale on Franklin

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Daniel Austin was working as a server at Carolina Coffee Shop when a couple came in and asked to sit at a specific table by the window. When he asked why, they said it was their 35th wedding anniversary.


Franklin Street welcomes UNC fans’ traditions during March Madness

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As the Tar Heels make their second consecutive run to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four, students and fans have brought their traditions and superstitions to bars and restaurants on Franklin Street.


Rosemary Street gears up for food truck rodeo on Sunday

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Rosemary Street will be full of food trucks selling all types of cuisine on Sunday.


UNC’s win over Duke brings business to Franklin Street bars

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UNC fans rushed Franklin Street after the UNC men’s basketball team’s win over Duke Saturday night. Along with their Carolina blue apparel and loud, cheering voices, they brought plenty of business to restaurants and bars along the street.


Community rallies to save YesterYears Brewery

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YesterYears Brewery, a family-owned brewery in Carrboro, needs $28,000 to cover unpaid rent since November. Recently, UNC graduate student Katie Stember started a fundraiser to save it. 


Lotsa pizza will reach Franklin Street in April

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Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza, the restaurant taking over Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro's old location at the corner of North Columbia and Franklin streets, is looking to open in mid-to-late April. 


Opinions vary on benefit nights for student organizations

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Many students have helped raise money for UNC student organizations through benefit nights at a restaurant or bar on Franklin Street.


Daiquiri bar brings New Orleans vibes to Chapel Hill

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Zell’s Underground Daiquiri Bar has opened just in time for Mardi Gras. The New Orleans-themed bar officially opened at 157 E. Rosemary Street about two weeks ago. It is the first bar in Chapel Hill to primarily sell daiquiris.


All Up In Your Business: Zell's Underground Daiquiri Bar opens

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Chapel Hill’s nightlife gained new variety in January with the opening of Zell’s Underground Daiquiri Bar at 157 E. Rosemary St. 


One Fish Two Fish bringing Hawaiian cuisine to Carrboro

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One Fish Two Fish Poke Joint is bringing Hawaiian cuisine to Carrboro this March, replacing the former Tom+Chee restaurant at 300 East Main St.


Vimala's hosts community lunch for refugees and residents

The Refugee Community Partnership co-hosted a community lunch on Sunday to welcome refugees with Love Chapel Hill church at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe on West Franklin Street.


Wegmans developer bought land for Chapel Hill location

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Wegmans will be bringing a new grocery store to the Triangle soon.