LOCAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE


1/10/2019 8:48pm

Gizmo Brew Works is opening a location in Chapel Hill, filling a vacant space on E. Franklin Street across from Bandido's Mexican Cafe. Bryan Williams, one of Gizmo’s owners, said the Chapel Hill taproom will have 50 taps and will not have a kitchen but will sell pre-packaged foods.

Raleigh-based brewery Gizmo coming soon to Franklin Street

Gizmo Brew Works will open in the building where the Ramshead Rathskeller restaurant was formerly housed: “This space is beloved by Chapel Hill, so we’re thrilled that we’ve got someone going in there, and someone with a great reputation like Gizmo I think will be fantastic for the space.”


11/19/2018 11:55pm

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Buckmire.

Aiding the Chapel Hill-Carrboro food desert

In Chapel Hill, 19,000 people live in food deserts, the majority in areas around Franklin Street. Several nonprofits in and around Chapel Hill are pushing programs to help alleviate the issue. 


11/1/2018 8:07pm

The Dunkin' Donuts on 1509 Franklin St. on Oct. 29, 2018. This location is in the process of getting a drive thru approved. An employee said that the store has attempted multiple times since they opened but they haven't been successful.

Franklin Street Dunkin' Donuts continues to fight for drive-thru

The Dunkin' Donuts on Franklin Street continues to work toward obtaining a drive-thru permit. Town members have expressed concerns about the drive-thru line interfering with traffic flow on the street, but the owner assures that the location can handle the traffic and any other requirements needed to get the permit.