Pizza coming to West Franklin
Cheese bread returning to Franklin?: While Pokey Stix and Gumby’s are no more on West Franklin Street, it looks like there’s a new brand of cheese bread coming to town.
The Wisconsin-based franchise pizza-delivery chain Topper’s Pizza has an announcement on its website www.toppers.com that a new location is targeted to open in Chapel Hill at 306 W. Franklin St., Suite A.
Gumby’s had previously served up pizza and its signature Pokey Stix from that location since 1992.
To appease those Chapel Hillians who may have been missing cheese bread available by delivery, Topper’s menu includes 18 different house pizzas, grinders, buffalo wings, a pizza-style quesadilla, drinks and a cheese bread product called “Topperstix.”
Radius Pizzeria: Hillsborough’s Radius Pizzeria & Pub will offer a special dinner menu on Wednesday, the day of the ribbon-cutting for the new business.
The Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce will hold the ribbon-cutting event at 4 p.m. at the eatery at 112 N. Churton St., according to a news release. That night, the restaurant will have a special dinner with wine, beer and cocktail pairings.
Kate Carroll, the front-of-the-house manager for the restaurant, said in the release that the business owners are also planning to use the event to introduce customers to a new garden and outdoor art installation.
The piece by artist Jim Adams is made of steel and limestone. It’s is carved to invoke river imagery and is mounted to the wall on the garden patio.
Also according to the release, the newly designed garden space includes a path, trees, flowers and herbs.
Carolina Pride closes: The collegiate apparel shop Carolina Pride has closed at 151 E. Franklin St.
On Thursday morning, there were signs on the door announced the closing and the packing process was underway on the interior.
“We’re sad to see them close,” said Bobby Funk, assistant director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. “There’s been interest in that space in the time that the announcement has come out; I wouldn’t be surprised if we see something replace that space very shortly.”
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