118 July/August 2014
Goodbye to Roses at University Mall
Sushi is served artfully at Spicy 9 in the 140 West Franklin complex.
Roses — the discount department store that had anchored Univer- sity Mall since the mall opened
in 1973 — closed at the end of June when
the store’s lease ended. Over the years,
Roses was notable for featuring an extensive department of Carolina clothing, souvenirs and fan paraphernalia.
The mall is rebranding itself as an
upscale shopping center and offered Roses
a small space at a higher price. Roses
The area that had been the store will
be divided into three new spaces. Aveda
Institute, a cosmetology school, is ending a decade at its 200 W. Franklin St.
location and plans to take one of the new
spaces, totaling about 16,000 square feet.
Mall management expects a Planet Fitness
to take over one of the other spaces, about
21,500 square feet, perhaps by the end of
GNC is ceding its space next to Roses
and plans to move to a new location next
to Southern Season.
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive,
Spicy 9 Draws Cuisine
From Across Asia
East meets West Franklin Street with the
opening in May of Spicy 9, a sushi bar and
Asian restaurant that draws from the cuisines of Thailand, Korea, Japan and China.
Take advantage of the buy-one-get-one
sushi roll menu (CarrboRoll, anyone?)
served so artfully on the platter that it ought
to be signed by the chef. Start with pot
stickers or kimchi pancakes, add a side of
yum roasted duck or Thai coconut soup
or spicy conch and octopus salad. Entrees
include tamarind duck, tilapia with a sweet-and-sour sauce, and a selection of curries.
There are many vegetarian options, including grilled tofu bibimbop.
Open 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. every day.
Spicy 9, 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel
Expands to Chapel Hill
Carolina blue may be the favorite color
of Chris Dalrymple ’ 77, but after 36 years
in the men’s retail fashion business, he
knows gentlemen like to have a choice.
The men’s clothing boutique he opened
in May at 140 West is his fourth Gentlemen’s Corner, his third in North Carolina.
He opened his flagship store in Pinehurst
the year after he graduated Carolina.
His West Franklin Street shop will have
no shortage of sartorial items to appeal to
Carolina alumni and students, featuring suits
and dressy T-shirts, polos and khakis, and
eclectic accessories from lines by Hickey
Freeman,Vineyard Vines and Southern Tide.
Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
and noon- 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Gentlemen’s Corner, 140 W. Franklin
St., Chapel Hill, 919-903-8537
Woof Gang Pampers Pets,
or Lets Owners Do It
At Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming,
owners can get their dogs groomed by a
stylist or use the facilities and products to
do it themselves. Part of a chain, the new
store in Meadowmont also sells all-natural
dog food and home-baked treats — a sort
of a Whole Foods for dogs — and offers pet
accessories and a kitty corner.
Open 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday,
and noon- 6 p.m. Sunday.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, 103
Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill, 919-
Local 506 Sold
Glenn Boothe has sold Local 506 to
Kippy and Tom Perkins, who plan to keep
the rock club open every night and boost
the number of live bands performing there.
Boothe, who had owned 506 since
2004, took an administrative position
managing Cat’s Cradle’s shows around the
Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel
Fedora Moves to Franklin
In a town known for its Carolina
blue, Fedora Boutique stands out with its
shocking pink storefront in the heart of
Fedora, specializing in moderately