The first ever Downtown Greenway Restaurant Week was a huge success! Thank you to all of the supporters who came downtown to try some new restaurants and support the Downtown Greenway. 873 Downtown Greenway themed menu items were served at the 7 participating restaurants. Special thanks to 1618 Downtown, Crafted the Art of Street Food, Table 16, B. Christopher's Undercurrent, M'coul's, and LaRue for being part of this fun week of great food, good friends, and great support for the Downtown Greenway.
If you missed the strawberries in May, there are now pears growing on the trees at Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone! Stop by and pick a pear, but please pick just one so others may enjoy them too.
Meeting Place is located at the corner of Smith and Prescott Streets in downtown Greensboro. Click here for a map.
Minneapolis artist Randy Walker has been selected to design and create the Innovation Cornerstone (NE) at the corner of Lindsay Street and Murrow Boulevard. Randy's work has a relationship to both textiles and innovative play. Click here to see examples of his work and bio.
Timeline for construction of the cornerstone: Randy will return to Greensboro, June 3-5, 2015 for a series of meetings to learn more about the community to further inform his design for the Innovation Cornerstone. He will present a formal proposal for the site in July and then begin construction of the piece after approval. Anticipated installation of the artwork and completion of the site no later than Spring 2016.
Chandler Concrete Inc sells concrete manufacturing plant at 1420 Mill Street and signed restrictive covenant agreeing to cease use of the railroad track that runs adjacent to the property. Property purchased by Mill Street Commons LLC. Plans begin moving forward for design of Greenway along rail line on Phase 4. Click here to read article in the Triad Business Journal.
The City of Greensboro, Downtown Greenway, Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG) and other local organizations have teamed up to offer a month of events in Greensboro to promote biking and bike safety. The first event to kick-off the month is Bike Downtown for First Friday on Friday, May 2, 2014 in downtown Greensboro from 6-9 pm. The Downtown Greenway and BIG will have a table in front of the Green Bean on Elm Street. Ride your bike downtown and stop by and see us! For more information go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/bikemonth or click here to view the calendar of events for May.
The Downtown Greenway has joined Pinterest and Foursquare. Go to http://www.pinterest.com/downtwngreenway/ and pin some of the cool Downtown Greenway art and site furnishings.
Then go to Foursquare at https://foursquare.com/downtwngreenway to find all the great art along the Downtown Greenway.
Over 50 people attended the ‘roof raising’ of the Meeting Place structure onto the Tradition Cornerstone site located at the corner of Smith and Prescott Streets in December. Lajos Heder, one of the artists from Harries + Heder Collaborative was on site to supervise the placing of the roof onto the structure.
A Big Belly solar-powered trash receptacle and drinking fountain have since been installed at the site. Work continues on the site and depending on the weather, plans are to have the site completed by the end of March 2014-just in time for Spring!
This will be a great site for picnics, family gatherings, birthday parties, and a place to have lunch during your workday. Look for an upcoming announcement for the ribbon cutting. We hope to see you there!
Action Greensboro held their annual Groundbreakers Meeting on October 7, focused on Creative Connections for Economic Development. Here's a list of the topics discussed:
The Downtown Greenway
Downtown University Campus
Is Greensboro Ready for a Bike Share Program? Update on the work of the Bike Share Task Force over the last five months.
Click here to find out more about a possible bike share program for Greensboro.
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