open a new bar and restaurant in the underground space off Amber Alley that was
home to the Rathskeller for decades. The
plan preserves the Train Room, the Circus
Room and the Cave and enlarges the
booth area that looks up at the glass-block
“Everything that people loved about the
Rathskeller would be there,” said Mary
Stockwell, Munch Properties manager.
“There’s so much history there. I’d love to
give that back to Chapel Hill.”
Morris Commercial in Chapel Hill is
handling the lease.
Clothing Store Considers
What’s Not in a Name
To get both genders to shop for clothes
in the same store, Rosina Orr ’04 had to be
careful about the decor — industrial with
fuchsia and squash-yellow panels outlined
in black — and its name. “Guys won’t step
foot in a store with an apostrophe ‘s’ in its
name,” Orr said. She came up with Zinaz, a
version of her nickname, without the
Zinaz sells “menz and womenz” comfy
casual clothing by brands not found else-
where in North Carolina and with a socially
responsible urban vibe. The fabric from one
line of skirts is made from bamboo; a brand
of T-shirts, sweatshirts and jeans donates 20
percent of the purchase price to a collection of charities.
The store opened in May, just as students
were leaving for the summer. But now that
they’re back, DJ Dre Vaughn spins beats at
the store every Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Zinaz, 400 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill,
‘Touch Downtown’ Returns
for Second Season
Football fans, Chapel Hill wants your
business. “Touch Downtown” is back,
fueled by its experience last year in
encouraging fans to come early on game
days and stay late to enjoy downtown’s
nearly 100 restaurants, 50 specialty stores
and a mile of family cultural attractions.
Tar Heel Express buses run from six
park-and-ride lots to points along Franklin
Street, the GAA’s Tar Heel Town at the
Bell Tower and Kenan Stadium, starting
three hours before kickoff and ending
three hours after the end of the game.
We serve a wide range of vegan dishes
and source organic and local products whenever possible.
All of our dishes are made from scratch
by our team of chefs and cooks.
UNIVERSI T Y SQUARE, 133E W. FRANKLIN ST. • 919.929.8199
Contemporary vegetarian and vegan restaurant that exudes coziness and warmth.
The Carolina Club
The Carolina Club, a private dining and
social club, has become a home for its
members since 1993. Join us for fine and
casual dining, football tailgates, educational
programs, business entertaining and more.
GEORGE WATTS HILL ALUMNI CENTER, STADIUM DRIVE
AT RIDGE ROAD, CHAPEL HILL • 919.962.1101
As seen in North Carolina Signature, the News & Observer, the
Greensboro News and Record and on Good Morning America!
Come and see what all the fuss is about.
Award-winning desserts, authentic gelato,
great coffee and full bar.
140 E. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL, NC 27514 • 919.929.2100
Taste Carolina takes people behind the
scenes of the area’s best restaurants to
chat with chefs and owners and sample
their delicious food! Walking tours of
Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill/
Carrboro offered. Custom, corporate,
and themed tours available.
Featured in the News & Observer, on ABC11 News and more.
Owned and operated by a proud UNC alum.
www.tastecarolina.net • 919.237.2254
Whether you live around town or are coming
back home, check out Delectable Dining,
which features some of the best dining options
in the area.
Contact the Review’s advertising representative, Andrea Ide ’08,
at (919) 962-8820 or email@example.com to find out about
inclusion in this special advertising section.
The award-winning Crossroads restaurant joins the graceful traditions
of the South with progressive new American cuisine. Chef Jimmy Reale
changes his menus seasonally to emphasize regional trends and to
incorporate the freshest local ingredients.
211 PITTSBORO ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.918.2777
Tickets are $5 roundtrip, $3 one way.
Extrapolating from a recent economic-impact study, the seven home games in
2009 could boost the Chapel Hill and
Orange County economies by $40 million
and bring in $2 million more in local and
state tax revenue.
“In today’s economy,” said Aaron Nelson ’ 97, president and CEO of the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, “it’s
important to ask for the business.”
GameStop Sets Up Shop
GameStop is a go at 100 E. Franklin St.,
opening in April in the space once occupied by Sunglass Hut. The videogame shop
buys and sells new and used videogames
and holds tournaments and midnight parties, replete with food and costumes, to celebrate the release of new games.
GameStop, a national chain with another
Chapel Hill location at University Mall,
becomes the first game merchant on
Franklin Street since Cerebral Hobbies
closed about eight years ago.
GameStop, 100 E. Franklin St., Chapel
Hill, (919) 929-9108
— Nancy E. Oates
From seared scallops to steak
and specialty salads, we use
seasonal fresh vegetables, herbs
and local produce. Lunch on
hearty salads and sandwiches.
Casual atmosphere. Patio dining.
407 MEADOWMONT VILLAGE CIRCLE
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27517 • 919.960.0707
Roberts at the Franklin in downtown Chapel Hill offers a seasonal bistro menu, decadent desserts, extensive wine list and specialty cocktails. Enjoy Mojito Mondays, Martini Tuesdays and Firefly Fridays. Live music on Jazz Thursdays. Patio dining with charming views of Franklin Street.
Condé Nast Johansens Recommended.
311 W. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.442.9000
On the west end of Franklin
Street, look for the pink pig
perched above Crook’s.
Featured in Food & Wine, Mid-Atlantic
and The New York Times, chef Bill Smith
creates a unique Southern menu that changes
daily. Full bar.
610 W. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.929.7643