Gelato, crepe shop opening in Hillsborough

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

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.

They’re planning to have handcrafted, small-batch gelato in flavors like lime-cilantro, bourbon chocolate pecan pie or strawberry goat cheese, sorbet, root beer floats and ginger ale, and traditional sundaes and banana splits.

Dessert crepes will be made on-site with fillings like banana, strawberry, chocolate hazelnut spread, chocolate sauce or butter and brown sugar.


300 East Main update: At 300 East Main, the Calavera Empanada & Tequila Bar is targeted to open in May, followed by the East Main Meatball Shoppe in early June.

A new, mixed-use development in Carrboro, 300 East Main’s first phase includes a parking deck and Hampton Inn & Suites hotel with restaurants and shops on the first floor.

The list of restaurant and shops open or opening on the first floor include Womancraft Handcrafted Gifts, the gift shop Cameron's, the sports café Hickory Tavern, as well as the Calavera Empanada & Tequila Bar and the East Main Meatball Shoppe.

Patti Benedict, a spokeswoman for the development and a partner behind it, said a new hair salon is also slated to open in the development. Local hair stylist Rachel Radford will be opening Ceremony Salon at 300 East Main this May.


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