5:40 Music Series

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Folk-Pop Group Birds and Arrows Thursday Night

Come out Thursday night for another FREE concert this week featuring Birds and Arrows. Guitar-drums duo Andrea and Pete Connolly are a harmony-rich, pop/folk husband and wife team. They just released their first full length record STARMAKER at the end of 2009 and have been working hard on winning the hearts of listeners with their catchy, texture-rich folk-indie-pop tunes. They are joined by their friend Josh Starmer on cello. As always, Saffron Indian Cuisine and Streets Deli will be there too.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Follow Streets Deli and Get Hungry

Our favorite foodie friend Greg from Streets Deli told us his website is live. Now you can join a growing list of fans who will receive updates on the opening of the first NY style deli of it's kind in Chapel Hill. Coming soon to East 54 in the fall.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Justin Timberlake at fab'rik

Okay, that might be a stretch. But JT's denim line, William Rast is here at fab'rik. The new legging in grey and dark denim just arrived and it's sure to go fast.

Friday, July 16, 2010

We Got Hammered Last Night

We're still recovering from getting hit last night by the Hammer. Check out the photos from last night's show with Hammer No More the Fingers. In two weeks, July 29th, we welcome Birds and Arrows.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Experience The Hammer Jammer Tonight

If you know our local music scene, you know just how deep the talent pool is around these parts. And if you don't know, our 5:40 Summer Music Series is a fine opportunity to bring yourself up to speed. Tonight's band, Hammer No More the Fingers, will be on the East 54 plaza at 5:40 pm. The sound is straight up, quirky, indie rock influenced by The Pixies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, They Might Be Giants, and Nirvana. Check out a video from their latest LP Looking for Bruce and read what people are saying. Tonights show is the first in an 18-city tour for Hammer.

All 5:40 concerts are FREE and start at 5:40p.m.. Bring a chair. Food and libations provided by Saffron Indian Restaurant and Streets Deli.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chocolaterie Stam Sign Goes Up

The next time you pass us on Highway 54, check out the new Stam Chocolaterie sign and imagine savoring gourmet chocolate and sweet, homemade gelato. Look for an announcement soon about a late July/early August opening.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Grab Your Girlfriends for Chapel Hill Magazine's Girl's Night Out

Ladies: need a guilt-free girls' night out to indulge yourself? Looking for fun and pampering with manicures, pedicures, facials and....shopping?! Join us Wednesday, July 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for Chapel Hill Magazine's Girls' Night Out, featuring services and shopping from East 54's Citrine Salon, Neo Nails, Hadley Emerson and fab'rik. Enjoy that 15% of all sales this evening will benefit the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County. Nothing picks a gal up like a little retail therapy and a combo mani-pedi.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Patriotism Lives at East 54

Congratulations to Mark C. Cramer, President of the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB). Mark was presented the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award this weekend. The ESGR Patriot Award recognizes employers who are especially supportive and understanding of their employee's service in the National Guard. IDB employee and North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) member, Staff Sergeant Jason M. Barber, nominated Cramer for this award. The Institute for Defense and Business was one of East 54's first office tenants.

Friday, July 2, 2010

We're LUCKY in More Ways Than One

Last night it all came together for us. The weather was gorgeous, the band was amazing, the food and drink was plentiful and the crowd was large and enthusiastic! Thanks to all our fans who came out for a perfect Carolina summer night.

See photos of Katharine Whalen's LUCKY on our plaza and save the date for our next show, Hammer No More the Fingers on July 15th at 5:40. Tell everyone that all shows are free and open to the public.