Sub shop on its way, hot yoga open
Openings at U Mall: Planet Fitness is opening a 21,469-square-foot fitness center at University Mall in Chapel Hill, mall officials announced Thursday.
The location is expected to open late this year in one of the spaces created by the expected departure of the mall’s Roses store at the end of June.
Bar Virgile to open downtown: Scott Howell, the founder and co-owner of the fine dining restaurant Nana’s and of the popular eatery NanaTaco, is partnering to open a new bar and eatery downtown at the corner of Main and Mangum streets.
Microsoft Corp. is opening a store at The Streets at Southpoint near Coach, in the spot in the mall that previously housed Brookstone.
New Italian-American eatery The Boot planned: Andy Magowan, the owner of the popular downtown beer garden and eatery Geer Street Garden, is partnering to open a new Italian-American restaurant called The Boot in the Rockwood Center on University Drive.
Wine Authorities, the independently owned wine shop on University Drive, is holding a celebration of rosé wines at its stores in Durham and Raleigh from noon to 3 p.m. on May 17.
Honeysuckle Tea House: A grand opening will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11 for the Honeysuckle Tea House.
There will be herb crafts, live music, a raffle, plant identification walks, a tea tasting and garden and field tours.
They are also giving away elderberry plants to moms who come in for tea.
More gelato in Hillsborough: Matthew’s Chocolates, a chocolate shop in downtown Hillsborough, is now serving gelato in addition to selling chocolates.
This will make two shops in Hillsborough that will be selling gelato. The owners of the Hillsborough pizza eatery Radius Pizzeria are also opening a gelato and crepe eatery called Yum in May at 118 S. Churton St.