The Downtowner

6 | Letter from the Editor

8 | The Ultimate Downtowner Checklist

In no specific order, here are 77 must-do,
must-see attractions

22 | Open Spaces

Maps that will make parking a breeze

28 | Arts Everywhere

From festivals and exhibits to murals and performances, here are some of our favorite ways to experience a range of culture downtown

34 | The State of Downtown

Matt Gladdek, the new executive director of Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, shares his perspective

40 | Downtown Dining Guide

48 | Spend a Night on the Town
at These Local Watering Holes

Must-order drinks, how to spot a regular
and who’s behind the bar at five downtown spots

54 | Blast From The Past

Seven ways to experience history downtown

58 | An Ode to Hillsborough

The director of the Orange County Arts Commission on one of the country’s coolest small towns

72 | At Home

One Carrboro native on growing up ­– and moving back to – downtown

76 | Family Fun

Go-to downtown spots for local families

80 | Four Seasons

Slices of downtown living from local Instagram accounts

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