A Library In Lieu of a Dillard's in Chapel Hill?
The Chapel Hill Town Council may move the town library into the Dillard's anchor spot in University Mall.
Discussions began this month, and the mall owner, Madison Marquette, asked the town to consider the space last Tuesday. On Friday, the company offered to sell the town 52,000 square feet for $4 million cash, provided that Dillard's ends its lease.
The Town Council voted Monday night to delay plans to expand the library on Estes Drive and consider the mall as a permanent location. The town staff will make a report to the council Feb. 14.