Topics: 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.

Several construction projects bring changes to Chapel Hill

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Downtown Chapel Hill will get a new hotel this fall — along with a newly refurbished Porthole Alley, now a pedestrian-only walkway. A grocery store is slated to begin construction in 2018 and streets all over town are being repaved. 


Thought Chapel Hill comedy was dead? Think again!

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UNC alum, Ali Farahnakian, has returned to Chapel Hill to reestablish a comedy presence on Franklin Street.


All Up in Your Business Sept. 11

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Take a look at the changes coming to the Chapel Hill restaurant scene in the next few months. 


The UNC comedy scene: It's no joke

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In Chapel Hill, comedy should be taken very seriously. But don’t worry, it’s still a laughing matter.


All Up in Your Business for Aug. 28

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Kelly Taylor has wanted to open a bakery for years, and finally achieved her goal with Pizzelle Bakery. She said she hopes to have the bakery open within a month. 


Loud cries denounce Silent Sam

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After more than two hours of protest, those still present at Silent Sam took a seat — sitting cross-legged just feet behind a metal fence and a line of police equipped in riot gear. 


All Up in Your Business for Aug. 22, 2017

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Another pizza joint is joining Benny’s, Toppers and Artisan Pizza Kitchen on Franklin Street. 


Target opens on West Franklin St

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Walking down West Franklin Street on a Wednesday afternoon, it can feel like a food desert. Before this summer, there were no places to buy many essential items every college student needs throughout their academic career. 


Research, restaurants and retail: There's a student job for everyone

From serving star basketball players smoothies to discovering the intricacies of plant biology, UNC students have a wide variety of part-time jobs. 


High rates don't deter students from living on Franklin

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With beads of sweat on their foreheads and drenched white tank tops clinging to their bodies, the construction team building Carolina Square works through the scorching North Carolina summer heat.


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.


UNC graduates offer advice for surviving senior bar golf

Seniors may be putting on their polos and visors, but they’ll be grabbing drinks instead of golf putters.


Senior Bar Golf tees off April 20 this year

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Senior Bar Golf night, where UNC seniors and their caddies visit Chapel Hill bars and try drink specials, tees off on April 20.


UNC's national title boosts profits for businesses, schools

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The Atlantic Coast Conference and the town of Chapel Hill are sharing in the success of UNC's men's basketball national title win April 3, with money pouring in as a result of the victory.


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.


Thousands rush Franklin Street in celebration of UNC's National Championship victory

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After the last seconds on the game clock ticked away, thousands of UNC students and Chapel Hill residents prepared to run to Franklin Street.


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.


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.