Downtown Franklin Street is looking more abandoned every day.
While tumbleweeds haven’t been spotted yet, this isn’t the first time that empty storefronts have popped up.
Mansion 462 and Ham’s both closed their Franklin Street locations this month.
These prominent locations should be revitalized with new projects instead of the same old Franklin Street pizza place or ice cream shop.
An organic bar and a gay/lesbian nightclub, for instance, would make for two unique additions to Franklin Street.
With offerings ranging from fresh, affordable mojitos to a homemade Tom Collins, Single Brothers in Winston Salem offers a whole new map of cocktails for the traditional and adventurous to explore.
Ham’s former indoor/outdoor patio setting is just what this kind of bar needs.
An appreciation for ingredients like fresh herbs and local liquor wouldn’t be hard to find in Orange County, where organic and local is part of the culture.
The bar could also unite Chapel Hill’s bar scene with Carrboro’s green perspective.