Downtown Chapel Hill: Where the Town Comes to Life

Celebrate the Carolina Brewery's 20th Anniversary

Thursday, January 29th


Robert Poitras, owner, will present "20 Years of Doing Business in Downtown Chapel Hill". We will hear the lessons he has learned since founding the Carolina Brewery and the vision he has for the future of business on West Franklin Street.

Conversation and a Special Breakfast Buffet at 9:30
Downtown Happenings and Speaker promptly at 10:00.

Location this Month:
Carolina Brewery
(next to DSI Comedy Theater)
460 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC


For those attending the Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at 11:30, Robert will conclude his presentation and Q&A by 11:00. There may be an incentive to stay for lunch at the Carolina Brewery, if you're available.

Parking: Town lot accross the street from the Carolina Brewery and behind the Courtyard.


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


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

Carolina Football Fan Guide

Free click here.

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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