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Old 11-13-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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No one has said anything substantive about TGI Fridays coming to Greenville. As far as I remember, there have been 1 or 2 random new forum members spouting the line "I heard a rumor that TGI Fridays is coming here!" and then disappearing.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Every time I read about what has been done with the downtown of Greenville SC I get angry. Why can't the planners of Greenville, NC do a similar revitalization here? Instead they worry about bars and parking spaces. Greenville, NC has a beautiful waterfront and it just languishes. What does it take to wake Greenville's leaders up?
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Every time I read about what has been done with the downtown of Greenville SC I get angry. Why can't the planners of Greenville, NC do a similar revitalization here? Instead they worry about bars and parking spaces. Greenville, NC has a beautiful waterfront and it just languishes. What does it take to wake Greenville's leaders up?
Have you visited Greenville, SC before? The overall city isn't spectular, but the downtown area is utterly amazing. Constant construction of mid and high-rises, new stores, lots of pedestrian activity, etc. It's really amazing to see it unraveling before our eyes. As a matter of fact their West End district (adjacent to downtown) is better than our entire "Uptown". If we can try to bring our uptown up to par with their West End we'll be in good shape.

I've researched their downtown success story and really it's this simple, find a way to attract business. We're too concerned about bars, they didn't care about them (not sure if they even had any) and it made the process of attracting business (companies) easier. They fixed there Main Street up by reducing lanes, building a world-class park, and ultimately keeping the prices for rent fairly low. Even to this day the prices are still low, like $20 a sq ft for retail. Instead of demolishing everything they insisted on filling existing space. Plus they actually care for attracting corporations, we care about attracting restaurants too much. We need to know this, "build companies and the restaurants will come later". Companies don't look at restaurants and decide to come, they look at leadership (something we lack) and being proactive and aggressive in attracting them. A few tax breaks won't hurt either..

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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New ABC Store will be built on Fire Tower behind the CVS @ Arlington intersection. They will close the Old Tar Rd store & the current Arlington store near KMart. This should be nice as the one by K-Mart has seen it's better days.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Quiznos has closed in Arlington Shoppes...that sucks. I really like Quiznos but as I write this I can't rememebr teh last time I went there. Guess that tells the story right there. Give them a few years of being gone & someone else will decide to reopen a Quiznos in town again I bet.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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If Quiznos had fries to go with their food, they'd have done better. A small bag of chips just doesn't cut it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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I've never heard of sub place selling fries but ok. They closed because the owner didnt want to own a restaraunt anymore.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Saw this posted around today, Greenville has the 5th best educated population in the state
Top 10 best educated cities in North Carolina - Triangle Business Journal
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:53 AM
 
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In other news in the pop world, Kim Kardashian was in Greenville tonight. I'm not a fan of her, because I don't know what there is to be a fan of but nevertheless its still pretty cool she was there.

Kim Kardashian At Marine Corps Ball Stunning Lady In Red | E! Online
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I've never heard of sub place selling fries but ok. They closed because the owner didnt want to own a restaraunt anymore.
Sure they do. Just not the chain sub shops for whatever reason. Right here in Greenville, Earnie's Sub sells fries. Sheetz does too. Sheetz makes a decent sub.

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