Monthly Archives: August 2008

“… put the spotlight on Aycock”

N&R head editorialist Allen Johnson recently asserted that the idea of moving the Greensboro Farmer’s Market from its long-time Aycock home to where DGI thinks it ought to be might be “… worth exploring“.  To his credit, he apparently did just that and penned a full-throated rejection of the idea on today’s editorial pages, concluding [...]

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Same ol’, same ol’

Cone’s just a little miffed about the “velvet rope” separating us regular folks from some major downtown planning and scheming. I’m kinda used to it. One would think that any planning and scheming involving “downtown” would necessarily include those who actually live there. To my knowledge, however, none of the “downtown” neighborhoods were invited to [...]

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DGI wants to steal “low hanging fruit”

According to a report commissioned by Downtown Greensboro, Inc., retail sales ($43M) in our center city are running way behind potential sales that the Norfolk, VA. consulting firm of H. Blount Hunter says should come in around $118M. Today’s N&R article on the study says that most of the efforts toward increasing retail sales should [...]

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“Crumbling faster than expected…”

That depends on whether or not you have been paying attention.  Back in ’02, when the case was being made for the new downtown stadium, WMS advocates warned that without the facility demands and upgrades required to continue serving minor league baseball crowds, the old stadium’s deterioration would only worsen until saving it proved too [...]

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Obama in the ‘hood

Son Jesse called and said, “What’s going on down at War Memorial Stadium… there’s a bunch of cop cars down there.”  I offered that they were probably going to start tearing it down but someone likely laid in front of the bulldozer. Come to find out, the hubbub was more mundane than that.  Obama found [...]

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