Stephanie, a native Congolese, is proud of the many hours she will spend with any one customer. She is concerned about maintaining a true community business and looks forward to local growth enhancing her own and neighboring, small business.
Back Alley Bikes, located on N. Graham St. at the time this photo was taken, is a community business leader. Jason treats customers like family and is known for working on every bike with the kind of attention and integrity he dedicates to his own. You can now visit Back Alley bikes on Merritt Mill, in the former home of Nice Price books.
Tar Heel Taxi is one of the oldest remaining taxi businesses in Chapel Hill. It remains a cornerstone of the former black business district and is now the hub of the diverse group of small businesses that populate N. Graham.
Each Saturday, Jerry, a Town of Chapel Hill employee, volunteers his time at Hargraves to teach young children how to play tennis. Jerry’s mother, who is 99 and one of the oldest Orange County natives, still lives in the stone mason house where Jerry grew up just blocks from Hargraves.
Knott’s Funeral Home is located on N. Graham St. in the original building of the Bynum Weaver Chapel and Funeral Home, one of the oldest black-owned business buildings in the region. Michael, who lives just blocks away, has worked in this historic building for over 40 years. He readily dedicates his time and services to events that build community.