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Dollar Tree is adding 600 jobs and expanding their headquarters. They said they will be building the "tallest building" in Chesapeake. Pictures in the article look to be a town center style environment within the Grennbrier area.
The Triad has some impressive restoration projects underway, ranging from Revolution Mill and Proximity Printworks in Greensboro to the Pepper Building and Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem.
Here is a list of some Greensboro projects underway or planned...
I've posted about this building before-the yellow former hotel that is across the street from First Presbyterian and diagonally across from the Aloft hotel. I've always been intrigued by it.
Why hasn't it been renovated like the Poinsett Hotel was? Is its interior just nothing to be excited about, and too costly to fix up?
Are there are any plans or rumors about it? It's certainly a good location now. I assume that there are so many new hotels coming downtown that it would be a while before such a large block of hotel space would be needed.
I also remember going to the Poinsett Hotel in the '80s when it was senior housing. The main restaurant (overlooking Main Street) was open then, even though the rest of the building was a retirement center. I wonder if the main restaurant space in the Greenville Summit could be fixed up and open to the public in that way?
I remember when it was a dumpy hotel in the '70s, then closed, and then derelict, and then fixed up in the '80s, but it's looking pretty ragged again (not as bad as it was, though). Couldn't it be turned into better housing than it is now-perhaps a small hotel and condos? While I'd be reluctant to move its current residents, such a prime piece of real estate surely hasn't found its best use as low-income housing.
In case others are intrigued by mall history in Greenville, I thought that this thread might be useful.
I have a few initial questions:
1. Why in the world did developers build Haywood and Greenville malls so close to each other and at almost the same times? Why did they build both in particular when McAlister Square was thriving at the time and was nearby?
I was around at the time, but I was too young to know anything other than "all of a sudden we have 2 malls next to each other."
2. When Haywood was built, did any of the downtown department stores consider staying downtown? Why didn't they go to Greenville Mall; was Haywood announced at around the same time, so they chose the bigger mall?
I just remember that they all closed at the same time, and downtown was left basically abandoned.
I'm so glad that downtown finally seems to have the upper hand, after so many years.