Apartment complex proposed for Mallette St.

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 09:29 AM

Apartment proposal:  A new apartment complex geared for students called Franklin Student Housing has been proposed to be built in Chapel Hill on the parking lot across Mallette Street from Panera Bread.

The proposal is expected to go before the Town Council on Nov. 18. The site is owned by a limited liability company controlled by the principals of Wintergreen Hospitality, along with some partners, Jay Patel, the founder of the company, said in an email.

Wintergreen is the owner and operator of the Franklin Hotel.

“We think the location is good because it’s walkable to campus, and walkable to the downtown district that offers all the services a resident would need,” Patel said of the site at 106 Mallette St.

For the construction of the building to go forward, Patel said the developers need approval of a special-use permit application. They’re proposing building six residential floors above two stories of underground parking.

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New Jersey Mike’s: A Jersey Mike’s is opening up in the Chapel Hill North shopping center in Chapel Hill.

The sub shop is going into 1,500 square feet of space vacated by Quizno’s. That’s according to a news release from CBRE Raleigh, which handled the leasing.

Located at 1802 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., the site is in the early stages of design, and will next go to permitting, according to an email from a company spokeswoman. The new restaurant is expected to open in the first quarter of next year.

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Beer dinner: Chapel Hill’s Il Palio restaurant is partnering with Durham’s Fullsteam to produce a five-course beer dinner on Dec. 11.

The cost will be $55 per person for the dinner, not including tax and tip. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Il Palio, which is inside The Siena Hotel.

The main course is beer-braised chicken thigh and pork belly with creamy polenta.  Fullsteam’s “Working Man’s Lunch” and “Hogwash” brews play roles in the braised meats and are the chosen pairings for the dish.

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