Posted inChapel Hill Town Council, Downtown, Small business

What’s going on with the proposed wet lab, Purple Bowl, and other affected businesses?

Renuka Soll, who is running for Town Council recently emailed people who had written to Town Council in support of Purple Bowl. In her email, she encouraged Purple Bowl supporters to support her and the other candidates on Adam Searing’s slate (Searing’s campaign treasurer works at Purple Bowl.) Problematically, the email contained inaccurate information (we […]

Posted inCHALT, Chapel Hill, Downtown, Housing

Pick one: Allow denser development in town, or cut down more trees

People in town who are generally opposed to any changes in Chapel Hill, such as the leadership of Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town (CHALT) and like-minded town residents, have recently shared two comments about the nature of our changing and fast-growing region that are difficult to square. First, we saw comments about the […]

Posted inAdvisory Boards, Chapel Hill, Downtown, Planning Board: Chapel Hill

This week in Chapel Hill Planning Commission — Sept. 5, 2023

Welcome to a new, hopefully regular segment on the blogblog summarizing the agenda of the next Chapel Hill Planning Commission meeting. As a newly appointed member of the Planning Commission, I will be attending my first regularly scheduled meeting this week. My goal with this series is to help demystify the Town’s development review process […]

Posted inChapel Hill, Downtown, Small business, UNC

We talked to Caroline Spencer about covering the Med Deli fire (and how to help)

Yesterday, Caroline Spencer was walking along Franklin Street when she captured a horrifying sight: Chapel Hill’s beloved Med Deli was on fire.   Caroline lives across the street from Med Deli. She quickly went into reporting mode and stayed on the scene, notifying the community that everyone, including owner Jamil Kadoura, was able to safely […]

Posted inCarrboro, Chapel Hill, Downtown, Orange County, Things to do with kids, Triangle Region

We made a bike map for the Uproar Festival of Public Art

We are super excited for the Uproar Festival of Public Art. 60 artists, 60 public and free art installations around Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough? What could be better? A way to get there via trolley, bike, and public transit. Behold, all 60 art installations. In the coming days, we plan to share detailed bike […]

Posted inChapel Hill, Downtown

Chapel Hill’s Raising Cane’s at Franklin and Columbia is a Clucking Mess

Earlier this week, a Triangle Blog Blog correspondent noticed a very unusual sign tacked to the outside of the future Raising Cane’s space. It was a new “emergency contact list” featuring the number for UNC’s emergency medical services. We anticipate the emergency contact will come down when construction is completed, but also recognize it could […]