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Tuesday October 19th

All up in your business: Beer and breakfast food

A new bar is coming to Carrboro, offering treats for pups and their owners. Photo courtesy of 401 Main.
Buy Photos A new bar is coming to Carrboro, offering treats for pups and their owners. Photo courtesy of 401 Main.

401 Main

An “upscale dive bar” is coming to Main Street in Carrboro this summer.

Al Bowers, of Al’s Burger Shack, and Chris Baldwin announced they are opening 401 Main, which will feature seafood, sandwiches, draft beer, cocktails, and a patio for both customers and their dogs to enjoy. 

The new restaurant and bar will be located at 401 Main Street in Carrboro, at the fork where East Rosemary Street and Main Street intersect, according to a press release. 

The pair is opening 401 Main in the space that used to be Cafe Carrboro, where Carrboro and Chapel Hill meet.

The bar will have a menu of southern dishes like po’boys and pork sandwiches, along with shareable bar snacks, salads, and seafood.

A veggie po’boy featuring crispy cauliflower and their signature sandwich, the 401, a fried grouper po’boy with bacon, dirty slaw, tomato, pickles and jalapeño ranch are included in the menu.

It will offer local and international beers, wine, and classic and frozen cocktails. They will also have treats for four legged, furry patrons. 

The business will offer a large bar, outside patios and a stage for live music. They will open for dinner and late-nights on weekdays and at noon on weekends. 


DTH / Eric Pesale

The Farmer’s Omelet is the most popular omelet dish at the Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe.


Ye Olde Waffle Shop

Ye Olde Waffle Shop is closed for extended renovations. 

This breakfast and lunch restaurant opened its doors on Franklin Street in 1972. According to their website, Ye Olde is closed due to a delay of repairs.

“We’re working diligently with the contractor, the town, and others to reopen,” the website said.

“You’ll know as we know.”

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