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Old 03-15-2019, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I agree the State Theater looks better but overall, it's a major disappointment to me. They took an old vintage theater and installed bland commercial strip mall window and doors? Couldn't someone have done a better design job to ensure it retained it's vintage look and feel? Opportunity lost. I know it's not all about the looks, but they blew a great opportunity.
I agree but they barely got the thing open. I guess at least itís not still just a vacant rundown building.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:08 AM
 
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I agree but they barely got the thing open. I guess at least itís not still just a vacant rundown building.
Agreed. Look at the Lincoln theater in Raleigh (owners of the State Theater), definitely doesn't look like some historic building, looks like a run-of-the-mill nightclub with a nice mural on the side.



I never thought the owner's real plans were to make it a true top quality multi-purpose venue. I haven't gotten the impression that this theater would become a small Thalian Hall or even a Turnage theater type of place in addition to the live music (which is fine, IMO). Looking at their site, it's nothing but live music. They did what they could to get this up and running and had to cut corners somewhere to get it open.

Another reason why I believe they could have saved a lot of time & money by demolishing & rebuilding with different materials and a brick facade that would have matched the rest of the area.

But, that's all in the past. The State theater has at least one event booked on pretty much every week through the end of May. I'd say it's a success so far.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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I agree but they barely got the thing open. I guess at least itís not still just a vacant rundown building.
I actually think the windows and doors look ok, but the marquee doesn't flow to me. Maybe something more akin to the Turnage theater would fit better...or a marquee that spans the entire building...I'm not sure
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The marquee is so cheap looking. The font sucks, the nautical star makes no relative sense that Iím aware of. It looks like they had a friend cut the letters on a vinyl cutter and pasted them up there.

It wouldnít have to be as pretty as the Turnage but even a sprucing up to look more like the NorVaís marquee would be nice. It does at least need to span the length of the building
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Staton expected to step down - Daily Reflector

Not the first time this has been reported but there seems to be a bit more confidence this time.

Troy Dreyfus serving on the board would be AWESOME. He is one of the few who has stood up for the university no matter what.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Staton expected to step down - Daily Reflector

Not the first time this has been reported but there seems to be a bit more confidence this time.
Staton made it official.

https://www.carolinajournal.com/news...s-involvement/
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-rel...ick-drive.aspx

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AYDEN - A section of Pitt County road will be closed for one week while crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation construct a roundabout.

Fredrick Drive in Ayden will be closed between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. on March 26. The area crews will close is at the intersection of N.C. 102. The intersection itself will remain open, but may have daily lane closures to allow crews to safely construct the roundabout.

This project is part of the Southwest Bypass.

During the road closure, traffic will be detoured onto Gumberry Road, Woodview Drive and N.C. 102, or Gumberry Road, Holly Street, Pinewood Drive and Old Snowhill Road.

Drivers should anticipate needing extra time for their commute and need to slow down when approaching the work zone.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov​ or follow NCDOT on social media.​
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Why are they putting a roundabout there? No one even uses Fredrick Drive.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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It's going to get busier with the SW Bypass on/off-ramp emptying directly into Fredrick Drive. Planning ahead for growth.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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It's going to get busier with the SW Bypass on/off-ramp emptying directly into Fredrick Drive. Planning ahead for growth.
I don't mean to be argumentative but, it ain't gonna happen. The ramps for the SW Bypass are 1/4 mile away from Fredrick. Fredrick leads from NC 102 to a mostly built out and sleepy little subdivision. All I can figure is that since the state doesn't do speed bumps, then the roundabout is actually one very expensive speed bump.
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