Topics: Business

On campus, religious dietary restrictions hard to meet


Saarah Khan’s food options in the dining hall are limited.

She mostly eats pasta, salad and an occasional veggie burger.

TOPO Distillery sells first bottle of liquor outside of ABC system in 106 years


Scott Maitland, owner of TOPO Distillery, sold the first bottle of liquor outside of the ABC Commission system in North Carolina since 1909 on Thursday.

Rape culture persists online after Asheville owners discovered publishing sexual exploits

Coffee talk has taken a turn for the graphic, as two owners of a local Asheville shop were found broadcasting their sexual encounters online.

Jacob Owens and Jared Rutledge, co-owners of Waking Life Espresso, documented their sexual exploits on social media — via a blog called "Holistic Game," a podcast and Twitter.

'Chapel Hill tradition’ Breadmen's to relocate but stay local


Forty-one-year-old Chapel Hill restaurant Breadmen’s may relocate to make room for up-and-coming mixed-use development, Amity Station.

All Up in Your Business for Sept. 29, 2015

Dan Elkins, owner of Logan’s Pub and Billiards located in what was formerly The Deep End said to expect a little more out of country night. 

All up in your business for Sept. 23, 2015

Chapel Hill resident Sree Valluru receives great response for the opening of his new restaurant "Crepe Traditions". Located at 140 West Franklin Street.

Board of Aldermen discuss Airbnb impact in Carrboro

Though Carrboro requires short-term rentals to obtain a special-use permit, many operations are not in compliance.

Company proposing to privatize Student Stores used to provide textbooks


Follett, the company that sent an unsolicited proposal to lease UNC Student Stores two months ago, has had a relationship with the University in the past. 

Bartenders are liable for who they serve

Former UNC student Chandler Kania, 20, visited two Chapel Hill bars early in the morning on July 19, according to law enforcement officers. Officers say he had a fake ID that was checked at the door and had no problem buying drinks.

Four-star restaurant Crossroads Chapel Hill reopens for business

A local restaurant earning a Forbes Four-Star Service Award is back open for business after going through an extensive remodel.

Q&A with entrepreneurship professor about the new Apple stylus

Though former Apple CEO Steve Jobs allegedly swore he would never introduce a stylus for an IOS device, Apple is releasing one this fall.

Chapel Hill bed and breakfast proposal gets push back from historic community residents

A proposal to allow bed-and-breakfasts in Chapel Hill raised concerns about balancing business interests with historical integrity.

UNC completes a 100-year-old challenge


One hundred years ago, former UNC President Kemp Battle charged UNC with a mission. 

All up in your business for Sept. 10, 2015

UNC alumnus Ryan Watts remembers when he and his UNC friends didn't know where to go out one night after classes.

Orange County Living Wage Project set to launch October


Vimala Rajendran, owner of Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, said she pays her employees well over $12.75 an hour and splits tips evenly among all employees.

Q&A with Il Palio executive chef Teddy Diggs on college cooking tips


The Il Palio restaurant at Chapel Hill’s Siena Hotel might be undergoing renovations, but that hasn’t stopped executive chef Teddy Diggs from keeping things fresh in the kitchen until it reopens in mid-September. Diggs spoke to senior writer Rachel Herzog about making the perfect lasagna and how college students can move beyond ramen noodles.

Business brewing for Carrboro coffeehouse owner


There’s a moment when Shaw Sturton is talking — he pauses to watch as his employee carries two espressos over to customers. 

Raleigh rezones, limits food trucks

The Raleigh City Council stirred up controversy last week — under the new zoning plans, food trucks will be blocked from operating in some areas where they’ve served customers for years.

Chapel Hill residents want BP station to live on


Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. For some Chapel Hill residents, that place is the BP Service Station in Eastgate Shopping Center.

Verizon drops call for contracts

Heeding the call of competitors, Verizon Wireless eliminated two-year contracts from its business model — ending years of subsidized cellphone plans.

Carrboro residents split over proposed shopping center

Carrboro residents are divided over plans for a new shopping center in town.

Pharmacy in Student Stores will open late fall

Campus Health Services will open a pharmacy on the third floor of Student Stores later this semester.

Proposed sales tax bill could divide urban, rural counties in NC


A bill in the N.C. legislature could reallocate hundreds of millions of dollars from urban retail centers like Chapel Hill to rural communities — and it has elicited criticism from both sides of the aisle.

Ease of North Carolina business startups debated

A recent survey gave North Carolina a B- overall for small business friendliness, but experts disagree on what conclusions the grades offer. 

14 years later, Sakura says sayonara


Sakura Xpress is leaving Chapel Hill, but its signature hibachi won’t be gone for long.