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Old 12-19-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Greenville Country Club Likely to Close...

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Old 12-19-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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It's sad but it's really not surprising. Old money and new money don't spend in the same place. Newcomers don't want to buy a house or a membership in a neighborhood that's adjacent to one of the worst areas of town... legacy means nothing to them.

On the upside though, Brook Valley will end up with even more members and Greenville will have one of the state's premier courses.

In unrelated news - I just noticed "Contract Pending" on the real estate sign outside the old Bank of America downtown.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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what generally happens to a golf course when it shuts down like this? If no one purchases it does it just sit there & the grass grows into a big mess?
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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what generally happens to a golf course when it shuts down like this? If no one purchases it does it just sit there & the grass grows into a big mess?
Here's a couple links that talk about the issue. I'm sure each instance is different but these two articles show rather similar outcomes.

Fairway to heaven: What happens to an abandoned golf course - Salon.com

The Country Club Crash - Pittsburgh Magazine - May 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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what generally happens to a golf course when it shuts down like this? If no one purchases it does it just sit there & the grass grows into a big mess?
The one in Grifton has ended up that way. That said the people around GCC have enough money and high enough property values that it would not surprise me if they at least hired someone to keep the thing mowed, like a huge vacant lot.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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Looks like we are getting a Carter's Children s Store in the old Grand China Buffet in the Target shopping center. This is great news because there are VERY few nice children's stores in Greenville.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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Looks like Tripps Restaurant has become a "Kickback Jacks".
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Looks like Tripps Restaurant has become a "Kickback Jacks".
A "local" sports bar franchise. It looks to be a quality operation.

Greenville NC Sports Bar & Restaurant | Kickback Jack
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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Anyone have any info on what will be going into the commercial space at the Boundary? Haven't heard or seen anything...or is none of it leased yet?
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