Kilwins brings its fudge and confections to North Hills

Raleigh Beer Garden on Glenwood Avenue will play host to the February Hops & Shop Market.
Raleigh Beer Garden on Glenwood Avenue will play host to the February Hops & Shop Market.

Kilwins, a maker of fudge, ice cream, chocolates and confections, has opened in North Hills.

The shop is in Suite 110 at 200 Park at North Hills St., Raleigh. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday.

The phone number is 919-594-1809; the email address is To learn more, go to

Also new in North Hills:

▪  CycleBar, a fitness-through-cycling studio with a variety of classes. For more information, go to

▪  Orangetheory Fitness, whose scientifically-designed workout uses heart-rate technology to track progress in real time. To learn more, go to

▪  Arrow Haircuts, which says “beards, bobs and buzzes – we cut it all.” To learn more, go to

Also in North Hills, Fleur Boutique, which offers clothing, accessories and furniture design, is in its new home at 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., No. 115.

Hops & Shop on Saturday

The next Hops & Shop Market is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

More than 30 vendors will offer their products in a sprawling, heated tent. Among the vendors scheduled to take part are Anxiety Brunch, Brandy’s Soy Candles, Cake Kernels, Carolina Soap Market, Current Creations, Guest House Pottery, Off the Beaded Path, Royal Cheesecake & Varieties, The Pepper Mill Shop and Victoria’s Vegan Stuff.

Parking is available on the street and in the deck at 510 Glenwood Ave.

New this year, Hops & Shop is now a traveling market, popping up the second Saturday of the month.

Rock Paper Scissors Showdown

The Triangle Rock Paper Scissors Showdown is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Big Boss Brewing Co., 1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh.

Teams of four will compete for the title. The cost to enter is either $100 or $400 per team, with bigger perks going to the higher-dollar teams.

Preliminary tournaments are scheduled for March 1 at The Station at Person Street, March 8 at Raleigh Beer Garden and March 13 at Lynnwood Brewing Concern. The cost to enter is $40 per team of four.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Learning Together, which aims to meet the developmental, educational and health needs of young children of all abilities. Teams should register at

New in retail?

Are you new in retail in the Triangle? If so, send your store’s name, address, operating hours, contact information and brief description to

Scott Bolejack: 919-829-4629, @ScottBolejack