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Old 01-03-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Gander Mountain purchased Overton's some time ago. It is a subsidiary of the company.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The ACT Corp of Greenville petitioned Chipotle in 2011 to bring a location to Greenville. In their petition they recommended the North Campus Crossing area as the best location. They claimed that they had done a survey of local residents and students and the result of the survey indicated that people wouldn't mind driving across the river for a "gourmet" taco.

Yeah right.

http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/wittenauer...an-Grill1.docx
This looks like a business school project by some kids...
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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There's going to be a Gander Mountain in Greenville!?!?! Did I miss this?
You didn't miss anything. Gander Direct is already in Greenville due to it being the company that owns Overton's. It's their catalog/online presence that is in Greenville, via their fulfillment center.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:13 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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You didn't miss anything. Gander Direct is already in Greenville due to it being the company that owns Overton's. It's their catalog/online presence that is in Greenville, via their fulfillment center.
is it just fulfillment or is there a retail presence as well?
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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is it just fulfillment or is there a retail presence as well?
Fulfillment. You may be able to pick up GM branded items in the local Overton's store but there is no GM store. The closest GM stores are in Raleigh and Fayetteville.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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Francesca's boutique is coming to the store beside Finellis!

Francesca's | Womens Clothing Stores & Online Boutique - Francescas
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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In the Memorial Drive area of the 10th St connector, the gas station and old Verizon wireless buildings have been removed. The corridor is really starting to take shape, still a number of buildings to come down.

So you can now see the effects of the project at the intersection of Farmville Blvd and Memorial Dr all the way to the Evans St and 10th St intersection.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Winterville
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Fulfillment. You may be able to pick up GM branded items in the local Overton's store but there is no GM store. The closest GM stores are in Raleigh and Fayetteville.
That would explain my confusion.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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City downtown a success

Greenville's downtown is more successful than ever, according to Uptown Greenville's mid-year report.

With record investment, new job creation, event attendance, and new art and infrastructure in the area this fiscal year, Uptown Greenville's mid-year report was a long list of highlights. The mid-year report detailed progress in the first half of the fiscal year from July to December 2013.

"The level of private jobs created, event attendance, business openings, public and private projects/partnerships and evolution of local policies make this Uptown Greenville's most remarkable year," Bianca Shoneman, director of Uptown Greenville, said.

In July, the area celebrated about 43,000 gross square feet of "new and adaptive reuse office/retail projects" and 300,000 gross square feet of new residential development and the parking deck.

These changes in Greenville's downtown area represent about $44 million in investment, the largest investment net gain in the area's history, according to the report.

Seven new businesses located and opened downtown in the past fiscal year: Courtside Cafe, E-Audit, Purple Blossom Yoga Studio, The Varsity Club, Oliver Friesen Cheek Law Firm, Southend Reclaimed Wood and Brick, and the Federal Courthouse.

Five buildings were upfit: Art Avenue, Superblock, The Greenville Times, Dickinson Avenue Antique Mall and GVegas Magazine.

Five downtown businesses expanded: Matt Holder Hair Dressing, Signature Jordan Design, Sup Dogs, Hair by Rycky and MHA Works.

Four businesses relocated to the area or within: Fitness by Vidal, Southend Reclaimed Wood and Brick, Hookah Lounge and The Greenville Times.

Job creation also was a highlight in the report, with 99 full- and part-time jobs created in the 2012-13 fiscal year downtown.

Businesses that created jobs include: The Varsity Club, Southend Reclaimed Wood and Brick, Peasant's Pub, The Greenville Times, Oliver Friesen Cheek Law Firm, MHA Works, E-Audit, Matt Holder Hair Dressing, Signature Jordan, Sup Dogs and Purple Blossom Yoga Studio.

New public art was installed on the facade of the building housing Starlight Cafe, 104 W. Fifth St., in conjunction with city efforts like the planters on East Fifth Street.

Uptown Greenville also reported record attendance and volunteer levels at the end of the 2013 Freeboot Friday season.

In the last six months, Uptown Greenville estimated that the Freeboot Friday, Umbrella Market and First Friday Artwalks collectively brought 26,600 people to the downtown area, 31 percent of the municipal population.

The report also highlighted Uptown Greenville's role in getting members involved in city decisions, like the outdoor dining policy, E-Tag program and the parking deck.

In the past fiscal year, according to Shoneman, no retail businesses closed.

One restaurant, The Quarry, closed when the building/business owner decided to pursue property development, Shoneman said. The Varsity Club opened in its place shortly after.

Shoneman said she is pleased and excited with the progress detailed in the report.

"It's not uncommon to hear the remark, 'Uptown has changed so much in the last five years,'" she said. "Uptown Greenville is proud to contribute to the continued evolution of the Uptown district's emerging role as a shopping destination, as well as its very strong presence with dining and cultural experiences."

Shoneman said investments like the Taft/Ward student housing project and the CommunitySmith Adaptive Reuse Project bring "a direct economic impact by increasing tax revenues and creating employment opportunities."

Indirectly, Shoneman said, these projects influence businesses, investors and residents in their decisions to frequent and locate downtown.

"This is a tremendously exciting time for the entire community," Shoneman said. "Uptown Greenville has reached a tipping point. We have come together to create a new downtown-Uptown Greenville that unifies all of us, city center to suburb."

To be a truly great community, Shoneman said, "We must have a downtown that delights, inspires, entertains, educates, provides an array of services and bustles with energy - from its richly varied workforce to its growing commercial district."

For Shoneman, downtown should be the city's "most unique and stimulating environment, a place that epitomizes our city's power and pulse."

Looking ahead, Shoneman said residents can anticipate "more data-driven marketing, promotional and development expertise.

"Specifically, we aim to increase access to cultural events and opportunities, such as renovating the theater, recruit new investment, such as a hotel, and offer guidance for public projects."
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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The owner of Greenville Nissan has put a bid to buy the Pitt County Schools Bus Garage located near the Movie Theater on Greenville Blvd.

The last thing we need is ANOTHER car dealership on Greenville Blvd, unless it is a higher end car dealership.
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