Yah-i Amen, one of the founders and owners of Vegan Flava Cafe, engages with guests at the Blue Dogwood location soon to open to the public.

This new food hall is bringing variety to Franklin

Chapel Hill's new public market is a mixture of vegan, organic and locally-sourced food and cuisines.


Franklin Street

Franklin Street sits at the northern edge of campus and it is the most famous stretch of pavement in Chapel Hill. Many of the businesses on Franklin Street cater to students. 

Students often rush Franklin Street after a win against Duke in basketball. Chapel Hill’s Homegrown Halloween event, which at its peak attracted nearly 32,000 college students from across the state, is held on Franklin Street.

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Chapel Hill honors and celebrates culture in Sunday's international festival

International flags line Franklin Street in preparation for the upcoming Near and Far Festival in Chapel Hill this weekend, which will honor and celebrate the town's global community.  The festival will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at 140 West Franklin St. Plaza and will feature performances from Pline Mounzeo to Prema Natya Vidyalaya Dance School. The event will also have interactive exhibits such as UNC Global, the Chapel Hill Chinese School and a tasting tent.