You now can experience a taste of ancient South Pacific culture with the opening of Krave.
Krave, a lounge serving exotic root and tea beverages, has opened its doors at 105 W. Main St. in Carrboro. Krave is the only place serving kava in all of central North Carolina, and one of only three kava establishments in the state.
UNC Chapel Hill alumna Elizabeth Gardner has opened Krave to provide an alternative to alcohol-centric entertainment options. Kava is indigenous to the Islands in the South Pacific, including Fiji and Vanuatu, where locals enjoy it to relax. It has been used since ancient times as a ceremonial drink often served in coconut shells. Today, people who enjoy kava will ask you to have a shell with them.
In addition to kava, Krave serves maca, yerba mate, and other exotic teas.
▪ Pittsboro’s Fearrington House Inn has been named a 2015 Best Hotel in America by U.S. News, a multi-platform publisher of news and information.
▪ H2Only Cleaners has opened its third Chapel Hill location in the ground floor of Greenbridge Condominiums. The Triangle-based company offers a wet cleaning alternative to traditional dry cleaning. In addition to walk in business, H2Only offers free pickup and delivery.
▪ Leadership Chapel Hill has launched its 27th year. The 10-week program brings together community and business leaders from the greater Chapel Hill community to discuss social, cultural, political and economic issues. Leadership Chapel Hill is a program of the Partnership for a Sustainable Community, the charitable arm of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.
▪ Wells Fargo has opened a new location at 1702 E. Franklin St., replacing the company’s University Mall location. The 3,000-square-foot store is designed and built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold standards, and includes innovative technology for both residential and business customers. In celebration of the opening, Wells Fargo awarded charitable donations of $10,000 each to local nonprofits Kidzu Children’s Museum and the Centre for Homeownership and Economic Development.
▪ Carrboro’s MiracleFeet announced the milestone of treating 10,000 children for clubfoot in 13 countries. The nonprofit works to provide safe and effective treatment for children born with clubfoot in developing countries. Nearly 20,000 children annually are born with clubfoot - 80 percent of them in developing countries lacking easily accessible medical care.
▪ Tobacco Road Tees was a recent winner, along with the Duke University’s men’s basketball team. The Hillsborough printer landed a contract to print NCAA champion T-shirts for the university.
▪ The Orange County Visitors Bureau announced the 2015/16 Chapel Hill/Orange County Access Guide to provide information for travel by people with disabilities, also known as “accessible travel.” The guide, the first of its kind from the bureau, is available online and will also be distributed through area visitors centers, hotels and select facilities throughout the county.
▪ Downtown Chapel Hill storefronts are featuring Windows on Chapel Hill, an interactive art installation. The pop-up art displays promote local artists in the community. The installations can be viewed at 104 W. Franklin St., 108 East Franklin St. and on the metal railings at 409 West Franklin St. This fourth year of Windows on Chapel Hill, a collaboration between the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, The Town of Chapel Hill’s Public and Cultural Arts Office, and Durham’s smArts Creative Programs & Events, will run through June.
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▪ Edward M. Marshall has received a Lifetime Achievement Award as a trust thought leader from Trust Across America, a global professional society. Marshall is the founder and managing partner of The Marshall Group, LLC, a Chapel Hill firm providing collaborative leadership and culture change advisory consulting services.
▪ In celebration of 20 years in business, North Carolina Chiropractic has moved its offices from Chapel Hill to Carrboro. Owner Dr. Chas Gaertner said he was attracted to Carrboro’s community-driven economy in making the change. The office is located on West Weaver Street between Weaver Street Market and the Carrboro Farmer’s Market.
▪ Offering 1,000 different combinations of gourmet hot dogs from toppings such as chili, beans and slaw, Trolly Stop Hot Dogs has opened on West Franklin Street. The eatery has served North Carolina beach goers since 1976, with an additional location in Boone. In addition to hot dogs, the restaurant offers burgers, nachos and ice cream.
▪ Bar and nightclub The Strowd has opened above East Franklin Street’s Sutton’s Drug Store. The Strowd will offer a limited food menu, signature cocktails, craft beers and a dance floor, and is also available for events.
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