300 East Main filling up

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 09:48 AM

Meatballs, empanadas, and more: The gift shop Cameron’s has opened at the new 300 East Main development in Carrboro.

And coming soon to the development are a meatball shop, an empanada and tequila eatery, and a sports café.

Hickory Tavern is expected to open in mid-November to early December, said Patti Benedict, a partner and the leasing manager with Main Street Properties, the developer of the 300 East Main development project in Carrboro.

Another restaurant, Esquina Empanadas and Tequila, is expected to open in December.

And the East Main Meatball Shoppe is targeted to open in December.

The businesses are part of the first phase of the 300 East Main development project. They’re on the first floor of a new Hampton Inn & Suites hotel. The phase also includes a new parking deck.


Cookie delivery coming to Chapel Hill: Insomniac Cookies, a chain of shops that provides late-night cookie delivery, is opening a location on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.

The company, founded by a University of Pennsylvania college student in 2003, offers late-night delivery of warm, freshly baked cookies.

The menu also includes brownies, cookies, ice cream and cold milk.

“With UNC in town, it makes the area a perfect location for our late-night delivery services,” said Renee Sarnecky, marketing manager for the company, in an email. “Insomnia Cookies is really looking forward to bringing our warm, fresh cookies to the people of Chapel Hill.”

The shop will open some time in the fall at 145 E. Franklin St., which previously housed the women’s clothing boutique Clothes Hound.

Sarnecky said there will be a grand opening celebration for the new shop. Deals for the event, including coupons for free cookies, will be offered on the company’s social media pages.


Restaurant fundraiser: To raise money for the Inter-Faith Council’s FoodFirst hunger-relief programs, restaurants are asked to donate 10 percent of their gross proceeds for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Nov. 12.

This is the 25th year that the RSVVP event, which stands for “Restaurants Sharing V & V Percent,” has been held in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Organizers are recruiting restaurants to take part in the fundraiser for the Inter-Faith Council's Community Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry.  The deadline for restaurant owners or managers to sign pledge cards by is Friday, Oct. 25.


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