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Monday September 20th

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.

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Word on the spooky street: What is your Halloween costume?

Halloween on Franklin Street is a well-known staple of University life. Homegrown Halloween on Franklin Street provides a safe place for all residents to don their creative costumes and bring the holiday to life.  Staff writer Suzanne Blake attended the event and asked participants where the inspiration for their costume came from.

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Carolina Square's Target opened July 18.

Target opens on West Franklin St

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. 

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Carolina Ale House Shuts Down in Chapel Hill

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.

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