Downtown Chapel Hill: Where the Town Comes to Life


Next Meeting:

Mediterranean Deli owner Jamil Kadoura

Thursday, September 25
Location: Med Deli

Coffee at 9:30 am    |    Free Meeting at 10:00 am

Jamil Kadoura, a passionate advocate for our Downtown and especially West Franklin Street, will share his perspective as both a restaurateur and Downtown business owner. He will also elaborate on the opening of a Middle Eastern Market in the space next to Med Deli. A Q&A session will follow Jamil's presentation, providing all an opportunity to experience his enthusiasm for our Downtown and know more about his exciting expansion plans.
This gathering of the Friends of the Downtown will take place at Med Deli. Coffee and conversation begin at 9:30, with an update on what's happening downtown promptly at 10 a.m. followed by our speaker.

Parking is available in the Town's surface lots behind Chipotle, across from the Carolina Brewery, off Rosemary Street, under 140 West, and on the street.



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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:




Whimsical views of Downtown Chapel Hill


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Candidate Forum:

Gregg Gerdau  

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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