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.