Business

Modern Fossil boutique is welcomed to the community

Modern Fossil boutique is welcomed to the community

By Mary Stewart Robins Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Modern Fossil, Carrboro’s new boutique on 103 W Weaver St, offers a wide variety of unique clothing, assorted home furnishings and vintage accessories for women of all ages and styles. The store, which first launched in June, hosted its grand opening on Aug. 13, inviting the Carrboro community for drinks and hors… Read more →

Jessee's: two former roasters become owners

Jessee’s: two former roasters become owners

By Abigail Jennings Carrboro Commons Staff Writer After years of working for other people as coffee roasters, the husband and wife team Jon and Chyenna Jessee are proud to have their own coffee shop, Jessee’s Coffee & Bar, which is located at 401 E. Main Street. “We do good food and great coffee,” Jon Jessee said. “Some places have good… Read more →

Tyler’s serves up special treat for Tar Heel fans

by Lindsay Ash Carrboro Commons Writer Every Monday night there is evidence that the UNC-Chapel Hill basketball season is in full swing in Carrboro. In the corner of Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom, Tar Heel fans listen intently to women’s head coach Sylvia Hatchell’s live radio broadcast. About 15 fans crowded into the couch-filled nook of Tyler’s, to take in all… Read more →

CHICLE addresses local immigrant issues

CHICLE addresses local immigrant issues

by Kendal Walters Carrboro Commons Writer More than thirty people gather in a room above Weaver Street Market on a Sunday afternoon to watch ¡Salud!/Health, a movie about the Cuban Health Care system. The video draws viewers like Chapel Hill resident and local family practice doctor Carol Klein, and Dina Castro, who has experience working in a community health program… Read more →

Southern Rail restaurant rolls into Carrboro

Southern Rail restaurant rolls into Carrboro

By Gregg Found Carrboro Commons Writer The newly-opened Southern Rail restaurant welcomed 450 guests on its opening weekend, and hostess Leslie Rautenberg got to greet almost all of them. Rautenberg said of the restaurant’s decorations, “this place has a lot of character, everywhere you look.” Gregg Found photo Southern Rail restaurant General Manager Spencer Pope refused to call the restaurant’s… Read more →

New scooter store takes Carrboro for a ride

New scooter store takes Carrboro for a ride

by Elyse Archer Carrboro Commons Writer Does spending $5 a week on gas sound like pure fantasy? For Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents, it’s now a reality, thanks to Carrboro’s new Scooters Inc. The scooter store opened on 211 E. Main St. on Aug. 10. Dave Jansen, the store’s owner, is also the owner of Combustion Cycles, a motorcycle store… Read more →

WCOM hosts candidates in musical debates

WCOM hosts candidates in musical debates

by Gregg Found Carrboro Commons Writer Carrboro aldermen candidate Katrina Ryan will spend plenty of time focused on campaigns, fliers and policy arguments in these months leading up to the December elections. But on Saturday Sept. 1, she undertook a contest of a different sort – she spun tunes for Carrboro residents as part of WCOM’s “musical debates.” The brainchild… Read more →