Carrboro Business Alliance kickoff event sparks conversation between business, town

Carrboro Business Alliance kickoff event sparks conversation between business, town

When Carrboro business leaders and town officials gathered on Thursday evening to discuss the newly formed Carrboro Business Alliance, they could barely fit into one room. Leaders from more than 100 local businesses flooded into Venable’s new B-Side Lounge at Carr Mill Mall at the kickoff event for the new organization, which aims to bring business owners together to help… Read more →

Guests line up at the Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner to stack their paper plates high with locally-sourced, chef-created dishes. (Photo by Chloe Opper)

The Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner builds community with food

  The Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market was not a typical day at the market. On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 25, platters of chef-created food replaced booths of local produce, multicolored flowers topped long tables of community-style seating and friends and families shared drinks under a lit gazebo. The Harvest Fundraiser is a potluck-styled… Read more →

Naturopathic physician promotes ‘natural path’ to wellbeing

Naturopathic physician promotes ‘natural path’ to wellbeing

When Dr. Susan Delaney began her practice 27 years ago, naturopathic medicine was nearly nonexistent in North Carolina. In 1987, local physicians only practiced conventional medicine, wearing bleached lab coats, performing surgeries and writing prescriptions in sterile, fluorescent-lit offices. Delaney’s practice challenged this conception. Delaney’s office, 301 W. Weaver Street, houses an estimated 500 vials of natural remedies and supplements…. Read more →

Jenny Chan and Francis Chan in Jade Palace

Carrboro Asian restaurants: Jade Palace, where history and culture intersect

  If you had walked into Jade Palace 33 years ago, you would have been greeted by Jenny Chan’s smiling face. If the month was February, you would have been entertained by her husband, Francis Chan, in a lion dance headdress. Jenny and Francis Chan are the founders of Jade Palace, one of the only three Asian restaurants in downtown… Read more →

Dennis and Patricia Caren from California said they enjoyed spending time with their grandson Baxter while eating locally made ice cream at Market Street Coffee and Ice Cream. “Local Matters” intends to increase visitor awareness of Carrboro’s local business economy.  (Staff photo by Eric Surber)

“Local Matters” brings new business alliance

  Local business owners will launch a “Local Matters” campaign in early October that will create a business alliance and encourage people to support the local economy. The campaign follows recommendations from Think Local First Carrboro Think Tank (TLFCTT), which was appointed by the Board of Aldermen in July to find a way to educate, engage and excite both consumers… Read more →

In this photograph from last year's Carrboro Music Fest by photographer Alicia Stemper, dancers enjoy the music at one of the many venues. This year's music fest is slated for Sept. 27-28.

Booming business accompanies Carrboro Music Festival

Every year, the Carrboro Music Festival is accompanied by the beat of footsteps along the crowded downtown streets. And local businesses are keeping tune. Many of them say it’s their best day of the year. “We’ve had record-breaking days in the past,” said Jared Fruth, an employee at Jessee’s Coffee & Bar, one of the festival venues. “It’s a madhouse…. Read more →