From its quiet perch on Franklin Street, Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop slings premium fair-trade ice cream right alongside warm hand-rolled soft-pretzels from Auntie Anne's Pretzel. Friendly staffers fill cups with famous flavors such as Cherry Garcia, a smooth blend of cherry ice cream speckled with cherries and flakes of chocolate fudge. Phish Food infuses chocolate ice cream with marshmallow and caramel swirls, paying homage to the mellow tunes of the jam band Phish with fish-shaped fudge pieces that play eight-minute guitar solos. The shop was recently renovated to include an Auntie Anne's, whose pretzel professionals prepare a wide array of sweet and salty snacks, spiraling them into ornate knots with the delicacy of a grandmotherly sailor, and baking them to golden brown in full view of customers.
At Bodhisattva Bodywork, Anna Sanders works to relieve her clients' physical, mental, and emotional trauma through massage and energetic bodywork. In addition to more common modalities, she employs neuromuscular therapy during massages. Her energetic bodywork treatments include reiki sessions, cranio-sacral therapy, and Physio-Spiritual Etheric Bodywork. In addition, Anna is developing a series of guided meditation massages, including Green Tara Meditation Massage.
Imagine a million pounds worth of clothing (and feel free to imagine the size of the mythical creature who would wear that much clothing). The team at The Clothing Warehouse doesn't have to imagine it, because each year it sorts through millions of pounds of clothing to find the best vintage garments for its customers. The expansive warehouse empowers its garment gurus to see the critical mass of pieces necessary to furnish a stellar selection for their many stores across the country. That formula unites the variety and scale of large retail chains with the curatorial prowess of a discerningly staffed boutique, but with reasonable prices.
The Clothing Warehouse's systematic approach to getting each individual customer the single jaunty outfit she or he is after means that the company doesn't put anything in its warehouse that it wouldn't sell in one of its stores. So what clothes make the cut? Anything from dresses and Levi's jeans to hundreds of vintage T-shirts, men's and women's cowboy boots, and new and dead-stock sunglasses.
When Tar Heel fans need a new jersey, pair of team socks, or NC emblem tie, they turn to Johnny T-shirt. The staff of UNC students, alumni, and fans has been supplying the school's die-hard supporters with a variety of team merchandise for the past 30 years. The store outfits fans of all ages, starting with infants and continuing on through every age and stage of a devoted Tar Heel's life. All UNC merchandise is officially licensed and a portion of every UNC product sold goes back to the university for academic scholarships and athletic programs. Both the Chapel Hill storefront and online store regularly update their selection with new styles and designs, ensuring fans can stay stylish while supporting their favorite school.
Praised by Spin magazine for including its audience in their worldly jams, Ozomatli has been spreading a Latin-tinged gospel of high-energy rock since its formation 14 years ago. After winning Grammies in 2002 and 2005, both for best Latin-rock/alternative album, the band continued to record and tour tirelessly. Known for its connection and commitment to its hometown of Los Angeles, Ozomatli has slowly become recognizable all over the world. Catch its move-inducing live show before it gets a steady late-night talk-show gig or becomes the first band in history to run for political office as a giant, musical, 14-armed organism.
Raymond Frye, DMD, develops convenient at-home pearl-polishing devices to forge dentist-chair results. The Icing 30-Karats teeth-whitening system brightens beams with a professional-strength carbamide-peroxide concoction without the expense or hassle of in-office treatments. Specialized whitening trays, which shape to fit the mouth in an easy at-home molding session, contour to the gumline to keep the whitening solution focused on its pearly objectives, never veering off to burnish marble statues or someone else’s teeth. In as little as one 60–90 minute treatment, grins can flaunt dental gems that are noticeably whiter. The kit's full arsenal of four–six treatments continues to lavish teeth with enhanced brilliance for up to two years, depending on the severity of stains.