Cameron's to celebrate grand opening

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 09:53 PM

Cameron’s opens in Carrboro: The longtime Chapel Hill gift shop Cameron’s is holding a grand opening on Monday for its new location in Carrboro.
The retailer first opened in the 1970s in the building that’s now La Residence. It’s been in four other locations since then, most recently at University Mall in Chapel Hill.
The store’s grand opening will include raffle items donated by Cameron’s vendors and others. The event is free.
It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at 370 E. Main St., Suite 130, in Carrboro.
The business is located beneath the Hampton Inn on the border of Carrboro and Chapel Hill.


Plans for Islamic Center move forward: Chapel Hill town staff is reviewing plans for the new Chapel Hill Islamic Center.
The plans allow for the conversion of a home into a small-scale mosque with some additional parking spaces, Phil Mason, principal planner with the Chapel Hill Planning Department, said in an email.
Staff members are reviewing the plan, and it’s not yet gone before the Planning Board yet, Mason said.
According to information on the town’s website, the town has never had a dedicated place of worship for the Muslim community, which has been using a rented room at a local church for community activities, including prayers.
In 2010, the Chapel Hill Islamic Society bought a 1,800-square-foot residential home on Stateside Drive for use as a future center.
According to the information on the website, society members expect the center will blend in with the neighborhood.
“For the Muslims of Chapel Hill, as well as for the town, which is widely recognized as a leader in promoting diversity and tolerance, an Islamic Center will be an integral addition,” the information states.
A public information meeting for the project was expected to be held Wednesday evening.


Insomnia Cookies now open: Serve U Brands, the parent company of Insomnia Cookies, has opened its new Chapel Hill bakery at 145 E. Franklin St.
“We are very excited to join the downtown Chapel Hill community,” said Seth Berkowitz, CEO of Insomnia Cookies, in a news release. “We look forward to building lasting relationships with everyone from UNC freshman to lifelong Chapel Hill residents.”
Insomnia Cookies, best known across college campuses in the Northeast and Midwest for its late night cookie delivery, is expanding into the Southeast.
This is the company’s first store in North Carolina. The bakery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily and begins delivery at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends.


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