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Demolishing History

Demolishing History

By Anthony Mercando As the city council scrapped over the budget, word came that, a mile or so down 5th Street, we’ll be seeing a different kind of development. East Carolina University wants to expand the chancellor’s residence to such a degree that they’re going to have to displace or demolish five (count’em five) houses […]


The Examined Life: Uptown Pastoral

Photo: Lisa Ellison

by Thomas Herron Guest columnist A Day in the Life is a rotating invitational column. Writers are asked to offer some idea or observation about our world, filtered through their liberal arts field, the study of the which promotes active citizens and a vibrant democracy. “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” –Joni Mitchell […]


Live Performance Venues Coming to Greenville

White's Theater at its opening in 1914.  Credit: ECU Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, with thanks to Candace Pearce and Roger Kammerer.

by Brittney Melton Guardian Intern Plays, concerts, spoken word and motion pictures may soon be viable entertainment choices in downtown Greenville since the January 15 city council meeting  in which councilors voted unanimously to amend the zoning ordinance allowing “live performance theaters.” [Edit: The ordinance was referred to Planning and Zoning for further review at their February […]


Uptown Greenville Wants to Know

Photo credit: Stephenvb http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/14999/photos/80225

Do you wish there was more to do in Greenville? Do you feel like your life would be improved by having a performance venue in the middle of the city? Uptown Greenville wants to know what you think about how we can use this historic space. Take the online survey. Theater Survey Press Release email […]


Outdoor Market Returns

Outdoor Market Returns

By Lisa Wilbourne The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market returns to Five Points Plaza (that’s the parking lot on 5th and Evans) this Wednesday, May 15 from 5-8 p.m, and each Wednesday until the end of September. The market moves to the Tipsy Teapot in case of rain. If you went to the market last year, […]


But Who Installed the Screws in the Speed Cushions?

But Who Installed the Screws in the Speed Cushions?

Silly-seeming at first glance, issues like the speed bumps in Uptown Greenville, which were discussed at length during the February 11 meeting of the city council, provide an opportunity to review what council is supposed to be doing, and reflect on whether they are doing it. “The Mayor and City Council,” reads the elected officials […]


Coming up: Transportation and Parking; Looking back: Neighborhoods

Coming up: Transportation and Parking; Looking back: Neighborhoods

by Lisa Wilbourne City council will choose one of two spots identified by the Greenville Transportation and Activity Center’s steering committee as the location for the center. Council will also vote on whether to built a 256-space parking deck on under-used, city-owned lot at the corner of 4th and Cotanche Streets. [After hearing this item explained […]


Uptown Public Art Fence Project

Uptown Public Art Fence Project

If you haven’t been to Uptown Greenville lately, you owe it to yourself to check out the progress of the current public arts project on Evans between 4th and 5th Streets. Patronize your favorite Uptown restaurant or try out a new one while you’re there. Click on a picture to open the gallery view.


City’s 2012-2013 Budget Established

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne In the June 14 meeting, City Council adopted the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget as recommended by staff with the following additions from Councilmember Max Joyner: Additional $50,000 for lighting study; Additional $25,000 to help support Uptown Greenville’s economic development efforts; $11.75/month sanitation rate for curbside and multi-family; $40.80/month for backyard service; 2.5% pay […]


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