Midway Business District
"I’ve heard stories from people that were around when there were Black owned businesses and most people that owned those businesses were family members or they knew the kid’s parents. It was really easy for them to come in and just hang around and don’t have to worry about safety or anything."
-Chelsea AlstonThe Midway business district, located on the west ends of Rosemary and Franklin streets in Chapel Hill and along Merritt Mill in Carrboro, was the economic hub of the Northside neighborhood. Home to numerous Black-owned businesses up until the 2000s, new construction projects tore down many of the buildings that had made up The Midway, replacing them with towering condominiums.
"We’re writing our own history, thank you!"
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