Chapel Hill
Friends of the Downtown

Next Meeting:

Thursday, January 26

Live, Work & Play Downtown!

Coffee at 9:30 | Program at 10:00

Former Chancellor James Moeser and his UNC faculty wife, Susan, will share their experiences of living and working Downtown; attending UNC concerts, sports and speakers — and just walking around the area.

Gatherings of the Friends of the Downtown take place on the second floor of the Franklin Hotel. Coffee and conversation begin at 9:30, with our speakers starting promptly at 10 a.m. You'll also hear the latest downtown Comings, Goings and Rumors! Meetings are free and open to the public.

The Franklin Hotel, second floor
311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 442-9000

Bus: W Franklin St at Kenan St


We encourage you to forward this announcement to your friends and colleagues who would be interested. Meetings are free and open to the public.

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.

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:





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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