Drug store to move within Chapel Hill’s Rams Plaza

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 12:38 PM

CVS to move within Rams Plaza: CVS/Pharmacy has signed a lease and will construct a new 13,000-square-foot store on a vacant parcel at the Rams Plaza shopping center on Fordham Boulevard in Chapel Hill.

The drug store chain has been a longtime shopping center tenant. Until the new standalone store is constructed, the store will continue to occupy its location in 8,500 square feet of space inside the shopping center.
The lease marks the beginning of the second phase of a $3 million renovation plan at Rams Plaza, which was acquired by its current owners in December 2011, according to a news release from the owners.
The shopping center was sold by Madison Marquette for $13.25 million to a joint venture partnership between The Argus Development Group and The Kalikow Group.
In March, the owners completed phase one of the renovations, which included $1.5 million in upgrades.


A second Syd’s Hair Shop in Chapel Hill: The owners of Syd’s Hair Shop in Chapel Hill are planning to open a second location at 106B N. Graham St. later this summer, according to a news release.
Work on the new space is planned to include a new roof and minor construction upgrades. Previously, the space housed Back Alley Bikes, which relocated to the space in Carrboro that housed a Nice Price Books location.
The existing Syd’s location on Rosemary Street will continue operating normally.  The second location is expected to provide overflow capacity.
“When ‘Syd’s on Graham’ opens, we will be operating from both locations,” Amy-Jae Crawford, one of the shop’s owners, said in a statement in the release.
The shop provides hair cutting services for men, women, and children as well as hair coloring services, wedding and special occasion styling.
The business was started by three hair stylists in 2001 in Chapel Hill. For information, go to the website http://www.sydshairshop.com.


Fundraiser at Vimala’s: A fundraiser for the Compass Center for Women and Families will be held at Vimala’s Curryblossom Café on July 8.
The Compass Center was created through the 2012 merger of the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County and The Women’s Center. The center works with individuals and families to prevent domestic violence.
Called “Martha’s Day,” the fundraiser was organized as a tribute to the mother of founder Laura Morrison. Martha Pearson died in 1995.
The fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the café at 431 W. Franklin St. in Suite 16 in Chapel Hill. There will be live music on the patio and raffle ticket sales. Guests will be encouraged to make a donation.
Raffle tickets purchased double as a free ticket to a summer show at DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro.


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