Orange County Businesses Reopen in Phase 2

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Updated June 9, 2:20pm

Many Chapel Hill and Orange County businesses reopen their doors as the state enters “Safer-at-Home” Phase 2 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order, which went into effect on May 22 at 5 p.m. Phase 2 allows restaurants to open at 50% capacity for dine-in customers. Personal care services, like hair salons, can also open at 50% capacity, as can swimming pools. Bars, gyms, public playgrounds and indoor entertainment venues like movie theaters and concert halls will remain closed. No more than 10 people can congregate indoors and no more than 25 outdoors.

Here’s our list of recently reopened businesses and their requested policies for customers:

Note: This list is not comprehensive, but it will be regularly updated. If you are an Orange County business that is reopening, send us a note at with your hours and guidelines.

CholaNad reopening
CholaNad Restaurant & Bar reopened in the former Mellow Mushroom space on West Franklin Street.

Compiled by Georgia Phillips

411 West – open every day for dine-in service from 5-9pm. Takeout and curbside services are still available. 

Antonia’s – open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-2pm, and 4-9pm. Carryout and delivery available 11am-8pm. 

Bakova Gallery – open Friday-Saturday, 4-10pm, Sunday noon-4pm, and Monday by appointment only.

Carlisle and Linny Vintage Jewelry – open Wednesday, noon-5pm, and Saturday, 11am-4pm.

Carolina Brewery – both locations are now open for indoor dining. The Chapel Hill location is open Monday-Thursday, 4-9pm, and Friday-Sunday, noon-9pm. The Pittsboro location is open Monday-Sunday, 11am-9pm. Outside seating available.

CAVA – open for curbside pickup.

CholaNad Restaurant & Bar – reopened in a new location at 310 W. Franklin St. on May 22.

Citrine Salon – reopened May 23. Clients must wear face masks and have their temperatures checked before entering the salon. Online booking is temporarily halted and to keep occupancy within the salon low, stylist schedules and operating hours have changed: Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm; Saturday, 9am-7pm; closed on Sunday.

Coco Bean Coffee Shop – open weekdays, 7am-4pm, and on weekends and holidays, 8am-4pm. Drinks can be designed and ordered online. Customers are asked to wear face masks. 

CommunityWorx Self-Service Donation Centers – Chapel Hill and Carrborro locations are now open Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm, and Sunday, noon-4pm. 

Cup-A-Joe – open Monday-Saturday, 7am-1pm. 

FRANK Gallery – reopened June 4. Open noon-5pm, Thursday-Saturday. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing

Fitch Lumber – reopened June 3 with limited capacity (one in, one out). New hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. Its building product, window & door showroom is available by appointment only. Email or to set up an appointment. 

Hawthorne and Wood reopening

Gizmo Brew Works – open Wednesday-Thursday, 4-9pm; Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday, 2-10pm; and Sunday, 3-8pm. The brewery also offers takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and online ordering. 

Hawthorne and Wood – open for reservation-only cocktails, and takeout dinner. Outdoor seating is available, and indoor seating is limited to 50% capacity. 

Hillsborough Gallery – open Saturday, noon-4pm, and for private appointments on Wednesdays. Call 919-732-5001 for an appointment. 

Il Palio – open for in-dining services. Open for breakfast Monday-Friday, 6:30-9:30am, and Saturday-Sunday, 7:30-10:30am, and for dinner Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30- 8:30pm and Friday-Saturday, 5:30-9pm. Reservations can be made for parties of six and less, and curbside pickup is still available. 

Il Palio reopening

Joe Van Gogh (Timberlyne cafe) – open every day, 7:30am-1pm, for takeout and contactless pickup. Orders can be placed online. 

Linda’s Bar & Grill – reopens June 6 for carryout and delivery.

Lucha Tigre – open for curbside pickup and delivery.

Margaret Lane Gallery – open Wednesday and Saturday, 11am-6pm. Two exhibits – “Finding Joy (Part 1)” and “Good Fibrations” – are currently available for viewing. Private appointments, porch pickup and free local delivery are also available. Call 919-296-8938 and leave message, or email

Maple View Farm Country Store – open daily from noon-6pm for curbside pickup. 

McPherson Cleaners – open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm and Saturday,  9am-2pm. Curbside pickup is available. Customers can call 919-929-4281 for assistance.

Melissa Designer Jewelry – open Wednesday, 11am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Appointments are preferred and masks are required. Only two clients are allowed in the store at a time. Please put jewelry in a plastic Ziplock bag and ring the doorbell to enter. 

Mina’s Studio – open Tuesday-Friday, 9am-9pm. Book appointments by emailing Clients must wear face masks at all times and wait in their car until the time of their appointment. 

Nantucket Grill – Farrington Road location open for takeout.

Nomad – grand opening was May 21. Open for takeout only. Check online for current hours and call 984-217-0179 to place orders. 

Root Cellar Cafe and Catering – open Thursday-Sunday, 9am-2pm, for takeout only. Orders can be placed online. Also offering  prepared dinner meals on Mondays and Tuesdays, Root Cellar Groceries and Friday Night Specials

School of Rock – open for in-person and virtual lessons. Masks are required, and occupancy within the building is limited to essential staff, tours and scheduled students. 

Steel Roots Home Decor – open Thursday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm. Customers can schedule a private in-store shopping experience or in-home design appointment Monday-Wednesday.

To The Woods Salon – reopened June 2 with new hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 10am-7pm; Thursday, 10am-4:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Appointments can be booked online

Uniquitiques – reopens June 6 with new hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. The vintage shop is also available for private appointments. 

William Travis Jewelry – open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm, and Saturday, 11am-5pm. 

WomanCraft Gifts – open every day, noon-5pm, for the months of June and July. Only two customers are allowed inside at a time. A sign on the door will tell you if the store is at capacity.

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