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Tuesday October 19th

All up in your business: Carrboro gastropub closes, Shanghai Dumpling condemned


After nearly 15 years of business,  Milltown has closed. The Carrboro gastropub was known for its wide selection of beers and its yearly celebration of Oktoberfest. 

Owners and brothers Josh Wittman and Drew Wittman announced the closure with a letter posted on the store’s front door. The decision to close, the letter said, came as the food and beverage offerings in Carrboro and neighboring towns have increased and changed. 

The brothers are working to find new owners.

“We are ready to pass the torch to the next entrepreneur and are actively working with potential new owners of the building and business who will carry on and keep the location a cornerstone of Carrboro,” the letter said.

The letter concluded by thanking Milltown employees and customers for their support over the years. 

“We end not with regret but with so many great memories from so many fun times,” the letter said. “And we hope that we’ve done well enough in our 15 years that each of you carries a fond memory of Milltown that will occasionally make you smile in the years that lie ahead.”

Shanghai Dumpling

Franklin Street’s Shanghai Dumpling was damaged in an early morning fire on Saturday, June 1. The restaurant is closed until further notice, according to a Town of Chapel Hill Press Release. 

A sign stating the building has been condemned was posted on the front window of the restaurant. The Daily Tar Heel was unable to contact the restaurant owner.


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