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Old 06-29-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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All of you are completely missing the point. Your excuses for not visiting certain retailers are fine and you are entitled to them. I don't care. Every time a business closes it hurts all of us.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Businesses come and go, it's the nature of a free market. Greenville is still growing and doing fine in comparison to most American cities. The only part of town in real trouble is downtown. I'm not going to complain about big corps and franchises closing. In this town, all their "lost" dollars and their minimum wage with little-to-no benefits jobs just go to a similar business. A healthy downtown would be a haven for independent business owners, who usually offer better products and services. Greenville residents would probably be less inclined to go crazy over every new thing if Greenville would provide a more dynamic marketplace. Fix downtown and we will all be better off.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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I noticed a lot of construction on 5th street behind jimmy johns. Is that the VA clinic? i couldnt get a good picture. its far off the road
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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In regards to Home Depot, they should have never opened across the street from their competitor. And I'm with Richard Martin on Greenville giving too much attention or too much effort to attract more restaurants. By know we should all know that I would rather have new industries come in rather than restaurants, but I do believe the city is now attempting to at least talk to several companies (not restaurants or stores) about locating here.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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I noticed a lot of construction on 5th street behind jimmy johns. Is that the VA clinic? i couldnt get a good picture. its far off the road
Yes, the VA "superclinic". It's supposed to be 120k sqft, basically a small hospital.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Fix downtown and we will all be better off.
<----this I agree

Greenville #10 on The Best Small Places for Business & Careers:

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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In regards to Home Depot, they should have never opened across the street from their competitor. And I'm with Richard Martin on Greenville giving too much attention or too much effort to attract more restaurants. By know we should all know that I would rather have new industries come in rather than restaurants, but I do believe the city is now attempting to at least talk to several companies (not restaurants or stores) about locating here.
It's ECU and the hospital to a lesser extent driving that. Those two things make Greenville a destination town, and restaurants are the primary beneficiary. Boone is in a similar situation; almost all the new development there the past decade was in restaurants along 321 for visiting parents as the school expanded.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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In regards to Home Depot, they should have never opened across the street from their competitor. And I'm with Richard Martin on Greenville giving too much attention or too much effort to attract more restaurants. By know we should all know that I would rather have new industries come in rather than restaurants, but I do believe the city is now attempting to at least talk to several companies (not restaurants or stores) about locating here.
It's not at all unusual for Home Depot and Lowe's to be very close together. In Winston-Salem, Home Depot is directly across the street from Lowe's. One town I visited (don't remember where), the two stores' parking lots were even connected.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Yes, the VA "superclinic". It's supposed to be 120k sqft, basically a small hospital.
That is the construction occurring away from the road. A hotel is being built right beside Jimmy Johns; an extended stay hotel, I think.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Has anybody else noticed that all of the Kangaroo gas stations are closing up? The one on Memorial, the one on Portertown Rd and the one in Ayden have all closed up and they've ripped the tanks, pumps and signs down/out.
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