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Laura Brummett


Orange County faces high losses of potential retail sales

Orange County is facing a retail gap that has lost the county millions of dollars in potential revenue.  The retail gap happens when residents report spending more money than businesses in the area report in sales, meaning residents are going to other areas to do their shopping. This leads retailers to choose towns like Durham over Chapel Hill. “We’re still a University-driven retirement town for wealthy folks,” said  Mike Clayton, owner of Clayton Commercial Realty. 

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Cat Cafe

Owners Katy Poitras and Ilene Speizer are hoping to open the Cat Tales Cat Cafe in February. The cafe will have two areas specifically designated for interacting with the animals and eating food.

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