Downtown Chapel Hill: Where the Town Comes to Life


New Place.
New Time.

Great Speaker! Rick Steinbacher

Same Date: Thursday, August 28

Coffee at 10.00 am   
|    Free Meeting at 10:30 am

Rick Steinbacher, Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Communications at UNC, manages all athletic department external communications including marketing, social media, communications and game day customer relations. Please join us for an inside perspective on how the football team will perform this year and information on all upcoming UNC sports events. As is our custom, a lively Q&A session will follow Rick's presentation.

THE AUGUST GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DSI COMEDY CLUB ON WEST FRANKLIN STREET, next to the Carolina Brewery. THIS GATHERING HAS A TIME CHANGE TOO! Coffee and conversation begins at 10:00, with an update on what's happening downtown and our speaker starting promptly at 10:30. We encourage you to forward this announcement to your friends and colleagues who would be interested.

Meetings are free and open to the public, with parking available in the TOWN LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE DSI COMEDY CLUB and BEHIND THE COURTYARD. 

DSI Comedy Theater
462 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill NC

Bus: F Route



The mission of Friends of the Downtown is to develop and promote downtown Chapel Hill as a place for community interaction and economic vitality.

The focus is on economic growth, job creation, co-marketing opportunities, increasing influence with local government and increasing the awareness of Downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Franklin Street is the core of the downtown, hence our website name:




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Remember to Shop Downtown!

Thanks to the many Downtown Merchants who have donated door prizes for our meetings.

Click for a list of our great Downtown merchants.

Parking Information and Map

There now is free night parking at a number of downtown lots. For a map and complete listing of lots and costs, meters and valet parking go to

Chapel Hill 2020

DESIGNChapel Hill 2020 is continuing the implimentation of the comprehensive plan by holding small area focus groups where the public can participate further. Click here for a current calendar.

Rosemary Imagined is focusing on how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. Community input is encouraged at their regular meetings.



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