Hops Burger Bar closed
As many people already know, Hops Burger Bar closed its doors earlier in July, breaking the hearts of everyone who came to love its parmesan truffle oil fries.
Hops opened its 140 W. Franklin St. location back in 2017 and, while the sign is still up, the restaurant closed with little explanation.
For those dedicated enough to take the drive, Hops still has two Greensboro locations and will be opening another one in Winston-Salem soon.
Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe back open
But when one door closes, another one opens — or reopens. Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe, located at 173 E. Franklin St., reopened on Aug. 9 after closing for repairs in early July.
The restaurant, which originally opened in 1972, had to close after a water leak in the almost 100-year-old building was discovered during construction work being completed in Post Office Alley, according to a press release from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.
The schedule for repairs had to be extended, but the reopening was met with excitement online and in person.
“Back in action!” the restaurant posted on Facebook. “We missed everyone and can’t wait to catch up!”