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Old 08-17-2017, 09:00 PM
 
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^ If it involves tearing down the Jolly Roger & buying / tearing down the houses behind that gas station...it will be unbelievably awesome! That area is a prime spot that is currently a mess.
Having grown up in the 2 houses behind the gas station, corner of 14th street and Glen Arthur I will disagree with the "unbelievably awesome" comment. Is it ugly now? Yep. But it wasn't always, that whole block belonged to my family and those houses were built by my great grandfather.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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I understand your personal sentiments but the JR has become somewhat of a blight and new development on what is a major corridor into the city center would be a good thing, IMO.
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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ECU gets new logo, branding statement
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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WITN omits the fact that they are leaving the East Carolina University branding behind for just "ECU"

Word is the current administration does not like having a directional in the name. So the university moves its identity even further away from the area that made it what it is.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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To the side of Publix, there is like 6 or 7 doors that will be certain buildings, like there might even be a salon over there.

Tuesday morning will go next to publix.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Here's a more detailed article.

Chancellor tells facult ECU is vital, spreading its message - Daily Reflector
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Word is the current administration does not like having a directional in the name. So the university moves its identity even further away from the area that made it what it is.
It's almost like they're embarrassed by their location.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The second half of this article talks about retail in Greenville, including why Walmart has yet to build their store in the northern part of the city.

City, county beginning new animal control discussions - Daily Reflector


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The boards also received a report on the outcome of a retail development study authorized in late 2016 and what steps the consultants who authored the study have taken to bring in new retail business. The presenters also spoke about the reasons a Wal-Mart development north of the Tar river stalled.

Retail growth

In December the city and county, in partnership with Uptown Greenville and with a grant from ElectriCities, entered into a three-year contract with Alabama-based Retail Strategies to undertake a study of the community's retail market and a recruitment stragety which a focus on bringing more retail business to areas north of the Tar River and to downtown Greenville. The consultants also would recruit businesses and developers to the community.

Retail Strategies wrapped up its study in June, said Roger Johnson, Greenville's economic development manager. The company recommends focusing on health and wellness companies, with an emphasis on building a pharmacy in northern Pitt County. There also is a need for speciality grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and restaurants, said Christian Lockamy, Greenville's economic development research manager.

Lockamy said recommending the recruitment of more restaurants may be surprising, but as retail stores decline, the restaurant industry is growing at a rate of 40 percent.

The consultants’ study found that on a monthly basis, 692,383 people shop in Greenville and Pitt County, coming from as far east at Edenton and as far west from Interstate 95. The median household income of these shoppers is $40,474 annually.

On a weekly basis, 236,884 people shop locally and are mainly from Pitt and the counties iimmediately east of it. The median household income of this group is $42,120.

"We have a very large retail footprint," Lockamy said.

However, Greenville loses approximately $25 million annual to people shopping in Raleigh and Charlotte. That’s because Greenville lacks speciality stores, lawn and garden retailers and furniture retailers, he said.

Another weakness is the area’s median income, Lockamy said. While it is in the low $40,000s, retailers such as Trader Joe's, DSW and PF Chang’s want median household incomes ranging between $50,000 and $75,000, he said.

Bringing in more retail business will benefit Greenville and Pitt County, Lockamy said.

A chain restruant typically has a tax value of $1 million, bringing in $12,000 in combined city and county property tax revenue and $56,250 in sales tax. A big box retailer with a tax value of $5 million would generate $60 million in combined property tax and more than $146,000 in sales tax.

Retail Strategies already has contacted 65 retailers and project developers, Lockamy said. That work will continue along with developing marketing materials pinpointing specific businesses.

Johnson said there has already been interest expressed in opening a pharamcy north of the river, although he couldn't release details.

Smith asked if the airport is identified as a development area. Lockamy said no, but would ask for its inclusion.

Commissioner Jimmy Garris asked why Wal-Mart never opened at a location off U.S. 264 Bypass near Belvoir Highway.

Johnson said he could not get a written response from Wal-Mart about the reason. Lockamy said city staff was told the project was shelved because construction costs were too high.

Lipscombe said city staff has heard the project could go out to bid in 2019.
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Darn, the median household income of the area is super low. Never realized how low it is.
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Darn, the median household income of the area is super low. Never realized how low it is.
It's a very deceptive number. College students and very low income residents are over represented in Greenville. There is a ton of very highly paid households here and the median doesn't show that.
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