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Shop, Drink, and Dine on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street

Chapel Hill’s historic Franklin Street is home to over 200 bars, restaurants, museums, and more. Indeed, this is the heart of our town’s social scene, and there’s always something new to discover. Fortunately, Franklin Street is just minutes from our Chapel Hill apartments. Read on to explore a few of the most popular Franklin Street restaurants, shops, and bars:

Benny Cappella’s

Benny Cappella’s began serving the community in 2016. At this restaurant, the chefs are famous for their large pizza slices. They top their dough with creamy mozzarella cheese, sweet tomato sauce, and delicious toppings. Then, they bake each pie to a light golden brown. You can choose from a range of classic toppings, including pepperoni, sausage, garlic mushroom, and more.


If you enjoy reading books, eating chocolate, and drinking ice-cold beer, then don’t miss out on Epilogue. This local bookshop-cafe bar is the go-to spot for meeting the most interesting people in town. Plus, when it comes to the book selection, Epilogue has you covered. The shelves are full of a wide range of genres, like mystery, memoir, science fiction, and more.

He’s Not Here

Home of the famous “blue cup,” He’s Not Here has been a local staple since 1972. Indeed, this is undoubtedly one of the most popular bars in all of Chapel Hill. In fact, both locals and celebrities alike have been known to frequent this beloved establishment. With customers like Ed Sheeran and Chase Rice, at He’s Not Here, you never know who you might see. When you’re ready to order a pint, just head to the bar. Then, you can enjoy your beverage inside or take it out back to the large patio.

After you explore Franklin Street, you can shop ’til you drop at Chapel Hill’s Carr Mill Mall. For more information on Southern Village, please contact us. We would love to take you on a tour of our apartments in Chapel Hill, so you can discover firsthand all that we have to offer.

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