Yum to open in Hillsborough: A gelato, sorbet and crepe shop called Yum is targeted to open May 1 at 118 N. Churton St. in downtown Hillsborough.
Mick and Kate Carroll, the operators of Radius Pizzeria& Pub, are opening the new sweets shop.
An early look at Sam’s Bottle Shop: Sam’s Bottle Shop is opening its doors on Thursday in a new building on N.C. 54 that has an industrial feel with brick walls, exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors and a bar and counter made from reclaimed wood from a downtown bank.
The owners of Triangle Raw Foods had initially planned to launch a café on Old Chapel Hill Road in Durham next to Piper’s Deli, but instead plan to start with a take-out location.
Prodigal Farm eyes expansion: The owners of the goat cheese farm Prodigal Farm are launching an online campaign to raise money for an expansion.
Scott Howell, the owner of the fine-dining restaurant Nana’s and the popular nearby taco eatery NanaTaco on University Drive, said he’s “awfully close” to signing a lease for a new restaurant called NanaSteak.
Old Chicago in Chapel Hill: The new Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom restaurant and bar is open at the mixed-use 140 West development on West Friday Street.
A grand opening will be held for the business on Thursday. The first 76 customers in line before the 11 a.m. ribbon cutting will win free pizza for a year.
Changes at Golden Belt: Carrboro Coffee Roasters has opened a pop-up coffee bar at Golden Belt, the textile mill on East Main Street that’s been redeveloped into artist studios, loft apartments, office and retail space.
After 13 years on Ninth Street, the owner of Charlie’s Pub & Grille said he isn’t sure how long he’s going to be able to stay open.