WCHL: QueenWa Cafe

WCHL: QueenWa Cafe Located right on Franklin Street in the Blue Dogwood Public Market, QueenWa Cafe brings healthy vegan and vegetarian options to downtown Chapel Hill. For Tonya Del Soldato, the owner of QueenWa Cafe, the restaurant had been a vision of hers for...

WCHL: Rockwood Dairy Bar

WCHL: Rockwood Dairy Bar Photo by Sophie Timberlake When grocery stores were running out of ice cream during the early months of the pandemic, Stephanie Rosse knew she could do something about it. On April 15, Rosse, a trained pastry chef, opened Rockwood Dairy Bar at...

WCHL: Deli Edison

WCHL: Deli Edison Self-described “part neighborhood eatery and part gourmet food destination” Deli Edison is serving homemade bagels, schmears and sandwiches with locally-sourced meats and cheeses to Chapel Hill. Read more

WCHL: Mary Kat Masks

WCHL: Mary Kat Masks When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and face masks became essential, sisters Mary Mac and Katherine Collie decided to embrace their love for embroidery by creating handmade, stylish face masks. The sisters are Raleigh residents and began selling...

WCHL: Que Chula

WCHL: Que Chula When Que Chula picked the perfect spot for its Mexican flavors on Franklin Street, the owners didn’t expect to open in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Mexican restaurant opened in April 2020 at 140 W. Franklin St. in the former Hops...

WCHL: Be Pure Beauty

WCHL: Be Pure Beauty When stay-at-home orders were implemented in North Carolina in March, most local businesses had to close down and make major changes to their business model. Carrboro’s Be Pure is just one of those businesses – but it took the change a step...