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Old 03-06-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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If you recall the DOT systematically added the bridges and exits to the existing road between Wilson and Greenville while the Wilson bypass was being built (except for a few exits between Farmville and Greenville). If those bridges aren't to Interstate standards that makes no sense. Some bridges have been added to 74 between Lumberton and Wilmington and they should also be Interstate standards.

I actually think they are to Interstate standards....as is most all of the road...I can't believe the state would increase the speed limit to 70 without an Interstate quality road.

I think it's just a matter of pushing for it...
Only one exit was built after the fact - the 111/222 exit at Saratoga.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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Here is the spot where the paved shoulder ends a couple of miles past Farmville. One second you have a paved shoulder and the next second you have grass.

https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=...h&z=20&vpsrc=6
I'm pretty sure that's the Wilson County line. Paving projects usually stay within counties and that was repaved a couple years ago. Any idea if they added those shoulders then?
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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The former Quarry/Boli's will next be home to The Varsity Club (bar/restaurant). I know what one of the menu choices is supposed to be, but I'll not say in case the new owners change their mind (and out of respect for my source). They're doing another renovation, but I can't imagine they do too much, as the Quarry didn't even last a year and had an extensive overhaul.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Only one exit was built after the fact - the 111/222 exit at Saratoga.
I'm pretty certain some other bridges were installed that were not exits. The Saratoga/Stantonsburg exit was installed as well as you say. Additionally a new exit (with a bridge) was put in as part of the Wilson bypass where it intersected with 264 business in eastern Wilson Co.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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The former Quarry/Boli's will next be home to The Varsity Club (bar/restaurant). I know what one of the menu choices is supposed to be, but I'll not say in case the new owners change their mind (and out of respect for my source). They're doing another renovation, but I can't imagine they do too much, as the Quarry didn't even last a year and had an extensive overhaul.
Any insight on how they will be different than "generic restaurant"? It is a great location, but restaurants downtown are very hit or miss.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I thought they were going to be a pizza place...at least that's what I think I remember reading in the reflector. I was a bit skeptical that this was going to work if the Quarry didn't but the logo banners on the window give me a little hope that this place may make it. We shall see.

In my opinion the prices @ the Quarry was a little high for pizza & such.

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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The Quarry was expensive. I tracked down the Feb. 13 DR story:


A downtown Greenville restaurant at the corner of Fifth and Cotanche streets is getting new life as The Varsity Club.

Jeff Brooks said he and Deonna Dalton hope to open in early March in the building most recently occupied by The Quarry, 123 E. Fifth St. It previously was home to Boli's Pizza.

"We're leasing the building and we bought all the equipment and furniture," Brooks said. "We're keeping the interior they had for The Quarry, but we're trying to soften it and give it more of a tavern/pub feel.

"The menu will be primarily pizza with salads, sandwiches and appetizers, salads."
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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The Varsity Club is opening Monday March 11.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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The new Apt complex at Reade/Cotanche

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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^ that is nice - really what the area needs down there. A good start for uptown as that whole area is a blight right now. I hope this spurs more commercial development in uptown since there will be a huge population living right there. Is that a parking deck near the right bottom?
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