Growth and Development

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano has recently moved from Carrboro Plaza to 201 W. Weaver St., which allows for the organization to be closer to downtown.  El Centro Hispano, according to the statement on their website, is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community in Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, with branch locations in Durham… Read more →

The ArtsCenter presents to the Board of Aldermen

The ArtsCenter presents to the Board of Aldermen

Members of the board of directors of the ArtsCenter provided a vision for the new facility and the creative economy of Carrboro during its presentation to the Board of Aldermen on Oct. 8. Don Rose, vice chair of the ArtsCenter board of directors, and Philip Szostak, principal of Szostak Design, architect for the new ArtsCenter as well as an ArtsCenter… Read more →

A grand vision for relocation and expansion of the ArtsCenter

A grand vision for relocation and expansion of the ArtsCenter

The ArtsCenter plans to have a new facility, location and modified role in the community within the next three to five years, according to Executive Director of the ArtsCenter Art Menius. The new ArtsCenter will not venture very far at all; it will be located at the corner of Roberson Street and East Main Street, according to Menius. The proposed… Read more →

Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

  After  months of delays, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Carrboro is now open, and local businesses are already reaping the benefits. According to Barabara Leedy, sales manager for Atma Hotel Group, Inc., which manages the property, over Labor Day weekend, the hotel’s first weekend open, it housed five wedding groups and a bar mitzvah, bringing more than 300… Read more →

The updated PTA thrift shop will grow Carrboro’s community

The updated PTA thrift shop will grow Carrboro’s community

  As the updated PTA thrift shop continues construction on its new store, local schools are excited for its future impact on their community. The new store, which is located on Jones Ferry Road, will celebrate its update with a ribbon-cutting ceremony October 17th. “I think it’s really exciting,” said Tamara Daley, a resident of Carrboro and the president of… Read more →

Student housing development progresses despite community concerns

Student housing development progresses despite community concerns

Spring break gives Chapel Hill a preview of the relatively student-free summer. Chapel Hill Magazine’s The WEEKLY asked neighbors if they liked it when students were away. Most people agreed that it is nice to have less traffic, more parking spaces and less noise, but that the town becomes too boring and businesses slow down when students are gone. Residents… Read more →

Steel String Brewery: Craft beer comes to Carrboro

Steel String Brewery: Craft beer comes to Carrboro

By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Increasingly in Carrboro, you will find a culture of artisan foods and gourmet gurus. Some of it is imported, and some of it comes from the old mill town itself. But among the French wines, Columbian coffees and produce from the Piedmont, there is something inauspiciously missing: a true Carrboro brew. Arguably, one… Read more →