Couple shopping for textiles at a fabric store | Carr Mill Mall

Shop the Historic Carr Mill Mall near Chapel Hill

Housed inside a former cotton mill, the Carr Mill Mall is where people go to “shop, dine, and gather.” It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to over 25 local and family-owned businesses. Fortunately, this exciting destination is located in nearby Carrboro, only a 10-minute drive from our Chapel Hill apartments. Our favorite spots at the Carr Mill Mall include:

Ali Cat Toys

Known for offering the best toys in the Triangle, Ali Cat Toys began serving the community over 25 years ago. It features world-class brands with products that range from baby gifts for newborns to educational toys designed to enhance creativity and imagination. If you’re overwhelmed by their incredible selection, the friendly staff is always happy to provide suggestions. Plus, they’ll wrap gifts for free.

Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics

For all your sewing needs, step into Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics. This family-owned shop has called Carrboro home for nearly 40 years. The staff encourages their customers to tap into their own creativity and craftsmanship. However, if a client needs a little extra help, Mulberry’s talented team also enjoys helping customers finish their projects. The wide selection includes buttons, patterns, and fashion fabrics like wool and rayon.


Take a break from shopping and enjoy a delicious meal at Tandem. Chef Younes Sabouh grew up in Morocco, where he learned to cook over fire and in clay ovens. He later honed his skills in France. Today, Chef Sabouh proudly calls North Carolina home, where he runs the restaurant with his wife. Popular entrees include Tandem burgers, roasted salmon, and Joyce Farms chicken. End your meal with a slice of decadent chocolate pudding cake for dessert.

After exploring the Carr Mill Mall, continue your shopping fun at a nearby record store. For more information about Southern Village, please contact us. We would love to take you on a tour of our spacious apartments in Chapel Hill, so you can see firsthand all that our vibrant community has to offer.

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