Friends of the Downtown

We're trying Something New:

N E W  T I M E — N E W  P L A C E !

September Meeting:
Thursday, September 29

9:00 to 10:15

Flyleaf Books

Afterwards we'll move next door to The Root Cellar
for networking and coffee

Four Community / University / Business panel members, who have just returned  from the 2016 Inter-City Visit & Leadership Conference in Boulder, CO, will give their reactions. They each will present one idea about growing the Downtown and answer a few other questions developed by our chair.

Time permitting, you'll also hear Downtown Comings, Goings and Rumors!

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Don't forget:

Free Meeting at 9 am Sharp  |  Last Thursday of the Month

The focus of Friends of the Downtown 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:


Downtown Chapel Hill — Where the Town Comes to Life.

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





Whimsical views of Downtown Chapel Hill


SCK Design



Elaine O'Neil Textile Collages

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



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