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Old 06-12-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I'm not going to go into specifics, because honestly the list would be too long...but this statement is not accurate. Not even close.
The same chains, they absolutely do.

I have not found anything around here I really like that's unique to Greenville besides B's BBQ. Bar food is bar food pretty much anywhere you get it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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You can get the same house 25% less in Wilson and you're closer to the Triangle at that.
...with less traffic.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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...with less traffic.
Itís good right now. Summertime!! Nobodyís around.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:07 AM
 
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The same chains, they absolutely do.

I have not found anything around here I really like that's unique to Greenville besides B's BBQ. Bar food is bar food pretty much anywhere you get it.
OK, well I'll throw out a couple of categories...

Sporting Goods

Wilson-Hibbett's, Omega, Dunhams, Earl's

Greenville-Hibbett's, Omega, Dunhams, Overtons, Play-It-Again, Academy, Dicks, Great Outdoor Provisions, Stadium, Gordons Golf and Ski

Chain Restaurants

Greenville has pretty much all Wilson has plus...

Noodles & Company, Bonefish Grill, Cheddars, Red Robin, Muscle Maker, Clean Eatz, Zoe's Kitchen, Totopos, Kickback Jack's, Mellow Mushroom, Logan's, Five Guys, Longhorn, Chipotle (2), Duck Donuts, Honeybaked Ham, Shogun, Bad Daddy's, Carolina Ale House, McAlisters, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Firehouse Subs (2), Red Lobster

I don't think there is any need to go on.

Wilson is closer to Raleigh and its housing is cheaper overall, but it is just not factual to say that each community has the same places.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Factually, no, fine it's not the same. Subjectively, when you posted earlier I ran a list mentally and only came up with Longhorn and Dick's Sporting Goods. Longhorn is easily my favorite restaurant and I'd miss it dearly. I've either never been to the other places or have been and it was so terrible I'll never go back (like our Ale House). To me, having more restaurants nearby is not worth the additional costs of living when I end up having to drive to the Triangle or Hampton Roads for almost everything anyway.

Side note: We have a really well-run Longhorn Steakhouse. Better service than either of the two I've eaten at in the Triangle.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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Factually, no, fine it's not the same. Subjectively, when you posted earlier I ran a list mentally and only came up with Longhorn and Dick's Sporting Goods. Longhorn is easily my favorite restaurant and I'd miss it dearly. I've either never been to the other places or have been and it was so terrible I'll never go back (like our Ale House). To me, having more restaurants nearby is not worth the additional costs of living when I end up having to drive to the Triangle or Hampton Roads for almost everything anyway.

Side note: We have a really well-run Longhorn Steakhouse. Better service than either of the two I've eaten at in the Triangle.
I appreciate you conceding that. Maybe it is actually necessary to list out what Greenville has to prove the point that Greenville is a bit underrated when questions such as the OP are asked about it.

To me, there are a lot of people that dont really experience everything Greenville has to offer. Maybe they dont care about ECU, culturally or athletically, maybe they dont sample its continuing growing list of restaurants, or shop at its growing list of stores, maybe they dont use its airport...

Maybe they are too busy driving to Raleigh rather than use what is in Greenville.
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