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Old 02-13-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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jrecufan, another excellent point. The state put the Transpark in Kinston year's ago but with out proper access it failed. With the SW bypass around Greenville already approved at interstate grade, if that Norfolk interstate routed through Greenville you'd have an interstate spur already maybe almost all the way to Kinston potentially breathing new life to the Transpark and salvaging those squander tax dollars...

As the route to Norfolk is now set... and as is already being attempted the best/quickest hope is for 264 for get upgraded from 95 to Greenville.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:25 PM
 
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ECU moves Registrar's Office, looks to free up space on campus

East Carolina University is hoping to take advantage of the revitalization of Uptown Greenville to free up some space on campus.

The former Other Place nightclub is now the Registrar's Office, where student records, registration and transcripts are kept and diplomas sent out.

There's now more than 8,000 sq. ft. that houses 29 employees, most coming from the Whichard Building on ECU's campus.

The new location on East 5th street has been completely renovated with the use of reclaimed wood for the floors and original wooden beams in the roof.

According to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the move helps with a more pressing issue - more space for a growing campus.

"The challenge is we can't move a single thing," says Dr. Rick Niswander. "We can't just move the registrar off. We need to move the registrar and the cashier, the financial aid and admission, and some other things to create to a Student Services downtown and this is the first step in that."

The Whichard Building may be used to house the Arts and Science Faculty offices, but that has yet to be determined.

There's a possibility more buildings along Uptown Greenville could be leased by ECU to free up more space on campus.

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Old 02-14-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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jrecufan, another excellent point. The state put the Transpark in Kinston year's ago but with out proper access it failed. With the SW bypass around Greenville already approved at interstate grade, if that Norfolk interstate routed through Greenville you'd have an interstate spur already maybe almost all the way to Kinston potentially breathing new life to the Transpark and salvaging those squander tax dollars...

As the route to Norfolk is now set... and as is already being attempted the best/quickest hope is for 264 for get upgraded from 95 to Greenville.
Agreed. The East just needs more opportunities. Growth will indeed come.

CarolinaDawg - the Transpark being in Kinston was not a bad choice but the state should have ponied up resources to ensure it's success. They put it there politically knowing it would die. Just so they could say they did something. I've lived out here for 28 years now and have seen firsthand who gets the dollars in this state. They don't want growth out here because then they have to share the money.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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Can someone please post today's Daily Reflector article about Carmike Cinemas? Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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here you go, I guess there really is no renovation after all? If so that is disappointing...I haven't been to that theater in years & was actually looking forward to going after the renovations.

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The matinee crowd at the Carmike 12 Cinema complex at 1685 Fire Tower Road in Greenville can rest assured the theater is not closing for renovations, general manager Al Coughlin said this week.

Customers at the theater complex have been inquiring each day for the past several weeks after a report surfaced on Jan. 4 on a local television news station that the facility would be closing almost immediately for renovations. The report said the closure could last for up to six months. The story was updated and reissued on Jan. 25.

“It’s not true,” Coughlin said. “It was misinformation given by a former employee. We want our customers to know that we are open and do not have plans to close for renovations.”

When the original story was broadcast, a call by The Daily Reflector to a Carmike executive at the chain’s headquarters in Columbus, Ga. confirmed the information was untrue.

“We have many theaters across the country and most undergo some kind of renovations at some point through a process that allows plenty of time for working out the details with contractors,” the official said. “But we have none scheduled at this time for our theaters in Greenville.”

Coughlin said that the theater might be in line for some interior remodeling and renovation, possibly toward the end of August or later. Even that is not a certainty, he said.

“But that still does not mean the theater will have to close even if remodeling occurs,” Coughlin said. “We’d first have to learn from our headquarters what the renovations, if any, would entail. They often can work on one side, then the other.”
Greenville ranks ninth on Milken Institute Best-Performing Small Cities Index

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The Milken Institute recently released its annual Best-Performing Small Cities Index, with Greenville breaking into the top 10 at No. 9.

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank with a mission of increasing global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital; creating jobs; and improving health through independent, data-driven research, action-oriented meetings and policy initiatives.

“We are honored to be recognized by a prestigious organization such as the Milken Institute,” Carl Rees, economic development manager for the City of Greenville, said. “As a fast-rising university-medical community, you can find yourself in good company to do business, advance your education, or raise a family in Greenville, North Carolina.”

The Milken Institute’s annual index ranks 200 large and 179 small metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. To give a good indication of the structural performance of regional economics, the Milken Institute uses several components in its evaluation including job, wage and salary, and technology growth.

“Rankings like this suggest our private investment community and elected officials are making concerted decisions that drive economic growth and increase wages,” Bianca Shoneman, executive director of Uptown Greenville, said. “As local prosperity improves, one of the best examples of the indirect effects is the impact on the construction and real estate industries. Uptown Greenville over the last few years has seen an increase in high tech jobs, construction, and increased real estate sales.”

According to the Milken Institute’s report, the Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area moved up four spots from 2013 to ninth place in 2014. The jump was attributed to Greenville’s high-tech GDP concentration, and that solid one-year wage growth and more recent job growth signals that Greenville’s economy is on the rise.

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Old 02-16-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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Thanks jpirate! I still go there. I think their popcorn is better than Regal. But yeah, it needs to be remodeled and I wish all of their auditoriums provided stadium seating.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:51 PM
 
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CarolinaDawg - the Transpark being in Kinston was not a bad choice but the state should have ponied up resources to ensure it's success. They put it there politically knowing it would die. Just so they could say they did something. I've lived out here for 28 years now and have seen firsthand who gets the dollars in this state. They don't want growth out here because then they have to share the money.
Manufacturing in the US went overseas. No interstate access would've changed that. Dupont only employs a small fraction of the people it did in the past.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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ECU moves Registrar's Office, looks to free up space on campus

East Carolina University is hoping to take advantage of the revitalization of Uptown Greenville to free up some space on campus.

The former Other Place nightclub is now the Registrar's Office, where student records, registration and transcripts are kept and diplomas sent out.

There's now more than 8,000 sq. ft. that houses 29 employees, most coming from the Whichard Building on ECU's campus.

The new location on East 5th street has been completely renovated with the use of reclaimed wood for the floors and original wooden beams in the roof.

According to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the move helps with a more pressing issue - more space for a growing campus.

"The challenge is we can't move a single thing," says Dr. Rick Niswander. "We can't just move the registrar off. We need to move the registrar and the cashier, the financial aid and admission, and some other things to create to a Student Services downtown and this is the first step in that."

The Whichard Building may be used to house the Arts and Science Faculty offices, but that has yet to be determined.

There's a possibility more buildings along Uptown Greenville could be leased by ECU to free up more space on campus.
Any word on whats going in the building between the Registrar and the stop shop? For the longest time I thought the registrar was going in that building but obviously not.
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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ECU is going to occupy that space as well...it will probably be Admissions or cashier / Financial Aid...etc -- that would be my best guess.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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Will not the buying up of property by ECU in Uptown Greenville have a negative effect on the tax base of the uptown area?
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