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Address: Chapel Hill, NC
Phone Number: 9199679440
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A bit more mainstream

Icon Franklin Street remains the business hub of Chapel Hill, but some of the nostalgic and unique feel has been replaced by the bigger corporate entities that can afford the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2016
EdRockster
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Durham
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Boston
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109 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get rid of the commercial chain restaurants/stores, add more local speciality shops, bakeries, - no need to add any more restaurants- more than enough to choosed from but every day shopping for clothes, gifts, fun items etc.., needs to be greatly added- a BIG MISS!

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Thank JacksonRandall
Charlotte, NC
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice area. Lots of college kids and couples walking around and jogging. We drove through site seeing because it was chilly.

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Thank qui22
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Franklin Street is Chapel Hill's Main Street. Tons of cafes and shops to choose from with an eclectic college edge. Super nice town that is growing each time I visit. Hopefully they won't lose that small Town charm!

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Thank Chris P
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Franklin Street is a very nice main street of Chapel Hill - it has the posh main buildings of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on its side, but also many restaurants and pubs, shops and business, even a Google Branch. Very friendly and lively.

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Thank Hermes_NL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited Chapel Hill. For all your gourmet needs, this is the street. We are from India, and prefer Indian Food esp after tasting regular calories rich American food like burgers etc. There are 4 Indian restaurants, Cholanand, Guru, Mint and Vimalas Curry Blossom. There are so many other cuisine offering too.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Main drag through town- lots of things to see/do. Parking is at the metered spots or off Franklin street- go 1-2 blocks on either side of Columbia, on Rosemary and you will find free/cheap parking garages/lots.

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Durham
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329 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Icon Franklin Street remains the business hub of Chapel Hill, but some of the nostalgic and unique feel has been replaced by the bigger corporate entities that can afford the riding rent. Numerous old favorites, sadly, are no more.

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2 Thank EdRockster
Madeira Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

While you are in the area visiting UNC be sure to make it onto Franklin Street to check some of the small shops and places to eat. It's not as big of an area as I was expecting but does offer some good options within walking distance.

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Thank Diana H
Pennsylvania, USA
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258 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We enjoyed walking on this street. We had food at a few locations, all delicious. We would love to return here one day.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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144 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Franklin Street is the hub of downtown Chapel Hill. From shopping to food, to great bars (and dive bars!), Franklin Street is where Chapel Hill gathers.

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